Tarka Trail Devon

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Vulva65
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Tarka Trail Devon

Postby Vulva65 » Tue May 28, 2019 13:03 pm

Hi,

It's hardly mountain biking but will taking the mountain bikes up to Devon in a couple of weeks as fancied camping weekend, we were thinking of doing to Tarka Trail just for a nice flat route to go exploring, just wondering if anyone has done it and where they recommend camping around the area? Was thinking Ilfracombe as seems to be a bit more picturesque and fancied some kayaking too. Any locals know what its like cycling from Ilfracombe to the start of the Tarka Trail?

Any info would be brilliant, thanks!

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Re: Tarka Trail Devon

Postby larkim » Tue May 28, 2019 14:03 pm

I've ridden Ilfracombe to Croyde a few times on family holidays (we stay in Croyde, but I often ride the bike to destinations if we're out for the day as a family, and stick the bike on the roof for the return journey, or cycle back depending on how I feel), and if you were going direct back to Braunton instead (to pick up the Trail easier) from Ilfracombe it is much the same.

A big hill out of Ilfracombe, the a big descent into Braunton. Nothing too taxing. I've done it on a roadie, but it wouldn't faze me on a HT either. If you go via Croyde then the roads are smaller and quite fun, though traffic can be a small issue.

Ilfracombe is worth a trip to Tunnels Beach, but the rest of the town isn't up to much - harbour is nice I suppose.

Tarka trail is pan flat, nice to ride along at a decent pace. Exposed to headwinds of course.
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