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Cycling on Dartmoor

Dartmoor is a great place to cycle with many quiet lanes and cycle routes, together with over 350 km of bridleways and byways. 

On road

The challenge of Dartmoor’s roads the narrow lanes, hidden bends and steep hill climbs is fun but be aware of what you may meet on the roads, including tractors, cattle, sheep and ponies and other motorists.

Off road: There are some great off-road and traffic-free cycling routes on Dartmoor. 

Wray Valley Trail  a 10 mile (16km) mainly traffic-free route from Bovey Tracey to Moretonhampstead, following the dismantled railway line through the National Trust Parke Estate and the picturesque village of Lustleigh.

Princetown Railway route choose a 10km or 30km route along Princetown’s disused railway, passing the granite quarries to reach Burrator Reservoir

Burrator route  a 20km route from Princetown, crossing open moorland on permitted bridleways to reach Burrator Reservoir.

Granite Way  this is an 11 mile (18 km) multi-use trail running between Okehampton and Lydford along the north western edge of Dartmoor. It is mostly traffic free, largely following the course of the former Southern Region railway line. A journey along the Granite Way offers fantastic views of the granite landscape of Dartmoor, as well as a number of specific sites of geological interest.

Drake’s Trail  this is a 21 mile cycling and walking route linking Tavistock with Plymouth

Dartmoor Way  a 95 mile circular route around the National Park, with an additional 27 mile High Moorland link which crosses Dartmoor.

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