Cycling


There is a cycle shop located 3 miles from the hotel from where you can hire bikes, etc.


The Granite Way

A spectacular cycle route through Devon, known as the Granite Way, runs near by the Fox and Hounds. It is mostly traffic-free following the trackway of a former railway line for the most part. The 11 mile ride offers super views over the moor, crossing two viaducts, as it winds it way along the North West edge of Dartmoor from Okehampton to Lydford.

The Granite Way forms part of the National Cycle Network. It is a section on the Devon coast to coast route (NCN route 27).

See the guide to the Granite Way for more infomation.


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. Passing through the largely unspoilt countryside as it was described by Henry Williamson in his classic novel "Tarka the Otter" first published in 1927.

This off road cycle link (Excluding the Meeth link) forms part of Devon's Cycling Coast to Coast Route between Ilfracombe and Plymouth. The length from Barnstaple to Petrockstowe also forms part of the West Country Way Cycle Route between Bristol and Padstow.

The Braunton-Meeth section of the Tarka Trail is accessible from the north Devon Link Road (A39T), also the B3233 and A386 between Bideford and Hatherleigh. There is also a rail link from Exeter to Barnstaple (the Tarka Line) and a ferry link from Appledore to Instow.

Links


Cycling - Granite Way - BBC Devon Information
http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/outdoors/cycling/lydford.shtml

Cycling - Granite Way - PDF
http://www.devon.gov.uk/granite_way-2.pdf

Cycling - Tarka Trail - 01237 423655
http://www.devon.gov.uk/tarkatrail

Cycling In Devon
http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/transportroads/cycling.htm

Devon Cycle Hire - 01837 861 141
http://www.devoncyclehire.co.uk/

National Cycling Network
http://www.sustrans.org.uk/what-we-do/national-cycle-network

National Cycling Network
www.devon.gov.uk/cycling/coasttocoast.html

Walking and Cycling - Northern Devon Coast
http://www.devon.gov.uk