Walk in a Dartmoor haymeadow

Enjoy a walk with a Dartmoor ecologist through some of the National Park's most spectacular haymeadows.

Saturday 2 July was National Haymeadows Day and to celebrate this wonderful habitat Dartmoor National Park is working with haymeadow owners to give people the chance to visit, enjoy and learn about the wildlife and heritage importance of our traditional flower-rich meadows and why...

Plans for Eastern Corridor walking and cycling link

Plans for a walking and cycling route connecting Laira Rail Bridge and the new Saltram Meadow housing estate have been submitted by the Council.

The link will provide pedestrians and cyclists with a traffic-free alternative to this stretch of Laira Bridge Road and Billacombe Road and therefore help to reduce congestion along the A379.

Around 570 pedestrians and cyclists already...

Research reveals UK’s love of walking

For over 52% of Brits, walking is the favourite form of exercise, a study has revealed.

Researchers polled 1,000 people and found that walking tops the list of the nation’s preferred form of exercise, with cycling next in line at 8%, followed by hitting the gym and running. 10% of respondents said they don’t exercise at all.

The UK is clearly a nation of walking lovers too,...

Just Walk all over heart disease for BHF

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is calling on everyone in the South West to mark National Walking Month this May by signing up to Just Walk to help raise money for life saving research.

Just Walk invites family, friends and colleagues to put their best foot forward and arrange a walk in a location, time and distance of their choice to help raise money in the fight against heart...

Work starts to improve walking and cycling links between rail station and Central Park

Work to improve walking and cycling links between Plymouth’s rail station and Central Park will soon get under way.

The scheme, which will complement improvements already made around the station, will address many of the challenges faced by cyclists and pedestrians, including those with visual impairments.

Improvements, which have been agreed following consultation with more...

Saltram garden opens its gate to dogs on leads

Saltram has a long history of welcoming dog walkers, and the parkland has long been a great place to enjoy a stroll and a breath of fresh air while dogs have the freedom to explore off the lead. Between January and the end of February 2016; dog walkers will also be able to bring their four-legged friends on a lead in to the garden to explore. There are many paths and areas to wander in this large...

Walking and cycling links between Plym Valley and Saltram complete

Work to improve walking and cycling links between the Plym Valley Trail and Saltram Countryside Park is now complete.

The scheme includes a new off-road link directly into the trail from Coypool Road and improvements to the path running underneath Plymouth Road, as well new and improved crossings for walkers and cyclists.

It was awarded £242,000 from the Department for...

Funding boost for walking and cycling links

Plymouth City Council has been awarded £242,000 to improve walking and cycling links between the Plym Valley Trail and Saltram Countryside Park.

The funding forms part of a larger award made by the Department for Transport’s Cycle Ambition Fund to Devon County Council’s ‘Granite and Gears’ project, which aims to improve cycling access to Dartmoor from across the county.


Office workers urged to get moving

Almost half (45%) of office workers in the South West spend less than 30 minutes a day walking around at work, according to new statistics released ahead of the first On Your Feet Britain campaign to get office workers moving more.

Get Britain Standing is partnering with the British Heart Foundation to launch the UK’s first On Your Feet Britain campaign on 24th April, encouraging...

Improvements for walking and cycling routes

Plymouth City Council has been awarded £2.46 million from the Department for Transport to improve walking and cycling routes to and from the Derriford area.

The project will see a total investment of £3.51 million over the next five years and deliver more than four kilometres of the city’s Strategic Cycle Network.

Improved on- and off-road cycling routes will be provided along...