Published: 26th JUNE 2019

Best routes in Devon

Discover Devon by foot or bike this summer. With hundreds of miles of National Cycle Network, taking you from seaside towns to the dramatic Dartmoor National Park, there is something for everyone.

Yachts and boats in harbour of Devon town with the tide out

The Tarka Trail runs from Braunton to Meeth.

Best challenge ride - Dartmoor Way

The Dartmoor Way is a 95-mile long circular cycling route around Dartmoor, taking in a variety of stunning views and beautiful Devon scenery. This is definitely not for the inexperienced cyclist.

Best family ride - Tarka Trail

The Tarka Trail is one of the country's longest continuous traffic-free walking and cycling paths, running from Braunton to Meeth. There are lots of wildlife habitats along the route including estuary mudflats and salt marshes, oak woodland, hazel coppice and meadows.

Cyclists on cycle path going past abandoned boat in estuary

There are hundreds of miles of National Cycle Network routes in Devon.

Best countryside ride - The Granite Way

This is a truly spectacular, and mostly traffic-free, 11-mile cycle route through rural Devon between Okehampton and Lydford. With fantastic views of Dartmoor and the surrounding countryside, you also pass the Lydford’s Norman castle (English Heritage) and Lydford Gorge (National Trust).

Best cultural ride - Tiverton to Bampton

This eight-mile ride in Mid Devon takes you from the bustling town of Tiverton to the picturesque village of Bampton. On the way, you pass the wonderfully gothic Knightshayes country estate, which is well worth a visit.

Best coast to coast route - Devon Coast to Coast

The Devon Coast to Coast is a 99-mile journey from Ilfracombe to Plymouth. Taking you past the beaches and estuaries of North Devon with the lush green valleys of the Torridge, the Tavy, the Walkham and other evocative West Country rivers. This route also skirts round the western flank of Dartmoor offering superb views of Cornwall and the surrounding area.

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