GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Bude to Bideford

40 miles (65 km)

Cross from Cornwall to Devon following National Cycle Network route 3 from Bude to Bideford. This section follows the Tarka trail: a popular off road cycle path which follows the River Torridge for a scenic and traffic free ride.
You start by following the River Neet and the Bude Canal to Helebridge on a lovely traffic free path. Country roads then take you through Holsworthy and then Black Torrington before joining the Tarka Trail near Petrockstowe. This takes you all the way to Bideford on the River Torridge.

Bude to Bideford OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bude to Bideford Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

There's lots of good options for refreshments along the canal. Near the start there's the delightful Barge Tea Rooms. Moored on Bude’s historic canal, The Barge provides amemorable dining experience, by offering customers a unique view of one of the most picturesque scenes in North Cornwall.
There's also The Brendon Arms right next to the canal. Bude's best known Inn, it has been owned and run by the Brendon family since1872. It overlooks Bude's inner harbour and just 200 yards from the unique sea-lock andSummerleaze beach. There's also a lovely large beer garden where you can sit out on warmer days.

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Memory Map Route

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