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This book was completely revised and e-issued with a new ISBN in March 2015 to include some major changes that took place with the former railway routes in Devon and Cornwall during 2014.

This book looks at the former Southern Railway routes in Devon and Cornwall that have become known as "The Withered Arm."

The routes covered in the book are:

* Barnstaple to Ilfracombe

* Barnstaple to Halwill Junction

* Okehampton to Bude

* Halwill Junction to Wadebridge

* Wenfordbridge to Padstow

* Okehampton to Bere Alston

The routes are broken down into easily manageable sections of about 5 miles each way

There have been a number of important developments in Devon and Cornwall since the original book went to print, most notably that Devon County Council announced in late 2014 that their proposed cycle route using the Tavistock to Bere Alston railway formation had been shelved.

A4 format, 88 pages, over 175 illustrations -  £15.95 including postage and packing

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Although my books are written mainly with leisure cyclists and walkers in mind, given my history there is a fair amount of railway-related content in them as well, and those who have purchased them will already know that they give a good overview of what sections of the lines covered can be seen and visited today.

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