West Country Way NCN3

This 328-mile cycling route connects Land's End in Cornwall to Bristol via the beautiful, verdant countryside of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. It’s a fantastic long-distance cycling challenge for cycle tourers, bikepackers or other adventurers looking to get out and explore the beautiful south west of England.

As Route 3 continues out of Bude towards Bristol it becomes the West Country Way. As you cycle along this section you’ll enjoy the varied landscapes of the West Country including Devon's rolling countryside, wild Exmoor, tranquil canal towpaths and the Mendip Hills.

In Exmoor, keep an eye out for a series of benches made from local materials to reflect the characteristics of the local area. Craftspeople Robert Kilvington, Keith Rand and Eve Body, assisted by Des Sharp, were commissioned to make a series of benchmarks. The designs are inspired by the unique landscape.

The sites of the benches were carefully chosen to create resting places which fit with their surroundings, oriented towards a particular view, and sometimes to provide shelter from the prevailing wind and weather.



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