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camp to E1 going East 6mi Sun 23 Jun
camp to Bstaple E1 going west 4mi Sun 23 Jun
hotel to barnstable station 2mi 13 Sep 2023
Little V Farm - BNP 6mi 24 May 2021
Barnstaple - Little V Farm 7mi 24 May 2021
placement route 2mi 21 Oct 2019
Section 23 Barnstaple-Barnstaple Station 1300m 15 Jun 2019
Section 22 Braunton-Barnstaple 5mi 15 Jun 2019
Petroc 3mi 5 Oct 2018
B Station to Roundswell 1mi 6 Jul 2018

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Days Out

Weekend rides

Find somewhere to cycle this weekend. Here’s our route-planner’s top picks around Barnstaple:

Lundy (Bideford Ferry) · 9mi one-way
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The Hoops Country Inn, Horn's Cross · 17mi one-way
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The Union Inn, Dolton · 33mi round-trip
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National Cycle Network

Cycle routes in Barnstaple

The National Cycle Network is a great way to find traffic-free routes and quiet lanes. These routes pass through Barnstaple:

To Bristol, Wells, Glastonbury, Bridgwater, Taunton, Tiverton, Holsworthy and Bude.

To Ilfracombe, Bideford, Okehampton, Tavistock and Plymouth.


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What are the roads like? Which are the most cycle-friendly cafés? Where’s your favourite place for a Saturday afternoon spin? Share your knowledge with other local cyclists.

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A note on our PDF maps

30 Oct 2022 · 2

When you’re planning a route, has always offered the option to export a print-ready PDF in one of several scales. PDF maps are great as a fallback for electronic… now has Ordnance Survey maps

2 Apr 2021 · 3

Ordnance Survey maps are justly famed for their clear, detailed coverage of the British countryside. Generations of cyclists have planned their adventures with an OS map or two stuffed in…

Plan multi-day adventures easily

22 Mar 2021 · 12

Dreaming of getting away on a bike trip this summer?’s new multi-day planning feature is here for you! For any journey of 50km or more, you can simply add…