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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
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- Aug 31, 2014
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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11 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Reading
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27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Now completely off road for nine miles this offers fun family riding, walking, or just exploring. Lydford Gorge is a mile from one end and towards the other end an impressive viaduct. Get on your bikes and enjoy

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Hunston, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Love the way the walk is safe for dogs ,kids and cyclists . Beware you do cross roads but check maps so you are aware . Such stunning views and bird song,peaceful area with a viaduct to add to the photos. Will walk the whole length ,please don't rain!

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Oxfordshire
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We cycled the path between Okehampton and Lydford. What a joy! We cycle quite a number of former railway cycle paths (thank you so much, Sustrans and the local authorities) and this is by far the best quality surface of those we have done. The new section is possibly the smoothest surface I have ever cycled - no potholes, no... More

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