Marsh Green, Devon (England)

Marsh Green, in Devon, England, is a quaint hamlet surrounded by lush countryside. Its rural charm, with thatched cottages and rolling landscapes, offers a serene escape in the heart of Devon.
Cycle routes passing Marsh Green
Weeks I stayed Marsh Green
Fri, 26. May 2023
Land's End to John o'Groats - Beautiful Dartmoor

Another great day. A lot less hilly then yesterday, but still some. On a note, yesterday I lost some 400 meters to Garmin, as it was paused because of pushing and/or being too slow. Need to check that. Went through the north of the Dartmoor, on a beautiful bike lane, went down and then up. Quite a bit. In the end I was super tired, looked to the right. And what did I see? A herd of Shetland ponies. That happened now a few times, getting up a hill and then having a great animal surprise. On one street a driver was driving right to me and was asking whether I'd do the #lejog and that he lives in Carlisle, which I would pass. Generally, people seem to be a lot more friendly and chatty. Everytime there's an interaction with a car, they wait, or I wait, there's actually a smile on their faces. Which I haven't had too much before. Another great camping. This time it was fully booked, bank holidays, but the pitches were super generous and seperated by wild flower meadows. No cars on the ground, but people had huge tents. Seemed more like people camping for the first time, a little bit of a hipster camp ground.

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Sat, 27. May 2023
A beautiful dinner at the Station Farm Campsite

A great ride with an even better ending. I started with a different goal in view. Planned something like over 100km but realised that it would be too hard with the climbs, specially a big one in the end. Changed booking mid day and decided to stay close to Glastonbury at @stationfarmglastonbury . What a great decision! Glastonbury was nice, but frankly, I’ve mainly seen a pub where I could roll in my bike. But Station Park Farm was my favourite campsite so far! Bethan and Karl have been the best hosts ever. They went beyond what one could expect. Immediately a chair was offered, a tour of the beautiful farm given and generally smiles! 😍 they even helped me out with a dinner, mostly with things grown at the farm. I‘ll be back!

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Mood: happy :)