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Please Support new Cycle Trail onto Dartmoor - before Friday

KirbyJamesKirbyJames Posts: 24
edited August 2008 in Campaign

Please Support new Cycle Trail onto Dartmoor

A planning application has been submitted to Dartmoor National Park Authority for a new trail from Bovey Tracey to Moretonhampstead.

The proposed trail will be open to cyclists, walkers, and horse riders, and will use much of the disused rail line which runs up the Wray Valley through Lustleigh.

The direct route from Bovey to Moretonhampstead involves the busy A382 which is a narrow winding road which presents dangers even to experienced cyclists. The alternatives involve climbing up through Manaton and North Bovey or climbing up past the Kennick Reservoirs. Neither route is suitable for youngsters or less fit cyclists.

The proposed route will provide a safe, level, attractive route up onto Dartmoor from the areas around Bovey and Newton Abbot for both residents and visitors. As the new sections of the Exe Estuary Trail have demonstrated such routes also allow the less able in wheelchairs and mobility scooters access to the countryside.

Comments on the planning Application are required by Friday 15th August. If you would like to support (or object to) this application please email or write (including your name and address) to Chris Hart or Chris Hart, Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9JQ, quoting application number 0462/08.

More information can be found at the following link ... Valley_Way

Thanks for your support

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