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The Granite Way

Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton, England
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Okehampton
Type: Biking Trails, Sports
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This is a pleasant and not too strenuous walk. There also a cycle path which runs alongside. Beautiful views throughout the area

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I biked the entire Granite Way. Rented the bike from the YHA. It was a great outing and biking allows to you cover the whole thing in about 1/2 to 3/4 of a day with only modest effort.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is a really good bike ride, taking 9 miles to travel from Okehampton to Lydford. The gradients are gentle, following the old railway track, and the surface is very good. The path crosses two remarkable viaducts, with striking views to the valleys below, and up to the high Moor, though for much of the ride the views are obscured... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Well loved and well used I found it unexciting walking, shaded by trees, alongside the main road for quite a bit and the views mostly absent from the Okehampton end. But like I said, it is a flat and metalled path and well used.

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Hindhead, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We started out day at Oakhampton station. You can hire bike here is needed. We set off along Route 27 and cycled the 10 miles to Lydford through the beautiful rolling hills and valleys of Dartmoor. It is a short rise if you are reasonably fit, limited climbs and probably about an hour one way. When you get to Lydford... More

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Devon girl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We cycled from Lydford to Okehampton station and back again. As others have said, its flat and now doesn't involve any road cycling. Real shame that the cafe at Meldon Viaduct is not currently open. We enjoyed tea and cake there when we were walking in the area a few years back. Lots of families were enjoying the Granite Way... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Flat, mostly straight cycling / walking path for a family day out. Very good for kids as the route doesn't have hills and a car traffic. Only in few places it crosses main road but there are gates so no risk for kids. The little downside, I found it slightly boring. If you want more excitement, the cycling isn't enough.... More

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Easy and safe for family . Great for cycling!! Lovely to see the Dartmoor steam train go up and down the track just along side!!

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a well signposted, fairly flat cycling route with amazing views over the Devon countryside. Highly recommended for families as well as older cyclists. Recommend the cycle hire/tea shop place en route where staff are very friendly and the Bearslake Inn down underneath the viaduct which serves great food, friendly staff and pretty setting.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The granite way is an excellent short bike ride through glorious countryside, despite being high in the hills offering wonderful views through valleys there are no significant inclines or declines making the journey very nice. There are some superb pubs just off the track. Excellent for all ages.

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