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TIVERTON WALK ORGANISED BY THE BWF NATIONAL COMMITTEE

CONTACT: Roger Baker, 12 Burwood Grove, Hayling Island, Hampshire PO11 9DS
Tel: 02392 462005 E-mail: trails@bwf-ivv.org.uk

DISTANCE: 11km
ENTRY FEE: £1.00 per walker (Cheques payable to BWF)
AWARD: Cloth Badge at £2.00 each
START VENUE: Tourist Information Centre, Tiverton (Map181 GR SS953123) Sat Nav Code EX16 6LU
COACH & CAR PARKING: Phoenix Lane car park £1.00 for 5 hrs (Pay & Display), and other car parks in the vicinity.
DIRECTIONS FROM NEAREST TOWN: Barnstable - Leave M5 at junction 27 on A361 towards Barnstaple. Take first exit, sign posted "Tiverton B3391". Turn left and at the next roundabout, continue straight ahead into Heathcote Way. At next roundabout by pedestrian footbridge, turn right sign posted "Town Centre". At the next roundabout continue straight ahead to reach further roundabout. Turn right into Phoenix Lane sign posted "Town Centre Parking". This will lead you past the bus station and tourist information centre into the Phoenix Lane car park (Pay & Display).

ROUTE DESCRIPTION (Updated 5th October 2015)

Make your way to the Tourist Information Centre and walk gently uphill on the road to the right of the TIC towards the bank and shops. At the green signpost, at the top of Phoenix Lane, turn left. At T-junction by St George’s Parish Church, turn left. Continue along this road, passing Tiverton Museum on your left and at the end of the road, continue ahead over metal footbridge.

Q.1 As you cross bridge what is the old building in front of you?

Continue ahead on road and immediately after crossing river, turn right sign posted on fence "Collipriest 1/2 Mile/The Cats Whiskers", passing sewage pumping station on right. Continue along this road for approximately 700m with river on right, passing Collipriest and Garden Cottage/Higher Collipriest drives on left. At next concreted drive with red “dead slow” sign turn left. Continue uphill, passing Woodcote on left, continue straight on following hill round right hand bend to reach gate by house, Keepers Cottage. Go through the gate and continue ahead on track through field. Pass through second gate keeping to the track, and just before the third gate go over stile on right and turn left carrying on in the same direction, uphill through gate and follow track to top of field and go through gate. Turn right on road and after ten metres turn left onto track to reach Coats transmitter mast compound, after 50m at electricity pole on left.

Q.2 What is the yellow APC No on the pole?

Carry straight ahead downhill to reach farm buildings and tarmac lane, turn left along lane. Continue ahead to reach T junction at minor road. Cross road and go through gate. Turn left and follow hedge line round field to reach kissing gate on left at start of woods. Through gate and turn right following wood and fence and then hedge on right downhill passing gates on right to gate ahead. Through gate and ahead with hedge on right to reach another gate. Go through gate and continue on footpath enclosed by hedges to reach gate and road at Lower Warnicombe. Turn right on road for approximately 400m, passing Watermead House to T junction at Thurlescombe Cross. Turn left down hill to reach bridge over canal and immediately turn right through mini car park to towpath. Turn right on towpath to pass under Manley Bridge to reach notice board and memorial stone on right.

Q.3 What time did the Canberra Bomber take off from Germany?

Continue on towpath on right hand side of canal for approximately 2500m to reach end of canal. Turn right on road (Canal Hill) and continue to reach mini roundabout. Bear left and cross Deymans Hill and immediately turn right onto pedestrian footpath down steps. Cross main road using pedestrian crossing and turn left to reach roundabout. Turn right into Station Road and continue along road passing Old Blundell's School on left.

Q.4 When was the the new school presented to the Governors ?

Bear left over river bridge into Gold Street. Continue along road between shops and turn right just before pedestrian zone into Bampton Street. At staggered junction turn left into Newport Street and ahead to reach the parish church of St Peter. Turn left into St Peter's Street and continue to reach United Reformed Church on right. Turn left on high pavement and continue ahead into Fore Street. At green pedestrian signpost turn right towards TIC and end of walk.

When you have completed this trail please use the Permanent Trail Entry Form

The organisers are not liable for accidents, thefts and/or damage to property. Every effort will be made by the organisers to make this a safe, enjoyable and memorable event.  

This trail is registered until 31 December 2017