New interactive history trail launched in Crediton

Crediton Inclusive History Trail

A new interactive history trail has been launched in Crediton with the aim of encouraging more visitors to the town by train.  

The trail has been put together by the Turning Tides Project which is based in Crediton Station Tea Rooms.

The Turning Tides Project have created a map and a series of videos which take people round the town.  The videos encourage people to get involved at each of the points on the trail.  Hard copies of the map are available in the Tea Rooms and from Crediton Library. The videos are online here

Funding for the Trail came from the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership thanks to a grant from the Community Rail Development Fund, a joint initiative of the Department for Transport and the Community Rail Network.

Partnership Manager Richard Burningham said “This is a lovely project and, at the launch, I really enjoyed following the Trail with the team who put it together. It’s great to work with the very innovative Turning Tides Project and I look forward to further joint initiatives.”

The Crediton Courier covered the launch and their article is here 

Information about the Turning Tides Project and Crediton Station Tea Rooms can be found here and here 

Crediton is served by both the Exeter – Barnstaple Tarka Line and, new from 20 November, the Exeter – Okehampton Dartmoor Line.