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Address: Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton, England
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Brilliant flat safe pathway

We love the Granite way and have walked lots of different stretches of it. it is safe, flat and a lot of the paths run adjacent to the Moors so you can make detours and circular... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We love the Granite way and have walked lots of different stretches of it. it is safe, flat and a lot of the paths run adjacent to the Moors so you can make detours and circular walks if you please. Cycling is very safe and there is a hire place. Recommended pon a sunny day as there is plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Watch the steeper parts if you're not an experienced biker like me - the route down is fun...... But you can avoid the steeper bits and for the novice this is an ideal beautiful setting and I thoroughly enjoyed my day! Without doubt visit the unusual pub called highwayman! It's spooky but well worth it!

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We hired a tandem to travel up and down the Granite Way, although in parts the track wasn't completed there were gorgeous views across the Meldon Viaduct. My wife and I had a lovely time!

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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110 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Walked and cycled parts of this route, very nice way to see a bit of Dartmoor away from traffic. We started at station above Okehampton and cycled towards Lydford, taking in the old quarry workings at Meldon, crossing the viaduct. Quite busy with walkers and cyclists, but then this is a popular route.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 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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