Tarka Trail Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

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

A 152 mile figure of eight walking route in North Devon between Dartmoor and Exmoor. This route can be split into the south loop of 68 miles and the north loop of 84 miles.

Tarka Trail Walking holiday in Devon with Let's Go Walking

Tarka Trail Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Tarka Trail Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Tarka Trail Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

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Tarka Trail Walking Holiday
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 walking holiday 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 Tarka Trail 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 walking holiday 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 offer 2 suggested itineraries for the Tarka Trail walking holiday:

Please see details below

The Tarka Trail walking holiday connects with:

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. We try to get your bags delivered by 4pm, but this may be delayed due to road conditions.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection 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 September 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.
Please wait for the confirmation of your holiday before making final travel plans just in case your holiday is not available for your requested date.

Tarka Trail Walking Holiday
North Loop 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 7: Ilfracombe to Croyde                14 miles
Day 8: Croyde to Barnstaple                14 miles
Day 9: Depart after breakfast

Prices per person for Tarka Trail
9 day itinerary 8 nights
Double or Twin
Occupancy

Single Occupancy
travelling with others
Solo
Traveller
2022£832£1,144£1,224

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £59 per person depending on location
Extra night in Ilfracombe and day trip to Lundy from £118.00 per person

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Tarka Trail
Walking Holiday
North Loop

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Barnstaple
Imperial Hotel

double/twin
£79.00

single
£100.00

Park Hotel

£79.00

£100.00

Royal & Fortesque Hotel

£69.00

£90.00

Yeo Dale Hotel

£39.00

please ask

Lynmouth
Rising Sun Hotel

double/twin
£48.00

single
£85.00

Rock House Hotel

£39.00

£68.00

Heddons Mouth
Hunters Inn

double/twin
£15.00

single
£25.00

Hunters Inn superior room

£30.50

£60.00

If you would like to stay at Hunters Inn in Heddons Mouth, we can revise the itinerary so that this is an overnight stop.

Ilfracombe
Laston House

double/twin
£10.25

single
£15.00

Olive Branch

£11.25

£10.00

Osborne Hotel

£10.25

£15.00

Croyde
Saunton Sands Hotel

double/twin
£100.00

single
£105.00

The Thatch

£15.00

£22.50

Tarka Trail Walking Holiday
North Loop, Circular from Barnstaple
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 Walking Holiday
South Loop 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

Prices per person for Tarka Trail
8 day itinerary 7 nights
Double or Twin
Occupancy

Single Occupancy
travelling with others
Solo
Traveller
2022£763£1,176£1,316

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £59 per person depending on location
Extra night in Bideford and day trip to Lundy from £118.00 per person

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Tarka Trail
Walking Holiday
South Loop

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Bideford
Royal Hotel

double/twin
£69.00

single
£90.00

Durrant House Hotel

£59.00

£85.00

Barnstaple
Imperial Hotel

double/twin
£79.00

single
£100.00

Park Hotel

£79.00

£100.00

Royal & Fortesque Hotel

£69.00

£90.00

Yeo Dale Hotel

£39.00

please ask

Tarka Trail Walking Holiday
South Loop, circular from Barnstaple
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
Macmillan Way West
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
  • entrance to local attractions

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.

Tarka Trail Walking Holiday: 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

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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