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8. The Tarka Line

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The Tarka Line

The Tarka Line runs for 39 miles between Exeter and Barnstaple stopping at different stations along the way, and forms part of the 180-mile 'Tarka Trail,' the locations featuring in Henry Williamson's classic novel, 'Tarka the Otter.'
 
Why not purchase a Tarka Line Ranger ticket, which gives you the ability to roam the area at will, travelling as often as you like on the trains and offering unlimited travel for one day.

At the various rural stops you can stroll around the towns and villages and explore, or you may like to try a hike or cycle ride along part of the route. 

The Tarka Line Address:   
Barnstaple Station
Station Road
Barnstaple
Devon
EX31 2AU
England, UK

The Tarka Line Opening Times:
Ticket Office
Monday to Saturday, 6.45 am to 6.10 pm, Sunday 10.10 am to 5.50 pm.
 
Timetables 
For timetables, please check the National Rail Enquiries website's Tarka Line pages.

The Tarka Line Admission:
Tarka Line Ranger Ticket
Adults £7.50
Children £3.75
Concessions £4.95 
 
Please check the National Rail Enquiries website's Tarka Line pages for full details.

T  +44 (0)8457 48 49 50

W  National Rail Enquiries - The Tarka Line
The Tarka Line Location 

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