Thursday, 13 June 2013

Cycling Drake's Trail to Morrisons car park

A little video I made to show the route between the end of Drake's Trail on Anderton Lane and a local landmark. I put off riding on Drake's Trail for weeks after it opened because I had no clue where it was. Well now you know.

You can reach the A390 Callington Road on traffic free paths / quiet roads by following this route from Morrisons up to Boughthayes Estate.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Plym Crescent playground

The playground at Plym Crescent is lovely. It's tucked away behind some garages accessed by a car-width alley on the corner of Plym Crescent.

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It's a sunny, sheltered spot with plenty of room to run around in and several picnic tables. The play equipment is solidly constructed with wood, rope and chain and appears to have been recently repaired to a good standard. There are also two football goals. There was plenty of litter on the ground, including lots of firework remains. The bins hadn't been emptied for so long that the black sacks had decayed. We found an old compost bag under the fence, so filled it with rubbish.

The route we took was from Meadowlands, across the footbridge over the Tavy towards Pixon Lane, but following the path along the river towards the A386/Whitchurch Road roundabout. Cross Whitchurch Road at the Pelican crossing, then a few tens of metres to turn left into Deer Park Lane. Deer Park Lane is quite steep - we (me pulling nearly 50kg of kids in trailer behind bike) were overtaken by a man on a mobility vehicle who observed "that looks like hard work!" before zooming away uphill. Follow Deer Park Lane to the point where it becomes Grove Park, where a footpath leaves the road on the left. This is a gem of a quiet path which takes you all the way to Meavy Way, looking at Plym Crescent on the far side.

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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Tavistock Traffic Orders

Static image from Google's Map view of Tavistock.
Some small posters have appeared on telegraph poles near us recently. They suggest more information can be found at "from 14th March". I don't know why they couldn't put the info online first and then put the posters up so that the URLs (an ideal application for QR codes, Devon) produced something useful before today.

So today's the day and the information is available (follow the 'search' link, select Tavistock CP from the District list).

Here is a copy of the 'Various streets, Tavistock' notice attached to telegraph poles and here is the Tavistock traffic order itself. In a shameful display of self-interest, here's the "No Waiting At Any Time" part pertaining to Callington Road:

Callington Road, Tavistock

the south-east side from its junction with Drake Villas in a south-westerly direction to the boundary of Innswell/Catholic Church (Our Lady of the Assumption)

As far as I can see that means the No Waiting At Any Time restriction applies to the region marked red. Drake Villas are the houses overlooking the short piece of the A390 between the Spar roundabout and the A386 roundabout on the corner of Meadowlands. Innswell is the church's uphill neighbour.