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distance 7.18mi Vertical gain +807ft Vertical drop -804ft 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.

Walking Tavy Cleave ( Download : )
distance 2.35mi Vertical gain +453ft Vertical drop -453ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Peter Tavy - Devon

A circular walk with beautiful views over Dartmoor Tavy Cleave

distance 10.36mi Vertical gain +1752ft Vertical drop -1732ft 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 7.12mi Vertical gain +1385ft Vertical drop -1378ft 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 4.28mi Vertical gain +873ft Vertical drop -840ft 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 6.52mi Vertical gain +1168ft Vertical drop -1155ft 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.

distance 6.24mi Vertical gain +758ft Vertical drop -741ft Durée 3h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Devon

Honiton town centre walk to Colwell Woods/Offwell Woods.

distance 15.1mi Vertical gain +1775ft Vertical drop -1608ft Durée 8h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in 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 14.58mi Vertical gain +883ft Vertical drop -738ft Durée 7h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in 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 14.89mi Vertical gain +1430ft Vertical drop -1594ft Durée 8h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in 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 14.68mi Vertical gain +1247ft Vertical drop -1608ft Durée 7h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in 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 15.36mi Vertical gain +2024ft Vertical drop -1581ft Durée 8h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in 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 13.31mi Vertical gain +1778ft Vertical drop -1394ft Durée 7h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in 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 14.5mi Vertical gain +1542ft Vertical drop -1358ft Durée 8h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in 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 5.03mi Vertical gain +738ft Vertical drop -748ft Durée 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Devon

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

Walking Throwleigh Church loop ( Download : )
distance 4.04mi Vertical gain +243ft Vertical drop -256ft Durée 2h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in 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.

Aveton Gifford to Bigbury at low tide
distance 10.35mi Vertical gain +1453ft Vertical drop -1430ft Durée 6h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in 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.

Wembury to Warren Point Circular
distance 3.43mi Vertical gain +528ft Vertical drop -528ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in 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 7.68mi Vertical gain +719ft Vertical drop -715ft Durée 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in 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.

Green Lanes around Cornworthy
distance 6.5mi Vertical gain +823ft Vertical drop -814ft Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in 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.

Kingswear to Coleton Fishacre coast path circular
distance 6.5mi Vertical gain +1033ft Vertical drop -1010ft 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.

Dartmoor Warren House Inn to Chagford Circular
distance 14.78mi Vertical gain +1808ft Vertical drop -1808ft Durée 8h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in 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 12.26mi Vertical gain +1985ft Vertical drop -1988ft Durée 7h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in 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 7.2mi Vertical gain +876ft Vertical drop -883ft 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 8.5mi Vertical gain +587ft Vertical drop -587ft 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.