Walking and Cycling

Baggie Point 21 miles


Scenic Coastal walk within a national trust area. Walk along the Cliffs edge and take in stunning North Devon coastline and countryside backdrop. The nearest point to Lundy Island, Baggy Point offers spectacular views of the island on a clear day.

Bideford 2.7 miles

01237 478121 (Prior Arrangement only)

The best way to explore this historic town is by foot. Enjoy a free-guided tour of the town highlighting its best bits.

Bideford Bicycle Hire 3.1 miles

01237 424123
East-the-water, Bideford, Devon

Bike Trail Cycle Hire 10.8 miles

01271 372586
Fremington Quay, Barnstaple, Devon

Crow Point 15.3 miles

Nr Braunton

Where the Taw and Torridge rivers meet. This walk can only be done on a receding tide but it is still advised then to keep away from the edge of the water. This walk offers views of the sea, small villages in the distance such as Instow and Appledore. To your left the dramatic back drop of Baggy point and Saunton sands beach reveal North Devon's vast array of Coast and Countryside.

Exmoor National Park 33.3 miles

In an area of 250 square miles Exmoor combines stunning wild moorland with dramatic coastlines and quaint villages. Red deer, wild ponies, birds of prey and many other species of wildlife populate Exmoor. There are over 700 miles of footpaths to offer an endless range of possibilities for walkers.

Hartland Point 17.9 miles

A cliff side walk along the North Devon coast. With fantastic coastal views, waterfalls and an old mill there is lots to see on this walk.

Kipling Tours 0.4 mile

To experience fabulous views of Bideford Bay walk the paths of Kipling tours. Some of the paths are steep and stony but are worth the challenge for the views. With a variety of different terrain, wonder the woodland path or the top path and visit the "Old War Lookout". This was used in the Second World War for watching out for enemies entering the Bay by boat. You can again access to the cliffs from Kipling tours and continue your journey along the Coastal Path. Access can be gained from Fosketh Hill, Westward Ho! Merley Road or Cornborough Road at the top of Westward Ho!

Lynton & Lynmouth 29.4 miles

These twin towns are spectacularly positioned in an area known as 'Little Switzerland of England'. Walk from the harbour up river to the valley of the rocks. The walk offers woodland scenery combined with a seaside feel. The river has many small waterfalls and pools where small fish can be spotted.

Northam Burrows Country Park

Northam, North Devon

Northam Burrows Country Park lies at the western edge of the Taw Torridge Estuary (GR. 442/308) Lying within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Burrows forms an integral part of the newly designated United Nations Biosphere Reserve. The Burrows provides one of the access points for the two miles of Westward Ho! Beach, thus combining the best of opportunities for land and marine leisure activities.

Otter Cycle Hire 10.5 miles

01271 813339
Station Road, Braunton, Devon

Tamar Lakes 18.1 miles

Nr Bude, North Cornwall

This offers a variety of different walks near the Tamar Lakes providing from the gentler walk to a challenging stroll. Enjoy spectacular views of the countryside as you follow one of the many routes on offer.

Tarka Trail 3.1 miles

Cycle from Barnstaple along the shores of the estuary of the Rivers Taw and Torridge for spectacular views to Bideford or cycle the other direction 6.5 miles to Braunton. There are a variety of stopping points to take in the glorious North Devon scenery or for refreshments. The Tarka trail runs all the way from Braunton through to Meeth. Over 21 miles of level traffic free Tarka to explore. A popular route is also Bideford to Torrington where you cycle over the 14th Centuary bridge built by the Grenville family.

Bicycles can be hired from: Barnstaple: Tarka Trail Cycle Centre The Railway Station Barnstaple Devon Tel: 01271 342202

Bideford: Bideford Bicycle Hire East-the-water Bideford Devon Tel: 01237 424123

Fremington: Bike Trail Cycle Hire Fremington Quay Barnstaple Devon Tel: 01271 372586

Braunton: Otter Cycle Hire Station Road Braunton Barnstaple Devon Tel: 01271 813339

Tarka Trail Cycle Centre 10.5 miles

01271 342202
The Railway Station, Barnstaple, Devon

Torrington Cycle Hire

01805 622633
Station Yard, Torrington

Welcome to TORRINGTON CYCLE HIRE which is situated beside the old Railway Station at the foot of the hill to the famous Cavalier town of Great Torrington in North Devon. This safe, traffic free trail is popular with experienced cyclists and families alike. It runs along the disused railway line which has the benefit of being relatively flat with only small uphill and downhill gradients. The railway line at Torrington stopped providing passenger services in 1965, though it continued carrying goods until closure in 1982. The trail runs alongside the River Torridge which inspired Henry Williamson to write Tarka the Otter. As you travel through this beautiful area of North Devon you may spot Deer, Rabbits, Squirrels, Otters, Kingfishers, Salmon and many other species of birds, wildlife and flowers.

Torrs Walk 23.7 miles


The walk begins behind Torrs Park a national trust area. The winding path along to Lee Bay has great views over the Bristol Channel. The walk back can be the same routing or through Fuchsia Valley into Ilfracombe town but this is the longer walk.

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