The trail is 180 miles long, but it doesn;t mind if you pop on for a short hop and enjoy the views.
The Barnstaple Tarka Trail is an 8-mile family cycle route running from Barnstaple to Braunton alongside the River Taw and across countryside of North Devon, UK. The entire trail is a 180 mile, figure of eight walking and cycling trail that follows the route travelled by famous Tarka the Otter in the famous novel by Henry Williamson
It’s a beautiful way for cycling families to explore the local area and take in the wildlife, which often includes the rare water vole that can sometimes be spotted along the riverbank
With a mixture of gentle inclines and downhill sections, it is suitable for cyclists of all ages and abilities
Alongside the route there are also plenty of opportunities for picnics, stopping off points and sites of historical interest
Whether you choose to make your journey as long or as short as possible, the Barnstaple Tarka Trail is a great way to explore this corner of North Devon and appreciate its natural beauty
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