7 Reasons to Love Mid Devon – Walking and Cycling
We’re celebrating English Tourism Week 2021 by sharing a reason to love Mid Devon every day this week.
Reason 3 – Walking and Cycling in our beautiful Countryside
Mid Devon has some of the best countryside views with a wealth of natural beauty and wildlife, making it the perfect setting for walking and cycling.
Mid Devon can cater to all levels of experience with a variety of lengths and difficulties from gentle, paved strolling to tough, off-road hills. There is plenty to sample when you pull on your walking boots or slip into your lycra!
Look out for wildlife along the award winning Grand Western Canal Country Park, wander through majestic Douglas Firs in Eggesford Forest or meander through the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. If you’re after more of a challenge take on the long distance Exe Valley Way or Two Moors Way, both of which wend their way through Mid Devon.
Mid Devon is popular with cyclists completing the National Cycle Network. Route 3 runs through Mid Devon and cyclist enjoy a welcome break and refreshment visiting the cafes along the route. Roll through country villages and beautiful valleys. The hills are tough but are worth the effort for the views at the top! The Tarka Trail also passes through Mid Devon.
There are also a myriad of bridleways and several local stables if you want to experience Mid Devon from horseback.
Don’t forget to check OS maps and rights of way before exploring.
A number of walks and cycle routes have been plotted against Mid Devon’s eateries and facilities to make it easier for visitors to plan their day out.