New trail in Cranbrook officially opened

Cranbrook Discovery Trail: Long Orchard

Posted on: 13 February 2017

A new walking and cycling trail in Cranbrook has been officially opened.

The “Cranbrook Discovery Trail: Long Orchard” has been developed by Devon County Council, East Devon District Council, Cranbrook Town Council and Cranbrook New Community Partners Consortium to encourage residents to explore their local area.

As a designated “Healthy Town” it also provides adults and children in Cranbrook with an opportunity to stay active.

The opening was attended by Councillor Andrew Moulding, Deputy Leader of East Devon District Council and Chairman of Devon County Council, Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for cycling and Chairman of East Devon District Council, and Councillor Ray Bloxham of Cranbrook Town Council, who were joined by Cranbrook residents.

The Trail starts at the entrance of the Country Park at Long Orchard and the route includes five posts which feature different rubbings around the park.

Activity cards for the rubbings will be available from the café @143, and at the Younghayes Library. Completed activity cards can be exchanged for a free refreshment at the cafe @143 until the end of March. (Offer is limited to one refreshment exchange per person.)

A free cycling and walking map is available for Exeter and Cranbrook. Copies are available at the Younghayes Centre or download or order a copy at

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