Tarka Trail Guidebooks

Tarka Trail Guidebooks and Maps

RambleFest displays the best Tarka Trail guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online.


Tarka Trail Guidebook

Tarka Trail Guidebook

We have extended this to include walks centred on the North Devon railway lines (and ex-railway lines).
The Tarka Trail is enjoyable, and never far from refreshment.

Care is needed at weekends, as there are quite a number of cyclists using part of the route.

Tarka Trail Guidebooks and Maps

The Tarka Trail book is out of print but available (see our display below) from third-parties via Amazon. The Tarka Line guidebook is still in print:

“Tarka Line Walks provides the best way to explore Devon’s spectacular countryside with 60 scenic rail-trails starting and finishing at one of the Tarka Line’s 13 stations. Rather than taking the car, experience the historic Tarka rail line and use Tarka Line Walks to hop on and off at the station of your choice and discover the charm and beauty of the surrounding countryside. Whether you’re a local walker or holiday-maker, Tarka Line Walks has over 300 miles of walking so you’ll have new routes to take each time you visit, all in one practical and handy guide. With large-scale ordnance survey maps and clear route descriptions, each walk is very easy to follow, plus colour photos to illustrate the route.Tarka Line Walks includes a range of walk distance from 3 to 7 miles so whatever your ability there’ll be a walk that fits you, each walk also includes:

  • Clear route instructions and directions
  • Commentary on features and history en-route
  • Refreshment stop recommendations
  • Large scale OS maps and colour photographs
Plus railway memorabilia of the 39-mile, 157-year history of the Tarka Line itself.”


We have displayed the two Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps which cover the Tarka Trail and Track.

Click on an image below for more information and the option of buying online:

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