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The Granite Way

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Address: Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton, England
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A great path for both walkers and cyclists

Living in Okehampton, we often walk on this path, and very much recommend it to visitors. We have now completed the entire route, and have enjoyed some beautiful scenery along the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We started at Okehampton and cycled down to Lake viaduct and back which gave an 11 mile round trip. The surface is paved which makes for fairly easy cycling and although some gentle uphill at start nothing too strenuous. As we got nearer to Lake viaduct the scenery opened out and became more remote so I suspect the lower part... More 

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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Living in Okehampton, we often walk on this path, and very much recommend it to visitors. We have now completed the entire route, and have enjoyed some beautiful scenery along the way. Glorious in all seasons because of the changing foliage .

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Wirral UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Parking at Okehampton is free but there are no toilets there. I struggled a little on the outbound route and only realised on my way back that there is a very slight incline hence the struggle. I was attracted by the sign by Sourton church which said I was only 3 mins from a very unusual pub - The Highwayman.... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We picked up the Granite way as part of the Devon Coast to Coast cycle route. After a brief stop to refuel on chips we headed up the stiff climb to Okehampton station, to pick up the (GW) Lots of this section is old railway line, you cross several footpath and road junctions, all of which are well indicated with... More 

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Saltash
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This Granite Way is very nice for a ride or walk. The 8 ish miles are good surface and well worth going to. Pity no coffee at Lydford one of the start points the other Oakhampyon station. A drink is available at Devon Cyles about half way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Writing this having been along this today. We often walk/ride this as a family and during school time, my wife and l love to get up there when we can. Loads of places for picnics along the way and the scenery is just gorgeous. Other people using the trail always seem to be friendly and having as good a time... More 

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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Walk the granite way, this can be accessed in many different places so if you want to do the different walks try entering from Sourton Church and walking to the viaduct. For a longer walk try leaving from Lydford and walking through to Okehampton with beautiful views of the various Tors. You can also cycle or horse ride this route.

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Helston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Nice flat walking cycling path taking in the magic of the hedgerows at this time of year. Check out the birdsong along the way and stop for a quiet thought of days gone by lost in a memory of steam trains on a trundle through the cutting.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Covered the granite way as part of a Devon coast to coast ride. Variable terrain from mostly tarmac cycle path but with surprise sections of very basis trail and even a mile or so of moorland track.Suitable for mountain , trail and touring bikes but leave the out and out racing bikes at home.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Unfortunately I chose to do the walk at a dull weather time and managed to do the whole in 2 hours and 40 minutes, including a stop for coffee and shortbread at the cycle hire place and a 5 minute stand under the bridge at Sourton to miss the worst of the rain! The whole path is pretty level tarmac... More 

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Address: Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Okehampton

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