Tarka Trail (Braunton to Meeth) Cycling Route

Route Name:Tarka Trail (Braunton to Meeth)
Distance: miles (km)30.34 (48.83)
Duration: (hh:mm)4h
Start Location:Braunton
End Location:Meeth

The Tarka Trail is one of the country's longest continuous traffic-free walking and cycling paths, and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route. The route starts with a flat, traffic-free route, suitable for families, which runs along the banks of the River Taw passing through Chivenor, and crossing the tributary river Yeo on the new swing bridge at Barnstaple.

The route then takes you up the Torridge Estuary, passing Bideford and Great Torrington before finishing at Meeth. The Devon Coast to Coast route branches off at Petrockstowe to follow quiet lanes to Okehampton and beyond.

There are many valuable wildlife habitats along the route including estuary mud flats and salt marshes, oak woodland, hazel coppice, hedges, ponds, streams, ditches and meadows.

Further information is available on the Devon County Council website.

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