The Greenway Project
Why Do We Need Multi Use Trails?
Our goal is to help people to lead happier, healthier lives on a happier, healthier planet. Again and again we have been told that people would walk and cycle more if they felt safe to do so.
The Longer Term Vision
The Greenway Project - a new, multi-use trail between Chagford and Moretonhampstead - is only a few kilometres long. But it is a strategically vital part of our vision of a nationwide, multi-use network of trails.
Where Will the Trail Be?
The Next Steps
We are already looking ahead to creating the next section of the route linking Chagford to Okehampton and the A38 to the A30 - right across Dartmoor.
The planned new transport hub at Okehampton Parkway Railway Station will link bus connections, cycle facilities, EV charging points and car parking to enable a transformational modal shift.
Who Will Use The Multi Use Trails?
Everybody! Cyclists, walkers, parents with pushchairs, horse riders, wheelchair users, children, commuters, tourists and visitors.
We want to see families bicycling safely from Chagford to the sea, commuters cycling into Exeter, children cycling to school and college and tourists exploring the glorious landscape of Dartmoor and the wider SouthWest.
The multi-use trails will free our children from their car seats, and enable us all to walk or cycle to work, play, socialise and enjoy green exercise. Covid has shown us all how vulnerable obesity makes us, and how essential green exercise is to our mental and physical wellbeing.
Devon County has declared a Climate Change Emergency, and we are all beginning to recognise how just how vulnerable our beautiful planet is to pollution and rising levels of carbon emissions. A nationwide network of connected, car free multi-use trails will create green corridors to support bio diversity, enable millions of people to live healthier, happier, more prosperous and better connected lives and reduce carbon emissions.
All of us in The Greenway Project Group recognise that our planet is out of time. We have been working with SUSTRANS to finalise the details of the route, and begin to talk to farmers and landowners. We are Crowdfunding to ensure The Greenway Project and the wider nationwide network of multi-use, car free trails become a reality in a fraction of that time.