Walk - Estuary Walk from Barnstaple Station
11.5 miles (18.5 km)
Barnstaple Station - EX31 2AU Barnstaple Station
Moderate - A mostly level tarmac path along the Taw Estuary.
A walk as long or as short as you want to make it – 2¾-11½ miles (4.25-18.5km) – mostly on a level tarmac path along the Taw Estuary. Look out for wildfowl and waterbirds as you walk past saltmarsh and tiny rocky beaches to the Tarka Inn. For dedicated walkers, the route continues through a once-bustling port and around marshland reclaimed from the sea, to Braunton Burrows, the UK's largest dune system with a wealth of rare plants, especially inspiring in spring and early summer, when the blossom is lush on the bushes and the rabbit-cropped turf is carpeted with an amazing assortment of wildflowers.