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10k Your Way Open for Entries

Keen Plymouth runner and fundraiser Leesa Pethick is organising a virtual 10k event to raise vital funds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) in it’s 30th anniversary year.

Leesa is encouraging people to complete 10k however they wish; running, hopping, skipping, walking, even paddle boarding between 7 – 21 March 2021. There is a £7 entry fee for the event, everyone taking part...

Measures introduced to support walking and cycling

A number of measures to support walking and cycling have been introduced or proposed as part of the second phase of Emergency Active Travel Funding projects.

Devon was awarded almost £1.3 million from the Department for Transport to provide safer routes for pedestrians and cyclists following the reduction of public transport capacity due to social distancing requirements during the...

Increased use of walking and cycle trails

Devon’s walking and cycle trails have seen increased use this year and with routes continuing to be busy during the current lockdown, the County Council is encouraging everyone to give each other plenty of space.

Compared with last year, the number of cycle trips recorded in 2020 has increased by 153% on the Exe Estuary Trail between Exmouth and Lympstone, 63% at Dawlish Warren, 36%...

Steptember – The Plymouth Workplace Walking Challenge for 2020

Many of Plymouth’s businesses and organisations will be taking part in an innovative month-long workplace walking challenge throughout September.

The ‘Steptember’ challenge is all about how little changes make a big difference to individuals, businesses and the world around us. 

This walking challenge is for Plymouth Workplaces only and will be a great opportunity to use...

Couple walking along traffic-free pth

Major improvement works complete on traffic-free cycling and walking route joining Plympton to city

People travelling between Plympton and Plymouth can now do so on a much-improved cycle and walking route, well away from traffic on the usually busy A38 and B3416.

With more than £380,000 of funding from Highways England, cycling and walking charity Sustrans has revamped the traffic-free route into the city, and has improved its accessibility too.

Sustrans has resurfaced the...

Woman cycling on high street that has been closed to motor traffic

New tool helps residents share views on emergency walking and cycling infrastructure in Devon

Residents in Devon can now easily share their views on the temporary measures Devon County Council has put in place to make more space for physical distancing during the Covid-19 crisis.

The council has made changes to roads in Exeter, including closing Wonford Road, Ludwell Lane and Dryden Road to motor vehicles, and adding a two way cycle lane and widened footpath on Magdalen Road....

Devon exploring temporary measures for walkers and cyclists

A series of temporary measures to support social distancing for walkers and cyclists is being explored by Devon County Council.

It follows the Government’s announcement of a £250 million emergency active travel fund – as the first stage of a £2 billion national investment in walking and cycling.

Although Devon County Council is still awaiting details of the funding, it is...

Take strides in the SW for a Parkinson’s cure

People across the South West of England are being asked to sign up to their local Walk for Parkinson’s event and stride towards a Parkinson’s cure by funding groundbreaking research.

This month, charity Parkinson’s UK has launched its annual Walk for Parkinson’s fundraiser. All the money raised from the walks will go towards the charity’s vital work to change the lives of everyone...

Warning to dog owners as Storm Dennis hits Britain

With up to four inches of snowfall due to hit Britain this weekend as a result of impending Storm Dennis, gritters are out in full force to make footpaths and roads safer.

Though rock salt may help keep pedestrians and motorists safe on slippery roads and pavements, 48 per cent of dog owners are unaware of the hidden dangers that grit poses to their beloved pet.

Dr. Karlien...

Walking and cycling programme in Devon awarded Government grant

Walking and cycling schemes in Devon have received a half-million pound boost, thanks to a funding announcement today (Friday 7 February).

The £500,000 grant from the Department for Transport will extend Devon County Council’s Access Fund Programme for a fourth year.

The programme aims to increase the proportion of walking and cycling trips to workplaces, schools or colleges...

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