The Spinney Welcomes Cyclists

North Devon has some of the best cycling in the UK so whether you are a budding Chris Hoy or enjoy a more leisurely pace, North Devon can offer the most diverse of terrains for all abilities of cyclist.

The Tarka trail provides over 30 miles of easy traffic free paths running alongside the old Tarka rail line now no longer in use – Click here to download the Tarka Trail Map and guide.
There are also many road cycling routes starting from the front door of The Spinney and enjoy cycling along country lanes between flower filled hedgerows. There is always the opportunity to stop and enjoy the views and the wildlife of North Devon and Exmoor. For more information on the cycling routes around North Devon visit Cycle Routes here.

Or for the more adventurous, mountain biking across the moor just 15 miles from the Spinney. Exmoor is recognised as one of the best and most challenging off road cycling destinations in the UK. The combination of a beautiful and varied landscape and an excellent network of bridleways, lanes and other permitted tracks provide ample opportunity for cyclists to enjoy some fantastic rides. For more information please visit Exmoor interactive cycle map here. (source:

The Spinney can provide safe and secure storage of you bicycle free of charge and always have to hand a puncture repair kits and other essentials that may be needed.

The Spinney can also supple a tasty picnic to take with you.

Cycle hire is widely available throughout the area –