Walk Leader Training in Okehampton West Devon

Movement with Communities – Our Work in West Devon

We are committed to working with partners, to achieve positive impact for people’s lives, in local places where multiple inequalities exist. We can do this by connecting, advocating and enabling people to move more.

Working Together to Achieve Systemic Change

By working together, we can overcome more challenges and find new ways to help people in the community be active.

Our Partnerships team are our community-based leads in designated localities across the county. They work together with local and national partners, organisations, groups, volunteers and activity providers. The community-based leads for West Devon are Fabienne Beavers and Hannah Worth. You can contact Fabienne and Hannah by emailing: Fabienne.Beavers@activedevon.org or Hannah.Worth@activedevon.org.

We also have two members of our team who are actively engaging with local clubs and organisations across Devon, to explore ways they can provide support on welfare and safeguarding best practice. If you are part of a club or organisation and would like to have a chat to see how they can help you, please get in touch. Nick Cull is the contact for West Devon, and you can connect with him by emailing: Nick.Cull@activedevon.org.

Our Work in West Devon

  • Working with community run open air pools, such as Chagford, and others in neighboring districts to ensure their survival and sustainability, following the challenges that COVID-19 and the cost-of-living crisis have brought.
  • Distributing Together Funding to tackle inequality, and specifically rurality and isolation, in West Devon so more people can enjoy positive experiences.
  • Supporting the volunteers offering accessible walking with Okehampton and Tavistock Walk and Talk. We are also working closely with West Devon Borough Council on strategic matters including the development of the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan.

Who We’re Working with to Achieve Impact in West Devon

Opportunities to Connect

We bring people together to collaborate and create impact. Here’s some opportunities for you to connect in West Devon:

  • Our free Adult Cycling Training sessions are for adults who want to improve their cycling skills and gain more confidence. They are open to adults who live or work in Devon (except Plymouth and Torbay) and are delivered by qualified cycling instructors.

Physical Activity Providers Hub

Our Physical Activity Provider Hub contains a range of resources from us and our trusted partners. This support is aimed to help you to build a resilient offer, reach new audiences and meet local community needs, both now and into the future.

Promoting and Delivering Your Activities

Devon Connect is a free online community hub for residents and communities across Devon (currently not including Plymouth). As a local group or organisation, you can make connections and share knowledge, information and resources.

The Plymouth Online Directory provides information, advice, help, and support services to adults, young people, and families who live and work in Plymouth. Creating a page on the directory is free and simple to do.

More information on both Devon Connect and the Plymouth Online Directory can be found in our Resources to Help You Achieve Best Practice blog.


West Devon is Devon’s most rural Local authority with only 49 people per square km.” Source: ONS Census 2021