West Devon Way Route Directions

West Devon Way Route Directions

 

fp (public footpath / bridleway)
CR (Cycle Route)

Start – CP1

From the Masons Arms (G/R 827 2310) (post code EX36 4RY) go right along road then soon at road junction go left.

At 1.0 mile reach junction and go left then soon take fp off to the right (G/R 837 220)

At 1.5 miles fp reaches watercourse, go right under road bridge, along watercourse until 1.8 miles (G/R 839 213) then take fp left on road.

At 2.2 miles take fp off to the right (G/R 842 207)

At 3.0 miles (G/R 837 196) reach and cross road junction into lane opposite on right, follow fp

At 3.6 miles (G/R 828 192) continue ahead on lane, ignore turning on left, follow fp

At 3.8 miles (G/R 826 191) continue ahead on lane, ignore turning on right, follow fp

At 4.3 miles (G/R 820 185) take road off to the left, follow fp at Parsonage Cross.

At 4.9 miles continue ahead on lane as another lane on right merges in (G/R 819 176). Continue past North Coombe Farm to a triangular junction and go right onto lane, then keep ahead into wooded area.

At 5.9 miles (G/R 821 161) take fp off to the right, along treeline and towards stream, going left with stream on right.

At 6.9 miles cross footbridge (G/R 808 152) then soon at fp junction go left.

At 7.4 miles reach lane and continue ahead to road at 7.5 miles (G/R 806 144) go right into North Street. Soon reach crossroads of B3137 and continue over into West Street, then at 7.7 miles (G/R 803 144) go left into side road, follow fp. Continue ahead to reach Benson Close then at road junction turn right into Brooke Road then immediate left into Wiria Way. Continue to the end of Wiria Way then continue of fp. Soon at fp crossroads continue ahead (G/R 803 140).

At 8.1 miles cross footbridge (G/R 802 137) on fp.

At 8.5 miles reach and continue ahead on track to reach road at (G/R 803 130), cross road and continue on fp.

At 8.8 miles reach and cross road to track (G/R 805 126)

At 9.3 miles reach end of track where it bends sharp right and continue ahead on fp (G/R 808 120).

At 9.4 miles cross footbridge into woods on fp.

At 9.6 miles reach road by church go right (G/R 812 117)

At 9.8 miles on bend of road go right on track / fp (G/R 810 115) leading into woods.

At 10.2 miles exit woods over footbridge (G/R 805 114) continue ahead on fp.

At 10.4 miles fp goes sharp left (G/R 802 111), head left of building past lane on left continue on fp.

At 11.0 miles cross footbridge (G/R 803 106), soon at fp crossroads continue ahead onto lane.

At 11.2 miles reach road junction (G/R 803 099), turn left and at 11.3 miles on your left is CP1 (G/R 805 098), the Blackdog Inn (post code EX17 4QS).

Navigation Rating: Good
Terrain: Mainly trail some tarmac
CP Distance: 11.3 miles

 

 

 

CP1 – CP2

From the Blackdog Inn go right along the road.

At 0.5 miles go left on lane / fp. (G/R 799 101), at end of lane continue on fp.

At 0.8 miles reach and cross road on lane to left (G/R 793 099), soon on bend continue ahead on fp.

At 1.2 miles exit woods and over footbridge (G/R 787 097)

At 1.7 miles reach lane (G/R 787 091), soon reach and cross road onto lane opposite, then soon follow fp off to the right past the house to your left.

At 2.0 miles cross footbridge (G/R 786 086) continue ahead fp with woods on your left.

At 2.4 miles reach road (G/R 780 084), go left then soon take fp off to the right into woods.

At 2.9 miles at fp junction (G/R 775 080) take left option.

At 3.1 miles at fp crossroads (G/R 773 077) continue ahead, soon reach road, Church Street, go right.

At 3.4 miles reach road junction (G/R 770 075) with the London Inn on your left (post code EX17 6NW), cross over onto track between houses, soon take fp off to the left.

At 3.6 miles go past lane on left and continue ahead on fp.

At 3.9 miles at fp junction continue ahead (right option) (G/R 765 068), soon continue on track.

At 4.1 miles reach lane junction (G/R 762 066), follow fp left and continue ahead on lane between houses.

At 4.4 miles reach road junction (G/R 761 062) go right immediately left after house on lane. As lane bends continue ahead on fp (G/R 762 058).

At 4.8 miles cross footbridge (G/R 762 056), then fp heads just right of building ahead, joining track at 5.0 miles. Soon take fp left off the track, heading towards woods on your right.

At 5.4 miles, at end of woods, reach fp junction and go right, soon fp goes off sharp left, then soon sharp left again.

At 5.6 miles reach track (G/R 756 046) and go right, cross railway and turn left along railway.

At 6.1 miles go right to reach road then continue for a short way going off right on fp (G/R 756 042) Two Moors Way.

At 6.3 miles reach road and go right then soon take fp off to the left.

At 6.5 miles (G/R 750 039) cross footbridge into woods.

At 6.9 miles reach lane (G/R 749 033) and go right, soon at lane junction keep right, then soon take fp off to the left at 7.1 miles (G/R 745 033)

At 7.2 miles cross footbridge into woods.

At 7.4 miles reach road (G/R 741 031) cross and continue on fp.

At 7.6 miles cross footbridge (G/R 738 032)

At 7.8 miles at fp crossroads (G/R 735 031) go right, soon reach and cross road.

At 8.1 miles at fp crossroads (G/R 731 033) continue ahead on fp.

At 8.5 miles reach lane continue ahead

At 8.7 miles go left into road over bridge (G/R 724 035)

At 9.0 miles on your right (G/R 721 037) is CP2 The Waie Inn (post code EX17 6DF).

Navigation Rating: Good
Terrain: Mainly trail some tarmac
CP Distance: 9.0 miles
Total Race Day Distance: 20.3 miles

 

 

 

CP2 – CP3

From the Waie Inn continue right, along road, soon reach a road junction and go right again.

At 0.2 miles go left into lane sign posted North Tawton (G/R 719 040), soon continue past lane on right then take fp off to the right very soon.

At 0.5 miles at fp crossroads go left, then same at 0.6 miles.

At 1.0 mile cross footbridge (G/R 708 040), reach track and go left then soon take fp off to the right.

At 1.7 mile reach road (G/R 700 042) go left, follow fp, soon reach road junction and go right, follow fp.

At 2.4 miles at road crossroads go left (G/R 691 043), follow fp on Devonshire Heartland Way.

At 3.3 miles (G/R 680 033) reach road junction and cross over onto lane.

At 3.8 miles take lane on left then soon continue over at crossroads, follow right bend, then ignore first right turning to reach a fork in the road and keep left at 4.2 miles (G/R 667 032)

At 5.0 miles reach junction and go left into North Street (G/R 663 021)

At 5.3 miles reach road (G/R 664 017) and go right into Fore Street.

At 5.6 miles continue past Copper Key Inn on your right (post code EX20 2ED), then also past Taw Vale on right.

At 5.8 miles reach and cross bridge then immediately go left on fp along the river.

At 6.6 miles reach road (G/R 658 004) go right then soon continue ahead along B3215.

At 7.0 miles continue under railway bridge.

At 7.7 miles reach road junction and go left into road (G/R 642 995), continue ahead on road, ignore side roads.

At 8.9 miles continue past Halford Manor then soon take fp off to the right at (G/R 649 976).

At 9.3 miles at fp junction, take fp off to the right (ahead)

At 9.9 miles reach road, cross over onto fp (G/R 638 972), through Trehill Farm

At 10.3 miles continue on track to road at (G/R 628 972) and go left

At 11.1 miles reach crossroads and go right on road (G/R 629 965). Still on Devonshire Heartland Way. Continue on road as it bends sharp left then at 11.9 miles (G/R 619 960) take fp off to the right, soon cross footbridge and continue on footpath.

At 12.4 miles reach lane and crossroads and continue over on lane (G/R 613 957)

At 12.6 miles on right reach CP3 (G/R 610 954) which is Farmer Luxton’s Farm Sharp (post code EX20 1QH).

Navigation Rating: Good
Terrain: Mainly trail some tarmac
CP Distance: 12.6 miles
Total Race Day Distance: 32.9 miles

 

 

 

CP3 – CP4

From Farmer Luxton’s Farm Shop continue right on the road, soon reach junction of B3260 and go right, use pavement.

At 0.4 miles cross railway bridge and continue on B3260, the Exeter Road, ignore all side roads.

At 1.1 miles Exeter Road leads into East Road (still B3260), then soon into Fore Street.

At 1.4 miles (G/R 587 952) go left into George Street which is also a CR. At junction cross over into Mill Road then take immediate right into Station Road, still on CR. As the road curves right into Tors Road take the track with fp off to the right at (G/R 588 944) at 1.9 miles.

At 2.5 miles track ends continue ahead on fp (G/R 581 939) the West Devon Way and Two Castles Trail.

At 2.9 miles cross footbridge (G/R 575 936)

At 3.1 miles reach and continue on track (G/R 573 935)

At 3.5 miles reach track junction and go left, stay on track.

At 4.1 miles (G/R 565 923) reach bridge, continue on top of bridge along CR. Stay on CR.

At 6.4 miles reach bridge (G/R 536 902) go right, soon reach road A386 and directly opposite is the Highwayman Inn (G/R 534 903) at 6.5 miles (post code EX20 4HN)

Navigation Rating: Good
Terrain: Mainly trail some tarmac
CP Distance: 6.5 miles
Total Race Day Distance: 39.4 miles

 

 

 

CP4 – Finish

From the Highwayman Inn continue right along the A386, then very soon take the fp off to the right, then immediately take the left fp option running the same direction as the main road.

At 1.0 mile reach road and go left (G/R 523 892)

At 1.2 miles reach junction and go right then immediately down another lane on right at (G/R 526 889) West Devon Way fp

At 2.2 miles reach crossroads and go right on road, also a CR, then soon take next road on left at (G/R 514 880)

At 3.4 miles reach crossroads and continue over, then very soon take lane off to the right at (G/R 501 870), still on fp. Stay on track around the edge of Burley Wood.

At 4.3 miles (G/R 492 877) leave track at right bend and continue ahead on fp, soon at fp junction keep left through woods.

At 4.8 miles fp goes sharp right then soon at (G/R 494 872) fo continues ahead (not left)

At 5.1 miles enter woods on track (G/R 492 868) at Burley Down.

At 5.7 miles (G/R 487 860) reach and cross road, continue along fp.

At 6.4 miles fp continues along track to road at (G/R 473 862) go left, then soon at 6.9 miles take road on right still following fp.

At 7.2 miles reach road junction and go left (G/R 466 862)

At 7.8 miles reach crossroads and continue right (G/R 456 861), immediately take fp off on the right.

At 8.1 miles reach road and go right (G/R 455 866), soon reach T-junction and go left.

At 8.6 miles reach (G/R 450 867) which is the finish at The Blue Lion (post code EX20 4DL).

Navigation Rating: Good
Terrain: Mainly trail some tarmac
CP Distance: 8.6 miles
Total Race Day Distance: 48.0 miles