Wray Valley Trail in Dartmoor, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Wray Valley Trail in Dartmoor, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

At the time of writing in 2017, within Dartmoor National Park, the Wray Valley Trail runs from Mill Marsh Park at Bovey Tracey along the dismantled railway line to the end of Parke Estate. From there, a new section of the trail takes you to the edge of the popular Dartmoor village Lustleigh. The central section of the trail is being completed. At the northern end of the Wray Valley, the trail runs from Steward Wood to Moretonhampstead.

If you look at the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, you'll see the route of the dismantled railway running along the Wray Valley next to Wray Brook. In Dartmoor, the Wray Valley Trail will run through Lustleigh.

Devon County Council describe the Wray Valley Trail as a 'key project improving access to eastern Dartmoor for the population of Torbay and Newton Abbot'.

Beyond the eastern border of the National Park, at the end of April 2015, a new bridge was craned into position over the A38 by Stover Country Park. The bridge was officially opened in July 2015 and follows what is called the Stover Way (sometimes Stover Trail) to Newton Abbot. Note that a section of this route is currently part of the Templer Way.

The Parke section of the trail is beautiful as part of a circular walk through the estate. It's also a great way to cycle or walk to Lustleigh, Bovey Valley Woodlands and Lustleigh Cleave from the Bovey Tracey area.

We'll walk, cycle and horse ride the Wray Valley Trail when it opens and add more information then.

If this is of interest, we'd recommend using other multi-use trails in and around Dartmoor National Park. Try:

Drake's Trail.

The Granite Way.