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Tarka Trail (Braunton to Meeth)

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Tarka Trail (Braunton to Meeth)

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Guided walking tour of the Barbican and Hoe

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Whether you are a local looking to find out more about the past of your home town, or visiting from afar; Plymouth is steeped in key events, stories and discoveries, and has been home to some of England’s most important and influential explorers, artists and significant folk. Join us for a guided tour as we visit a bygone age and step back into the past of this maritime city. <br><br>Small group sizes keep a personable feel. If you have a particular interest, please tell us, as we are happy to tailor tours to suit this.
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VivAndPaul wrote a review Oct 2020
Pershore, United Kingdom46 contributions21 helpful votes
Rode from puffing billy in Torrington to Barnstaple and back. Car park busy at puffing billy. Watch out for walkers who seem shocked when you ring your bell and jump the wrong way as they don’t know left from right Nice 2 hour bike ride just beat the rain but had a nice cup of tea at the end
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Sarah F wrote a review Sep 2020
17 contributions5 helpful votes
We hired bikes from Barnstaple station and cycled to bideford with a lunch stop at Instow. We had a fantastic time, lovely scenery and lots of things to look at along the way. instow was a lovely place we had a nice lunch there at the boat house. Fremington was nice too there is a nice cafe in the old railway station where we stopped for tea and cake on way back and a kids pirate ship play area which my nephew would have loved as he’s mad on pirates! Can’t wait to cycle more of the trail starting at the other end next time.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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wellie1995 wrote a review Sep 2020
Woolhamton, United Kingdom19 contributions7 helpful votes
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We did the old railway trail which was supposedly suitable for dogs (according to the Tarka Trail website). After about 1 mile of secure travel with gates to block off roads, there was a bus stop with an open path to a 60mph road (apparently there were more further up!). Unfortunately, as we were under the impression that the path was secure and no signs to warn us otherwise, my sister’s pup ran out into the road and got hit by a car. Unfortunately the car didn’t stop and there’s no cameras either so the police can’t do anything. My family and I are doing everything we can to warn others about the path being open to the road and unsafe for dogs and hoping to get a gate put in place to prevent this happening to other dogs (or children!). We have contacted the Tarka Trail (yet, it still states on their website that the path is safe for dogs), contacted the council and have created a petition for gates to be put in place. Nothing will bring my sister’s pup back but we will do all we can to prevent it happening to others.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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FoodieBucks72 wrote a review Jul 2020
Chesham, United Kingdom66 contributions1 helpful vote
Great trail. Roads vary from perfect to ok but lovely to cycle on with exquisite scenery Plenty of stopping places, lovely little disused train stations and a multitude of cafes and pubs for sustenance. Lovely thing to do!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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JuliePapworth wrote a review Jul 2020
London, United Kingdom306 contributions44 helpful votes
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We hired bikes for the day from the Tarka Cycle Hire shop at Barnstaple next to the station (parking is just £2.30 for the day!) We cycled the southern trail and it was a beautiful route, easy to follow and so scenic and safe for every ability of cyclists. Such a wonderful way to spend a Sunday. The route follows the old railway line and the stations have been turned into welcome cafes and refreshments stops, we stopped at Puffing Billy for a cool smoothie and delicious cake, a lovely pit stop with clean toilets and safe social distancing guidelines. On the way back we stopped for a well deserved pint at The Quay at Instow, such a beautiful scenic spot and a poplar stretch of golden sand. We cycled 41.5 miles in the end and thoroughly every mile, it’s a beautiful part of the county and a great way to spend the day whether you’re a visitor or a local.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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