The Granite Way - Cycle Route
Distance: 11 miles
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
End points: Okehampton Station (Grid Ref SX 592 944)
Lydford (Grid Ref SX 516 852).
This is a truly spectacular and mostly traffic free cycle route through rural Devon with fantastic views of Dartmoor and the surrounding countryside.
The route is part of the National Cycle Network ‘Devon Coast to Coast’ Route 27.
Relevant maps/guides: Explorer (1:25,000) No. 113 Okehampton, No. OL28 Dartmoor; Landranger (1:50,000) No. 191 Okehampton and North Dartmoor.
Facilities along route: Car parking is available at Okehampton Station, and Lydford. Refreshments available at Okehampton, Meldon and Lydford. Cycle hire at the YHA Okehampton and Devon Cycle Hire Sourton Down both based directly on the route.
The route passes near to the Museum of Dartmoor Life in Okehampton, Okehampton Castle and Lydford Gorge. Look out for the spectacular Meldon Viaduct, from where there are wonderful views of Meldon Dam and Dartmoor beyond.
Theme: Moorland, Country, Heritage, Nature, Bird Watching,
Style of route: Traffic Free, Off Road,
Area: Dartmoor National Park.