Days Out: Cycling through the Staple Fitzpaine Herepath

Being situated in the Blackdown Hills we are amidst some of the most beautiful landscape our country has to offer. We love to walk and explore but, we also love to cycle.

One of our favourite routes is the Staple Fitzpaine Herepath which primarily follows a series of off road tracks through wooded areas including Staple Park Wood, Piddle Wood and Birkenhall wood. For cyclists, a mountain bike is advised as several of the off road sections are quite challenging. A good start point for the route is the car park at the ancient earthworks of Castle Neroche.

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And if you get peckish or thirsty along the way, there is a lovely pub called the Greyhound Inn tucked away village of Staple Fitzpaine. The inn has been extended over the years into a series of rambling, connecting rooms providing a rustic mix of flagstone floors, old timbers and natural stone floors, and walls. They offer a refreshing glass of Pimms on a hot summers day as well as the perfect crisp cold pint! They also have a restaurant serving locally inspired dishes.

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This stunning bridleway and cycle track is only a couple of miles away from us here at Dimpsey Glamping, so make sure you bring your bikes with you when you come to stay :)