What is the best part of the Tarka Trail?

What is the best part of the Tarka Trail?

The 180-mile trail forms a figure-eight around the North Devon coast and countryside, but we’re looking at the most popular section: the 32 miles of traffic-free, flat path between Braunton and Meeth.

Can you cycle all of the Tarka Trail?

Can you walk the Tarka Trail? The Tarka Trail follows existing public rights of way including access through towns and villages, public footpaths and bridleways. Heading north takes you onto the Two Moors Way which then connects with the South West Coast Path. These are all footpaths and not suitable for cycling.

Where does the Tarka Trail start and end?

The “Devon Coast to Coast” National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 27, the complete 102 mile route of which, runs between Ilfracombe on the north Devon coast to Plymouth on the south coast.

How long does it take to walk the Tarka Trail?

between 2-4 hours
Most are circular walks, starting and ending at car parks or pubs and taking between 2-4 hours to complete. The map above shows the locations of the walks. Click on the orange locator icons to see where the walks are.

How flat is the Tarka Trail?

The track is flat and well maintained in both directions, and heads along the banks of the river estuary, providing stunning views. North, the route to Braunton is around 6 miles.

Is the Tarka Trail paved?

The Tarka Trail between Braunton and Meeth is a section of flat, tarmacked, unused railway which provides 30 miles of traffic free cycling – the longest stretch in the UK.

How far is the Tarka Trail from Barnstaple to Bideford?

This article focuses on the second section of the trail (9 miles), from Barnstaple to Bideford along the banks of the rivers Taw and Torridge, passing Fremington Quay, Instow, and Bideford. Download the PDF below for further details and a map.

Where does Tarka Trail start?

Beginning in the pretty village of Braunton, the route is incredibly easy to follow. It’s also flat and traffic-free, making it perfect for families. Your journey will continue along the banks of the River Taw, passing through Chivenor and crossing the tributary river Yeo on the new swing bridge at Barnstaple.

Where is the start of the Tarka Trail?

How far does the Tarka Trail go?

180 mile
Inspired by the route travelled by Tarka the Otter from Henry Williamson’s famous 1927 novel, the Tarka Trail is a 180 mile, figure of eight walking and cycling route that traverses unspoiled countryside, dramatic sea cliffs and beautiful beaches enabling you to explore and experience the very best North Devon has to …