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The Granite Way

Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton, England
+44 1837 861141
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A lovely walk despite the mizzle!

Four of us and a baby walked the first section from Okehampton Station to the viaduct. It was a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amanda H
Okehampton, United Kingdom
via mobile
A great asset to West Devon

We parked just off the A386 at the edge of the moor and then cycled the route from there. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“old railway” (11 reviews)
“off road” (9 reviews)
Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton, England
+44 1837 861141
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us and a baby walked the first section from Okehampton Station to the viaduct. It was a grey and drizzly day so we didn't really get great views but what we saw was lovely. Views of the moor to one side and fields...More

1  Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We parked just off the A386 at the edge of the moor and then cycled the route from there. The section down to Lydford is prettiest, especially the old viaduct. But going the other way we stopped for tea at the Okehampton Station Buffet.

Thank MargaretOkehampton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only walked a short section but what we did was lovely and especially the viaduct which had such amazing views and the structure was made visible from viewing platforms just below each end so if you go look out for the steps either end heat...More

Thank Shellworthy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We cycled it - the surface is smooth and easy, as it is a disused railway line, and there are several viewpoints which would have given better views if the weather had been better.

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 16 September 2017

You can make the walk/cycle ride as long or short as you please, mainly on the level. Some interesting views as well as some industrial history to see. Worth deviating off to the dam.

Thank Alasdair F
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The Granite Way provides a safe off road cycle between Okehampton Station and Lydford, it is tarmac mostly with one short stretch gated on a dirt track through a wooded cutting. Some really good views of the moor and surrounding countryside over viaduct and under...More

Thank DS4-Charisma
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We started at Bearslake Inn. There is a path up to the Granite Way from here. This part is off road. Slippery with lots of stones. More suited to a mountain bike. This takes 5 mins to walk up. Once on the Granite Way we...More

Thank holsbols30
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

The wife and I love cycling along he granite way and sometimes use the train to get up to meldon when we are feeling lazy. Nice to cycle to the cycle hire shop and get an ice cream and on to the bearslake for lunch...More

Thank GCW02
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We parked at Okehampton train station, free to park and station has toilets. Family of 4, a 6 yr old on his own bike and 4 yr old on the back of Dad's! Did 11 miles in 2 hours plus a little on road to...More

1  Thank emmac0023
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Spent about 1/2 day with my wife and two children. Great views, flat, no traffic, pubs to stop at.we hired bikes from a local hire centre that's right on the cycle path and covered 1/2 the route there and back. About 11 miles. Would certainly...More

Thank Martin S
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