Introduction

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.

Latest – Challenge Ride – Thursday 28 August

Over 20 cyclists took part in the first ride on 7 August.

Over 20 cyclists took part in the first ride on 7 August.

Each week in August we have been organising bike rides starting from Ottery … more details on-line.  The first ride on 7 August attracted over 20 cyclists.

The final ride on 28 August is a 50 km ‘challenge ride‘ to Exmouth and back.

Feasibilty Study Published

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

  • August 2014: Thursday Bike Rides
  • May 2014: Community Bike Ride Report
  • April 2014: Sustrans publish a Feasibility Study on the Otter Valley Trail
  • October 2013: Claire Wright reports on the Family Fun Ride in our Newsletter
  • October 2013: Family Fun Ride
  • August 2013: Jo Elliot pens the latest Newsletter
  • July 2013: The Otter Trail is featured in the Express and Echo
  • July 2013: The Ottery Gazette publishes an article by Simon Stokes on the Otter Trail
  • June 2013: The Otter Trail Group launch an on-line petition to allow the public to register their support.
  • May 2013: Sustrans select Ottery’s Connect 2 Bridge as one of the best examples of community development in the country.
  • Nov 2012:  CTC Exeter Newsletter
  • Oct 2012:  Express & Echo
  • Sep 2012: Local Councillor Claire Wright Supports Trail
  • Jul 2012:  Ottery Gazette

Links

  • 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

Contact Us

If you would like to become involved or learn more about the Trail please contact us.

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