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A Guide To Businesses and Professional Services In The Holsworthy Area.

Cycling - Cycle Paths

The Ruby Way
Distance from Holsworthy town centre = 0.5 kilometres. View Map.
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The Ruby Way

The Ruby Way, the backbone of Ruby Country, will be a cycle, walkway and horse path from Hatherleigh via Holsworthy to Bude and is part of the National Cycle Network.

National Cycle Network LogoThe first major section of the Ruby Way, part of the emerging National Cycle Network in Devon, has been opened at Halwill Junction.

The Ruby Way is being developed in stages by Devon County Council and this first section runs from Halwill Junction to Cookworthy Forest Centre, a distance of 2½ miles (4km). At the start it runs through a Devon Wildlife Trust reserve on an elevated boardwalk, to avoiding damaging the wonderful wildflower meadows. The route continues on the former railway and then on forest tracks thanks to an agreement with Forest Enterprise.

Three other stretches of the Ruby Way have already been completed - at Highampton (a 1km stretch), Hollacombe (1km) and at Derriton Viaduct (1.6km). In addition a large number of land negotiations have been concluded or are in the final stages and planning applications have been submitted for almost the entire route. It is hoped that further lengthy sections will open within a year or two.

At Hatherleigh it is planned to link up to the Tarka Trail, creating the longest path on former railway track in the country.

It was funded by Devon County Council, the South West Regional Development Agency and the Landfill Tax Credits scheme. The cost of the scheme was 156,000.

Holsworthy Section 2

Opened in 2011 this section runs from the A3072 where it meets the end of Holsworthy Viaduct (not Derriton Viaduct), map ref 347 037 to meet the Hollacombe section
Here are a few photos I took on a sunny January Sunday
Happy WalkersBerries Along the WayView along the way
View along the wayBird along the wayBird in a tree

Here are a few more photos I took on a sunny February Sunday
Anvil Corner entranceNot a bird but it fliesView along the wayA friendly robinA rather timid chaffinch
Sexton Woods signAnother friendly robinHazel catkinsHawthorn and catkins 

Hollacombe Section

This section runs from the old railway bridge between Hollacombe and ? Cross, map ref 237850 103100 View Map., to where the old railway bridge used to be between Hollacombe and Anvil Corner, map ref 237300 103850. View Map.
Bridge EntranceAlong the WayAnvil Corner Entrance

Highampton Section

This section runs from Burdon Lane, Highampton, map ref 248150 103900 View Map., to what was Hole Station at Black Torrington, map ref 247000 103540. Turn off the A3072 at Windmilland Cross View Map.
Burdon Lane EntranceAlong the WayHole Entrance
Featured Local Businesses
LC International
Personal/Spritual Development courses run throughout Devon and Cornwall
Halwill Junction,Beaworthy
The Card Kabin
Large selection of Cards,also gifts,wrappings and much more.
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David Vaughan Accountancy
All aspects of accountancy undertaken
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Bradford Shooting Ground
Shooting for Individuals or Corporate Parties

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