Day 4 - Okehampton to Huntstile

Distance72.2 mi
Time6h28m
Average Speed11.2 mph
Ascent1127 m
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Day 3 - Harlyn Bay to Okehampton

Day 5 - Huntstile to Tidenham Chase

20090519

 

Comments

Day starts with a climb out of Okehampton. Easy road to Whiddon Down via Sticklepath. You need to keep going nearly onto the A30 past the services and then turn left signposted to Hittisleigh. Minor roads are good here, not too hilly either. For a flat ride out of Crediton follow this route suggested by the staff in the Bike Shed to Thorverton. Very smooth, flat and good cycling. You would do better to avoid the hill into Silverton and keep going straight after crossing the A396. Follow minor roads to Hele to cross the level crossing and M5 and get onto the B3181. Don't climb the hills into Bradninch. The B3181 is quiet and easy cycling through Cullompton. The A38 is busy and horrible, find your way back across the M5 to the NCN 3 near Westleigh. Just follow the NCN 3 signs along minor windy roads into Taunton. Probably easier just to go through the town then try and follow the NCN onto canal towpaths. We took the A3259 out of town towards the A38. The east side of the M5 would be flatter, the road through Thurloxton has some steep hills, the A38 was a dual carriageway and very busy when we were there.

Camping at Huntstile Organic Farm was superb on the edge of the Quantock Hills, the road is undulating to get to it. Facilities basic but very good, has it's own café that does breakfasts and tea/coffee etc.

Supporting :

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