Over the last couple of weekends we completed the next two parts of the Templer’s way.
The granite tramway continued, now firmly through countryside and habitation. The track ran alongside the road and then entered the town, to then disappear under modern railway – I guess there was logic in using the route already cleared.
Our path took us into Great Plantation and onto Stover lake, which was originally part of the estate belonging to the Templers.
The next leg took us from Stover to Newton Abbot, following the disused canal. This area clearly floods well, as we found debris caught in the trees at head height.
We then followed the river Lemon until it met the River Teign. Lots of lovely cycle paths around – we must come back with our bikes.
The final leg will take us to the sea.