The aim of this page is to keep local people informed on the progress of the long awaited pedestrian / cycle route between Newton Abbot and Teignmouth, also known as the Teign Estuary Trail (TET).
Progress has been slow of recent years and news updates are hard to come by.
This page has been setup to help people keep up to date on what is happening and keep up the pressure!
A recent poll indicated that there is an overwhelming preference for the Passage House to Bishopsteignton section of the route to be made the priority & focus. This is understandable given the dangerous nature of the road along the extremely busy A381 Teignmouth Road.
You can also follow the Teign Estuary Campaign on our Facebook Page!
Recent Poll Results of over 200 people covering the local area
Teign Estuary Trail Strategic Route - courtesy Devon County Council
A Vision of the Teign Estuary Trail.....(this is the Exe Estuary Trail!)
Teign Estuary – timings dependent on landowner negotiations and acquisition.
The route between Newton Abbot/Kingsteignton and Teignmouth can be broken down into broadly three sections.
- Race Course to Passage House Inn Preliminary designs are complete with costings to be reviewed. This could be a relatively quick and affordable section to deliver should funding be available.
- Passage House Inn to Bishopsteignton Design work continues on the basis of the preferred route approved by Cabinet, primarily inland of the railway. Options have been submitted to the Planning Authority and the Environment Agency for a formal response. The preferred option will be submitted to the landowner with a view to negotiating land purchase.
- Bishopsteignton to Teignmouth DCC is continuing to consult with the community and other partners to investigate links between Bishopsteignton and Teignmouth.
- Teignmouth to Dawlish - discussed in section 22 below. The Teignmouth to Newton Abbot sections are much more challenging and expensive. Such rural strategic cycle routes are less likely to attract government funding so additional funding sources will need to be explored.