Cycling in North Devon and Exmoor
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.
Huxtable Farm B&B is situated on Cycle route No. 22 Sea to Summit of the book ‘Lost Lanes West’ Glorious Bike Rides in the West Country by Jack Thurston, Wild Things Publishing Ltd. A cycle route from Barnstaple to Exmoor’s second highest hill !
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
Other useful Cycling information links
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)
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Sustrans The UK’s leading sustainable transport charity with many cycle routes!
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