Where to cycle

Cycle projects

Devon County Council is working on a series of ongoing and exciting new cycling projects. This page contains the latest information on these new routes and sections.


Teign Estuary Trail 

Town Quay

Devon County Council are creating a new trail along the Teign Estuary.

The first section is the £3m bridge Town Quay Bridge, which opened in March 2013, and was funded by Devon County Council with a contribution from Sustrans. The bridge crosses the River Teign and provides a quick link for walkers and cyclists travelling between Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton. Watch a video of the bridges construction.

Planning and negotiations are constantly ongoing and this is a complicated multi-million pound project involving many partners and challenges.

Latest news

  • Sections of the Teign Estuary Trail are expected to be included in a funding bid for cycling improvements across Devon.
  • A planning application could be submitted in the summer for a section of the Teign Estuary Trail from Kingsteignton to Bishopsteignton.
  • Devon County Council is moving forward in planning the next section of the Teign Estuary Trail.
  • Devon County Council has expressed its determination to deliver the Teign Estuary Trail and has called on the local community to work with them to make it happen.


Granite and Gears 


Devon County Council are improving cycling access to Dartmoor National Park after securing £4.4 million of Government funding.

The Granite and Gears project will open up access to the moor by improving and completing a number of multi-use trails on Dartmoor as well as creating ‘cycling hub’ sites at Princetown and Moretonhampstead, which will provide dedicated facilities for visitors.

The aim of the investment is to encourage visitors to explore more of the routes along existing disused railway track beds and canal tow paths, and extend their stay in the area.

Latest news

  • The Stover Trail and A38 Bridge were officially opened to pedestrians, cyclists and equestrian on Saturday 18 July 2015 to connect Newton Abbot with Bovey Tracey.
  • The Fatherford Bridge, near Okehampton, was opened on Friday 29 May 2015 to provide a safer crossing for pedestrians and cyclists over the railway line.
  • The Clearbrook Ramp, near Yelverton, was opened on Friday 28 November 2014 to complete the final section of the walking and cycling route linking Tavistock and Plymouth.


Stop Line Way

Stop Line Way 2

Devon County Council are creating the Stop Line Way, a long distance walking and cycling route running from Seaton to Weston-Super-Mare. Once completed, it will cover 70 miles and connect Axminster, Chard, Ilminster, Taunton, Bridgwater, Highbridge and Burnham-on-Sea.

Latest news

  • The latest section of the Stop Line Way walking and cycling route is now open to the public. The 1km stretch of the route provides an off-road connection between Seaton and Colyford.