Devon’s Halsdon Nature reserve via the Duke of York

Here’s another lovely ride from Wheatland Farm. It’s a 17 miles round trip down quiet lanes, through friendly villages to the River Torridge and the Devon Wildlife Trust’s nature reserve at Halsdon. Have lunch at the river beach (immortalized in James Ravilious’ Beaford Collection photo of 2 boys playing) then bike up the hill to Iddesleigh and the Duke of York pub, where Michael Morpurgo is a local. Try a taste of a local brew, then make your way back to Winkleigh – if you chose cider you’ll pass the company where it was made, the Winkleigh Cider Factory, on your way back.

If you’re staying at Wheatland Farm just ask us for the detailed route notes for this ride, suitable for your phone or a print out.