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Otter pawmarkTarka Trail

127 km / 79 miles

Devon, Somers
The Trail traces the journeys of Tarka the Otter, taking in locations featured in the book. In effect, the Trail comprises two routes based on Barnstaple. The northern section takes an easterly line to and over Exmoor to the sea, then follows the coastline through Braunton to the start. The southern section is through Bideford and Great Torrington to Okehampton and Sticklepath, returning north and terminating at Eggesford where advantage can be taken of a rail link back to Barnstaple. Both include sections in river valleys, including the Torridge, Taw, Bray and above the East Lyn. The Tarka Trail Southern Section 108km (67miles) and marked on OS mapping stretchs south from Barnstaple following parts of the River Torridge, visiting Great Torrington, Dolton then looping further south to Hatherleigh, Okehampton and Sticklepath before turning north to the finish at Eggesford Station.

The Taw-Teign Link (6 miles and on OS mapping) links the Tarka Trail at Sticklepath and Two Moors Way at Chagford, on the northern fringe of Dartmoor. A second link, by way of the Little Dart Ridge & Valley Walk (11 miles and included on OS mapping) is available in connecting Eggesford with Witheridge which is also on the Two Moors Way.


Details:

Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Otter pawmark
Waymark
Otter pawmark
Attributes
Challenging; Coastal; Moorland; River
Start and Finish
SS556335 - Barnstaple, Devon
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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Brightlycott Cottage  (bookable online)
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Waytown Cottage  (bookable online)
4 Km
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Spinney Country Guest House  (bookable online)
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Lower Hearson Farm  (bookable online)
2 Km
8 Km
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Bampfield Farm Cottages  (bookable online)
3 Km
11 Km
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Bratton View Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
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13 Km
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Animal Ark Cottages  (bookable online)
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Huxtable Farm  (bookable online)
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19 Km
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The Rockford Inn  (bookable online)
2 Km
49 Km
Bunk House
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50 Km
Bunk House
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Camping Barn
3 Km
50 Km
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Lorna Doone House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
52 Km
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Castle Hill Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
53 Km
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Gable Lodge Guest House  (bookable online)
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53 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
54 Km
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Woodybrooke Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
59 Km
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Heddon's Gate Hotel  (bookable online)
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62 Km
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Martinhoe Cleave Cottages  (bookable online)
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Blair Lodge Guest House  (bookable online)
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74 Km
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Channel Vista  (bookable online)
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74 Km
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Widmouth Farm Cottages  (bookable online)
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78 Km
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Hillcrest Farm  (bookable online)
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80 Km
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Chambercombe Manor Cottages  (bookable online)
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81 Km
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Harbour Views  (bookable online)
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82 Km
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Harbour Cottages  (bookable online)
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83 Km
Walkers are Welcome
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83 Km
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Darnley Hotel  (bookable online)
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84 Km
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Lincombe House  (bookable online)
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86 Km
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Lower Campscott Farm Cottages  (bookable online)
1 Km
86 Km
Camp Site
2 Km
87 Km
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Fortescue Retreat  (bookable online)
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88 Km
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Fortescue  (bookable online)
3 Km
88 Km
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Dukes Cottage  (bookable online)
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94 Km
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Rosemary Cottage  (bookable online)
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94 Km
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Sea Croft  (bookable online)
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94 Km
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Lundy View  (bookable online)
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94 Km
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Morte View  (bookable online)
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94 Km
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Crows Nest  (bookable online)
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94 Km
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Combesgate View  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
94 Km
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< 1 Km
95 Km
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Beach House  (bookable online)
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95 Km
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Avalon Court  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
95 Km
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Pandora Court one  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
95 Km
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Pandora Court four  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
95 Km
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Chichester Park  (bookable online)
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95 Km
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Enderley Apartment  (bookable online)
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95 Km
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Courtyard Cottage  (bookable online)
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95 Km
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Sandy Lane  (bookable online)
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95 Km
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Barton Court  (bookable online)
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95 Km
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Churchlands Farmhouse  (bookable online)
3 Km
95 Km
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Spreacombe Gardens  (bookable online)
3 Km
97 Km
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The Old Bakery  (bookable online)
2 Km
98 Km
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Magnolia  (bookable online)
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99 Km
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Appledore One End House  (bookable online)
2 Km
114 Km
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5 Km
114 Km
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Bennings Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
1 Km
119 Km
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Treetops  (bookable online)
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119 Km

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Route Profile:

126.5 Km (78.6 miles)
4,200 m (13,780 ft) ascent
475 m (1,558 ft)  maximum height