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Barnstaple - Short Estuary Walk

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| Barnstaple Station, Barnstaple EX31 2AU, England
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Out for a walk

The foot/cycle path is in great condition. The estuary is Home to many species of wildlife. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Johntrombone
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Wonderful

Just moved to this part of Devon 2 weeks ago and walked from Fremington into Barnstaple along the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RObbo60_11
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Fremington, United Kingdom
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A 2.6 mile South West Coast Path walk mostly on a level tarmac path along the Taw Estuary. Look out for wildfowl and waterbirds as you walk past saltmarsh and tiny rocky beaches to the Tarka Inn. For dedicated walkers, the route continues through a once-bustling port and around marshland reclaimed from the sea, to Braunton Burrows.
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“old railway” (4 reviews)
“lovely walk” (5 reviews)
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| Barnstaple Station, Barnstaple EX31 2AU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The foot/cycle path is in great condition. The estuary is Home to many species of wildlife. The trail is used by all groups of people. I saw families on bike rides, couples strolling and folks riding disability scooters, all enjoying the walk. They have set...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just moved to this part of Devon 2 weeks ago and walked from Fremington into Barnstaple along the Tarka Trail and it surpassed my highest expectation, just wonderful. Easy tarmac walking but fairly busy with mainly cyclists, nice to see wheelchair users on the trail.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Long paved track that brings you to Bideford near the river mouth. Easily accessible from Exeter by the train, the track starts after 5 min walking from Barnstaple station. Quite long if you walk but really pleasant. I recommend biking if you just have a...More

Thank Gui M
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Walking or cycling this flat easy surface you can be out of town and into a world of wide estuary views, birds calling, Little Egrets dabbling in 10 minutes. Long tailed tits flock in the willows and in summer a clump of purple everlasting sweet...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Lovely walk up the South West Coast Path, with the estuary on one side and lovely British countryside on the other side, easy to walk, path is tarmacked, this used to be the old railway line from Barnstaple to Ilfracombe.

Thank Philippa N
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

The walk is easy but enjoyable. Especially when we see so many wildlife in the estuary, it does put a smile on our faces. We sometimes stop to watch and listen to the birds. Really lovely.

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

The walk is delightful and safe for disability scooter users. All the walks around the area are either tarmaced or other hard surfaces. I took a packed lunch and had a delightful day.

1  Thank Johntrombone
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

We strolled along the estuary watching the birds on the shore and walking on part of the Tarka Bike Trail which is widely used by cyclists

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Lovely walk , not too taxing , flat more or less all the way , very peaceful area , fantastic for bird watching . Beautiful views across the estuary and down towards Chivenor . A very nice cafe at the train station serving delicious food...More

Thank Angela C
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Lovely easy walk, good views and for bird watching, ideal for cycling safe for families on a good tarmac surface

Thank Kathy C
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Hi, I really don't think so, Sorry
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