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MTB in North Devon?

larkimlarkim Posts: 2,304
edited August 2019 in MTB general
Holidaying near Barnstaple over the next couple of weeks, what's options are there for bike parks or decent single track in that area? Prepared to drive a bit of necessary.
2015 Canyon Nerve AL 6.0 (son #1's)
2011 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc (son #3s)
2013 Decathlon Triban 3 (red) (mine)
2019 Hoy Bonaly 26" Disc (son #2s)
2018 Voodoo Bizango (mine)
2018 Voodoo Maji (wife's)

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  • philcubedphilcubed Posts: 260
    https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/Njg4NDc=
    I rode this one from Croyde which was nice. Some hills, goes through Braunton so opportunity for coffee stop. Some vicious looking cows at Saunton who I avoided!
    Hope you're going to Croyde for the body-boarding. Great fun!

    https://www.mbr.co.uk/routes/south-west ... oad-318776
    This one was way better. Longer day out, better countryside, and you're a bit more away from civilisation which I like!
  • steve_sordysteve_sordy Posts: 2,013
    Try this:

    http://www.bikely.com/listpaths

    It may come up already set to Barnstaple, but if not it's easy enough to dial in want you are looking for.
  • larkimlarkim Posts: 2,304
    Thanks both - yes, Croyde is our base (a bit of a personal favourite), it's unremittingly lovely!
    2015 Canyon Nerve AL 6.0 (son #1's)
    2011 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc (son #3s)
    2013 Decathlon Triban 3 (red) (mine)
    2019 Hoy Bonaly 26" Disc (son #2s)
    2018 Voodoo Bizango (mine)
    2018 Voodoo Maji (wife's)
  • MidnightMidnight Posts: 80
    I am Devon born, lived Launceston Cornwall and Tavistock

    Two interesting ones are the (not Barnstable) Bodmin Railway, you can cycle down the length and take the steam train back, used it all the time with my sons

    Also never forget the https://www.visitcornwall.com/things-to ... amel-trail

    Just a shame it is full of Emmits in summer :(

    Also cycling the Fal river https://www.falriver.co.uk/see-and-do
  • philcubedphilcubed Posts: 260
    For the second route I posted, I started out from where we were staying, just west of the most southern part of the route. If you drive to do this one, you could park up in Exford, there's a car park by the river, a couple of pubs and a shop for refreshments, though it's a killer climb out of the village!
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