Belstone and back by bike

Fancy a road biking challenge? If you’re inspired to get out on a bike here’s an idea: Wheatland Farm to Belstone, on the edge of Dartmoor, and back. Yes really, you could do it for lunch at the Tors Pub. Don’t be daunted! You can borrow our free farm bikes. 

We made it a day trip – about 3 hours each way of easy going cycling and sight seeing. But you don’t need to be super fit (walking up the hills just gives more time for butterfly spotting) and you don’t need fancy gear.

Biking to Dartmoor from Wheatland Farm

Bikes really are the best way to see Devon’s country lanes. You can hear what’s coming (and most of the day nothing will be) and unlike walking you go fast enough to really get somewhere. Stick to the back roads where the grass ‘central reservation’ is almost as wide as the two tarmac strips the weeds have left you.

You’ll find gorgeous villages, friendly people, good pubs and amazing countryside.

To prove how doable it is, we did it ourselves in July 2012, and here’s the video…