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Catering for walkers and cyclists
Walkers and cyclists visiting The GrampusLee has always been a popular place for walkers and cyclists. In the 1870s, with the arrival of the railway, Ilfracombe became a very popular holiday resort. Just 3 miles away, a walk to Lee along the coast path, followed by a cream tea, was one of the ‘must dos’ of any stay.
That coast road is now part of the South West Coast Path that runs 630 miles around the SW peninsular from Minehead in the north, via Lands End, to Poole Harbour. The Grampus is an ideal watering hole for any walker on the section from Woolacombe to Ilfracombe, and for walkers taking advantage of Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Lee, an evening drink and meal at the Grampus makes for a great way to rest those aching muscles in preparation for the next stage of the journey.
If you don’t fancy the rigours of the Costal Path there are many other walks and cycle rides around Lee, covering woodland, moors and rocky bays. The Tarka Trail, which uses the abandoned railway track from Ilfracombe to Barnstaple, is great for cyclists and walkers who don’t fancy too may hills to climb!