Probably the most spectacular way to arrive in North Devon is to follow the South West Coast Path along the North Somerset and North Devon coasts to Lynton, Ilfracombe and then inland to Barnstaple and the other North Devon Festival 2005 locations. More information including maps and links to accommodation here.
Great Torrington is well served by national and local cycle routes. Detailed maps and information here.
From South Coast - Dorset
A35-A30 to Exeter, J29 M5 South, J31 A30 West, Whiddon Down Roundabout turn left, then right onto A3124 to Great Torrington
From North on M5
J27 on M5 - A361 to Barnstaple, A39 towards Bideford, turn onto B3232 to Great Torrington
From South on M5
J31 A30 West, Whiddon Down Roundabout turn left, then right onto A3124 to Great Torrington
A39 to Bideford, A386 to Great Torrington
A386 through Tavistock, Okehampton and Hatherleigh to Great Torrington
National Express operate schedules services from London, the Midlands and elsewhere to North Devon. More information here.
North Devon is served by the Tarka Line from Exeter St David's to Barnstaple. One of the countries prettiest scheduled train routes, it provides a beautiful entry to North Devon. Train schedules from your local station are available here.
If you are arriving by sea - then you will want mooring facilities. More information is available here (it is a site dealing with boat launching but includes contact details for mooring arrangements in Appledore, Instow, Watermouth Cove and Ilfracombe
To and from Lundy Island there is a ferry based at Bideford Harbour. More information here.
From France, Brittany Ferries offer a regular service from Roscoff in Britanny to Plymouth. More information here.
There are scheduled flights from Shannon, Eire and the Channel Islands to Exeter Airport and from Paris, Cork, Gatwick and other places in the UK to Plymouth Airport. More information here: Exeter or Plymouth