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distance 11.56km Vertical gain +246m Vertical drop -245m Durée 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Brendon and Countisbury - Devon

Starting from Malmsmead, this walk in the Exmoor National Park includes sections in Devon and Somerset. The main focus of the route is areas associated with the Lorna Doone novels. However expect much more with valley and moorland walking in this excellent Exmoor walk.

distance 6.88km Vertical gain +266m Vertical drop -256m Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lynton and Lynmouth - Devon

This Exmoor walk includes coast, valley and high level sections. Starting from Lynmouth, the route climbs to Contisubury before crossing high pastures to descend to Watersmeet. The return leg of the walk follows the River Lyn downstream to the coast.

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 4.77km Vertical gain +28m Vertical drop -28m Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Holcombe Rogus - Devon

Holcombe Rogus is situated on the Devon/Somerset border with the town of Wellington to the east and Tiverton to the west. This walk takes in rural farm land, which includes the Grand Western Canal nearby and the Blackdown Hills to the south.

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 10.05km Vertical gain +231m Vertical drop -226m Durée 3h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Honiton - Devon

Honiton town centre walk to Colwell Woods/Offwell Woods.

distance 24.31km Vertical gain +541m Vertical drop -490m Durée 8h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Knowstone - Devon

Stage 8 takes us into Exmoor National Park and back to some high ground but mostly it's a riverside walk along the River Barle that is a tributary to the River Exe that flows all the way to the south Devon coast at Exmouth. The route goes over Tar Steps near Hawkridge and has the option of finishing at Withypool or continuing to Exford to stay at the YHA.

distance 23.46km Vertical gain +269m Vertical drop -225m Durée 7h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Morchard Bishop - Devon

There are basically two parts to the seventh stage; Morchard Bishop to Witherage and then Witherage to Knowstone, both 8 milers and through interesting Mid Devon agricultural landscape. We follow the River Datch for a while to reach Washford Pyne, then follow the Little Dart River. We meet the Ridge and Valley Walk at Witherage and, cross over the A 371.

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 23.34km Vertical gain +470m Vertical drop -414m Durée 8h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Wembury - Devon

Go for a swim, paddle your feet, pick up a stone or just take a photo. Whatever you do at the beginning of the walk, from here on, the route drives inland towards the higher ground of The Dartmoor National Park. It weaves its way through Brixton, Yealmpton and Ermington before reaching Ivybridge, using the Erme-Plym Trail.

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 17.9km Vertical gain +216m Vertical drop -237m Durée 5h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Plymouth - Devon

This stage is really an add-on to the official route. There is an option to use the Erme-Plym Trail that is, in itself, an add-on to the original Two Moors Way. This will take you straight to Ivybridge through Brixton and Yealmpton. However, this route takes you along the coast to Wembury. The ferry option reduces the road walking considerably.

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.

distance 16.66km Vertical gain +443m Vertical drop -436m Durée 6h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Aveton Gifford - Devon

A circular walk through stunning scenery from Aveton Gifford to Bigbury following the tidal road, paths, tracks and the beach. There are excellent views of the Avon estuary and of the famous Burgh Island.

distance 5.52km Vertical gain +161m Vertical drop -161m Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wembury - Devon

A circular walk on well-marked paths through the countryside and along the coast path from Wembury to Warren Point, with views of the coast and Yealm estuary.

Wembury to Bovisand Coast Path Circular
distance 12.36km Vertical gain +219m Vertical drop -218m Durée 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Wembury - Devon

A circular walk taking in one of the easier stretches of the South West Coast path between Wembury and Bovisand, with a circular return along lanes and paths via Staddiscombe. Most of the gradients are gentle, with a few steep sections. Can be combined with a walk to Warren Point for a longer route.

distance 10.46km Vertical gain +251m Vertical drop -248m Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cornworthy - Devon

A circular walk using some of Devon's historic 'green lanes' through Cornworthy, Tuckenhay and Allaleigh. The route passes through the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with views from coast to moor.

distance 10.46km Vertical gain +315m Vertical drop -308m Durée 3h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Devon

This is a (mostly) circular walk that takes in a short section of the South West Coast Path and passes sub-tropical plants, dramatic cliffs and WW2 relics on a route that skirts the beautiful Coleton Fishacre house and gardens. The path is clearly marked and well-trodden. There are several steep sections and plenty of steps, but there are lovely views as compensation.

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.