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The Tarka Trail

The Tarka TrailThe Tarka Trail (a 180 mile cycling and walking track) follows the routes of North Devon's old railway lines from Braunton to Meeth with the stretch by Great Torrington passing through beautiful, deep wooded valleys and riverside tracks.

This is undoubetedly some of the most attractive scenery in the region.

Named after Henry Williamson's Tarka the Otter, the Torridge river valley below Great Torrington lies in the very heart of Tarka Country, a wonderful landscape that has remained practically unchanged since Williamson found the inspiration to write his novel in the 1920s.


What is the Tarka Trail?

Over 30 miles of the Tarka Trail is available to cyclists between Braunton and Meeth, using the old railways of North Devon [more...]

Cycling the Tarka Trail:
The Tarka Trail is one of the countries longest continuous traffic-free cycle paths, and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route [more...]

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