Route 278 is a beautiful section of the National Cycle Network in North Devon that lakes you on a loop just off National Route 27, also known as the Devon Coast to Coast.

Leaving Route 27 and heading west, you'll travel past Georgeham village, a classic 'chocolate-box' village steeped in old-world charm.

The route then travels north past Putsborough and along the coast (Morte Bay) to Woolacombe. At Mortehoe the route turns east and continues back to meet Route 27.

Things to see and do

  • The beach at Woolacombe has in the past been voted one of Britain's best.
  • Mortehoe Museum has the best of the area's rich history including interesting displays of shipwrecks and the development of farming.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

Please help us protect this route

Route 278 is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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