Wray Valley Trail
Follow in the footsteps of the Victorians and explore the beautiful Wray Valley. This new 11km multiuser trail follows the line of the old Newton Abbot to Moretonhampstead railway, and today its well surfaced paths are accessible to all.
The trail was officially opened to the public on Friday 20th December. We will provide some additional signage and a leaflet to go with the trail before the end of February. Watch this space for more information.
Starting from the historic market town of Bovey Tracey, the trail gently winds its way up the valley through Parke Estate and on to the picturesque village of Lustleigh eventually ending up at the bustling market town of Moretonhampstead, nestled on the edge of the high moor.
The trail has been several years in the making and has involved major works including 2 new bridges across the A382. Devon County Council has worked with local landowners and Dartmoor National Park to ensure the trail will benefit everyone.
Starting from Moretonhampstead
From Moretonhampstead, the best place to start the trail is from Court Street Car Park in town (TQ13 8LG). Follow the road from the car park into town and turn right down Pound Street and then left into Pound Lane. The off road section of the trail is on the left after a few hundred metres.
Starting from Bovey Tracey
From Bovey Tracey the best place to start the trail is at Station Road Car Park (TQ13 9SB) on the main route into Bovey. From the car park cross over the road into Mill Marsh Park, follow the path keeping the river to your right, go under the road bridge into Parke and follow the old railway line.
Stay safe and enjoy the trail
Please note that there is a one mile section between Bovey and Lustleigh which is on Lower Knowle Road, before rejoining the trail at Brookfield in Lustleigh. Please take extra care on this section as the road is narrow and steep in sections.
This is a shared trail and is open to walkers, cyclists and horeseriders. Please be considerate and friendly to everyone along the trail.
For more information about walking and cycling across Devon visit www.exploredevon.info