Walk - Codden Hill from Barnstaple Station
8.5 miles (13.8 km)
Barnstaple Station - EX31 2AU Barnstaple Station
Challenging - There is some steep ascent and descent, and the paths may be muddy, so good footwear is recommended.
This walk crosses the old Victorian railway bridge and winds along the tidal River Taw, to follow the Tarka Trail along a riverside woodland walk to Venn Quarry. Footpaths, quiet country roads and an old green lane lead to the top of Codden Hill, site of an ancient bowl barrow and a modern monument, with breathtaking views for miles in every direction.