Beginning in exotic Woolacombe, which is a famous seaside town on the beautiful North Devon coast of England, and ending in Bridgwater, Somerset, a sizeable historic market town, this 63-mile stretch is one of the very best that the UK has to offer fun-loving bikers.
What’s on Offer?
This represents one of Britain’s most uninterrupted magnificent coastline routes. It incorporates historical villages in Devon, incredibly steep hills, and glorious moorland on top of cliffs that run on for miles at the world famous Exmoor Park. So there are countless places to stop off where you can chill out and enjoy a break, take a walk around, and enjoy a tasty packed lunch or pub grub.
A Route that Fits into Everyone’s Schedule
As the route is just a total of 63 miles, if you do not live too far away, then the trip can easily be made in a day. If not, then it can indeed be completed over a weekend or bank holiday.
Stopping Off for a Night en Route
You can spend a night at one of the many reasonably priced bed and breakfast hotels along the route. Many of these are in areas which represent the quaint old England of yesteryear, and the cobbled streets and old stone houses are great for sightseeing. If you enjoy a pint, then many pubs still offer old world charm, as they have an incredible history attached to them. They are all tourist friendly, and a few are bikers’ favourites, as they are close to the route.
Take the A3123 from Woolacombe, until you arrive at Berry Down Cross. Now look out for Blackmoor Gate, and make a left there so that you connect with the A39. Once on the latter, stay on it for 50 miles until you reach your destination town of Bridgwater.
When biking from the West to the East, there is
so much to do such as heading down the side roads towards Martinhoe, where you turn left straight after the Centre for the Narrow Gauge Railway (Lynton and Barnstaple). Follow this by biking to the cliff tops. Now head down past Lee Abbey through the old winding roads, until you reach the Valley of the Rocks, somewhere that you will probably love to take a break; and then get on your bike again until you arrive back at Lynton.
Villages not to be missed include Porlock, Lynmouth and Lynton. Check out the fabulous places to eat at Lynmouth’s harbour front. And when you are in the large town of Bridgwater, you can visit a famous biker’s cafe there. Then, its time to get back on your bike, and carry on to the wonderfully named, Lands End.