This is a sub-page of my Devon Ancient Ways Project. On this page I have added the main maps that cover the whole of Devon. The red routes marked on the maps are what I consider to be the main ancient ways around Devon which include ridge-top routes, valley routes and those that join them. This is very basic information derived from a more detailed study of the even finer network of routes I have been looking at - I did not just take modern maps and trace the roads, I had to mark up every possible trace of track or lane on more detailed maps which has taken about 9 months to do, then study each area to determine what I think were the ancient ways. Obviously noone can really say for sure what routes were used and when so these are an educated guess.
My next portion of this intense project will be a more simplified map of the whole of Devon showing the "bare bones", the very basic routing around the County.
I hope these will be useful in your own studies, all I ask is that you credit me when using this material in your work. I can provide larger maps if needed, just write to me to discuss.
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The map above covers the region of Devon which includes Exeter, Haldon, Teignmouth, Credition and Bickleigh.
The map above covers the region of the far East of Devon which begins at Sidmouth and includes Axminster and the edges of Dorset.
The map above covers the region of Devon which includes Newton Abbot, Ashburton, Torbay, part of the South Hams.
The map above covers the region of Devon which includes Plymouth, Bere Alston, Tavistock, part of the South Hams.
The map above covers the region of Devon which includes Tiverton, East Exmoor and part of Somerset.
The map above covers the region of Devon which includes Northern Dartmoor, Okehampton, Lustleigh, Hatherleigh, Holsworthy, Chagford.
The map above covers the region of the North West of Devon which includes Exmoor, Barnstaple.
The map above covers the region of the North West of Devon which includes Bideford, Hartland, Dolton.
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