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Barnstaple - Short Estuary Walk

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Good flat walk

We were lucky with the weather so had good views of the estuary on one side and the countryside on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
Amazing walks around Estuary.

Bird watchers should come here to view the amazing variety of Birds on and around sand banks... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Northam, United Kingdom
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“lovely walk”(6 reviews)
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...more
| Barnstaple Station, Barnstaple EX31 2AU, England
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Reviewed 6 January 2015

lovely walk to Fremington Quay (3 miles) - super views and excellent café to aim for. Can always walk to the main road and take the bus back.

2  Thank Annelinley
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were lucky with the weather so had good views of the estuary on one side and the countryside on the other. There were a lot of birds, but I have no idea what they were! The walking was easy as it followed the old...More

Thank DJW133
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Bird watchers should come here to view the amazing variety of Birds on and around sand banks. Pleasant walks in all directions take your choice through country and town, all very enjoyable with interesting Ancient Bridge to view and Burnels Iron Bridge.

Thank michaelwatkins668
Reviewed 4 October 2018

After visiting Barnstaple town we took our dog along the estuary walk. It was lovely and easy to walk along.

Thank Billett1910
Reviewed 3 October 2018

You can walk along here as far as Braunston or just hang out on the key. Tourist office is their, pub and places to eat opposite.

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

It is ok. Very easy with children on foot or bike. The Estuary has some fabulous birds to spot at points were the path allows this. However, the amount of dog muck along the path is very sad and off putting and with the lack...More

Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed 7 August 2018 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

Thank Johntrombone
Reviewed 29 July 2018 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.

Thank RObbo60_11
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 843gm
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

1  Thank artistanne100
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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Response from Petermanning | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I really don't think so, Sorry