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You can cycle on bridleways but not footpaths, usually marked by a roundle or waymarkers found on fence posts or at gateways. Bridleways do not have styles. These can be used by both walkers and cyclists too. Our biggest bridleway runs around Cockington via Occombe and Gallows Gate. There are dedicated cycle routes throughout Scadson Woods, this needs to be booked in advance through our partner Scadson Free Ride.

Bike in field by tree

Cockington Valley Loop

The Cockington Valley loop is a 9.6 km trail with varied terrain that takes you through lush countryside including beautiful woodland, rolling Devon farmland and historic parkland. Recommended points to start the trail are Cockington Cycle Hub or at Occombe Farm. This route is very hilly in sections and is not recommended for young children. There is a shorter easier 3 km route more suited to small children. An adventure awaits!

Mountain biking through woods

Scadson Woods and Scadson Free Ride Park

Scadson Woods is the location of a new purpose-built mountain bike trail for all abilities. The trails at Scadson Woods are built into 13 acres of woodland; they are fast, progressive trails designed to test the rider’s ability and leave the heart pounding with excitement! There are 4 single track trails with optional challenging features for those who want to take
their riding to the next level and a skills track to build your riding ability. Find out more about Scadson Freeride park.

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Boys cycling near Goodrington

Get on your Bike in Torbay

The National Cycle Network is a countrywide network of cycle paths that pass through Torbay, many pass through the land that we care for like Berry Head and Cockington. Our council has a great resource for planning your route through Torbay:.

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