Day 259 …. The Granite Way

Today was a glorious 20 mile cycle along The Granite Way, Dartmoor National Park a cycle and walkway running between Okehampton and Lydford along the north western edge of Dartmoor. It is mostly traffic free, largely following the course of the former Southern Region railway line. A journey along the Granite Way offers good views of the granite landscape of Dartmoor, as well as a number of specific sites of geological interest. you get unrivalled views of Dartmoor and the west Devon countryside from the Meldon Viaduct. This ride is mainly alongside the steam train route and on old railway tracks. There is a short and quiet road section at Bridestowe. There were a few welcomed detours to some quite amazing pubs along the way and the scenery in places was quite magical – like these many railway bridges we had to cycle under. We hired our bikes from Devon Cycle Hire for the day and the bike were just great.

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