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Primary Destinations
Barnstaple • Bideford • Exeter • Exmouth • Honiton • Okehampton • Paignton • Plymouth • Tavistock • Torquay
Other Important Destinations
Kingsbridge • Newton Abbot • Tiverton
Current Highway Authorities
Devon • Plymouth • Torbay
Borders
Cornwall • Dorset • Somerset
Highways England Roads
M5, A30, A35, A38, A303
This article is about the county.
For the highway authority, see Devon Council
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Devon is a traditional county in the South West of England. It is the only county with two separate coastlines.

Geography & Economy

Dartmoor

Devon is perhaps more closely associated with the sea than any other English county. Drake and Raleigh were local lads, whilst Plymouth is a major port and Dartmouth is home to the Royal Naval College. Fishing and shipbuilding are traditional industries, whilst farming and mining took place inland. In the north Devon shares Exmoor with Somerset but Dartmoor in the south lies wholly within the county; the latter is one of England's largest remaining wildernesses. Tourism is today very important. The area around Torbay has been marketed as the English Riviera since the 19th century, whilst the north also has some smaller resorts.

Roads

The southern end of the M5

The south of the county, with the exception of Dartmoor which only has a couple of roads crossing it, is well served by the road network, whilst only a small number of roads head north, or cross into North Devon from neighbouring Cornwall or Somerset. Although Exmoor has a relatively good road network the land drops steeply down to the Bristol Channel so the coast road, where there is one, is steep and winding. The south of the county has a number of estuaries which are not bridged, although the Dart and Tamar do have vehicle ferries; elsewhere drivers must detour.

The majority of roads within the county are maintained by Devon County Council, with Plymouth City Council and Torbay Council controlling their own areas. Highways England restrict their network to the south with five roads converging on the county town of Exeter. The A30 and A38 head either side of Dartmoor into Cornwall, whilst the M5, A303 and A35 head east. The A361 North Devon Link Road, built in the 1980s, is the only road to the north of any quality but this is no longer trunk. The A39 runs along the north coast but is not worthy of Class I status; in the area of Lynton it follows a more-or-less S1 route along the valley of the East Lyn before leaving town along the steep Countisbury Hill.

Route From To Length
A30 Hounslow Land's End 284 miles View
A30 Exeter Okehampton 26.4 miles View
A30 Okehampton Launceston 15.9 miles View
A30 Hounslow Land's End 284 miles View
A30 Upottery Exeter 19.5 miles View
A30 Yeovil Upottery 22.8 miles View
A3015 Sowton Exeter 5.2 miles View
A3022 Edginswell Brixham 11.2 miles View
A303 Popham Upottery 95 miles View
A3039 West Street Chard Street 0.1 miles View
A3040 Fore Street East Budleigh Road 0.5 miles View
A3041 Devonport Hartley 3.0 miles View
A3042 Devonport Keyham 1.4 miles View
A3043 Devonport Stoke 0.5 miles View
A3044 Plymouth Road Ford Street 0.1 miles View
A3049 Devonport Road Keyham Road 0.5 miles View
A3052 Charmouth Clyst St Mary 27.0 miles View
A3064 Milehouse Kings Tamerton 2.4 miles View
A3070 Raymond's Hill Lyme Regis 3.3 miles View
A3071 Lyme Road Chard Road 0.3 miles View
A3072 Bickleigh Bude 53.5 miles View
A3073 Exeter Inn Bampton 1.3 miles View
A3078 Plympton St Budeaux 6.0 miles View
A3079 Fowley Cross Dunsland Cross 12.8 miles View
A3079 Horton, Ilminster Upottery 9.5 miles View
A3081 Mutley Laira 1.6 miles View
A3084 Redhills Alphington 0.9 miles View
A3085 Whipton Shillingford Abbot 5.2 miles View
A3121 Wrangaton Ermington 6.1 miles View
A3122 Halwell Dartmouth 6.9 miles View
A3123 Mullacott Cross Kentisbury Cross 6.9 miles View
A3124 Whiddon Down Great Torrington 23.6 miles View
A3125 Barnstaple Barnstaple Town Centre 2.5 miles View
A3126 West Exe Roundabout Bolham Road Roundabout 1.5 miles View
A35 Honiton Swaythling, Southampton 97 miles View
A358 Williton Axe Bridge 43.2 miles View
A361 Ilfracombe Kilsby 213 miles View
A364 Barnstaple Bampton 30 miles View
A373 Honiton Cullompton 10.4 miles View
A374 Marsh Mills, Plymouth Trerulefoot 16.0 miles View
A374 Donyatt Colyford 16.2 miles View
A375 Honiton Sidmouth 8.8 miles View
A376 Clyst St Mary Exmouth 7.7 miles View
A377 Exeter Barnstaple 40.6 miles View
A378 Cotfield Pinhoe 4.6 miles View
A379 Exeter Plymouth 70.0 miles View
A38 Bodmin Mansfield 309.8 miles View
A38 Waterloo Cross Creech Castle 309.8 miles View
A380 Kennford Collaton St Mary 18 miles View
A381 Teignmouth Salcombe 34 miles View
A382 Newton Abbot Whiddon Down 19.1 miles View
A383 Kingsteignton Bickington 7.1 miles View
A384 Buckfastleigh Dartington 4.3 miles View
A385 Collaton St Mary South Brent 10.8 miles View
A386 Appledore Plymouth 60.0 miles View
A388 Saltash Landcross 48.7 miles View
A39 Corston Falmouth 204 miles View
A390 Tavistock Three Burrows 59.8 miles View
A396 Marsh Street Cowley 42 miles View
A397 Halberton Uffculme 3.5 miles View
A398 Norton Fitzwarren South Molton 35.2 miles View
A399 South Molton Ilfracombe 22 miles View
B3042 Witheridge Eggesford Station 9.4 miles View
B3060 Churscombe Paignton 1.6 miles View
B3092 Frome Sturminster Newton 25.3 miles View
B3096 Chawleigh Leigh Cross 2.9 miles View
B3123 Alphington Matford 1.5 miles View
B3137 Tiverton South Molton 20.7 miles View
B3138 Barnstaple By Pass Barnstaple 0.7 miles View
B3149 Pottington Barnstaple 0.57 miles View
B3161 Colyford Colyton 1.0 mile View
B3165 Somerton Lyme Regis 30.5 miles View
B3166 Monkton Wyld Cross Red Cross 0.5 miles View
B3169 Horton Cross Stopgate 7.6 miles View
B3170 Taunton Stopgate 10.5 miles View
B3172 Boshill Cross Seaton Down 4.2 miles View
B3173 Seaton Hangman's Stone 3.3 miles View
B3174 Clyst Honiton Seaton 20.1 miles View
B3175 All Saints Road The Esplanade 0.3 miles View
B3176 Sidmouth Bowd 2.4 miles View
B3177 Ottery St Mary Patteson's Cross 4.5 miles View
B3178 Newton Poppleford Exmouth 11.6 miles View
B3179 Clyst St George Knowle 7.0 miles View
B3180 Strete Ralegh Lympstone Common 7.8 miles View
B3181 Appledore Pinhoe 16.1 miles View
B3181 Topsham Pinhoe 4.2 miles View
B3182 Countess Wear Sandy Park 1.2 miles View
B3182 Exeter Countess Weir 2.0 miles View
B3182 Magdalen Street Friars Green 0.05 miles View
B3183 Cowley Bridge Road, Exeter Honiton Road, Exeter 3.3 miles View
B3183 Cowley Bridge Road Heavitree Road 3.3 miles View
B3184 Clyst Honiton Nine Oaks 3.5 miles View
B3184 Broadclyst Clyst Honiton (E) 1.8 miles View
B3185 Silverton (W) Clyst Honiton (E) 7.7 miles View
B3186 Newton Ferrers Yealmpton 3.6 miles View
B3186 Cullompton Tiverton 5.5 miles View
B3190 Five Bells Bampton 17.1 miles View
B3192 Ashcombe Cross Teignmouth 5.0 miles View
B3193 Kingsteignton Dunsford (E) 11.4 miles View
B3194 Chudleigh Knighton Bovey Tracey 2.0 miles View
B3194 Churchstow Stumpypost Cross 1.7 miles View
B3195 Higher Sandygate Newton Abbot 3.9 miles View
B3195 Newton Abbot Shaldon 4.6 miles View
B3196 Kitterford Cross Loddiswell 5.5 miles View
B3196 Balls Corner Torquay Road 0.8 miles View
B3197 Churchstow West Alvington 1.7 miles View
B3198 Torre St Marychurch 1.3 miles View
B3199 Riviera Way, Shiphay St Marychurch Road roundabout 1.3 miles View
B3200 Babbacombe Torquay 1.2 miles View
B3201 Torquay Road Dartmouth Road 2.0 miles View
B3202 Torquay Road Esplanade Road 0.3 miles View
B3202 St Marychurch Torquay 1.1 miles View
B3203 Totnes Road Brixham Road 0.4 miles View
B3204 Main Road Fore Street 1.2 miles View
B3204 Churston Brixham 1.9 miles View
B3205 Stoke Fleming (NE) Hillhead 4.6 miles View
B3206 Dartmouth Stoke Fleming 1.5 miles View
B3206 Easton Chagford 1.5 miles View
B3206 Totnes Buckfastleigh 6.0 miles View
B3207 Modbury Dartmouth 15.8 miles View
B3208 Halwell Halwell Cross 0.4 miles View
B3209 Churchstow (W) West Alvington (SW) 1.7 miles View
B3210 Flete Totnes 13.5 miles View
B3211 Ermington Ivybridge 2.7 miles View
B3212 Whipton, Exeter Yelverton 35.7 miles View
B3213 Ivybridge Wrangaton 4.2 miles View
B3213 Green Bridge, nr Dunsford Farrant's Bridge 2.9 miles View
B3214 Laira Mutley Plain 1.6 miles View
B3214 Cadeleigh Station Crediton 8.5 miles View
B3215 North Tawton Okehampton 5.4 miles View
B3216 Jacobstowe Hatherleigh 2.5 miles View
B3217 Dolton Atherington 8.4 miles View
B3218 Dunsland Cross New Road Cross, Okehampton 14.0 miles View
B3219 Folly Gate Sourton Down 3.4 miles View
B3219 Whiddon Down Winkleigh 11.9 miles View
B3220 Morchard Road Winkleigh 7.8 miles View
B3221 Tiverton South Molton 15.8 miles View
B3222 Exebridge Barlynch 4.3 miles View
B3223 Dulverton Watersmeet 20.2 miles View
B3226 King's Nympton Station South Molton By Pass 10.8 miles View
B3227 Langford, Taunton Stibb Cross 57.9 miles View
B3228 South Molton Fortescue Cross 8.8 miles View
B3229 Kentisbury Ford Easter Close Cross 1.4 miles View
B3230 Barnstaple (NE) Ilfracombe 9.6 miles View
B3231 Braunton Croyde 4.7 miles View
B3232 Great Torrington Roundswell, Barnstaple 9.1 miles View
B3233 Bideford Bickington 8.3 miles View
B3234 Barbrook Lynmouth 1.5 miles View
B3234 Bideford Appledore 3.0 miles View
B3235 The Quay Meddon Street 0.4 miles View
B3236 Northam Bideford Bypass 2.6 miles View
B3237 Clovelly Cross Clovelly 1.4 miles View
B3238 Mutley St Jude's 0.8 miles View
B3239 Exeter Street Clovelly Road 0.4 miles View
B3240 Exeter Street Union Street 0.95 miles View
B3241 Devonport Laira 3.5 miles View
B3242 York Street Tavistock Place 0.3 miles View
B3243 Stoke Road Exeter Street 0.6 miles View
B3244 North Road West Hoe Road 0.8 miles View
B3245 East Stonehouse Stonehouse 0.4 miles View
B3246 Crabtree St Budeaux 5.5 miles View
B3248 Clovelly Dykes, Baxworthy Cross 5.7 miles View
B3250 Manadon Drake Circus 2.0 miles View
B3254 Sandplace Kilkhampton 41.2 miles View
B3257 Plusha Bere Alston 21.0 miles View
B3259 Launceston Kilkhampton 18.7 miles View
B3260 Okehampton By Pass(E) Meldon 3.9 miles View
B3261 Kilmington Raymond's Hill 2.8 miles View
B3264 Kingsbridge Churchstow 1.5 miles View
B3278 Bridestowe Shortacombe 1.9 miles View
B3281 Lympstone(N) Woodbury 1.3 miles View
B3336 Beer Beach New Road 0.7 miles View
B3337 Torre Torquay 0.7 miles View
B3338 East Street Mill Street 0.1 miles View
B3343 Mullacott Cross Woolacombe 3.7 miles View
B3344 Bovey Tracey Chudleigh bypass (NE) 6.5 miles View
B3352 Peartree Cross Stawell's Bush Cross 2.1 miles View
B3357 Tavistock Dartmeet 13.8 miles View
B3358 Simonsbath Friendship Farm, Blackmoor Gate 7.3 miles View
B3362 Gulworthy Lawhitton 11.2 miles View
B3372 Marley Cross South Brent 2.2 miles View
B3372 Dartington Marley Cross 4.6 miles View
B3373 Crownhill Tamerton Foliot 1.5 miles View
B3380 Dart Bridge, Buckfast Lower Dean 1.7 miles View
B3381 Great Haldon (S) Starcross 5.2 miles View
B3382 Staplake Starcross 0.4 miles View
B3387 Bovey Tracey Widecombe-in-the-Moor 6.7 miles View
B3391 Burlescombe Hemyock 4.6 miles View
B3392 Harraton Cross, Modbury Bigbury-on-Sea 5.0 miles View
B3396 Milehouse Keyham 2.5 miles View
B3413 Forder Valley St Budeaux 4.3 miles View
B3416 Deep Lane Junction, Plympton Marsh Mills, Plymouth 3.7 miles View
B3417 Plympton Lee Moor 4.1 miles View
B3432 Tavistock Road Forder Valley Road 2.4 miles View
B3440 Willand Uffculme 2.0 miles View
Cullompton Bypass Willand, Devon Westcott, Devon 3.1 miles View
E116 Birmingham Plymouth 205 miles View
Exeter Bypass Pinhoe Shillingford Abbott 4.7 miles View
Fosse Way Exeter Lincoln 207.75 miles View
Harroway Farnham Seaton View
M5 West Bromwich Exeter 166 miles View
2 Dover St Austell View
T16 Exeter Leeds View
T37 Folkestone Honiton View
T40 Exeter Bodmin View
T41 Taunton Fraddon View
T8 London Penzance View 

Key

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Primary Route
Non Primary Route
Former Motorway
Defunct Route
E Road
Future Motorway
Future Primary
Future Non Primary
Historical Route
Tourist Route
Roman Road
Unbuilt Motorway
Unbuilt Primary
Unbuilt Non Primary
National Cycle Network
Cycle Route
Eurovelo Cycle Route



Devon
JunctionsAller Cross Roundabout • Blacksmiths Corner • Coffintree Cross • Cullompton Interchange • Gapemouth Corner • Lake Roundabout • Pearce's Hill • Portmore Roundabout • Sandygate Roundabout • Sowton Interchange • Tiverton Parkway Interchange
RoadsA30 • A30/Exeter - Okehampton • A30/Okehampton - Launceston • A30/Sandbox • A30/Upottery - Exeter • A30/Yeovil - Upottery • A3015 • A3022 • A303 • A3039 (Axminster) • A3040 (Budleigh Salterton) • A3041 • A3042 • A3043 • A3044 (Tavistock) • A3049 (Plymouth) • A3052 • A3064 • A3070 • A3071 (Axminster) • A3072 • A3073 (Devon) • A3078 (Plymouth) • A3079 • A3079 (Ilminster - Upottery) • A3081 • A3084 (Exeter) • A3085 • A3121 • A3122 • A3123 • A3124 • A3125 • A3126 • A35 • A358 • A361 • A364 (Barnstaple - Bamford) • A373 • A374 • A374 (Donyatt - Colyford) • A375 • A376 • A377 • A378 (Exeter) • A379 • A38 • A38/Waterloo Cross - Taunton • A380 • A381 • A382 • A383 • A384 • A385 • A386 • A388 • A39 • A390 • A396 • A397 (Tiverton - Uffculme) • A398 • A399 • B3042 • B3060 • B3092 • B3096 • B3123 • B3137 • B3138 • B3149 • B3161 • B3165 (Somerset) • B3166 (Dorset) • B3169 (Ilminster - Upottery) • B3170 • B3172 • B3173 (Devon) • B3174 • B3175 • B3176 • B3177 • B3178 • B3179 • B3180 • B3181 • B3181 (Pinhoe - Topsham) • B3182 (Countess Wear - Sandy Park) • B3182 (Exeter - Countess Weir) • B3182 (Exeter) • B3183 • B3183 (historical) • B3184 • B3184 (Broadclyst) • B3185 • B3186 • B3186 (Cullompton - Tiverton) • B3190 • B3192 • B3193 • B3194 (Chudleigh Knighton - Bovey Tracey) • B3194 (Kingsbridge) • B3195 • B3195 (Newton Abbot - Shaldon) • B3196 • B3196 (Newton Abbot) • B3197 • B3198 • B3199 • B3200 • B3201 • B3202 (Paignton) • B3202 (Torquay) • B3203 • B3204 • B3204 (Brixham) • B3205 • B3206 (Dartmouth) • B3206 (Easton - Chagford) • B3206 (Totnes - Buckfastleigh) • B3207 • B3208 (Devon) • B3209 • B3210 • B3211 • B3212 • B3213 • B3213 (Dunsford) • B3214 • B3214 (Tiverton - Crediton) • B3215 • B3216 • B3217 • B3218 • B3219 (Folly Gate - Sourton Down) • B3219 (Whiddon Down - Winkleigh) • B3220 • B3221 • B3222 • B3223 • B3226 • B3227 • B3228 • B3229 • B3230 • B3231 • B3232 • B3233 • B3234 • B3234 (Bideford) • B3235 • B3236 • B3237 • B3238 • B3239 • B3240 • B3241 • B3242 • B3243 • B3244 • B3245 • B3246 • B3248 • B3250 • B3254 • B3257 • B3259 • B3260 • B3261 • B3264 (Devon) • B3278 (Devon) • B3281 (Devon) • B3336 (Beer) • B3337 • B3338 • B3343 • B3344 • B3352 • B3357 • B3358 • B3362 • B3372 • B3372 (Dartington) • B3373 • B3380 • B3381 • B3382 • B3387 • B3391 • B3392 • B3396 • B3413 • B3416 • B3417 • B3432 • B3440 (Devon) • Cullompton Bypass • E116 (Old System) • Exeter Bypass • Fosse Way • Harroway • M5 • NCN2 • T16 (Britain) • T37 (Britain) • T40 (Britain) • T41 (Britain) • T8 (Britain)
MiscellaneousA303/History • A303/Route
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