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by honesty
20 Jan 2020, 9:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Devon C2C options
Replies: 33
Views: 999

Re: Devon C2C options

Its quite funny actually if you read that report, the 2 land owners who rejected the move to use the rail bed have backed this one as it doesn't interrupt work on their farms...
by honesty
19 Jan 2020, 9:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Devon C2C options
Replies: 33
Views: 999

Re: Devon C2C options

Absolutely none on the old rail bed. The current land owner has point blank refused as far as I understand. There is planning permission to extend the current Tarka trail from the right angle turn just before Meeth down to the lane from the A road to Petrockstow. The Made Well centre isn’t trying to...
by honesty
16 Jan 2020, 12:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Devon C2C options
Replies: 33
Views: 999

Re: Devon C2C options

. Spent the first night at campsite at East Yarde, very small, delightful café and some nights is also a restaurant and well worth going to – if it’s still open. Next night we stopped at campsite in Plymouth then returned the same way, stopping at East Yarde again. Last time I looked East Yarde had...
by honesty
15 Jan 2020, 8:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Devon C2C options
Replies: 33
Views: 999

Re: Devon C2C options

by honesty
15 Jan 2020, 7:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Devon C2C options
Replies: 33
Views: 999

Re: Devon C2C options

Someone else asked the same question recently, so worth having a search to see what was recommended there. I think parking near the station in Exeter is a good compromise as trains back from Barnstaple to Plymouth require changes.
by honesty
10 Jan 2020, 8:56am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Must stay places for LEJOG
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Re: Must stay places for LEJOG

If your route takes you this way, you wouldn't do badly to look at staying at the youth hostel at St. Briavels.
by honesty
3 Jan 2020, 1:16pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 22
Views: 1162

Re: Route for LEJOG

Im going to annoy MickF here as we've disagreed about this in the past, but at Sourton I'd personally be diverting onto the Granite way past the Church of St Thomas a Becket. This then will take you over the Meldon viaduct, which in my view is worth doing even for the extra few minutes it would take...
by honesty
3 Jan 2020, 9:07am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 22
Views: 1162

Re: Route for LEJOG

I remember the canal had "milestones" representing the planets and their relative distances. What a lovely idea. How better to get a grasp of the relative distances than by riding (or walking) them. I suppose that relative sizes would be difficult!, but a sculptural representation would b...
by honesty
3 Jan 2020, 9:00am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 22
Views: 1162

Re: Route for LEJOG

Good spot, thanks Honesty, the software took me off the canal North East of Taunton as I amended the earlier bit. I've redon it to include the full cnal length to Bridgewater. I remember the canal had "milestones" representing the planets and their relative distances. Yes it does. My daug...
by honesty
2 Jan 2020, 4:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 22
Views: 1162

Re: Route for LEJOG

Looks good through Norton (the route hasnt gone down Station Road as it's technically not linked on the mapping software, the link is there though!, but what you've got works as well). Question though, looks like you're coming off the Canal path at the Bathpool end of Taunton. Personally I'd just st...
by honesty
31 Dec 2019, 9:29am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 22
Views: 1162

Re: Route for LEJOG

Just on around Taunton (as you pretty much cycle past my house) I'd suggest the following changes to make traverse of the town a bit easier. Currently from Hillfarrance you are following the NCN in through Bishops Hull and through town. This takes up a short but sharp hill, but more importantly a pa...
by honesty
30 Dec 2019, 9:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling (and other) plans 2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1080

Re: Cycling (and other) plans 2020

Get back on my bike. I've done a little under 1000 miles this year, which is well down on my usual mileage, and I just need to get my drive back to actually get out and do riding. I've 2 cycling holidays planned though (Kennet and Avon canal route to Bristol with my 9 year old, and doing the LLC sou...
by honesty
13 Dec 2019, 8:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone
Replies: 229
Views: 5410

Re: Goodbye Old England - It's Time We Were Gone

I cant see Boris not allowing a second referendum. From his point of view chop of Scotland and you lose 60 something dissenting voices from Parliament and he gets an even tighter grip. I expect this to happen quite soon... he doesn't care about anything other than power and populism so expect that t...
by honesty
12 Dec 2019, 8:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Devon C2C
Replies: 31
Views: 2864

Re: Devon C2C

I left the car on Exeter, train to Barnstaple, ride to Plymouth, then train to Exeter. A long weekend for me. Very enjoyable. This sounds like a really good idea as the Barnstaple train can be really slow and you'd have to change at Exeter (St. David's at a guess) anyway. There's parking on side st...
by honesty
11 Dec 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Devon C2C
Replies: 31
Views: 2864

Re: Devon C2C

Train goes to Plymouth and Barnstaple, unfortunately you need to go through Exeter so it’s not the fastest.