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Nice big lifts at Newton Abbot station - how did Cambridge get it so wrong?

Cycle parking at Newton Abbot station, outside the gated area.

The shared-use path on the far side of the road ends here and cyclists can use the crossing and come back to join NCN route 28

NCN route 28 turns left here, but a shared-use path continues towards central Newton Abbot.

Toucan crossing on NCN route 28 in Newton Abbot - it continues out of town as a shared-use path on the far side of the road.

Toucan crossing on NCN route 28 in Newton Abbot

Shared-use section of NCN route 28 in Newton Abbot

Cyclists on shared-use section of NCN route 28 in Newton Abbot

End of riverside stretch of NCN route 28 in Newton Abbot

Riverside stretch of NCN route 28 in Newton Abbot

NCN route 28 to Newton Abbot town quay to the left, and link to the station to the right.

Cyclist on NCN route 28 to the right, and link to Newton Abbot station to the left.

NCN route 28 passing beneath the Heathfield branch in Newton Abbot

Bumpy link from Newton Abbot town quay towards the station

Cycle stands at the start of NCN route 28 at Newton Abbot town quay

Shared-use bridge from Newton Abbot town quay to the racecourse - perhaps the future route of NCN route 2

Shared-use footway and secure cycle parking

Marker at the end of NCN route 28, with a shared-use path across the road.

The end of the bridge from Newton Abbot racecourse - ahead to the east side of town, sharp route for NCN route 28 to Dartmoor.

Newton Abbot town quay - the start of NCN route 28 under the railway to Dartmoor.

Route from Newton Abbot cycle bridge under the railway to the racecourse and Kingsteignton.

Route from Newton Abbot cycle bridge under the railway to the racecourse and Kingsteignton.

Shared-use bridge from Newton Abbot racecourse to the town - possible future route of NCN route 2

The route from Kingsteignton to Newton Abbot leaving the racecourse and passing beneath the railway.

Two more bridges on the route past the racecourse from Newton Abbot to Kingsteignton (in Hackney Marshes nature reserve)

Sign about temporary closures when races are running at Newton Abbot racecourse - this is well managed at York racecourse, there's no reason to close the route for more than a few minutes at a time.

Turn right on the route past the racecourse from Kingsteignton to Newton Abbot - to the left is a cycle path that loops to a housing estate, but the sign suggests it may one day form NCN route 2.

The route past the racecourse from Kingsteignton to Newton Abbot (in Hackney Marshes nature reserve)

Bridge on the route past the racecourse from Kingsteignton to Newton Abbot (in Hackney Marshes nature reserve)

Start of asphalt surface for about a hundred metres including a bridge - the route past the racecourse from Kingsteignton to Newton Abbot has a pretty decent surface otherwise.

The route past the racecourse from Kingsteignton to Newton Abbot

Start of route past the racecourse from Kingsteignton to Newton Abbot

Toucan crossing on route from Newton Abbot to Kingsteignton

Step-free access to a bridge over the A380 dual carriageway.

Step-free access to a bridge over the A380 dual carriageway.

Roadworks and bank holiday traffic to Torquay (lockdown? what lockdown?)

Step-free crossing of the A380 dual carriageway (the fencing is because of roadworks beneath).

Step-free access to a bridge over the A380

Road severed by the A380 dual carriageway - but there's step-free access over a bridge to the right.

Turn right here (the Dead End sign should really have an Except Cycles plate) to avoid a short stretch of the A381 and the A380 roundabout.

Fast descent with almost no traffic from Teignmouth Golf Club to Kingsteignton

Teignmouth Golf Club - on the ridge between Dawlish and Newton Abbot

Near the top of the climb west from Dawlish (visible in the distance) - NCN route 2 ends at Dawlish station, from where you can take the A379 through Teignmouth, or come this way.

View east to Dawlish - NCN route 2 ends at Dawlish station, from where you can take the A379 through Teignmouth, or come this way.

Steep climb west from Dawlish - NCN route 2 ends at Dawlish station, from where you can take the A379 through Teignmouth, or come this way.

Footpath past Dawlish church - actually a perfectly cycleable sealed link to Bere Hill

Cyclists by Cockwood harbour on NCN route 2

Route signs and end of shared-use section of NCN route 2

NCN route 2 by Cockwood Harbour - briefly shared-use footway by the A379, then on the road to the left.

NCN route 2 crossing the A379 at Cockwood harbour

NCN route 2 north towards Starcross

NCN route 2 south of Starcross

Segregated section of NCN route 2 leaving Starcross

It's not obvious, but cyclists on NCN route 2 (the Exe Estuary Trail) should cross the speed ramp to the right.

Modal filter off NCN route 2 in Starcross

Backstreet route for NCN route 2 through Starcross, avoiding a very narrow section of the A379

Backstreet route for NCN route 2 through Starcross, avoiding a very narrow section of the A379

Backstreet route for NCN route 2 through Starcross, avoiding a very narrow section of the A379

You can either brave a very narrow section of the A379 through Starcross, or cross here to follow NCN route 2 through some backstreets.

You can either brave a very narrow section of the A379 through Starcross, or cross here to follow NCN route 2 through some backstreets.

Stepped access to the Exmouth ferry at Starcross station (and cycle parking)

End of an off-road section of NCN route 2 at Starcross station

Off-road section of NCN route 2 to Starcross

Birdwatcher's car at the end of an off-road section of NCN route 2 from Starcross

Birdwatcher's car at the start of an off-road section of NCN route 2 to Starcross

Permissive cycle route on the Powderham Estate, allowing cyclists to stay off the A379 as far as the edge of Kenton.

Great shared path but beware pedestrians with dogs

Crediton Station

Tarka Trail information board. For map detail see #107530

Popular spot for bike rentals.

Odd bit of cycle parking by the trail.

New link to rail trail.

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Road from Instow

Road to Instow

Rail trail tunnel.

Rail trail, the sign suggests turning on your lights for the tunnel!

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Old railway bridge in Barnstaple.

Georgeham Road, Cross, Croyde, Devon. This narrow road sees a lot of motor traffic, many vans and sports utility vehicles and even double-decker buses. The turn at the bottom is particularly narrow. Traffic often passes close to the fron ... [more]

Café bike shop in Barnstaple

Celebrating Tour of Britain visit to Devon in September 2018.

Narrow road requiring dismount or finding passing place when meeting a motor vehicle.

NCN27 I expect from certain angles and at certain times this tunnel can be a reminder of one of Munch's Screams. The long slow ascent out of Ilfracombe.

Croyde zebra crossing

A crossing in Croyde that looks a bit like a zebra but definitely isn't and is more like a pinch point.

NCN27 on-road section in Ilfracombe

NCN27 it's a steep incline to this right turn after the pleasures of downhill on the rail trail.

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NCN27 with Cycle route ahead sign.

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NCN27 milepost

Ilfracombe Station woz ere

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NCN27 Lee Bridge - for a photo of the notice see #107496.

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