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Bikes out in the sunshine 🌞

We are local and probably take the Tarka Trail for granted. Went from Stowford to Meeth on Saturday... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DMVEAL
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Dull on a dull day

I walked this yesterday - the section from Braunton to Barnstaple to Instow. On a grey overcast day... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Albywon
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Tarka Trail is a pedestrian and cycle way within the North Devon Biosphere Reserve. This page is for the 48km, shared-use section between Braunton and Meeth which runs along the line of an old railway. It is part of the National Cycle Network...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are local and probably take the Tarka Trail for granted. Went from Stowford to Meeth on Saturday and Stowford to Instow today. It was lovely. Cool in the speckled sun and lots of different things to look at along the way. Smelt lovely as...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank DMVEAL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I walked this yesterday - the section from Braunton to Barnstaple to Instow. On a grey overcast day in early May it was hard to get too excited, but I imagine beautiful in early summer on a nice day

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Albywon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice trail that is flat and easily negotiated. This didn't stop my incompetent wide from falling off her bike

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Easter was perfect with a cycle ride from Torrington Cycle Hire- the team there always hire out great bikes in terrific condition and also do coffees, cakes and a wide selection of postcards, cycle accessories and ice creams. We rode along to Bideford where...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Adam C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic bike ride along this trail. Perfect for my 8 year old as nice and flat. We cycled from Braunton into barnstaple and back.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kelly t
Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

Walked from Great Torrington Northwards along the trail, crossing the river several times. Lots to see and some great views. The only thing that lets this part down is the road noise in part, otherwise a great trail to spend several hours.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

This is a lovely walk with lots of friendly people and great views of the river. There are cafes along the way for a pit stop

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank staceyvallins
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Great place to ride. Not too busy during the week. Great for families as mainly flat and no traffic. Choose which section and check where food/drinks stops are.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Andy B
Reviewed November 6, 2018

cant recommend it enough, a great family trip we have done it twice with our 7 and eight-year-olds and it was amazing, we camped and cycled and motorhomed it was such a lovely way to be together as a family

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DeniseA846
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Although most of the advertising is skewed towards. Cycling on the Tarka Trail, we walked, with our dog. The slower pace enables you to take in the sights and many picture boards at places of particular or special interest. Several bridges over the river add...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NeilM48
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rach2018
May 7, 2018|
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Response from TarkaTrail | Property representative |
Hi there, 'traffic' on The Trail increases in holiday season, however planning your route to take in this section mid-week would see it a little quieter. It never becomes gridlocked, but it is unlikely you could keep up a... More
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travelleron668
March 25, 2018|
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Response from TarkaTrail | Property representative |
Hi there. This page covers only the shared-use section of The Tarka Trail from Braunton to Meeth, which measures 48km - easily covered in a single day. The entire Tarka Trail measures about 260km, however this include... More
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