Tarka Trail

Tarka Trail – Braunton to Meeth

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Over 30 miles of the Tarka Trail is available to cyclists between Braunton and Meeth, using the old railways of North Devon. Passing through the largely unspoilt countryside as it was described by Henry Williamson in his classic novel ‘Tarka the Otter’ first published in 1927.


The New Tarka Trail Guide is now available from the following outlets. image - PDF icon (7KB - pdf help)
The guides cost £1 each and include a map of the trail, useful contacts, £100 worth of money off vouchers and discounts at attractions, accommodation and businesses within easy reach the trail.
Profits from the sale of these guides will be used for improvements to visitor information and the biodiversity of the trail.
Tarka TRail Guides

What's new?

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Tarka Trail Guide

A new guidebook for the Tarka Trail between Braunton and Meeth was published in May 2015.
Divided into six sections, it is packed with useful information including:

  • A detailed map for each section
  • Quality of the Trail surface
  • Access points (including widths where less than 1.2M)
  • Parking and Toilet facilities
  • Nature reserves and wildlife
  • Picnic areas and seating
  • Cycle hire
  • Cafes, pubs and restaurants
  • Distances
  • Art and installations along the route

The Tarka Trail Guide is available to buy online and at these local outlets.

Audio Trail

There is an Audio Trail which can be dowloaded onto your PC, phone or MP3 Player. Each audio clip is linked to a place on the Trail with a numbered post and includes information from a variety of people involved in managing the Trail and its heritage.

Contact Us

North Devon Biosphere Service.
Room 506 Civic Centre
North Walk
EX31 1EA


(01271) 388647

(01271) 388912