This walk takes in the viaduct which carried the London and South West Railway trains from Exeter around the north western fringes of Dartmoor. The line closed in the late 1960s.


Splendid views of Tavistock across to the tors of Dartmoor can be taken in from the viaduct.

The route starts at Bedford Car Park, into Russell Street where you turn left onto West Street. Take the steps up Rocky Hill and turn right onto Watts Road. Continue past Madge Lane until you reach the entrance to the railway footpath. 

Once off the viaduct, where the road sharply bends to the right, take an almost hidden footpath on your left which skirts the old railway station. Continue along the foot/cyclepath until it loops back onto itself and joins a residential Road.


Turn left and continue downhill for 1 mile. Take some steep steps on your left and descend into Paddons Row.

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