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Cycling In & Around Great Torrington


Cycling the Tarka TrailThe Tarka Trail is one of the countries longest continuous traffic-free cycle paths, and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route. The route is fairly flat or with a gentle gradient and suitable for families. It runs from the estuary of the Rivers Taw and Torridge along the river valleys, through tunnels, over bridges and past wiers to the source of the Torridge on the open moorland of Dartmoor.

The trail offers along the way a wonderful variety of scenery including typical deep sunken Devon lanes, rolling hills and patchwork fields, riverside meadows and steep wooded valleys.

There are many access points to the Tarka Trail, convenient to Great Torrington is at the bottom of Station Hill on the Bideford road, behind the Puffing Billy pub.
Cycle hire is available here:
Torrington Cycle Hire (01805) 622633 open February - November or from Bideford Cycle Hire (01237) 424123 where you can also hire Kayaks.

 
Cycling the Tarka Trail:
The Tarka Trail is one of the countries longest continuous traffic-free cycle paths, and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route [more...]

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