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Great place to ride. Not too busy during the week. Great for families as mainly flat and no... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Andy B
Bedford, United Kingdom
every step has something to offer

cant recommend it enough, a great family trip we have done it twice with our 7 and eight-year-olds... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Denise A
Croyde, null, United Kingdom
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The Tarka Trail is a pedestrian and cycle way within the North Devon Biosphere Reserve. This page is for the 48km, shared-use section between Braunton and Meeth which runs along the line of an old railway. It is part of the National Cycle Network...more
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Great place to ride. Not too busy during the week. Great for families as mainly flat and no traffic. Choose which section and check where food/drinks stops are.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Andy B
Reviewed 6 November 2018

cant recommend it enough, a great family trip we have done it twice with our 7 and eight-year-olds and it was amazing, we camped and cycled and motorhomed it was such a lovely way to be together as a family

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Denise A
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Although most of the advertising is skewed towards. Cycling on the Tarka Trail, we walked, with our dog. The slower pace enables you to take in the sights and many picture boards at places of particular or special interest. Several bridges over the river add...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NeilM48
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Almost unbeatable scenery that varies along the route. Watch the varied bird life as the tide ebbs and flows. Places to sit and watch or refresh yourself with a beer or a meal.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 53Geoff
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

The Tarka Trail is a route following the old railway line from Barnstable to Meeth approximately 30 miles each direction taking in some wonderful views. towards Meeth it is under woods and a slight gradient it's a bit bumpy in places otherwise it's a good...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ken d
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Did a bit more of the Tarka trail. This is an amazing resourse. It's well maintained and there are lots of cafes and pubs to stop at along the way.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Karl N
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We cycled the main section of this in both directions (from Braunton to Smytham Manor, south of Torrington) over a couple of days with a group of friends and had a great time. The surface is excellent (nearly all tarmac apart from the southern end),...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank amdgriggs
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I was up on the excellent Tarka Trail on Sunday 19th August - what a great day out! Hired a bike from Torrington Cycle Hire who are always exceptionally helpful folk and then rode up to Bideford to experience the amazing Railway Station to see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Adam C
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Hired bikes from Fremington Quay and cycled to Braunton, lovely scenery. Places to stop and eat along the way.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank burgessh25
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We would have liked to walk a section of the Tarka trail from Croyd, but were confronted immediately with a ‘kissing gate’. Our son has cerebral palsey and uses a (heavy) chair. The walk was totally inaccessible to him as he couldn’t pass through the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WilliamGould
TarkaTrail, Manager at Tarka Trail (Braunton to Meeth), responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Hi William, we are very sorry that your visit to the Croyde section was spoiled by accessibility problems. This Trip Advisor page covers only the 'shared use' part of the Tarka Trail between Braunton and Meeth, and we have no knowledge of gates outside this...More

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7 May 2018|
Response from TarkaTrail | Property representative |
Hi there, 'traffic' on The Trail increases in holiday season, however planning your route to take in this section mid-week would see it a little quieter. It never becomes gridlocked, but it is unlikely you could keep up a... More
25 March 2018|
Response from TarkaTrail | Property representative |
Hi there. This page covers only the shared-use section of The Tarka Trail from Braunton to Meeth, which measures 48km - easily covered in a single day. The entire Tarka Trail measures about 260km, however this include... More