Cyclists

Whether you're staying here for a few days or making an overnight stop for refuelling, we have everything a cyclist could need. Store your bikes in the large stone bar and carry out any repairs. Dry any wet clothing and shoes on the Aga in the kitchen. Bathe your tired muscles in the swimming pool or relax in a roll-top bath. Sit and relax in front of the fire. Tuck into a hearty homemade dinner. Enjoy a peaceful sleep in a comfortable bed.


Bike Storage
Plenty of storage space in the barn
Cyclists Set Off
Heading out
Group of Cyclists
All in a good cause

Local Cycle Routes

Lake Farmhouse is an ideal base to explore quiet cycle routes through the Devon countryside.


Cycling Map The Tarka Trail - Petrockstowe to Ilfracombe - 43 miles of traffic free cycling

You join the Tarka Trail at Petrockstowe. From here you can cycle along the traffic free section of the Tarka Trail to Great Torrington (8 miles), Bideford (13 miles), Barnstaple (22 miles), Braunton (28 miles) and Ilfracombe (43 miles). The majority of this route is along an old railway line so the cycling is very easy and a round trip that may seem a long way will be easier than you think.


The Granite Way - Okehampton to Lydford - 11 miles of mostly traffic free cycling

Runs along the northwest edge Dartmoor. Mostly built along the course of the former Southern Region railway line it makes for easy cycling. The route is entirely off-road for the first 6 miles between Okehampton and Lake Viaduct with additional off-road sections on the section towards Lydford.


Cycle to the sea - via Holsworthy and Bude - 20 miles along quiet contry lanes

Cycle along quiet country lanes via the traditional market town of Holsworthy (10 miles) to Bude (20 miles). The Old Market Inn at Holsworthy was the North Devon CAMRA Pub of the Year 2010 and is well worth a visit. The return journey being the more sensible choice.

National Cycle Network

Crossing the end of the Lake Farm track are the two National Cycle Network (NCN) routes that pass through Devon.


National Cycle Route 3 West Country Way (between Land's End and Bristol) NCN 3

From Land's End in the west; through parts of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset; to Bristol in the east, covering 98 miles in Devon. It is a wonderfully varied route, which encompasses the uplands of Exmoor, as well as lush lowland river valleys, an 11-mile section of the Grand Western Canal, many beautiful Devon villages, and commanding views over Exmoor. Although some of the climbs are quite demanding, the amazing views from the top make them worthwhile.
We are 35 miles from the Cornish border and 65 miles from Somerset on the West Country Way.


National Cycle Route 27 Devon Coast to Coast (between Plymouth and Ilfracombe) NCN 27

From Plymouth in the south, across 102 miles of Devon, to Ilfracombe in the north with most of the route being off-road. It often follows the relatively flat courses of former railway lines making it popular with families and those who are new to cycling. It is a scenic and varied route, taking in many beautiful woodland valleys, and quiet country lanes with superb views over Dartmoor. It also crosses several spectacular viaducts and bridges, particularly along the traffic-free Granite Way.
We are at the midway point of the Devon Coast to Coast, ideally situated for cyclists looking to do a two day cycle ride.


National Cycle Route Rest Day Why not have a rest day?

Give yourself some time to recuperate in the peace and tranquility of Lake Farmhouse.


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