The Granite Way
The Granite Way
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Mandy M
Taunton, UK39 contributions
Feb 2023
Walked this in there and back sections with our two collies on Mondays in January and February so very few cyclists and thankfully pretty much mud free!
Section 1 parked at YHA Okehampton (free) and new cafe just opened. Walked to Meldon viaduct and back. First part pretty much hugs A30 so road noise but also some stunning scenery. Section 2 parked at car park Meldon reservoir then back down the lane to join the way. Walked to the viaduct then back and on to Bundu caravan park and Pump and Pedal for a lovely coffee. Peaceful and interesting section but mainly in cuttings so less views. Section 3 parked on road near Bundu and walked to Weeks Water post and back over Lake viaduct and via 200m section of unmade track which is a permissive path. Stunning scenery over Sourton tors. One small lane to cross. Section 4 parked in muddy lay-by at Lydford end and walked to Weeks water post and back some 10000 steps. Was quite misty but lovely views when lifted slightly. Road to cross near Bridestowe which would probably have been a better place to park.
Would be an amazing route to cycle and not too strenuous. Lovely walk too but as we have dogs better when out of season and on weekdays.
Written 22 February 2023
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Sue R
Plymouth, UK21 contributions
Feb 2023
Flat and level and easy walking along the route of the old railway line. Industrial historical interest and natural history hand in hand. Whats not to like!
Written 9 February 2023
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Gillian K
Gloucester, UK90 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
As we have had so much rain we thought seriously about where to go for a good walk. The Granite Way seemed to suggest a good solid path. We parked in Okehampton Railway Station, which has only recently re opened. Lots of people using it, as it runs to Exeter. We took some refreshments in the cafe, served by very friendly staff, and made use of the toilets before we began our walk. Our aim was to get as far as the Meldon Viaduct, and this proved to be a 5.5 mile round trip, taking us about an hour each way on, a very good , flat path. It couldn’t be described as a peaceful walk, as the traffic noise from the A30 was with us all the time, but there were many interesting things to look at along the way. Meldon Quarry, the disused Meldon Station, attractive signposts, and the view of the Meldon Dam from the viaduct, with plenty of water rushing over it. The Granite Way is popular with cyclists and goes as far as Lydford, and I think the distance between Okehampton and Lydford is about 9 miles.
Written 18 November 2022
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Windy0309
Cannock, UK738 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
We did this yesterday and hired bikes from Devon’s Cycles.
The trail is mostly flat and good for all abilities. Beautiful scenery and plenty of picnic opportunities. There is also a couple of cafes of route to get refreshments.
Written 28 October 2022
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Mike
Glossop, UK565 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Good nine mile walk from Okehampton to Lydford with many great pubs along the way and impressive viaducts at Lake and Meldon. Allow at least 3 hours to do the whole route on foot or you can cycle it. It is tarmacced throughout apart from an odd 200m stretch that is in private ownership where there is just a rough path.
Written 15 October 2022
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John Negus
Penzance, UK33 contributions
Sep 2022
We only walked a little way but were very glad that we found it. Perfect walking for the less abled. Dont' know if that extends to the whould length.
Written 9 September 2022
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sunshinegirlDevon
devon59 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Very nice cycle, very picturesque in places, mainly tarmac, mainly flat, couple of rural road crossings, with warning signs. There is about a 200 Metre stretch of gravel narrow track, half way along but still cyclable. There are no cafe stops directly on the path, just very short detours to these. The pump and pedal pub offer nice food and immaculate toilets. Our watches made the route just over 9 miles to the main road at Lydford, which after about half a mile of this, then takes you past the Castle and The Castle pub and towards Lydford Gorge. We found this road quite busy and wouldn’t want to do this with young children. It’s also hilly between the Castle and The Gorge. Free parking at the start at Okehampton YHA, right next to the railway station. Unfortunately, no toilets available there, not sure why, I couldn’t quite read the sign on the other side of the tracks.
Written 24 August 2022
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camperman
Leeds, UK7 contributions
Jul 2022
Not a bad walk but quite a lot of tarmac walkways and very poorly signposted, took us a while to actually find it.
Written 4 August 2022
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felices
Cullompton, UK203 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Some lovely walks along the granite way. Great for dogs as some on and off lead tracks. Some lovely picnic stops as well in the summer
Written 10 April 2022
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,527 contributions
Mar 2022
The Granite Way is a well maintained cycle route from Okehampton to Lydford. I walked it from Okehampton to Meldon Viaduct which took me about 40 minutes each way.

There is plenty of glorious scenery to enjoy and the route is the old railway route so it is fairly easy to navigate. No steep climbs!

Highly recommended for a brisk walk!
Written 8 March 2022
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