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    Quote Originally Posted by gbags View Post
    You missed out the whole of Dartmoor. It's lovely over from Tavistock, across to Princetown and then head north.
    Dartmoor's there for everyone to have a gander over, and most people do when they're in the area. I've just posted some alternative routes, not normally taken by people visiting the area, to offer an alternative to the usual.
    As stated, they're just suggestions to help people see the area and avoid taking a gamble on a lunch stop. Feel free to get your maps out and explore other areas and routes if it suits.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmountainman View Post
    Dartmoor's there for everyone to have a gander over, and most people do when they're in the area. I've just posted some alternative routes, not normally taken by people visiting the area, to offer an alternative to the usual.
    As stated, they're just suggestions to help people see the area and avoid taking a gamble on a lunch stop. Feel free to get your maps out and explore other areas and routes if it suits.
    Your right Rich'

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    I've got a nice little route that wanders over Exmoor using quite a few little known back roads, many of them single track with maybe a (small) ford thrown in. Tea/coffee and lunch stops can be factored in easily to suit all tastes.

    If anyone wishes to accompany us they will be very welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbug View Post
    I've got a nice little route that wanders over Exmoor using quite a few little known back roads, many of them single track with maybe a (small) ford thrown in. Tea/coffee and lunch stops can be factored in easily to suit all tastes.

    If anyone wishes to accompany us they will be very welcome.

    Andy
    I think your small ford might currently be a raging torrent at the mo, but a local that knows the roads is an absolute boon. As Freddie and Sue found out a couple of years back, i know a few lesser well known runs on the moor too!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmountainman View Post
    I think your small ford might currently be a raging torrent at the mo, but a local that knows the roads is an absolute boon. As Freddie and Sue found out a couple of years back, i know a few lesser well known runs on the moor too!
    I'll check it out this week. It's only a small one though.

    The last time we had torrential rain it wasn't too bad and was still perfectly crossable - even two up on a cruiser!

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    As mentioned in The Walkies section, it's Paignton Bike Festival from Friday to Sunday this weekend. For those that may want to head there for a day out, a good lunch stop can be found at The Sea Trout Inn at Staverton, around 4 miles out from Paignton.


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    Went out for the day and recce'd the route I've got in mind. The ford was a bit swollen so I found a nice little detour that avoided it. Overall the roads are fine with just a couple or so corners with loose gravel over them caused by the rains.

    We ended up back at the campsite and got talking to Zena. She kindly showed us around the site. The camping area is fine, firm but slightly on the soft side. She indicated an area of hardstanding that she will be opening for the weekend, purely for parking the bikes as she's worried they may sink in the grassy areas. The site really is in a lovely situation and is very quiet. All you can hear are the birds singing and the distinct gurgle of the river. I expect it may be a bit noisier at the weekend! Madmountainman - you should be congratulated on a brilliant choice.

    Looking forward to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbug View Post
    Went out for the day and recce'd the route I've got in mind. The ford was a bit swollen so I found a nice little detour that avoided it. Overall the roads are fine with just a couple or so corners with loose gravel over them caused by the rains.

    We ended up back at the campsite and got talking to Zena. She kindly showed us around the site. The camping area is fine, firm but slightly on the soft side. She indicated an area of hardstanding that she will be opening for the weekend, purely for parking the bikes as she's worried they may sink in the grassy areas. The site really is in a lovely situation and is very quiet. All you can hear are the birds singing and the distinct gurgle of the river. I expect it may be a bit noisier at the weekend! Madmountainman - you should be congratulated on a brilliant choice.

    Looking forward to it.
    Distant gurgles? Reminiscent of East Mids a couple of years ago when tent barfing was all the rage.

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    Brilliant choice

    Some things are definite, others only certain

    For sure you can guarantee Big Rich' would choose a great site and I'm sure we will be quaffing some great beer and eating busting' scoff
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    If it's of any use to someone, I've plotted the route I intend to take on Saturday and attached it as a Mapsource file below. It's 130 miles long and takes in quite a few of Exmoor's stunning roads and scenery. It's not a fast route and there's a fair few narrow, twisty and even single track roads to negotiate. A tea/coffee stop by the river can be factored in the morning (we'll carry flasks of hot water and all the necessaries), a lunch stop at Lynmouth where there are plenty of eateries, whether it be pub lunch, fish and chips or locally made pasties you prefer. I have allowed for an ice cream stop on Minehead seafront - the locally made Styles ice cream is delicious. Then it's a roundabout route back to the site, crossing over Exmoor near Dunkery Beacon, it's highest point.

    Leaving at 10.30 am we should be back for approx 5.00 pm.

    Here are few pictures we took yesterday.







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