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distance 14.89mi Vertical gain +1430ft Vertical drop -1594ft 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 7.7mi Vertical gain +1171ft Vertical drop -1148ft 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.

Walking Throwleigh Church loop ( Download : )
distance 4.04mi Vertical gain +243ft Vertical drop -256ft 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 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 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.

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 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 12.26mi Vertical gain +1985ft Vertical drop -1988ft 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.

Sittaford Tor and Hartford Tor
distance 6.75mi Vertical gain +659ft Vertical drop -692ft 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.

Bellever Tor viewpoint and cairn circles
distance 3mi Vertical gain +308ft Vertical drop -276ft 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.

distance 14.68mi Vertical gain +1247ft Vertical drop -1608ft 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 14.58mi Vertical gain +883ft Vertical drop -738ft 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 3.83mi Vertical gain +863ft Vertical drop -863ft 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 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 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 15.36mi Vertical gain +2024ft Vertical drop -1581ft 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 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.

Walking Little and Great Miss Tor ( Download : )
Little and Great Miss Tor
distance 3.06mi Vertical gain +502ft Vertical drop -502ft 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 Lydford gorge ( Download : )
Lydford gorge
distance 3.45mi Vertical gain +279ft Vertical drop -312ft 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.

Walking King's tor ( Download : )
King's tor
distance 7.76mi Vertical gain +1024ft Vertical drop -1024ft 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.

Walking Avon Dam and Two Moors Way ( Download : )
distance 10.14mi Vertical gain +876ft Vertical drop -873ft 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 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.

Confluence of the rivers Tavy and Walkham from Yelverton
distance 7.6mi Vertical gain +564ft Vertical drop -554ft 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.

distance 15.1mi Vertical gain +1775ft Vertical drop -1608ft 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 3.31mi Vertical gain +394ft Vertical drop -394ft 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 3.74mi Vertical gain +364ft Vertical drop -377ft 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 6.18mi Vertical gain +1004ft Vertical drop -997ft 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 4.42mi Vertical gain +453ft Vertical drop -472ft Durée 2h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cornwood - Devon

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

distance 5.03mi Vertical gain +738ft Vertical drop -748ft 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.

distance 7.86mi Vertical gain +748ft Vertical drop -755ft 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.

Walking Buckland Abbey ( Download : )
Buckland Abbey
distance 3.39mi Vertical gain +358ft Vertical drop -364ft 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.

Walk around Denham Bridge and Wood
distance 3.06mi Vertical gain +427ft Vertical drop -430ft 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.

Furzebeam Hill and The Rolle Canal from Great Torrington
distance 2.64mi Vertical gain +358ft Vertical drop -331ft 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.