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Mrs Nicky Brook, Stockwell Lodge, 66 South Street, Braunton EX33 2AS Tel: 01271 817128 E: stockwell.lodge@hotmail.com W: www.stockwell-lodge.co.uk

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Cycling in North Devon
Cycling in the Taka Country. There is a wide range of graded cycle routes in Tarka Country, with something to suit everyone, from the rather wobbly to the most experienced road or mountain biker. Off road routes away from busy traffic will appeal to families with young children, while there are longer on-road routes along quiet lanes which wind their way through peaceful countryside and historic villages. The Tarka Trail can be accessed only 7 miles from Country Ways at The Puffing Billy Pub just the other side of Torrington.

Mid Torridge Cycle Link:
This linking route connects the Tarka Trail Cycle/walkway at Petrockstowe, with the Sticklepath Cycle Route as it passes through Hatherleigh on its way towards Dartmoor. Combined these routes provide a complete south-north route from Dartmoor to the North Devon Coast. This attractive route takes in the villages of Petrockstowe and Sheepwash with their traditional cob walled, thatched cottages.

Sticklepath Cycle Route:
This signposted circular route starts and finishes at the National Trust's Finch Foundry at Sticklepath near Okehampton. It follows quiet country lanes, taking in delightful villages and passing many places of historic interest, all set against a backdrop of spectacular panoramic views of Dartmoor.

Tarka Trail:
Thirty two miles of the Tarka Trail are a cycle/walkway, following the old railway line from Braunton on the coast, to Petrockstow deep in the heart of Tarka Country. This part of the Trail offers easy, flat, traffic-free cycling suitable for all the family around the wide expanse of the Taw/Torridge Estuary, before following the River Torridge inland.

Holsworthy-Black Torrington Cycle Route:
This ride passes through quiet hamlets connected by deep lanes with fascinating churches dating back to the 13th century.

Eggesford Forest:
The waymarked cycle route follows bridleways and forest tracks for an exhilarating off-road ride through Forestry Commission plantations. The route is not suitable for very young children or novice cyclists.

National Cycle Network No.3:
The National Cycle Network is a linked series of traffic-free paths and traffic-calmed roads being developed right across the United Kingdom. Route No.3 runs 250 miles from Bristol to Padstow. In Tarka Country, the route descends from Exmoor to follow the Tarka Trail Cycle/walkway from Barnstaple to Petrockstowe, and then rejoins lanes along the sections of the Mid Torridge Cycle Link and the Holsworthy-Black Torrington Cycle Route. on its way to Cornwall.

More Information:
Details of these routes can be found in a pack called `Cycling in Tarka Country' and a map of the National Cycle Network No.3. Both can be ordered from the Tarka Country Trust.

Cycle Hire:

Bikarooni Cycle Hire - Pick up your bikes on the Tarka Trail or have them delivered to your holiday accommodation. 0845 456 1500 www.bikarooni.co.uk

Bideford Cycle Hire - Bideford Open all year. Direct access to the Tarka Trail from our depot. Tandems, trailors, and trikes for all the family Tel 01237 424123 www.bidefordbicyclehire.co.uk

Tarka Trail Cycle Hire at the railway station Barnstaple Cycle miles of beautiful traffic free cycle ways. The trail passes next to rivers, beaches, estuary and through outstanding countryside. Open 7 days a week Easter - October Tel 01271 324202

Otter Cycle Hire- Braunton Only 20 yards from the Tarka Trail Open March - November 9.00-5.00 Tel 01271 813339 Bikes

Torrington Cycle Hire at station yard Torrington Bikes for all the family. Booking strongly recommended. Tel 01805 622633

Crediton Cycle Hire - Crediton Tel 01363 774773

BIKETRAIL Tarka Trail Tel: 01271 861 424
Free Parking. Traffic Free. Situated directly on the Tarka Trail between Barnstaple and Instow. Bike and Bus link. Bike and Boat link to Appledore. Guided nature/birdspotting bike rides. Special needs bikes. Generous group discounts. Hire a bike for 2 days and get the third day free.

BIKETRAIL Lynton (Exmoor) Tel: 01598 753 987
Situated in the picturesque old village, near 2 car parks and the Museum. Collection and delivery service to our unique Exmoor bike routes. Guided bike safaris. Electric bikes. Special needs welcome. Spares, repairs, accessories. Top quality new bikes for sale.


Mrs Nicky Brook, Stockwell Lodge, 66 South Street, Braunton EX33 2AS Tel: 01271 817128 E: stockwell.lodge@hotmail.com W: www.stockwell-lodge.co.uk


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