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South Devon and Tavistock Railway, Devon


  • Located in Devon, South West England, England
  • The South Devon and Tavistock Railway ran between Plymouth and Tavistock before it was extended to Launceston near the Devon and Cornwall border. Today, much of the line is disused railway trackbed. We include this point of interest on PictureTheUK because a large section of this trackbed forms Drake's Trail. This multi-use trail is an umbrella term for a number of different paths and tracks in the area. The spine of Drake's Trail, however, runs between Plymouth and Tavistock
  • The section south of Tavistock is particularly impressive. It runs through Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Grenofen Tunnel towards the stunning Gem Bridge and then across Magpie Viaduct in the direction of Yelverton
  • By James Penman

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Gem Bridge, Devon

Located in Tavistock, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Opened in September 2012, the year of the Diamond Jubilee, Gem Bridge spans the River Walkham on the western border of Dartmoor National Park. A local information board states that the bridge rises 24m (79ft) above the w...

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Sticklepath Wood, Devon

Located in Tavistock, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Stand on Gem Bridge and you're looking out across Sticklepath Wood. The wood follows the line of the River Walkham on the western border of Dartmoor National Park. We've walked in from Bedford Bridge and followed a path...

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Bedford Bridge, Devon

Located in Tavistock, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

There's a large car park just off the A386 north west of Horrabridge. Follow the steps down to the grass area by the River Walkham. Bedford Bridge is to your right. The car park at Bedford Bridge offers great access to M...

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The Old School Guesthouse, Horrabridge
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Approximately 1.0 miles away.

Total Rooms: 3; Rates: 75 - 85 Per Night

This friendly guest house was built as a school house in 1875 It has been converted to comfortable, homely accommodation with beautiful original features...

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Overcombe House, Yelverton
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Approximately 1.2 miles away.

Total Rooms: 8; Rates: 60 - 85 Per Night

Situated on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, this environmentally-led and ethical guest house offers a friendly welcome and well-equipped, comfortable en suite rooms...

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Harrabeer Country House, Devon
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Approximately 1.9 miles away.

Total Rooms: 6; Rates: 65 - 80 Per Night

This delightful little country house offers relaxed surroundings with many of the services of a hotel...

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