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West Country Way

Route Details

  • From - to: Padstow to Bristol or Bath (via Saltford)
  • Distance: 240 miles of which 70 are traffic-free.
  • National Cycle Network: National route 3

Route Description

From Cornwall to the River Avon the route takes you through the varied landscapes of the West Country. Start with the tranquillity of Padstow harbour and the Camel Trail onto the atmospheric Bodmin Moor.

Descend into Devon's rolling countryside via the Tarka Trail and on into Somerset across beautiful Exmoor. Continue along canal towpaths to Taunton and the Somerset levels to Glastonbury before the climb onto the Mendip Hills. The route ends at Bristol or Bath (via the Avon Cycleway from Chew Stoke to Saltford and the Bristol & Bath Railway Path from Saltford into Bath city centre).

The route can be ridden and is signed in both directions.

Art Trail

The West Country Way is an Art Trail.  In Exmoor, a series of benches made from local materials, reflect the characteristics of the local area and were created by Eve Body, Robert Kilvington and Keith Rand. Along the Tarka Trail there are some interesting sculptures and shelters along the way before you reach Fremington Quay. More info.

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Latitude: 
50.66164930269823
Longitude: 
-4.247589548828161
Zoom level: 
10

Region:

From Cornwall to the River Avon the route takes you through the varied landscapes of the West Country.