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Postby Boreades » 11:12 am

It's now officially British Summer, and there are hailstones battering the window.

Never the less, we have intrepid walkers boldly going where many walkers have gone before. From some of the most recent visitors to our parish, I have just learnt about the "Okehampton Bypass". Nothing to do with the A30 dual carriageway, or the LSWR / Southern / British Rail / GWR railway to Okehampton. This is the "ancient trackway" that goes past Okehampton, staying on the high ground of the moor.

Visible here on the old OS maps on NLS:
https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=1 ... rs=168&b=1

Curiously straight in parts, and not called a Roman Road. Some of it now lost under Meldon Quarry, but parts to the east still visible on Google Maps satellite view

https://www.google.com/maps/@50.7215683 ... a=!3m1!1e3
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