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Huxtable Farm Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

Near Barnstaple, West Buckland, North Devon, EX32 0SR England

Contact; Tel/Fax: +44 (0)1598 760254 e-mail jackie@huxtablefarm.co.uk

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WALKING AND CYCLING IN NORTH DEVON

Walking in North Devon

Huxtable Farm is situated on the The Macmillan Way West and Tarka Trail , in a quiet corner of North Devon near Exmoor with circular walks from it's doorstep. 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 more walking routes in North Devon and information on the North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival, 26th April - 4th May 2014

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.

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CYCLE HIRE

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

Luggage transfer

Please click here to see Luggage Transfer Ltd

The following two companies are specialists in self-guided walking holidays; Contours Walking Holidays and Lets go Walking!

Other useful Walking & Cycling information links

North Devon & Exmoor Walking Festival 26st April - 5th May 2013

Walking on Exmoor

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!

North Devons Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty & Biosphere Reserve

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!

West Country Walks with walks to download

Walking in North Devon

www.bestwalks.com "The most comprehensive resource on the web for books on walking on Exmoor and throughout Britain"

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