GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Stover Canal

2 miles (3 km)

Follow the Stover Canal from Newton Abbot to Teigngrace on this short walk in South Devon. It's a nice easy stroll along a section of the Templer Way with the option to continue on to Stover Country Park where there's some nice woodland trails and a lovely lake. At the Newton Abbot end of the canal you can follow a waterside path along the River Teign to extend your walk.
The canal forms part of the Stover Cycle Path which runs from Newton Abbot to Bovey Tracey along a traffic free path.

Stover Canal OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Stover Canal Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Bell Inn in Bovey Tracey is a great option for some refreshments. The friendly, cosy pub has a good menu and a very fine garden area to relax in on warmer days. You can find it at Town Hall Place with postcode TQ13 9AA for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

At the end of the route you could pick up the River Teign Walk and follow the river towards the town of Chudleigh. Here you can pick up the circular Chudleigh Walk and visit some of the highlights of the area including Chudleigh Rocks, Ugbrooke Park and the Castle Dyke Iron Age Hillfort.
In Newton Abbot you could pay a visit to Decoy Country Park. There's a Wildlife Discovery Centre, Nature Reserve and a watersports centre next to the lake here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Devon Walks page.


Stover Canal, disused - - 994262

Another mysterious-looking spot on the old canal, with sunlight giving the water a milky look

Remains of Stover Canal - - 994022

Water remains in some quantity along this section of the disused canal; above the nearby Graving Dock lock there is very little.

Stover Canal Bridge - - 1673170

Stover Canal Ancient Bridge

Railway bridge across the Stover canal - - 1185002

Railway bridge across the Stover canal. Where Templer Way skirts a grassy open space, perhaps reclaimed industrial land, the skewed railway bridge which carried the branch line to Moretonhampstead appears to be resting on the grass, but the Stover canal is revealed after a few steps.

GPS Files

GPX File

Stover Canal.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Stover Canal.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)