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Ivybridge

Ivybridge is a pretty little town on the edge of the fabulous Dartmoor National Park & is known as 'The Gateway to the Moors'. Ivybridge enjoys both a magnificent natural setting & centuries of history as a mill town & a staging post on the London Road. There were three Mills in Ivybridge (one still survives today), all powered by the constant waters of the River Erme, the elixir of life for the town!

The Erme is now part of the attraction of Ivybridge, flowing through the middle of the town & drawing many tourists to photograph it’s beauty in the heart of the town centre.

Set on the edge of magnificent moorland scenery it’s no surprise that Ivybridge attracts many walkers, there are lots of books available on the various walks & the many sights in the area. As well as the moorland walks to the north there are many excellent walks to the south in the picturesque Erme Valley Trail. Walking enthusiasts will know that Ivybridge marks the start of the 'Two Moors Way'.

Crossing the river at the northern end of the town centre is the medieval packhorse bridge, the 'Ivy Bridge', immortalised by a number of important artists including JMW Turner. Spanning the valley a little further upstream, the railway viaduct provides a striking backdrop to the town & is a favourite with photographers. Other popular sights nearby include the valley spanning viaduct. This modern structure replaced the original Brunel designed version originally built in 1848 & now reduced to a few remaining pillars in Longtimber Woods.

So why not take a trip to Ivybridge & sample for yourself just what the town has to offer...you won't be disappointed!