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distance 10.49km Vertical gain +356m Vertical drop -352m Durée 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in South Tawton - Devon

A Dartmoor walk that includes the most north-easterly summit in the National Park which offers some fine views especially to the north. The route needs careful navigation at the start and in poor weather you need a good sense of direction and compass skills.

Walking Tavy Cleave ( Download : )
distance 3.78km Vertical gain +138m Vertical drop -138m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Peter Tavy - Devon

A circular walk with beautiful views over Dartmoor Tavy Cleave

distance 16.68km Vertical gain +534m Vertical drop -528m Durée 6h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Belstone - Devon

A demanding Dartmoor walk that requires careful navigation and preferably good weather. The route uses a section of the Tarka Trail, visits some ancient monuments and visits the summits of a number of granite tors.

distance 11.45km Vertical gain +422m Vertical drop -420m Durée 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in West Buckfastleigh - Devon

This Dartmoor route uses a section of the Two Moors Way. The route follows paths and tracks although a good sense of direction is needed in what can be an unforgiving landscape. After wet weather, streams may be in spate so care is needed crossing them.

distance 5.33km Vertical gain +120m Vertical drop -120m Durée 1h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cornwood - Devon

Amazing views over the China clay works, mica pits, and views across to Plymouth sound in one direction and moorland in the other.

distance 12.39km Vertical gain +357m Vertical drop -350m Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Moretonhampstead - Devon

A wonderful circular walk from Clifford Bridge to Fingle Bridge on a gentle path along the River Teign before heading steeply onto Butterdon Down and descending back to Clifford Bridge. Beautiful woodland views.

distance 6.16km Vertical gain +263m Vertical drop -263m Durée 2h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Widecombe in the Moor - Devon

Includes a fording of the Dart river as long as it's not in spate!

Walking Lydford gorge ( Download : )
Lydford gorge
distance 5.55km Vertical gain +85m Vertical drop -95m Durée 1h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Brentor - Devon

This is a small (but often wet and slippery, be careful with children!) spectacular hike along the River Lyd in a loop. You will discover the deepest river gorge in the south-west using several impressive footbridges over the gorge and you will see a beautiful waterfall too.

Bellever Tor viewpoint and cairn circles
distance 4.83km Vertical gain +94m Vertical drop -84m Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Dartmoor Forest - Devon

It's an easy family walk leading to panoramic views from Bellever Tor. During the way back you could also discover Stone Row and Cairn circles.

Sittaford Tor and Hartford Tor
distance 10.87km Vertical gain +201m Vertical drop -211m Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Dartmoor Forest - Devon

This is an unmarked hike (but mainly obvious paths during clear days) located on the easter side of Dartmoor National Park. During this trip, you will enjoy peaceful moors, great views from tops and stone circles historic site.

Walking Little and Great Miss Tor ( Download : )
Little and Great Miss Tor
distance 4.93km Vertical gain +153m Vertical drop -153m Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Dartmoor Forest - Devon

It's an easy family walk leading to a stunning 360° viewpoint from Great Miss Tor and a lovely place to enjoy colours of sunset as well.

Walking King's tor ( Download : )
King's tor
distance 12.49km Vertical gain +312m Vertical drop -312m Durée 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Whitchurch (Devon) - Devon

A circular walk using a part of Dartmoor waymarked path across stunning moors, along streams and passing King's Tor for a nice overlook.

Confluence of the rivers Tavy and Walkham from Yelverton
distance 12.22km Vertical gain +172m Vertical drop -169m Durée 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Buckland Monachorum - Devon

A circular walk in woodlands along River Walkham until the confluence and then, in meadows with beautiful views over Dartmoor Tors far away.

Walking Avon Dam and Two Moors Way ( Download : )
distance 16.32km Vertical gain +267m Vertical drop -266m Durée 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in South Brent - Devon

A circular walk on Dartmoor, taking in the Avon Dam and its reservoir and part of the Two Moors Way.

distance 23.96km Vertical gain +436m Vertical drop -486m Durée 8h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Drewsteignton - Devon

Stage 6 is a tricky navigational test as we leave the Dartmoor National Park and head into Mid Devon. The route crosses the A 30, the main Exeter to Barnstaple rail line and the busy A 377. There's plenty to keep you occupied and some pretty hamlets to go through (avoiding some interesting villages, so you might be tempted to go off-route at some point).

distance 23.63km Vertical gain +380m Vertical drop -490m Durée 7h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Dartmoor Forest - Devon

This stage is the last part of the Two Moors Way in Dartmoor National Park. First, it retraces steps back to Bennet's Cross to join the trail and then avoids the high ground to the west by heading for the Teign Valley. There are a mix of landscapes and a real high point at Hunter's Tor near Castle Drogo.

distance 24.72km Vertical gain +617m Vertical drop -482m Durée 8h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Holne - Devon

This stage has a sting in the tail as an option for all those YHA lovers. The Two Moors Way goes about 5 miles east of YHA Dartmoor at Bellever but that shouldn't stop you from staying there. The extra few miles at the end of this stage and the journey back to the Two Moors Way at the beginning of the next stage are in no way laborious, rather a bonus.

distance 21.43km Vertical gain +542m Vertical drop -425m Durée 7h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ivybridge - Devon

Stage 3 takes us right into the Dartmoor National Park and is where the original Two Moors Way starts. Once out of Ivybridge, past the old Stowford Paper Mill and out onto the moors, you really feel that you're on a long-distance trail. Look out for the MW signs as you work your way across the tops, through Scorriton to reach Holne.

distance 213.29km Vertical gain +4085m Vertical drop -4109m Durée 9 days Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Plymouth - Devon

The Two Moors Way was officially opened on 29 May 1976. In 2005 the Two Moors Way was linked with the Erme–Plym Trail from Ivybridge to Wembury on the south Devon coast to create a cross-county coast-to-coast route of over 115 miles.

distance 8.09km Vertical gain +225m Vertical drop -228m Durée 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cornwood - Devon

Varied walk including ancient forest, a Quarry lake and open moorland. Fabulous views across to Plymouth Sound.

Walking Throwleigh Church loop ( Download : )
distance 6.5km Vertical gain +74m Vertical drop -78m Durée 2h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Throwleigh - Devon

A beautiful walk past granite Devon longhouses and open moorland on the edge of Dartmoor. It's recommended to do this walk clockwise as the last footpath is difficult to find going in the other direction.

Dartmoor Warren House Inn to Chagford Circular
distance 23.79km Vertical gain +551m Vertical drop -551m Durée 8h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Chagford - Devon

A circular walk in the east of Dartmoor following roads and paths, including sections of the Two Moors Way. The walk includes a mix of open moorland, footpaths and quiet roads where the farming hinterlands meet the moor. Except for the section north of the road near the Warren House Inn, all the paths are well-trodden and waymarked. There are some steep sections. Apart from the high moors, this walk is fairly sheltered from the prevailing SW winds.

distance 19.74km Vertical gain +605m Vertical drop -606m Durée 7h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Manaton - Devon

This is a circular walk that combines moorland, streams and woodland on Dartmoor, passing the dramatic Hound Tor and iconic Bowerman's Nose and including opportunities for refreshments at the half waypoint. It is a good length with some steep hills for some hearty exercise and is mainly off-road, taking advantage of well-marked footpaths and tracks. You could start the walk at Lustleigh or Manaton if you prefer, and there are various short-cuts available if you wish to shorten the walk.

distance 11.59km Vertical gain +267m Vertical drop -269m Durée 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lydford - Devon

The wild open speces of Dartmoor can be appreciated on this walk. The route takes you past a number of rocky tors, visits an area used for peat cutting and follows a section of the Rattlestone Peat Railway. All in all a walk full of interest.

distance 13.68km Vertical gain +179m Vertical drop -179m Durée 4h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Buckland Monachorum - Devon

The Devon village of Yelverton is the start and end point for this walk that includes a circuit of the Burrator Reservoir. The route includes some typical country lanes of the area and views to some of Dartmoor's Tors.