Moor to Sea – Are we getting closer?
With all the recent excitement surrounding the possible future connectivity of Bishopsteignton to Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, Bovey Tracey and beyond it is easy to see how the newly announced Wray Valley Trail got overlooked!
It was recently announced at the Teignbridge Cycle Forum that the missing link between Lustleigh and Moretonhampstead has been approved and work on this section has now commenced with a completion date towards the end of this year!
Bishopsteignton to the Passage House Hotel would then remain the only missing link for villagers who would like to traverse the multi-use family trail all the way up to Moretonhampstead itself! In the other direction it is intended that the Teign Estuary Trail would connect through to Teignmouth and join the Exe Estuary Trail via Dawlish.
With a mammoth £400,000 of funding for Planning Preparation and the full unanimous support of Devon County Council and Teignbridge District Council, surely this much talked about trail will become a reality sometime in the not too distant future!
Recent public comments posted onto the National Sustrans Website have really served to highlight that we do indeed have one of the most dangerous stretches of road across the whole country. Thank you to all the local people who have taken the time to leave a comment and please continue to do so as this is really making a difference.
Here are some photos of the recent works that have been taking place stripping back all the vegetation and uncovering the old railway line through the Wray Valley.
Higher Combe Wood Bridges
For anyone who would like to sign up to the Cycle Forum e-mail distribution list to be kept up to date of the latest developments, then please e-mail Estelle.Skinner@Teignbridge.gov.uk