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Tarka Trail information board. For map detail see #107530

Popular spot for bike rentals.

Odd bit of cycle parking by the trail.

New link to rail trail.

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Road from Instow meets the rail trail.

Rail trail tunnel.

Rail trail, the sign suggests turning on your lights for the tunnel!

Rail trail

The rail trail at Instow.

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Milepost on the Tarka Trail.

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Milepost in Barnstaple.

Old railway bridge in Barnstaple.

NCN27 and NCN3

Narrow shared use footway along the flood measure in Barnstaple.

Barnstaple bike shops and cafe

NCN27 I expect from certain angles and at certain times this tunnel can be a reminder of one of Munch's Screams. The long slow ascent out of Ilfracombe.

NCN27 on road section in Ilfracombe

NCN27 it's a steep incline to this right turn after the pleasures of downhill on the rail trail.

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NCN27 with Cycle route ahead sign.

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NCN27 milepost

Ilfracombe Station woz ere

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NCN27 Lee Bridge - for a photo of the notice see #107496.

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NCN27 rail trail

Current end of the rail trail from Ilfracombe.

The NCN27 doubles back to the left here onto the old railway line.

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Near the summit

Hilly Devon - still a bit of a way to go to the summit.

Devon has hills, and this one is just north of Braunton.

This long incline on the road is a bit of a shock after the gentle rail trail of the NCN27 Tarka Trail.

NCN27 signage offering a mountain bike option to Knowle ¾

NCN27 narrower section of the rail trail through Braunton

NCN27 Braunton

Braunton NCN27 toucan crossing

Braunton

NCN27 Braunton

Rails left embedded at Braunton

NCN27 Braunton

NCN27 Braunton

NCN27 rail trail the Tarka Trail

Braunton

Approaching Braunton on the Tarka Trail NCN27

Tarka trail

NCN27 Tarka Trail

Tarka trail

Tarka trail

Tarka trail

Tarka trail

Tarka trail

Tarka trail

River Taw road crossing at Barnstaple, which has a shared use footway on one side.

River Taw road crossing at Barnstaple, which has a shared use footway on one side.

Warnings of wind on the River Taw road crossing at Barnstaple, which has a shared use footway on one side.

Tarka Trail information, detail from #107745

Lee Bridge information

A ten minute lie down can revive the cyclist not used to hills.

NCN27 start of off road path along the old railway.

Traffic on the NCN27 can be fairly constant, stopping waiting and letting pass is necessary and frequent on this narrow section.

Traffic on the NCN27 can be fairly constant, stopping waiting and letting pass is necessary and frequent on this narrow section.

NCN27 during a break in the traffic.

Verity by Damien Hirst https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verity_(statue)

NCN278 meets NCN27

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Narrow country roads traffic usually slows down and passes each other carefully.

Junction

Bank of primroses.

Sustrans milepost NCN278 NCN27

NCN27 old railway line

Sustrans milepost NCN278 NCN27

NCN27 old railway line

Route sign on NCN route 27, leaving the National Trust's Saltram estate

NCN route 27 turning left to leave the National Trust's Saltram estate

NCN route 27 in the National Trust's Saltram estate

Cyclist on NCN route 27 in the National Trust's Saltram estate

NCN route 27 in the National Trust's Saltram estate

NCN route 27 in the National Trust's Saltram estate

Route sign where NCN route 27 leaves the National Trust's Saltram estate

Route sign where NCN route 27 enters the National Trust's Saltram estate

NCN route 27 from Plymouth arriving at the National Trust's Saltram estate

NCN route 27 towards Plymouth (in the river according to OpenCycleMaps, but correctly placed on Google Satellite)

Gate on paved link from Saltram House to the riverside NCN route 27

Map of routes at the National Trust's Saltram estate, including the riverside NCN route 27

Route sign at the National Trust's Saltram estate, with link to NCN route 27

Route sign at the National Trust's Saltram estate, with link to NCN route 27

Private bridge closed 11pm to sometime in the morning and all day Xmas day.

Slade Tunnel, old Barnstaple to Ilfracombe railway line Photo May 2012

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