Barnstaple skatepark was built by Gravity and opened in 2009. It is an all concrete skatepark with a variety of transitions and street elements in a great layout.
In one corner of the skatepark is the bowl section. It is split into two parts, a shallower rectangular bowl that leads into a deeper, rounder section that is much whippier. Around the edges of this is an open, flat area that is surrounded with a bowled edge and a flat bank in the corner. Next to this area is a raised platform which has a flat bank with hubba, stairset with rail and a euro gap on the lead up to it. The top of the platform is surrounded by a bowled edge as well but with two small gaps to grind over or stall on. Half of the bowled edge is also made of brick to add some variety. Opposite the bricked section are two brick flat banks housing another gap.
Barnstaple skatepark is a great local park with a creative layout and a nice variety of obstacles to hit. The surfaces are all smooth meaning the transitions are a dream and you can pump your way around without a push. This skatepark is perfect for beginners trying to learn the basics or for more experienced riders wanting to master the lines.
|Park Hotel||0.3 miles||8C, 8E, 9, 10, 10A, 10B, 10H, 155, 307 & 325|
Barnstable train station: Exit Barnstable station onto Station Road and head north until the roundabout. Cross over here and continue onwwards to cross over the bridge as well. Take the first road on your right called Taw Vale and follow this road south until the roundabout, crossing over onto New Road. On this road take the first road on your right called Ladies Mile and follow this road until Barnstable skatepark is on your left.
Park Hotel bus stop: Exit the bus onto New Road and take the road named Ladies Mile, follow this road until Barnstable skatepark is on your left.
There are no on site toilets but there are free to use facilities in the nearby shops.