Norbar one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Northam and Barnstaple.

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Grid Ref SS4492629091
Lat / Lon 51.04019° / -4.21335°
Easting / Northing 244,926E / 129,091N
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Grid Ref SS5606733027
Lat / Lon 51.07846° / -4.05612°
Easting / Northing 256,067E / 133,027N
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Norbar One's land is

Arable 1.6%
Estuary 20.7%
Intertidal flats 1.2%
Marshes 7.1%
Pasture 33.4%
Urban 35.9%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Emily Howells

17 Jun 2022

I walked this route from Barnstaple to Northam. The first portion is on the Tarka trail, which is easy from a surface and navigation perspective but loses a star due to volume of bike traffic, making this very unrelaxing a route. I preferred the section after this, heading up to Northam on footpaths and small roads. The instow to appledore ferry would have been a lovely way to cut off some of this route, but only runs a couple of hours either side of high tide.

Helen Gough

05 Mar 2022

Great walk. Northam to Bideford is along some roads, and footpaths, but just after Bideford the route follows the Tarka Trail and coast path to Barnstaple.
The first part of the walk is more challenging in that the ground can be rough and you have to take care to follow the right path to stay on the route, but once you hit the Tarka Trail you can't go wrong.
There is plenty to look at, and plenty of opportunities to stop for a break at a pub, cafe or picnic site. If the route is too long, you can get off the path easily to get to the bus route between the towns, and during the day buses run every 15 mins.

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