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Braunton Countryside Centre

About Braunton Countryside Centre

The Braunton Countryside Centre is at the heart of the North Devon Biosphere. From our visitor education centre situated right next to the Tarka Trail and from nearby locations you can explore stunning countryside and coast. Take one of our walking or cycling tours and discover amazing wildlife and nature.

Distance travelled

58.9 mi

Time in motion

11:51 h

Recent Activity
  1. Braunton Countryside Centre went for a hike.

    October 10, 2020

    01:06
    3.56 mi
    3.2 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    1. Braunton Countryside Centre

      This circular walk from the Braunton Countryside Centre takes in stunning views from Fairlinch towards the Taw & Torridge Estuary and Braunton Burrows. It includes a loop around the beautiful hamlet of Lobb which boasts its very own vineyard claimed to be the closest one to the surfing beaches of Saunton and Croyde. The walk crosses farms with livestock and styles. There are also some single track lanes so be careful of traffic.

      • October 12, 2020

  2. Braunton Countryside Centre went for a bike ride.

    September 20, 2020

    00:52
    7.82 mi
    9.0 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    1. Braunton Countryside Centre

      Horsey Island is a dynamic nature reserve owned by the Devon Wildlife Trust. This saltmarsh and mudflats provide ideal conditions for thousands of water birds as well as rare plants. Natural coastal processes means the area is flooded by the estuary and changing tides. The best time to spot wildlife is at low tide when birds will be feeding on the exposed mudflats. If cycling there is a toll for bicycles on the Toll Road. For more information about the Reserve: devonwildlifetrust.org
      Wildlife photos are from photographer Martin Batt

      • November 9, 2020

  3. Braunton Countryside Centre went for a hike.

    September 14, 2020

    00:50
    2.60 mi
    3.1 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    1. Braunton Countryside Centre

      A circular walk to Chapel Hill with stunning views across Braunton countryside passing historic buildings and streets. At the top of Chapel Hill, is the ruin of St Michael’s Chapel which was built in the fifteenth century as a votive chapel for sailors and fishermen, where prayers were said for them and a look-out kept. Throughout it’s history, a figure in clerical garb was supposed to have been seen moving among the ruins of the chapel. At one time, a local photographer turned this story to financial profit by making faked photographs, which he sold to credulous villagers!

      • November 9, 2020

  4. Braunton Countryside Centre went for a bike ride.

    September 12, 2020

    01:35
    15.8 mi
    10.0 mph
    375 ft
    400 ft
    1. Braunton Countryside Centre

      This cycle tour follows the Tarka Trail along the Taw and Torridge Rivers from Fremington Quay to Bideford Iron Railway Bridge. Stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and nature reserves. For more information on the Tarka Trail see: tarkatrail.org.uk

      • October 13, 2020

  5. Braunton Countryside Centre went for a bike ride.

    August 31, 2020

    00:30
    5.11 mi
    10.2 mph
    50 ft
    75 ft
    1. Braunton Countryside Centre

      This circular bike tour starts at the Braunton Countryside Centre taking in Sandy Lane and across Braunton Marsh and back past Velator. Braunton has many local producers who sell seasonal fruit, veg, plants, eggs and preserves direct to customers. Bypass the supermarket and fill up on local produce supporting our farmers. You may need a rucksack and panniers!

      • August 31, 2020

  6. Braunton Countryside Centre went for a hike.

    August 31, 2020

    01:00
    3.15 mi
    3.1 mph
    25 ft
    25 ft
    1. Braunton Countryside Centre

      Braunton Burrows is a the heart of the North Devon Biosphere and North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. However, during World War II it provided ideal conditions for assault training and is still used today for military training. This walk takes a look at some of the remains still visible and how they helped train troops for D Day. For more information on World War II Heritage in North Devon visit: northdevon-aonb.org.uk/coastalheritage/world-war-2/d-day

      • August 31, 2020

  7. Braunton Countryside Centre went for a hike.

    August 29, 2020

    00:50
    2.74 mi
    3.3 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
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    1. Braunton Countryside Centre

      Crow Point is at the southern end of the Braunton Burrows which is at the Centre of the North Devon Biosphere Reserve and the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a natural sand spit that lies in the Taw and Torridge Estuary. This circular walk starts from Crow Point Car Park (access via the Toll Road), along the boardwalk to Crow Point beach and around the spit to Broadsands beach.

      • August 29, 2020

  8. Braunton Countryside Centre went for a hike.

    August 22, 2020

    1. Braunton Countryside Centre

      This walk takes in the Tarka Trail which follows the old train route of the Braunton to Barnstaple branch and through the Braunton Great Field one of the largest remaining examples of Anglo-Saxon open strip field systems in the country. It also passes by Swanpool Marsh Nature Reserve an important wetland habitat for plants and wildlife.

      • August 30, 2020

  9. Braunton Countryside Centre went for a hike.

    August 15, 2020

  10. Braunton Countryside Centre went for a bike ride.

    July 24, 2020

    00:45
    5.51 mi
    7.3 mph
    125 ft
    100 ft
    1. Braunton Countryside Centre

      This easy, flat cycle ride is mainly off road on the Tarka Trail which follows the route of the old railway line along the River Taw. Stunning scenery, with plenty of wildlife to spot along the way.

      • October 13, 2020

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