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Tavistock / Okehampton

[ Cycle routes Tour de Manche ] [ Plymouth > Okehampton ]
  • 35.3 km
  • intermediaire Level Intermediate

A series of tracks and lanes climb out of Tavistock. Note the commanding position of Brentor church atop a former volcano. From Lydford to Okehampton you join the Granite Way, taking a route along the old railway line which runs beside the dramatic tors of Dartmoor.

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The Route

A combination of short off-road sections and quiet lanes links Tavistock with Peter Tavy and Mary Tavy.  Some hilly parts, with a steep ascent on leaving Tavistock.

Railway lines

Dartmoor Railway Okehampton > Meldon : Meldon station (mainly summer weekends)

 

TIC

Tavistock 01822 612938

 

Not to be missed

Lydford Gorge, spectacular 30m, vertical waterfall - deepest gorge in South West - enjoy 5km valley walk and discover one of most unspoilt wildlife havens in the country - varied flora and fauna, especially wild garlic and fungi.

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3/5
  • Baguette Relay - carolthompson73

    We did this stage as part of the launch relay. In spite of the damp weather we had some amazing views, especially of the church at Brentor.

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