Walking in Bideford

There are several walks in and around Bideford that you can enjoy. Here are a few options:

  1. Tarka Trail: The Tarka Trail is a popular walking and cycling path that follows the route taken by the fictional character Tarka the Otter in Henry Williamson's book. The trail stretches for 180 miles, but you can choose shorter sections near Bideford for a leisurely walk along the estuary.

  2. The South West Coast Path: Bideford is located near the stunning North Devon coastline, and the South West Coast Path offers breathtaking walks with panoramic views. You can walk along the path from Bideford to nearby towns like Appledore or explore further along the coast.

  3. Bideford Heritage Walk: This walk takes you through the historic streets of Bideford, allowing you to discover the town's rich heritage. You can pick up a map or guide from the Bideford Heritage Centre, located on the Quay, and explore the town's landmarks, historic buildings, and points of interest.

  4. The Old Railway Walk on the Tarka Trail: This walk follows the former railway line from Bideford to Great Torrington. The path is relatively flat and provides a pleasant countryside stroll with scenic views along the way.

  5. The Way of the Wharves The trail offers a leisurely and accessible route, making it popular among both locals and visitors who want to explore Bideford's maritime heritage and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. There are also several benches along the way where you can take a break, relax, and admire the views.

These are just a few examples, but there are many other walking routes in and around Bideford.