Revised Templer Way Stage 1
The Templer Way follows, as closely as possible, the historical export route of granite from the Haytor Quarries to the sea port at Teignmouth. It is now routed via Heathfield and the new (2016) footbridge bridge across the A38 and thus avoiding the Drum Bridge roundabout. The total length is 18 miles (29km) long and winds through a wide range of scenery from open moorland to estuary foreshore. The walk is ‘nearly’ downhill all the way! Please bring a picnic lunch.
The first stage is 8 miles between Haytor Information Centre (OS Explorer OL28 & 110, SY 766 772) and the 39 bus stop in Heathfield, just off the new Templer Way, where we will catch the 14:58/15:58 bus back to Exeter.
Travel to the start is by the 39 bus from Exeter Bus Station (Stand No 12), dep 10:30, arr Bovey Tracy 11:14 where we will collect prearranged taxis to Haytor. Provisional booking has been made at a maximum cost of £5.00 per head. If you intend to come, please make a firm commitment to Mike by Wednesday 20th February. Nearer the time, please see the OVA website for the latest bus times and any other changes.
Walk Leader: Mike Paddison 01395 446550/07909 606660