Safety informationThere are a few short sections where you are required to walk over or alongside country roads, please take care when crossing especially if walking with children.
Tips and hints
here are numerous places to stops to refuel along the way, especially in Bideford and Northam. However, as ever we would advise you to carry enough snacks and water to last you the whole day.
Points of interest
RHS Garden Rosemoor - located about 1.5km outsode of Great Torrington on the A3124 the RHS Garden Rosemoor is one of four gardens that the Royal Horticultural Society owns in the UK. Gardeners or anyone interested in aesthetics will enjoy spending an hour exploring the various gardens including; the woodland garden, the fruit & vegetable garden, the hot garden, the cottage garden and the stone garden.
Great Torrington Heritage Museum - conveniently located in the centre of Great Torrington, the Heritage Museum has a number of interesting artefacts that reflect the interesting history of what is an ancient market town. Situated on South Street.
Bideford - in the 16th century Bideford had Britain's 3rd largest port, and remained an important maritime town right up until the 20th century. The Victorian novelist Charles Kingsley described Bideford as, "The Little White Town which slopes upward from its broad river tide " . Little has changed from when Kingsley lived in the area nearly 150 years ago during which he wrote part of his well-known novel Westward Ho! Today, Bideford is both a thriving market town and working port and amongst the many buildings and places of interest you will find the historic covered Pannier Market, dating from 1883, which holds a market every Tuesday and Saturday. Take some time to explore the narrow streets and traditional shops.