Huxtable Farm Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
WALKING AND CYCLING IN NORTH DEVON
Walking in North Devon
Huxtable Farm is situated in a quiet corner of North Devon with circular walks from it's doorstep.
The The Macmillan Way West and Tarka Trail pass Huxtable Farm's entrance, 9 miles east of Barnstaple, 10 miles west of Challacombe and 11 miles west of Simonsbath, just right for a days walk! The South West Coast Path and Two Moors Way are also within easy reach by car from Huxtable Farm
With Jackie's knowledge of the area and an abundance or walks leaflets, books and maps available to borrow, you should find a walk suitable any time of year.
Luggage transfer, packed lunches (£9 each) and flask refill service can be arranged for those walking the Trail's or from Lands End to John o' Groats!
Drying facilities for wet clothing and walking boots is also available
Meals; Occasionally we have a Bar-B-Q and your welcome to join us. When we're not providing meals, you are welcome to bring a picnic or if possible we are happy to drive you to the local pub and then you get a taxi (about £10) back to the farm. Please telephone to discuss further.
Click here for information on the North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival and on the following links for more walking routes in North DevonWalks on Exmoor, Walking World walks near Huxtable Farm B&B, South West Coast path, North Devon & Exmoor Self Guided Walks Booklets. Tarka Trail Circular Walks
Cycling in North Devon
There are a wide range of cycle routes in North Devon, ranging in length and difficulty, so that there are routes to suit everyones cycling ability.
You can either bring your own bike (Huxtable Farm has a secure cycle storage barn) or hire from the many cycle hire companies in North Devon.
The Tarka Trail, stretching over 32 miles/52Km from Braunton to Meeth, via Barnstaple, Instow and Great Torrington, is entirely traffic free, off road route suitable for families with young children. The Tarka Trail can be accessed only 7 miles from Huxtable Farm at Barnstaple Railway Station.
The National Cycle Network Route No.3: West Country Way passes Huxtable Farm approximately 2miles north of the farm. The National Cycle Network (NCN) has been developed by Sustrans, working with local authorities and others to develop a series of traffic-free paths and traffic-calmed roads right across the United Kingdom. Route No.3 runs from Bristol to Padstow (crossing Devon for 105 miles/168Km). The route runs from near Tiverton along the Grand Western Canel, across Exmoor and onto the Tarka Trail Cycle/walkway from Barnstaple to Petrockstowe, and then rejoins lanes to Holsworthy and on into Cornwall.
Eggesford Forest: A waymarked off-road cycle route following bridleways and forest tracks through the Forestry Commission plantations - not suitable for very young children or novice cyclists.
Click here for 7 Circular Cycle Routes around North Devon & Exmoor
Click here for Barnstaple Cycle Map
Click here for North Devon Cycle Map
Click here for Tarka Trail Cycle Map
Biketrail Situated on the Tarka Trail near Fremington, between Barnstaple and Instow. Free parking or delivery of bikes to Huxtable Farm. Tel 01271 372586
Tarka Trail Cycle Hire at Barnstaple railway station to hire bikes for the Tarka Trail. Open 7 days a week Easter - October Tel 01271 324202
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Other useful Walking & Cycling information links
The The Macmillan Way West a 102 mile (163 km), fully waymarked path from Castle Cary in Somerset to Barnstaple on the North Devon Coast, with all funds raised donated to Macmillan Cancer Support. An ideal week's walk.
Tarka Trail 180 miles figure-of-eight trail in the northern part of Devon based on Barnstaple; park of the route makes use of the Tarka Line railway; the Trail follows the route taken by Tarka the Otter in the book written by Henry Williamson; waymarked except on the open moorland sections. An ideal week's walk for each loop, two weeks in total.
The South West Coast Path following the coast on the edge of Exmoor National Park, through the historic harbours of Lynton and Lynmouth, Valley of the Rocks around to the large sandy beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde, and Saunton Sands on to Barnstaple picking up the Tarka Trail to Bideford, Westward Ho! beach and on to Clovelly, Hartland Point and on to Bude.
Two Moors Way The Devon Coast to Coast -102 miles (163 km) - Two Moors Way is a long-distance walking route between Ivybridge on the southern edge of Dartmoor and Lynmouth on the North Coast of Exmoor, comprehensively waymarked except on the open moorland sections. An ideal week's walk.
Exploremoor Providies information and ideas to explore Exmoor National Park without the car. Public transport information, walks, cycle rides and an interactive map. http://www.exploremoor.co.uk
Active Exmoor A guide to all outdoor activities and sporting events on Exmoor!
Exploremoor Providies information and ideas to explore Exmoor National Park without the car. Public transport information, walks, cycle rides and an interactive map.
Treasure Trails Ideas for great days out without the car. Find out more about 'Exploring Devon by Bus' and by bike!
Explore the North Devon Coast, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ; Points of wildlife, historical & cultural interest to visit, ideas for free family activities & downloadable resources, footpaths, self-guided walks, cycling routes & other outdoor activities, themed interpretation guides and much more ..... all for FREE)
The Ramblers walking association
Sustrans The UK's leading sustainable transport charity with many cycle routes!
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