Bude to Okehampton
Follow National Cycle Network routes 3 and 27 from Bude in Cornwall to Okehampton in Devon. 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 Hatherleigh before a pleasant run through Abbeyford Woods takes you to Okehampton. There are also lovely views of the rivers Torridge and Okement as you approach Okehampton.
Bude to Okehampton Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Bude to Okehampton 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 a memorable 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 since 1872. It overlooks Bude's inner harbour and just 200 yards from the unique sea-lock and Summerleaze beach. There's also a lovely large beer garden where you can sit out on warmer days.