Threat to reinstatement of disused trackbed as property goes on market
May31

Threat to reinstatement of disused trackbed as property goes on market

The trackbed at Dunsland Cross – Image courtesy Bond Oxborough Phillips While ConnectBude await the outcome of their Restore Your Railway application for feasibility funding to reinstate the missing Bude to Okehampton rail link via Holsworthy and Halwill Junction, a property which sits on part of the disused trackbed has recently come on the market. The Granary & Workshop which is sited on the former Dunsland Cross station...

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Network Rail investment sees improvements to the Tarka Line
May30

Network Rail investment sees improvements to the Tarka Line

The new bridge prior to replacing the old installation between Yeoford and Copplestone © Chris Saville The Tarka Rail Association, one of the oldest and most successful Rail User Groups representing rail users on the Exeter to Barnstaple ‘Tarka Line’, welcomes the recent easing of COVID restrictions providing the incentive for more passengers to return to Devon’s railways. The Association also particularly welcomes the news that...

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All public transport links must be hard-wired into the new Okehampton rail timetable for the service to succeed
May29

All public transport links must be hard-wired into the new Okehampton rail timetable for the service to succeed

How the railways once linked communities in North Cornwall to West Devon as shown on a map drawn in 1985 by former British Railways engineer David Wroe By Richard Wolfenden-Brown – Chair, Connect Bude Whilst members and supporters of Connect Bude are inspired and encouraged by OkeRAIL’s historic achievement in successfully campaigning to reopen the rail line to Okehampton, they are urging all relevant partners to ensure that the...

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Do more on Dartmoor this half-term holiday
May28

Do more on Dartmoor this half-term holiday

Image from https://www.dartmoor.gov.uk May half term is all about maps! Families looking for some fun over half-term should go no further than Dartmoor National Park. The National Park has teamed up with local businesses to host some free family events and the theme is focused all on maps. From navigation and simple mapping skills to safety skills and treasure hunts, there’s something for everyone, whatever the ability. And with the...

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Garry and Roof-us take up running challenges for the Village Hall Roof Appeal
May28

Garry and Roof-us take up running challenges for the Village Hall Roof Appeal

Local gardener Garry Letheren is running in the ‘Conquer 24’ Endurance Race on behalf of the Sampford Courtenay Village Hall Roof Appeal. ‘Conquer 24’ is taking place on a five mile circuit in the grounds of Powderham Castle on June 5th/6th where competitors will be running to see how many laps they can achieve in 24 hours. Garry has decided to run on behalf of the Roof-us Appeal because of his close family connection to Sampford...

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