After looking at all of this,we set off for home happy with all our findings.Along the way however,whilst looking at the line as we went,we spotted in the middle of the field an old lineman's hut.These were built usually at remote locations to provide the gangs that maintained and mended the track,with a warm and dry shelter to take a break,store tools and make a brew.There is a parking place marked on the map where you can get a good view of the hut.
1471 on its way to Cadeleigh near to the lineman's hut
Obviously we had to investigate the hut which we found to be in generally good condition,although it did look as though some work could be done on it.Whilst inside the hut you could easily imagine all the lineman huddled tightly in there,on a cold wet Devon day,exchanging stories while taking sips from their red hot mugs of tea.
It was also interesting to see a complete line of the old concrete fencing posts,as so many have been removed.The line was obviously prone to flooding here,as every 100 yards or so,brick drains had been built.
All in all we had had a very successful day and headed home without further detour,although I did take a long look at Cadeleigh as we passed it on our way home.
Usable Google Map with all the Points of Interest Marked on it