Cycling & Cycle Hire - Tarka Trail


Braunton to Barnstaple – This flat and off-road route runs along the River Taw and is very suitable for families. The scenery is picturesque and bird watchers will love the opportunity to spot Curlew, Redshank, Dunlin and Brent geese. 
6 Miles
Barnstaple to Bideford – This traffic-free route is started at Barnstaple station, from here you’ll head west with superb views across the Taw Estuary. Your first destination will be Fremington Quay and then Instow before finally reaching Bideford. This route has an abundance of excellent café’s, pub’s and restaurants along the trail. 
9 Miles.
Bideford to Great Torrington – This traffic-free section runs up the Torridge Estuary along the old Railway bed. On your journey you’ll pass the famous birth place of Tarka the Otter located in the riverbank beside the Beam aquaduct. 
6 Miles.
Torrington to Meeth – This part of the trail is the least known but offers a very peaceful route that heads south on the old railway path through East Yarde towards Petrockstowe and Meeth. The stunning scenery of Dartmoor National Park can be viewed as the trail clears the forest areas.  
11 Miles.
Bideford Cycle Hire.
Bike Trail Cycle Shop & Cycle Hire.
Tarka Trail Cycle Hire.