The Tarka Trail

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  • The Tarka Trail is a figure-of-eight route, based on Barnstaple, and covers some 180 miles (290 km) of path through North and Mid Devon, from the Atlantic Coast, the estuaries of the two rivers of Tarka, the Rivers Taw and Torridge through rural Devon Countryside. Passing through the largely unspoilt countryside as it was described by Henry Williamson in his classic novel ‘Tarka the Otter’ first published in 1927.

    The Tarka Trail is one of the country’s longest continuous traffic-free walking and cycling paths, and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route.

  • The Tarka Trail 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Wednesday, with temperatures bottoming out at 14°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain starting in the afternoon and breezy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
    12
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    15
       83%  80%   11 mph
      7:47 am    6:17 pm
    Friday, Oct 20th
     Windy starting in the evening and light rain in the evening.
     
    11
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    16
       88%  71%   14 mph
      7:49 am    6:15 pm

    Saturday, Oct 21st
     Dangerously windy throughout the day and rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
    11
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    15
       88%  77%   25 mph
      7:50 am    6:13 pm
    Sunday, Oct 22nd
     Windy until afternoon and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    9
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    14
       70%  79%   22 mph
      7:52 am    6:11 pm

    Monday, Oct 23rd
     Breezy in the morning and overcast throughout the day.
     
    13
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    16
       69%  99%   16 mph
      7:54 am    6:09 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 24th
     Breezy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    15
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    17
       36%  85%   13 mph
      7:56 am    6:07 pm

    Wednesday, Oct 25th
     Light rain in the afternoon.
     
    14
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    17
       41%  45%   11 mph
      7:57 am    6:05 pm
    Thursday, Oct 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    13
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    16
       49%  87%   15 mph
      7:59 am    6:03 pm

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