Drake's Trail in West Devon is a 21 mile cycling and walking route linking Tavistock with Plymouth. This important part of Devon's recreational route network runs through superb countryside with attractive scenery along the western edge of Dartmoor together with much historical and heritage interest.
But the trails aren't just about Drake - they take you through wooded river valleys and across open moorland, up close to fascinating wildlife and history.
New sections of Drake’s Trail include iconic features such as Gem Bridge, replacing an older viaduct, and Grenofen Tunnel. The Trail also includes the long-established Plym Valley Trail, and creates a network of safe and easy cycling and walking opportunities for all the family to enjoy.
The PDF leaflet to the right shows the whole Drake’s Trail route. Further detail about the Drake’s Trail walking and cycling spurs can be found by following ‘the routes’ tab above.
As well as being an attractive family route in its own right, Drake’s Trail is also a key link in a number of national and international cycle routes, and links to these can be found under the ‘Visitor Information’ tab below.
Please note - the off-road section to the South of Clearbrook is steep and uneven for a few hundred meters. This section is unsuitable for wheelchairs, and it is likely that cyclists will need to dismount for this section. Plans are underway to improve the surfacing and gradients of this section.