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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 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 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.

Green Lanes around Cornworthy
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.

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.

Walking Codden Hill ( Download : )
Codden Hill
distance 3.75km Vertical gain +96m Vertical drop -103m Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bishop's Tawton - Devon

This short circular walk with ascents and descents close to Barnstaple provides a good way to explore Codden Hill which overlooks the surroundings valleys and River Taw Estuary.

distance 12.65km Vertical gain +228m Vertical drop -230m Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cornwood - Devon

Walk across high moor above River Erme passing ancient oak woodland of Piles Copse.

distance 9.94km Vertical gain +306m Vertical drop -304m Durée 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cornwood - Devon

Mixed road and moorland walk taking in beautiful ancient oak woodland and high moorland views.

distance 7.11km Vertical gain +138m Vertical drop -144m Durée 2h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cornwood - Devon

A circular walk, some on roads, crossing Hangar Down.

distance 6.02km Vertical gain +111m Vertical drop -115m Durée 2h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cornwood - Devon

Circular walk from Cornwood, some on roads, skirting the Western edge of Hangar Down.

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.

Hollerday Hill, The Valley of Rocks and South Cleave from Lynton
distance 6.08km Vertical gain +289m Vertical drop -288m Durée 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lynton and Lynmouth - Devon

This beautiful circular walk is perfect to discover the Valley of Rocks from several viewpoints. First, you will reach Hollerday Hill viewpoint before you go up to the South Cleave (steep section, avoid during wet conditions!). The views of these famous rocks from the paths which go to Lynton are gorgeous!

Watersmeet by Ash Bridge and South Hill Common
distance 4.89km Vertical gain +188m Vertical drop -187m Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lynton and Lynmouth - Devon

This short circular walk with steep ascents and descents provides a good way to discover the beautiful river gorge at Watersmeet where Hoar Oak Water meets the East Lyn River. On your way, you will discover a lovely waterfall and viewpoints over the valley.

Holdstone Hill and Heddon's Mouth Cleave
distance 12.25km Vertical gain +424m Vertical drop -428m Durée 4h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Trentishoe - Devon

This interesting walk with ascents and descents close to Trentishoe is the perfect way to discover gorgeous viewpoints including Holdstone Hill or enjoy beautiful valleys along River Heddon and streams.

The Torrs and Slade Reservoirs from Ilfracombe
distance 10.86km Vertical gain +238m Vertical drop -235m Durée 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ilfracombe - Devon

This pretty long circular walk explores a short section of the South West Coast path next to the Torrs leading to a wonderful viewpoint. Then, you will discover paths in farmland and follow the National Cycle Route 27 along Slade Reservoirs before you go back to Ilfracombe.

Walking Baggy Point from Croyde ( Download : )
Baggy Point from Croyde
distance 7.13km Vertical gain +110m Vertical drop -109m Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Georgeham - Devon

This circular walk from Croyde explores the section of the South West Coast path which leads to Baggy Point. From this headland, you can enjoy nice views of Croyde Bay and Morte Bay, especially at sunset!

Sandy Cove and Windcutter Hill from Lee
distance 6.8km Vertical gain +223m Vertical drop -226m Durée 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ilfracombe - Devon

This beautiful circular walk, especially at low tide because you can walk through the Morte-slate cliffs along a path and steps cut in the rock, provides a good way to discover Lee village, the gorgeous rocky bay and woods inland.

Morte and Bull Points, Combesgate valley from Woolacombe
distance 10.65km Vertical gain +282m Vertical drop -275m Durée 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Mortehoe - Devon

This circular walk from Woolacombe explores a beautiful section of the South West Coast path which leads to Morte Point and Bull Point overlooking wild beaches. Then, you will use paths inland close to Mortehoe village and go down to the start following a gorgeous path along Combesgate Valley.

Furzebeam Hill and The Rolle Canal from Great Torrington
distance 4.25km Vertical gain +109m Vertical drop -101m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Great Torrington - Devon

This circular walk from Great Torrington goes past the Golf Club next to Furzebeam Hill overlooking the valley. Then the path heads to Rolle Canal and follows the River Torridge before you join Traka Trail.

distance 4.02km Vertical gain +122m Vertical drop -121m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartland - Devon

During this varied circular walk with ascents and descents (can be very slippery during wet conditions), you will walk across Beckland Wood, then discover Brownsham cliff along the South West Coast path before going down to Mouthmill beach. The way back uses tracks in Brownsham Wood.

Hartland Quay and The Warren from St Nectans Church
distance 4.9km Vertical gain +145m Vertical drop -147m Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartland - Devon

This circular walk from Stoke provides a good way to discover Hartland Quay surrounded by impressive cliffs and contorted rock layers. Then, the return route goes past an old lookout house in ruins and follows Abbey River.

Brawn's and Cheristow woods from Hartland
distance 3.12km Vertical gain +47m Vertical drop -47m Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartland - Devon

This easy and quiet walk in a loop mainly explores woods around Hartland village.

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.

Eldern Point from East Titchberry Farm
distance 2.2km Vertical gain +71m Vertical drop -66m Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartland - Devon

This is a very short walk and quite flat in a loop which leads to Eldern Point (Liberator Bomber crash site) using the coastal path. Go back to the beautiful East Titchberry farm by tracks inland.

Hartland Point and Blegberry Cliff
distance 6.4km Vertical gain +223m Vertical drop -223m Durée 2h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hartland - Devon

This circular walk explores the gorgeous coast next to Hartland Point (the most Northwesterly point in Devon) and follows the South West coast path along impressive Smoothlands and cliffs. Then, you take quiet paths inland close to Blegberry and Blagdon Farm.

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!

Holcombe Rogus and Great Western Canal
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.

Walk around Denham Bridge and Wood
distance 4.92km Vertical gain +130m Vertical drop -131m Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bere Ferrers - Devon

This small and easy walk mainly in Denhman wood lets you discover old Denham bridge (17th-century) and the banks of the River Tavy.

Walking Buckland Abbey ( Download : )
Buckland Abbey
distance 5.46km Vertical gain +109m Vertical drop -111m Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Buckland Monachorum - Devon

This easy walk partly in woodlands starts from the famous Buckland Abbey discovering nature along River Tavy and nice viewpoint over the valley during the return.

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 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.