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The Granite Way

Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park, England
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Okehampton
Type: Biking Trails
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- Jul 22, 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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4 helpful votes 4 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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7 helpful votes 7 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This bike ride is not all off road unfortunately but the main roads are pretty quiet. Mostly nice and flat so not to strenuous. Very scenic and some terrific bridges you cross on the way.

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Okehampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Now that the cycle track has been extended it's even better. It's perfect for the whole family and some of the views are beautiful. There are lots of places to stop for a picnic or it is possible to stop and eat at one of the nearby pubs. The trail is reasonable flat and easy going. It can get busy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Good fairly level walk..watch out for bikes with no bells swooping up behind you. Lovely views over Dartmoor.

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OSM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Great cycle route that we experienced part of Yuu needn't start at the beginning and we joined near the first viaduct and parked in a side street Easy cycling and pub about 500m off the route down a moderately steep track Lovely picturesque scenery Highly recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I have seen a review that says there is not much to do but I say there is, great views, if you go off line a little there is meldon viaduct, meldon dam and lake, further down the army camp on the moor, the views are fantastic. Then there is sourton church and cream teas, pull off and under the... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is miles of disused railway that has been upgraded with a hard surface which is suitable for winter walking when the moors are saturated, it runs along a beautiful part of Dartmoor and goes for miles and miles, it is a well used cycle track and very suitable and accessible for wheel chair uses, it is flat and has... More

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