Baggy Point to Ilfracombe quay cycle trail

Cycling trail

This 22 mile trail (11 each way), follows a mixture of country lanes and traffic free cycle routes. You’ll cycle through a mixture of coast, countryside and small villages before arriving in the town of Ilfracombe. A moderate route with a few more challenging hills.

Couple cycling in the countryside


Baggy Point to Ilfracombe Cycle Trail OS Map


Baggy Point Car Park, grid reference SS 433,397


Depart Baggy Point car park, turning left onto Moor Lane


At the junction at the end of Moor Lane turn left, heading up hill on Stentaway Lane


Turn right to stay on Stentaway for a further 0.4 miles


When you reach the next junction turn right onto Putsborough Road


You’ll cycle into the village of Georgeham, you’ll find a shop and pubs here for refreshment. When you reach the end of the road, turn left following signs for National Cycle Route 278 for 300 yards.


At ‘The Rock inn’ Turn left up Rock hill to stay on cycle route 278


After about half a mile turn left, joining cycle route 27 signed (Ilfracombe 8)


You’ll be on this road for a while, keep an eye out for a cyclists warning sign, then shortly after turn left, following signs for cycle route 27 and under a maximum head height barrier


You’ll be on this cycle track all the way to Ilfracombe. When you reach then end join Station Road and continue ‘till you reach the junction.


Take a slight left to join St Brannock’s road for a short distance


At the mini roundabout take the first exit up Church Road


A little way up Church Road turn right to continue along Church Road (don’t follow onto Osbourne Road)


At the Junction, take a slight left on Wilder Road, cycling past Lidl on your left


Continue on Wilder Road as it become St James Place


Turn left onto Broad Street


Almost immediately turn right onto the Quay


You’ve reached Ilfracombe key and Damien Hirst’s famous ‘Verity’ statue. For the best view walk up to the chapel on the top of the hill. In the area you’ll find plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants for refreshment before the cycle back to Baggy Point.


Ilfracombe SS 527,478

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Baggy Point to Ilfracombe quay cycle trail

How to get here

Baggy Point car park, Moor Lane, Croyde, EX33 1PA
By road

A361 to Braunton, take Saunton Road B3231 to Croyde, then follow brown signs to Baggy Point

Baggy Point to Ilfracombe quay cycle trail

Facilities and access

  • Car park
  • Public toilets
  • Tea room