More amaz­ing routes to ride, in­clud­ing a proper Span­ish siz­zler

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There are few cor­ners of Bri­tain as beau­ti­ful as the Hart­land Penin­sula. In sum­mer the sparkling seas are invit­ing, in win­ter they’re dra­matic. This full day’s ride heads from the hol­i­day hotspot of Mine­head to Hart­land Quay through the wild beauty of Ex­moor for a mem­o­rable ride, what­ever the time of year.

The route starts sim­ply enough: take the A39 west from Mine­head. It’s a long road, climb­ing up Por­lock Hill and flow­ing across Ex­moor. True, the stretch after Barn­sta­ple is a bit pedes­trian but after a few miles, in Higher Clovelly, the route turns off on the B3248 to Hart­land. Stay on the road all the way to the Quay and get a bite to eat in The Wreck­ers.

Re­turn­ing to Hart­land vil­lage, take the south­ern arm of the B3248 and then the A39 to­wards Bude. In Kilkhamp­ton pick up the B3254 and then the A3072 to Holswor­thy to join the A388. When it reaches the A386, turn right to Great Tor­ring­ton and join the B3227. Take this all the way to South Moul­ton, then turn left on the B3226 that be­comes the fab­u­lously twisty A399 when it crosses the A361.

Go west this week­end for some of the most out­stand­ing roads in the south of the UK

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