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A new cycle path in Devon has been officially opened this week, and it is hoped that the route will draw in a large amount of interest from cycling enthusiasts.

The route is 17 miles long and links Plymouth to Tavistock, forming part of Drake’s Trail, a network for walkers and cyclists that stretches all the way to France.

Cycling enthusiasts and those looking to explore the beautiful Devonshire countryside can head along the track which used to be a Great Western railway line, meandering through a refurbished train tunnel and across a 305m long viaduct that crosses the beautiful Walkham valley.

Devon has plenty of fantastic cycle routes that take people through the most picturesque parts of the county, including the Tarka Trail in North Devon and the National Cycle Network Route 2 from Exeter to Plym Valley. This new cycle route is a welcome addition to Devon’s cycling network, and is sure to be a hit with those staying in holiday cottages in Devon.