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Tarka Trail

Torrington to Meeth

A section of the Tarka Trail

This is the least well known but most peaceful and tranquil part of the Tarka Trail. It’s a really wonderful, quiet and scenic stretch that heads south on the old railway path through East Yarde towards Petrockstowe and Meeth. Ahead you will see some great views of Dartmoor National Park as you travel through wooded countryside.

Route Distance: Great Torrington to Meeth – 10 miles / 16km  Get the New Tarka Trail Guide.


Select Torrington for more information

Torrington has a superb hilltop location, giving extensive views up and down the Torridge valley. Access to the town is via a network of paths across Torrington Commons.

Places to see/ things of interest;

Tourist Information Centre - Castle Hill, South Street Tel: 01805 626140

  • Dartington Crystal, Torrington
  • Torrington 1646 Museum
  • RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington

Cycle Hire

  • Torridge Cycle Hire, Station Yard, Torrington Tel: 01805 622633

Accommodation between Torrington and Meeth

Name Location Type Contact
The Black Horse Inn High Street, Torrington, North Devon, EX38 8HN


16th century coaching inn

Tel: 01805 622121

Fax: 01805624763

Email: info@blackhorsedevon.co.uk


Broadpark Breaks Frithelstock, nr Great Torrington B&B 01805 622214
Locksbeam Farm Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 7EZ Farmhouse B&B

Tel: 01805 623213

Fax: 01805 623213

Email: tracey@locksbeamfarm.co.uk


Meadowland Farm Dolton, Winkleigh, EX19 8RQ B & B http://www.meadowlandfarm.co.uk
Oakleigh Bed & Breakfast Oakleigh
Villa Road
Great Torrington
EX38 8DZ


Victorian residence
¼ mile from Trail
Secure bicycle storage

Carole and John Bewes

Tel: 01805 622342

Email: bewesfamily@btinternet.com


The Old Rectory Langtree Devon EX38 8NF


1 ½ miles from the cycle route

Tel: 01825 601602

Email: theoldrectorydevon@hotmail.com

Smytham Manor Leisure Little Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PU

B&B, Self Catering &Camping

17th Century manor house set in 25 acres of secluded tranquil parkland

Tel: 01805 622110

Fax: 01805 625451

Email: info@smytham.fsnet.co.uk


West Ford Farm Little Torrington, Torrington, North Devon,

Self Catering

Working farm next to the Tarka Trail

lTel: 01805 623297

Fax: 01805 623297

Email: drdaniel@farming.co.uk


Places to eat

Name Telephone No Info.
Puffing Billy, Old Torrington Station, Torrington, EX38 8JD 01805 623050 Real ales, food served all day, evenings – A La Carte menu, large garden / play area, on Tarka Trail
Torridge Inn, Taddiport 01805 625267 Spanish & English cuisine, close to the river Torridge


Select Petrockstowe for more information

Places to eat

Name Telephone No. Info.
The Laurels Inn. 01837 810578 Good food and real ale

Shops and Amenities

  • Post Box
  • Telephone Box

Places to Stay

Name Location Type Contact
Aish Villa Petrockstowe, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 3HL


near to a pub with easy assess to the Tarka Trail

Tel: 01837 810581




Places to eat

Name Telephone No Info.
The Bull & Dragon Inn

01837 811742


Home cooked food, real ales

Shops and Amenities

  • Post Office
  • Village stores