Atlantic Trail - events

This page will have details of some of the events (and not just cycling events)
but also nature events and working parties) happening on or near the trails in
the Bude area.   The details below are a start.



Cycle routes



Quick links to the events on this page:

cycleway beside
Bude Canal       canal towpath work party
      'Coast Watch' nature walk
      'Tamar Tootle' family day
      Bude Lifeboat run

Thursday 5 May 2016 - Canal towpath working party

Time: Meet at 10am at Rodds Bridge.

Rodds Bridge Bude canal inland lock A working party has been scheduled for Thursday 5th May to carry out path edging work at Rodd's Bridge and to also operate the lock gates if time permits.
Please wear stout footwear and old clothes.   Spades, path edgers etc. would be useful.

Thursday 19 May 2016 - 'Coast Watch'

Time: Meet at 10am at the free car park on the hill north of Widemouth Bay

mushroom at Lower Longbeak coast road at Phillip's Point This is a wildlife recording event taking place on Thursday 19th May that begins at Widemouth and ends at Phillip's Point nature reserve, pausing for 15 minutes or so at points en-route to scan the sea for mammals and birds.   We will meet at 10am at the upper free car park at Widemouth near Lower Longbeak.

Sunday 22 May 2016 - Family day on the Tamar Tootle cycleway

on the 'Tamar Tootle' Time: 11am to 3pm

This is a family fun cycle/walk round Upper Tamar lake with quiz questions and a nature check sheet.   There is a café and picnic benches, plus the new play area beside the café is open.

The 'Tamar Tootle' is an easy-standard cyclepath, that undulates through magnificent lakeside scenery right round Upper Tamar Lake.   It was built in 2010 by the One South West project to be especially suitable for beginner-level cyclists. It is 5km long and relatively flat with a well-maintained wide grit surface.

start of cycleway from Petherick's MillThere is no event entry fee; just collect your quiz sheet from the start desk (beside the car park*) any time between 11am and 3pm and set off on your chosen route. Children should be accompanied by responsible adults. (* normal pay and display charges apply)

Much more detail is given here

Millennium post beside cycleway by rugby ground Wednesday 15 June 2016 - Bude Lifeboat Run

Times: Junior 1-mile run starts from Bude Rugby Club at 6.45pm.
Main 6-mile run starts at 7pm.

The Junior run takes the multi-use trail south, then goes over the river at the Peter Truscott bridge and returns to the Rugby Club via the canal towpath.

A39 underpass at Helebridge towpath gateway to Weir & Whalesborough The main run takes the Bude multi-use trail all the way to Helebridge, does a short loop to Hele Mill (new this year), then takes the underpass under the A39 to do a major loop over the hill at Whalesborough farm before returning along the whole towpath.

More information is available here.