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The Granite Way

Closes in 16 min: 00:00 - 23:59
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Traffic free

This is great for a traffic free cycle ride. Spectacular countryside views and very child friendly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gary B
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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Easy cycling with great views

Started on the Granite way when I went around Dartmoor 100. A nice flat route that takes you over... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Penzance, United Kingdom
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Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is great for a traffic free cycle ride. Spectacular countryside views and very child friendly as no motor vehicles allowed. We combined this with a trip to National Trust site of Lydford Gorge. There are a few pubs to stop off for food or...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started on the Granite way when I went around Dartmoor 100. A nice flat route that takes you over some beautiful bridges. All very flat and most bikes can easily ride along this. Well signposted throughout. We started from the YHA where you can hire...More

Thank Dutyhero
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perhaps i should not be reviewing this, needs to be kept under wraps ! - Boy what a gem, 11 miles of peaceful track most of it tarmacked. The track goes through fields, farmland over bridges, besides a railway station with views across to the...More

Thank philipg2003
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This is a suitable ride for families and older cyclists. Slopes are very gradual, its all traffic free and the surface is excellent. There are places to stop for refreshments at Lydford (Castle Inn), Sourton (The Highwayman), near Okehampton (Cycle Hire and cafe) plus the...More

Thank Maigemu
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We hired bikes from Devon Cycle Hire in Sourton and spent the day riding up and down the Granite Way stopping at the various points along the way. The cycling is by and large extremely easy - if you wander off to see the Meldon...More

2  Thank Tim O
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We have ridden most of the trail by bike. The end nearest Okehampton is best, park by the station. The views over the viaduct are spectacular. The ride is reasonably flat on this section and good riding surface. On another day we did the section...More

1  Thank CornishW124
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

A brilliant, wide, picturesque trail. Its pretty flat and leisurely. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to spend a few hours doing something fun, active but not to strenuous

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 18 July 2018

The countryside is just wonderful! The cycle path is manageable in a day. There are many opportunities to stop and have a look around.

Thank gerlachmatthias
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Really enjoyable cycle ride. Fairly flat all the way from Okehampton to the end!! Couple of annoying gates but generally a good path. Kids were whizzing past us, so shows me how unfit we are. I was with my wife for our anniversary. Definitely recommended....More

Thank Pritesh M
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Devon Cycle Hire kindly loaned me a Juicy electric Bike to try on the Granite Way with a view to buying one. I have bought a compact folding model and returned today to pick it up. I have had five star service from Devon Cycle...More

1  Thank Rob H
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Paul C
27 August 2018|
Response from Chimsterckh | Reviewed this property |
Yes it’s tarmac nearly all the way, with a small section gravelly and dust you will be fine .
Sheira B
19 August 2018|
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Response from Rob H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I cycled the entire length of it but walking you will have more time to take in some excellent landscape views