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The Granite Way

Address: Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton, England
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Okehampton
Type: Biking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Type: Biking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great walking and cycling route on the doorstep, parking nearby, dogs allowed which unfortunately means fouling. Not enough bins on route would encourage people to pick up after their pets. Safe cycling and walking route as the trail is on the old railway line. Trains run along part of the route and there is a lovely tea room as part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The variation in the landscape along the 9 mile section from Okehampton to Lydford is spectacular with wonderful views. Nothing to dislike.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

With some good pubs nearby, including the famous Highwayman at Sourton. Great cycling over the bridges and the viaduct.

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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