This is an old tramway built for two gentlemen of Totnes. It was built in 1847 for carrying peat from Redlake Mire to Shipley Bridge and the naphtha works there. The tramway was made of wooden rails bolted to granite blocks, along which the peat was transported in horse-drawn carts. The business only lasted for a few years and ended in 1850. This has now become a good path to take you from Shipley Bridge out to Redlake, avoiding the popular Avon Dam path.