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Hiking trail

Braunton to Instow

Hiking trail · North Devon
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A relaxed day's walking along river banks, marshland, and some tarmac sections. Keep your eyes peeled for local birdlife!

moderate
20.1 km
5:00 h
20 m
20 m

Follow the Tarka Trail out of Braunton as you join the flat disused railway tracks leading you to Barnstaple; the biggest town on this trail. Your route continues through marshland and nature reserves rich with wildlife and into the village of Instow.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Highest point
17 m
Lowest point
0 m
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Tips, hints and links

This walk appears in the following tours: 

 WES(SWCP)MTW

Start

Braunton (5 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
51.101177, -4.162316
UTM
30U 418619 5661718

Destination

Instow

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
20.1 km
Duration
5:00h
Ascent
20 m
Descent
20 m
In and out Healthy climate

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