Tarka Trail

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Start: Barnstaple
Distance: 79 miles (127 km)
Grid Ref: SS556335
Climbing: 4,234 metres
Walk time: 32-40 hours
Days: 5-8

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Summary: The Tarka Trail is a long distance footpath in the county of Devon, south-west England. The trail follows part of the route taken by the fictional Tarka the Otter in the book by Henry Williamson. Places in Devon visited throughout the walk which starts and ends in Barnstaple include Braunton, Chivenor, Fremington, Yelland, Instow, Bideford, Torrington, Meeth, Hatherleigh, Okehampton, Lynmouth, Ilfracombe, Lee Bay, Mortehoe, Woolacombe, Braunton, Dolton and North Tawton. The trail also follows the route of and/or connects with a number of other notable long distance footpaths in North Devon including the South West Coast Path, Two Moors Way, Macmillan Way West, West Devon Way, Two Castles Trail and the Little Dart Ridge and Valley Walk.

Useful Links:
Tarka Trail Guides
Devon County Council Booklet
Long Distance Walkers Association

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