Pupils at The King’s School, Ottery St Mary are proposing a new shared use cycleway which follows the old railway track starting at Feniton through to Ottery St Mary. This will eventually link up with a continuation through Tipton St John and onto Sidmouth.  This web site is used to help you access up-to-date information about progress.

Ottery Town Council Support Trail

Mrs Christine McIntyre, the Clerk to Ottery St Mary Town Council, has written to both Devon County Council and East Devon Council (October 2016) :-

“As you are no doubt aware there was  magnificent community support for the Tour of Britain event in the District  which in turn has resulted in several members of the local community highlighting  the fact that there is a strong need for improved cycling opportunities in the vicinity. The Town Council therefore  wishes to reiterate its support for the creation of a cycleway on the disused railway line between Feniton and Ottery St Mary and Sidmouth, in view of the considerable benefits such as sustainable transport, healthy people, and a boost to the local economy etc.

Feasibilty Study

otter_trail_studySustrans have published a Feasibiliy Study into the Otter Valley Trail.  Paul Hawkins, the Devon Area Manager for Sustrans, writes:

“The East Devon countryside is a beautiful experience on foot and cycle, and the concept of linking up these communities with a safe route is very appealing and would provide both tourism and local commuting benefits. Delivery of a whole route would be complex, involve many stakeholders and take many years, but with careful planning sections of the route could be delivered to the benefit of local communities.”

In The News


  • East Devon Cycle Path Facebook Page
  • Map of Proposed Route between Feniton and Ottery St Mary
  • Map of Proposed Route between Feniton, Ottery St Mary, Tipton and Sidmouth
  • Photos of Proposed Route
  • Geolocated Photos along Proposed Route

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