he Exeter Quay group celebrating 20 years of Westbank's Health Walks

Celebrating 20 years of Devon charity’s Health Walks

Devon health and wellbeing charity Westbank Community Health and Care has clocked up an impressive 20 years since it began its programme of organised, daytime health walks for people of all ages and varying abilities.

Throughout May - National Walking Month - Westbank is celebrating the milestone anniversary of this successful programme of Health Walks that keeps people on the move...

Hospital workers aim to walk 630 miles to help preserve coastal pathways

Staff from Practice Plus Group Hospital, Plymouth, previously known locally as the Peninsula Treatment centre, have laced up their boots to kick-off a 630-mile walking challenge spanning the next 12 months, which aims to raise £1500 for the South West Coast Path Association (SWCPA).

Having chosen SWCPA as its ‘charity of the year,’ the hospital team aims to ace their challenge by...

Rugby legends throw weight behind Rowcroft's Big Tackle

Six rugby stars including England international’s Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje, Marcus Smith, Henry Slade, Ellis Genge and Scotland international player Jonny Gray are championing Rowcroft Hospice's fundraising event ‘The Big Tackle’, encouraging the people of South Devon to join the eight-mile walking challenge to score big in support of vital hospice care. The six rugby legends appear in videos...

Overwhelming support for new walking and cycling route proposals

Almost 90% of people who responded to a recent public consultation on plans for a multiuse path between Sidbury and Sidford have backed the idea.

The proposed walking and cycling route would extend from Sidford along the western side of the A375, crossing Ottery Lane with a new cycle/pedestrian crossing, and then connecting to Hillside, near Sidbury.

Feedback to Devon County...

Walking and cycling improvement plans backed by councillors

Councillors have approved plans which set out priorities for developing cycling and walking improvements in a number of areas of the county.

Devon County Council’s Cabinet yesterday (Wednesday 10 January) backed the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) which outline cycling and walking improvements for Exeter, Teignbridge, and Barnstaple, Bideford and Northam over...

Funding awarded to support walking and cycling routes

Walking and cycling schemes in the county have received a £2.1 million cash injection after Devon County Council secured Active Travel Funding from central government .

A number of priority active travel projects in Exeter, Newton Abbot, North Devon and Torridge will be supported with the funding to enable and encourage more people to walk and cycle.

The schemes to benefit...

New East Devon walking and cycle trail would create "considerable benefits"

A new walking and cycle trail on the former railway line between Feniton and Sidmouth would create “considerable benefits” for the local area, a councillor claims.

Independent county and district councillor Jess Bailey says the ‘Otter Trail’ project, which would run via Ottery St Mary and Tipton St John broadly following the old line, would create a “safe off-road area for very young...

South West Coast Path - Coast Path Connectors Project to launch in Torbay

The South West Coast Path Association’s Coast Path Connectors Project will be getting people walking the coast in Torbay this Spring.

Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the South West Coast Path Association, the charity that promotes and protects the 630-mile National Trail, is launching an exciting new Coast Path Connectors project that aims to open up...

Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw walks A Mile with a Smile to raise awareness of Devon's unpaid carers

Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw walks A Mile with a Smile to raise awareness of Devon's unpaid carers

Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw has been striding through Westminster - walking A Mile with a Smile - to help raise awareness of the everyday challenges faced by unpaid carers and the enormous contribution they make to families and communities throughout Devon.

It’s the first time Ben has taken part in the awareness raising event organised by Devon Carers, which was started during Carers Week...

Denbury school pupils clock up the miles for books and conservation 

Children from a Devon school have raised money for their school library and Donate for Dartmoor by taking on a unique walking challenge. Year Six pupils from Denbury Primary School walked more than 13km from Haytor Rocks on Dartmoor back to their classroom and raised £500. The school's classes are all named after places on Dartmoor so it was apt that pupils of 'Haytor' class walked from the...