Trenchford, Tottiford and Kennick – 3 times the fun!

Owned and managed by South West Lakes Trust, Trenchford, Tottiford and Kennick Reservoirs are hidden away on Dartmoor but easily reached from the A38. If you leave the main road at Chudleigh Knighton and follow signs to Hennock, the road will take you higher onto the moor in the direction of Moretonhampstead. The main car … Continue reading Trenchford, Tottiford and Kennick – 3 times the fun!

Sweetham Splash

We do like a river beach! This small stretch of the River Creedy near Newton St Cyres has a brilliant padding spot, surrounded by beautiful views and buzzing with wildlife. The footpath begins from next to the stone road bridge. There are no pavements alongside the road and limited parking opportunities, so care needs to … Continue reading Sweetham Splash

A Family Break at YHA Ilam Hall – picnicking, paddling and peddling in the Peaks

Right back at the beginning of the year, I decided to plan to try and work towards taking our bikes a bit further afield for some longer rides. I looked into areas with lots of recommended family cycling routes and searched for accommodation close by. As long term members of the YHA we have explored … Continue reading A Family Break at YHA Ilam Hall – picnicking, paddling and peddling in the Peaks

Peddling in the Peak District – the Manifold Trail

The Manifold Trail is a family friendly cycle route that follows the route of an old railway. Named in The Guardian's 'Britain's Best Bike Rides' it is mostly level, well surfaced an almost entirely traffic free. There are car parks at both ends of the trail (Waterhouses and Hulme End), with other additional joining points … Continue reading Peddling in the Peak District – the Manifold Trail