GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Devon Coast to Coast

99 miles (160 km)

This is the complete National Cycle Network route from Ilfracombe on the North coast of Devon to Plymouth on the south. The route follows NCN routes 27 and 3 through this beautiful county, making use of miles of disused railway lines. Most of the ride is traffic free making for a really fabulous cycling experience.
The first section runs from Ilfracombe to Barnstaple and includes a coastal section around Woolacombe and a run along the Tarka Trail and the River Taw into Barnstaple.
You continue along the Tarka Trail from Barnstaple to Bideford with more waterside cycling along the River Taw and the River Torridge.
The next section runs from Bideford to Okehampton, along the Tarka trail and quiet country lanes. You'll pass Great Torrington and Hatherleigh while there are also waterside stretches along the River Torridge and then the River Okement into Okehampton.
The final section takes you from Okehampton to Plymouth through Dartmoor National Park following a series of quiet roads and traffic free paths along National Cycle Network route 27. The first section takes you along the Granite Way to Lydford on a lovely off road path. You then continue on road to Tavistock with the impressive Brent Tor a highlight on this section. After passing through Tavistock you cross the Grenofen Bridge over the River Walkham before a long traffic free woodland section takes you through Bickleigh Vale to Yelverton and Clearbrook. You then join the River Plym and the West Devon Way taking you to Plymouth.


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Bideford Estuary

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Grenofen Bridge waterfall

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River Plym, Plymouth

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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