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Walking holiday on The Tarka Trail
Walk The Tarka Trail via Dartmoor, Exmoor, the River Taw, Barnstaple, Eggesford, North Tawton, Okehampton, Bideford, Lynton, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Croyde and the South West Coast Path.
Walking Holiday on the Tarka Trail in Devon THIS WALKING HOLIDAY CAN BE COMPLETED IN EITHER DIRECTION

This self guided UK walking holiday in Devon and Somerset on the Traka Trail makes a varied and interesting hiking tour. The Tarka Trail passes through some of Dartmoor and Exmoor's most charming landscape full of wildlife and stunning scenery.
The Tarka Trail is a 152 mile figure of eight waymarked walking trail. The Tarka trail is named after Tarka the otter from the book by Henry Williamson published in the 1920's and is still popular today. Our company is based in heart of Devon's Tarka country on the edge of Dartmoor and the hiking trail is one of our staff's favourites walks because of the contrasts a hike on this route can offer.

Online booking available

WE HAVE DIVIDED THE TARKA TRAIL INTO TWO HIKING TOURS:

  Tarka Trail North
circular from Barnstaple
7 days walking, 8 nights
  Tarka Trail South
circular from Barnstaple
6 days walking, 7 nights
Suggested Itinerary:      
Day 1: Arrive at Barnstaple
Day 2: Barnstaple to Brayford            14 miles
Day 3: Brayford to Simonsbath           10 miles
Day 4: Simonsbath to Lynmouth           14 miles
Day 5: Lynmouth to Combe Martin       13 miles
Day 6: Combe Martin to Ilfracombe    5 miles
Day 7: Ilfracombe to Croyde              14 miles
Day 8: Croyde to Barnstaple                14 miles
Day 9: Depart after breakfast
Suggested Itinerary:      
Day 1: Arrive at Barnstaple
Day 2: Barnstaple to Eggesford by train,
             then walk to North Tawton      11 miles
Day 3: North Tawton to Okehampton   12 miles
Day 4: Okehampton to Hatherleigh      10 miles
Day 5: Hatherleigh to Dolton               9 miles
Day 6: Dolton to Bideford                  16 miles
Day 7: Bideford to Barnstaple            10 miles
Day 8: Depart after breakfast
Tarka Trail North
84 miles, 12 miles/day
Tarka Trail South
68 miles, 11 miles/day

Tarka Trail North 9 day itinerary:
7 days walking and 8 nights accommodation
£632pp
dbl/twin
£784pp
single occ
£864pp
solo traveller
Book Tarka Trail North walking holiday online now
All prices subject to change

Tarka Trail South 8 day itinerary:
6 days walking and 7 nights accommodation
£553pp
dbl/twin
£686pp
single occ
£756pp
solo traveller
Book Tarka Trail South walking holiday online now
All prices subject to change

What's included in your
UK walking holiday
on the Tarka Trail

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
You can take a walking holiday on the Tarka Trail from March to October and in either direction.
These are only suggested walks.
If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too. Both the Tarka Trail routes are circular walks and can be started at any location depending on availability and how you are arriving (train or car).
We pride ourselves in offering the widest choice of bespoke walking holidays in the UK.

Online booking available. A deposit of £55 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.

Other walks
in Devon
include:

SWCP NE Devon

SWCP NW Devon

SWCP SW Devon

SWCP South Devon


SWCP SE Devon

Two Moors Way

Tarka Trail North

Tarka Trail South

Macmillan Way West

Dartmoor Way

Dart Valley Trail

Exe Valley Way

Devonshire Hartland Way

Great Gardens of North Devon

Optional Extras for your
UK Walking Holiday
on the Tarka Trail

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
Telephone Lines are open 7 days a week.

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What's not included in your
UK walking holiday
on the Tarka Trail

  • for Tarka Trail South: train fare from Barnstaple to Eggesford
Great Gardens of North Devon
47miles, 7miles/day
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