SX5259 : Sustrans sign on Cann Viaduct

taken 1 year ago, near to Plymouth City Airport, Plymouth, Great Britain

Sustrans sign on Cann Viaduct
Sustrans sign on Cann Viaduct
The sign reads: South Devon and Tavistock Railway Sustrans route 27 Cann Viaduct Rebuilt in 1907 on the site of a timber viaduct designed by I K Brunel The original stone piers can be seen below In memory of Geoffrey Rickards 1942-2008 Cyclist, Ornithologist and Brunel Enthusiast Tavistock 13 miles Plymouth 6 miles
West Devon Way

The West Devon Way explores the rugged and spectacular countryside on the western fringe of the Dartmoor National Park along the 18 miles between Okehampton, where it links with the Tarka Trail, and Tavistock. From there it continues a further 17 miles mainly in river valleys to Plymouth where it connects with the Erme-Plym Trail.
Logo: SX5053 : West Devon Way logo & SX5078 : West Devon Way Logo

South Devon and Tavistock Railway (Ex)

The South Devon and Tavistock Railway linked Plymouth with Tavistock in Devon; it opened in 1859. It was extended by the Launceston and South Devon Railway to Launceston, in Cornwall in 1865.
For a period it carried the standard gauge (then referred to as narrow gauge) trains of the London and South Western Railway between Lydford and Plymouth: a third rail, making mixed gauge was provided.
The line closed in 1962. A short section has since been reopened as a preserved line by the Plym Valley Railway.
National Cycle Network Route 27 follows much of the course of the railway as does, The West Devon Way
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National Cycle Network Route 27

National Cycle Network Route 27 is a 99 miles long route between Ilfracombe and Plymouth, of which 71 miles are traffic-free. The route combines the beaches and estuaries of North Devon with the lush green valleys of the Torridge, the Tavy, the Walkham and other evocative West Country rivers. The route also skirts round the western flank of Dartmoor offering superb views of Cornwall and the surrounding area. There is also many local links and spurs to explore. Largely tracing the course of former railway lines, the route takes you through tunnels and across the breathtaking viaducts and bridges bequeathed by Victorian railway engineers.

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Tuesday, 22 September, 2020   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 11 October, 2020
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Historic sites and artefacts  Paths 
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Sign 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 5228 5962 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:25.0692N 4:4.8391W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 52296 59627
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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