Cycling Holidays in North Devon


Visitors to North Devon often bring along their bicycles, and many of our camping families use them on the park. We offer direct access to the Tarka Cycle trail. Parts of the trail offer safe off road cycling. We sell cycle maps and can direct you to the trail.

If you need to hire bikes to save bringing your own the excellent Tarka Bikes Company or Otter cycle hire tel 813339 hire equipment for all ages, as well as trailer cycles for those with very young children.

Some of the hills can be challenging but spectacular scenery abounds! Great healthy pursuit for all the family.

The Tarka Trail

A small section of the Tarka Trail runs from near the Fortescue Arms; just 0.6m from Warcombe Camping Park, down to Ilfracombe, along the old Victorian railway line.

The Tarka Trail proper, runs from Braunton, through Barnstaple, Instow, Bideford, Great Torrington and finally on to Meeth. Meeth is a small village roughly 8.5 miles north-northwest of Okehampton and 25 miles west-northwest of Exeter. It lies to the west of the River Torridge. The Tarka Trail runs over 32 miles.

Cycling is easy on the legs, traffic free and surfaced throughout, along estuary sides and through wooded valleys.

Known as the Tarka Cycle Trail as it follows the journey of Tarka the Otter in the classic tale written by Henry Williamson.

Devon Coast to Coast

National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 27, the complete 102 mile route of which, runs between Ilfracombe on the north Devon coast to Plymouth on the south coast.

Bicycle Shops

There are a number of Cycle shops in Braunton and Barnstaple.


Spectacular Scenery Abounds
Direct access to the Tarka Cycle Trail
Cycling Holidays in North Devon