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Stover/Templer Way Heritage Trail, Devon


  • Located in Newton Abbot, Devon, South West England, England
  • 'The Heritage Trail is a circular route of 4 miles in the middle of the Templer Way based on Stover Country Park.' (Source: information board at Ventiford Basin on Stover Canal (Disused))
  • The Stover/Templer Way Heritage Trail is clearly visible on the Ordnance Survey Explorer 110 'Torquay & Dawlish' map. On that map, locate Stover Lake within Stover Country Park. From the eastern border of the lake, you'll see the Templer Way splitting off in two directions. These two Templer Way paths join at Ventiford Basin on Stover Canal (Disused) thus forming a loop. We've also positioned a section of the Stover/Templer Way Heritage Trail on Google maps so zoom in on 'Satellite' setting to see the general area. We've walked the entire Stover/Templer Way Heritage Trail and the Stover Country Park section is particularly impressive. Look out for The Ted Hughes Poetry Trail
  • The Heritage Trail enables you to explore the area where the Haytor Down Granite Tramways meets Stover Canal (Disused). The tramway and canal were once used to transport granite and ball clay from the area. Granite from Haytor Quarries was used to build London Bridge
  • By James Penman

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The Ted Hughes Poetry Trail, Devon

Located in Newton Abbot, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

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Stover Canal (Disused), Devon

Located in Newton Abbot, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Stover Canal is a disused canal running between Ventiford and Jetty Marsh Nature Reserve on the northern fringe of Newton Abbot. We include the canal on PictureTheUK because it's part of the Templer Way. The canal was pa...

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Sampsons Farm Country Hotel, Newton Abbot
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 14; Rates: 70 - 185 Per Night

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Passage House Hotel, Devon
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Approximately 2.4 miles away.

Total Rooms: 90; Rates: 43 - 130 Per Night

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Coombe Cross Hotel, Newton Abbot
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Approximately 2.5 miles away.

Total Rooms: 23; Rates: 52 - 115 Per Night

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