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Tarka Trail
Walking Holiday
on The North Devon Coast,
Dartmoor and Exmoor
Devon, South West England

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The Tarka Trail
Moorland and Coastal Walking Holiday on Dartmoor to Exmoor in Devon, South West England
via Lynton, Combe Martin, Woolcombe, Barnstaple, Bideford, Hatherleigh, Okehampton and  Simonsbath.

Walk The Tarka Trail via Dartmoor, Exmoor, the River Taw, Barnstaple, Eggesford, North Tawton, Okehampton, Bideford, Lynton, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Croyde and the South West Coast Path

THIS WALKING HOLIDAY CAN BE COMPLETED IN EITHER DIRECTION
This self guided UK walking holiday in Devon and Somerset on the Tarka Trail makes a varied and interesting hiking tour. The Tarka Trail passes through some of Dartmoor and Exmoor’s most charming landscape full of wildlife and stunning scenery.
The Tarka Trail is a 152 mile figure of eight waymarked walking trail. The Tarka trail is named after Tarka the otter from the book by Henry Williamson published in the 1920’s and is still popular today. Our company is based in heart of Devon’s Tarka country on the edge of Dartmoor and the hiking trail is one of our staff’s favourites walks because of the contrasts a hike on this route can offer.

Both the Tarka Trail routes are circular walks and can be started at any location depending on availability and how you are arriving (train or car).
We pride ourselves in offering the widest choice of bespoke walking holidays in the UK.

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Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.
The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.
We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.
Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.
We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.
Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest choices of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Tarka Trail North
circular walking holiday from Barnstaple
via Exmoor and Devon’s North Coast
9 Day Itinerary
7 days walking and 8 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive at Barnstaple
Day 2: Barnstaple to Brayford            14 miles
Day 3: Brayford to Simonsbath           10 miles
Day 4: Simonsbath to Lynmouth         14 miles
Optional Day in Lynmouth
Day 5: Lynmouth to Combe Martin     13 miles
Optional Day in Combe Martin
Day 6: Combe Martin to Ilfracombe    5 miles
Optional Day in Ilfracombe to visit Lundy Island
Day 8: Croyde to Barnstaple                14 miles
Day 9: Depart after breakfast

£680pp
dbl/twin

£832pp
single occ

£912pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £49 per person depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
8 nights, 7 days walking
Total Distance:
84 miles/134 kms
Min/max daily distance:
9/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
12 miles
Grading:
Easy/Strenuous
Features:
Exmoor
Exmoor Ponies
Woolacombe Beach
Ilfracombe’s Tunnels Beaches
Saunton Sands
This route connects with:
Macmillan Way West
South West Coast Path
Two Moors Way

Tarka Trail South
circular from Barnstaple
via Dartmoor and Devon’s North Coast
8 Day Itinerary
6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive at Barnstaple
Day 2: Barnstaple to Eggesford by train,
              then walk to North Tawton       11 miles
Day 3: North Tawton to Okehampton   12 miles
Day 4: Okehampton to Hatherleigh       10 miles
Day 5: Hatherleigh to Dolton                   9 miles
Day 6: Dolton to Bideford                       16 miles
Optional Day in Bideford to visit Lundy Island
Day 7: Bideford to Barnstaple                10 miles
Day 8: Depart after breakfast

£595pp
dbl/twin

£728pp
single occ

£798pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £49 per person depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
68 miles/109 kms
Min/max daily distance:
10/13 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
Grading:
Easy
Features:
Dartmoor
Dartmoor Ponies
River Taw
Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton
North Tawton Parish Church
Belstone
Finch Foundry, Sticklepath
The Tarka Line Railway
This route connects with:
South West Coast Path
Dartmoor Way

What’s included
in your Tarka Trail
walking holiday
in Devon, South West England
on Devon’s North Coast and Dartmoor or Exmoor

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • OS 1:25,000 map

Optional Extras
for your Tarka Trail
walking holiday
in Devon, South West England
on Devon’s North Coast and Dartmoor or Exmoor

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

What’s not included
in your Tarka Trail
walking holiday
in Devon, South West England
on Devon’s North Coast and Dartmoor or Exmoor

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

How to get there:

  • By Plane to Exeter, Bristol or London where we can arrange transfer to the start of your walk
  • By Car to the start of your walk where parking is available
  • By Train/Bus to Barnstaple

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Moorland Walking Holidays
We have moorland walking holidays in the UK in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland,  and Ireland.

Coastal Walking Holidays
We have coastal walking holidays in the UK in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands.

Our Coastal Walking Holidays include: