Medium difficulty. Distance Main route 17 miles, shorter route 12.5 miles
A moderate cycle ride with challenging climbs, and some interesting buildings to see along the way. The shorter route includes an exhilarating downhill section and a steep climb. One of eight cycle routes in the Blackdown Hills AONB – Route 8
Look out for:
- Stockland: a delightful Devon village with many buildings dating from the 15th and 16th centuries.
- Beckford Bridge: A packhorse bridge over the river Yarty dating from the 18th century.
- Yarcombe Inn: originally built as a lodge for visiting monks from Otterton Priory.
- Sheafhayne Manor, associated with Sir Frances Drake and his descendants.
Grid reference: ST245046
Nearest postcode: EX14 9EF