This walk, which begins in the town centre, takes in the viaduct which carried the London and South West Railway trains from Exeter around the north western fringes of Dartmoor.


The railway closed in the late 1960s but splendid views of Tavistock across to the tors of Dartmoor can be taken in from the viaduct. The walk follows the old railway out of the town and returns along Old Exeter Road, which used to be the main road out of Tavistock until the modern A386 was constructed. The walk is about one and a quarter miles in length and takes about 45 minutes.


We want you to get the most out of your visit to Tavistock, here you will find all the information you need to plan your visit so no time will be wasted when you arrive.


Tavistock Visitor Information Centre, Courtgate,

Bedford Square,

Tavistock, Devon PL19 0AE


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