Barnstaple to Instow via Fremington Cycle Route

Cycle Route Details
Route NameBarnstaple to Instow via Fremington
Cycle Route Location
Start LocationNorth Rd, Pilton West
End LocationAnstey Way, Instow
Cycle Steps
1. Tarka Trail Flat terrain with little gradient. Easy for novices and beginners and enjoyable for cyclists of all levels due to scenery. Scenic North Devon Route. No traffic; paved for pedestrians and cyclists. Ideal family day out
Landmarks/Sites to see?
The tarka trail follows the route of the old railway route between Barnstaple and Bideford which I believe closed down in 1987. Therefore there are no shops etc to speak of on the way. However there are certain openings, for example at Fremington where a picnic area is designated. There are also several bike hire shops which only usually open in the summer as this is tourist season.