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Somerset and Cornwall ideas ?

Postby Sarah » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:47 pm

I am doing a solo trip next month that will [roughly] start near Stonehenge and finish up at the Eden Project. Got a couple of weeks and no real agenda.

I have picked out a few trails I want to ride; Tarka, Camel, Galaxy, some Sustrans stuff etc and things I want to see, mostly cider orchards :???: and just looking for any other recommendations of things and trails to check out en route ?

Thanks :-bd

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Re: Somerset and Cornwall ideas ?

Postby ZeroDarkBivi » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:34 pm

Loads of great riding on Dartmoor and Exmoor, not so sure about Bodmin. Easy to bivi on the moor as well.
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Re: Somerset and Cornwall ideas ?

Postby Fat tyre kicker » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:11 am

Are you visiting the Eden project ? Not far away are Heligans gardens that are far nicer to
Visit and the original idea/venue for Eden ?
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Re: Somerset and Cornwall ideas ?

Postby Sarah » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:34 am

Yep going to Eden and Heligan. Really excited. Just looking for any suggestions of anything else that way not to be missed. Trail, beach, woodland, it's all good!
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Re: Somerset and Cornwall ideas ?

Postby ctznsmith » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:53 am

I posted this on the north devon thread but there are two routes on bikepacking.com a Dartmoor/Exmoor c2c route and an Exmoor/Quantocks loop which you may be able to use bits of.
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Re: Somerset and Cornwall ideas ?

Postby Mariner » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:30 pm

If you are dropping down to Winchester I have the Winchester to Salisbury route as a gpx.
After Salisbury there is Hardy country which is still lanes and small villages.
Also have a look for farawayvisions ride reports I think she did some Wessex Way rides.
If you are too far south and want to get back up to Somerset/Devon coast there is a route starts/finishes in or close to Weston Super Mare that will put
you close to those areas.
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Re: Somerset and Cornwall ideas ?

Postby DoctorRad » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:27 pm

Great beaches in the Woolacombe - Croyde area in North Devon, and a good fish and chip shop here. If you find yourself in need of a shower, there's a good, basic campsite here.
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Re: Somerset and Cornwall ideas ?

Postby Sarah » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:32 pm

Thanks for that, fits in perfectly with some of the trails I have found to go through Exmoor. A nice campsite and shower occasionally will be great.

Just started fettling with bike and gear, trial packing etc.... :-bd
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Re: Somerset and Cornwall ideas ?

Postby DoctorRad » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:21 pm

Hey, happy to help. Are you coming anywhere near Bristol or the Mendips??
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Re: Somerset and Cornwall ideas ?

Postby thenobelcyclist » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:03 pm

I've stopped at Runnage Farm campsite on Dartmoor; you can get a shower and pitch for £6 a person per night, if you want a bit more comfort they have bunkhouses. Postbridge is about a 1 mile bike ride where they have a shop and a pub.

http://www.runnagecampingbarns.co.uk
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Re: Somerset and Cornwall ideas ?

Postby Sarah » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:08 pm

Thanks. Currently in Lynmouth eating all I can. Weather is mixed. Trails and sustrans are amazing.
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Re: Somerset and Cornwall ideas ?

Postby Mike » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:30 pm

Don't attempt to try the west Sussex ridgeway it's a mare prop overgrown at mo. The tarka trail is great and there's a good wildcard spot south of Okehampton around the back of Meldon resa
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