The Dartmoor Line opens tomorrow!

A great opportunity to explore Dartmoor and welcome visitors to Crediton.

From tomorrow, Saturday 20 November, the Dartmoor line will connect Exeter, Crediton and Okehampton for the first time in nearly 50 years, making it easier for residents and visitors to explore more of our beautiful area.

Dartmoor is only a stone’s throw from Crediton and can be seen from a number of viewpoints around the town, creating some of the best landscape scenes in the district.  The Dartmoor Line will make it easier for Crediton visitors to enjoy a day out in Okehampton and Dartmoor.  With a journey time of under 30 minutes, and trains running every two hours each way, you can easily plan for a full day’s adventure.

Reopening the Dartmoor Line (GWR)

Come and Explore Crediton on the Dartmoor Line

Crediton is a buzzing town the whole year round.  There’s always something to see and do with an active arts community embedded in the town.

Fancy a bit of retail therapy?  Crediton is known for its wide range of independent retailers and quality eateries catering for everyone’s taste.  If you time your visit, you can make a beeline to the Farmers’ Market on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, held in the town square.  Take a look at Crediton Parish Church, which attracts visitors from all over the world.  Crediton creates a great atmosphere and hosts lots of events throughout the town and it’s certainly worth a visit.

Crediton Farmers’ Market

Make the Trip

Up and coming town events to look out for:

  1. Crediton Christmas Tree Festival: 11am – 6pm on Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 December and 2pm – 4:30pm Sunday 5 December at Crediton Parish Church.
  2. Crediton Farmers’ Market: 20 November, 4 December and 18 December, 10am – 1pm in the Town Square.
  3. There are lots of events taking place at Crediton Arts Centre in November and December from Around the World in 88 Tales, Marx Brothers Double Bill, Pip Utton presents Dickens and Living Room Theatre presents ‘All is Mended’.
  4. Boniface Town Trail: discover the town centre through its history, learning about St Boniface the Patron Saint of Devon.

For More Information about the Launch of the Dartmoor Line

Great Western Railway and the Crediton In & Around team will be following the launch of the Dartmoor Line and posting live updates throughout the day.  Check out their Facebook page to see the first train leaving Crediton station.  Crediton In & Around have also published their top reasons to visit Okehampton from Crediton, which can be found on their website:

Crediton Station: Photograph by Rob Stoyle provided with thanks by Crediton In & Around

Tips for the Launch

If you are planning to travel on the Dartmoor Line this Saturday, an extra train from Okehampton at 8:30am has been added due to demand.  Parking at Okehampton Station will be limited, therefore a free shuttle bus from the town centre has been arranged.

You can find out more information here:

For more information about Crediton, or places to stay in and around the town, visit:

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