Bampton in Devon

Bampton in Devon

Further Afield


Mid Devon, in the heart of the west country, has some of the loveliest and probably least known countryside in the region.

Not recommended on rough roads!

On a bicycle, you can explore at your leisure the lanes, villages, and river valleys, and from higher points enjoy extensive rural views.

The SPAR shop in Bampton is an official stamping point for national cycling networks.

National Cycling Network link

From Bampton, two cycle routes have been prepared and details can be found in a leaflet 'Cycling in Mid Devon' (see the Mid-Devon Tourism web-site).

Both these circular routes take you along river valleys:

1. The Exe Valley

A 16 mile tour taking a scenic route between Bampton and Tiverton with good views and wonderful countryside - about half the route follows the River Exe down a wooded valley. There are some steep climbs mixed with some gentle stretches.

2. The Lowman Valley

This is a longer route of some 23 miles, exploring many lanes and picturesque villages and hamlets, again between Tiverton and Bampton (actually Huntsham which is only a mile or two from the town). There is plenty of scope for variety if you have your O.S. map with you.

3. West Country Way

National Cycling Route 3

Bampton is on this cycle route which is a 250 mile one from Padstow to Bath and Bristol. More information here.


4. Cycling on Exmoor

Cycle hire

There are various organisations to help you organise a cycling holiday or to hire you cycles.

They can organise accomodation, and the safe transfer of luggage.

Cycling routes in Somerset

Click on the Somerset logo to find cycling routes across Somerset, using the interactive map

South West Cycle Adventure

With 350 miles of bridleways and cycle-legal tracks, why not explore Exmoor National Park by bike? Its 267sq miles (692 sq km) offers a wide variety of landscapes from moor-covered hills, deep tree-lined valleys (combes), fast running rivers and high cliffs falling to stony beaches. So you won't get bored of the view!

Suggested maps can be found elsewhere on this site.

Tour of Britain 2009 - passed through Bampton

The leaders The pack
The pack Leaving Bampton

Thursday 17th September 2009 - Bampton turns out in force to cheer the cyclist throuh


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