The Barnstaple to Bideford walk is 10 miles long, so the more easygoing walkers may wish to split this one into two! Starting at Barnstaple station, this walk can be crowded in the summer as it’s very popular with cyclists - and parts of the trail also follow the South West Coast Path. Choose whether you’d like a more coastal view from Yelland as the path splits until Instow.
The old Instow station still stands, and the former signal box opens on Sunday afternoons for passersby to have a look around. The walk ends at Bideford station, where you can continue the railway theme with a refreshing cup of tea in a train carriage and museum.