Walk - Home Farm Marsh Walk from Barnstaple Station
8.7 miles (14.0 km)
Barnstaple Station - EX31 2AU Barnstaple Station
Moderate - The walk is level, and much of it is along a broad flat tarmac path. Home Farm Marsh can be wet, however, so wear sensible footwear. A mobility scooter can be hired from Biketrail Cycle Hire in Fremington as part of the Countryside Mobility project, which you can use to do most of this walk (but with a different start point). Visit the Countryside mobility website to find out more details.
The South West Coast Path and the Tarka Trail follow the old Bideford railway line along the River Taw. At Home Farm Marsh, at Fremington, the Gaia Trust has restored the wetlands lost when the farm was an intensive dairy farming unit, and traditional methods of farming have encouraged the return of many species of wildlife. A good walk for children, who will love the old limekiln that looks like a castle, as well as the remnants of the railway and the tour of the fields at Home Farm Marsh.
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