A38 Corridor

A38 Corridor

A38 Corridor Area of Opportunity

The A38 corridor of the National Park is identified in the National Park Partnership Plan Recreation Strategy as an area of opportunity. Areas of opportunity within the strategy are areas that offer scope for increased use if managed sustainably with improved recreation infrastructure and for the A38 corridor area of opportunity there is a specific focus on the development of walking and cycling routes.

The Recreation Strategy also identifies Town Hubs, Town Hubs should be destinations for visitors to support the local economy and promote onwards sustainable travel.  Town Hubs along the A38 corridor are Ivybridge, South Brent, Buckfastleigh, Ashburton and Bovey Tracey.

In line with the Recreation Strategy, we would like to identify how the existing walking and cycling provision along the A38 corridor can be improved to create better links between town hubs and villages, better links to green space and access land and provide more opportunity to explore the surrounding area on foot or bike for the benefit of local communities and visitors.

A38 Corridor Access Opportunities Tool

Use the online mapping tool to let us know what improvements can be made to the  existing Public Rights of Way (PROW) network to create more opportunities for cycling and walking. You can use the tool to:

  • Suggest a new route - for example, the creation of a new route or missing link would create a better link to a green space or help create a better cycling route
  • Comment on an existing PROW - for example, upgrading a footpath to a bridleway would help connect towns and villages or surface improvements would make a route more usable

To submit your comments please use the A38 Corridor Access Mapping Tool

Alternatively you can send your comments to recreation@dartmoor.gov.uk