Introduction

Background

The Boniface Trail is a planned shared-use path between Crediton and Exeter. It is designed to be a safe route for walkers, runners, cyclists and wheelchair users. It will also link communities en-route such as Dunscombe, Smallbrook, Newton St Cyres, Langford, Half Moon and Cowley.

It is actively being developed by the 'Boniface Trail Association' which is a registered charity.

In the News

  • 2018: A preliminary planning application for Phase 1 was made to Mid Devon District Council (MDDC). In response MDDC have outlined a number of surveys and activities which need to be completed before a full planning permission can be submitted.
  • 2017: Detailed discussions with key landowners were undertaken.
  • 2016: The 'Boniface Trail Group' obtained charitable status.
  • Early 2016: It was agreed to address the project in phases. Phase 1 will be from Smallbrook to Newbridge. 
  • Late 2015: A survey was undertaken to clarify the support for a shared-use path and to examine attitudes to a range of implementation options. A substantial proportion of respondents supported the path and the majority considered the A377 too dangerous to cycle.
  • March 2015: A range of interested parties - including Sustainable Crediton, Newton St Cyres and Crediton councillors, key landowners, and individuals - met and agreed to work together to develop a shared-use path.
  • 2014: A survey of the main road (A377) between Crediton and Exeter was undertaken.
  • 2013: A subgroup of Sustainable Crediton was formed to look at developing a cycle path. The term 'Boniface Trail' was coined together with the associated logo. 
  • 2012: Sustrans outlined their recommendations for shared use paths connecting Exeter to both Crediton and Tiverton.

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