GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Tarka Trail

79 miles (127 km)

This wonderful walk through Devon follows the path taken by Tarka the Otter in the book of that name. It is a circular walk starting and finishing in Barnstaple on the River Taw. After following the river for a short section you will head through Landkey Newton and East Buckland to the Exmoor National Park. The route then reaches Lynmouth where a splendid coastal section that takes you through Ilfracombe, Woolacombe and Croyde. The final section follows the estuary of the River Taw through Braunton and then back into Barnstaple. This part of the route passes the beautiful Braunton Burrows Nature Reserve. The reserve covers nearly 900 hectares making it the second largestdune system in England.
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Tarka Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Tarka Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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Barnstaple on the River Taw

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River Torridge

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Valley of the Rocks

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Coast approaching Ilfracombe

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Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

Tarka Trail.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Tarka Trail.mmo (right click - 'Save As')