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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.

Along the River Tamar from Calstock
distance 9.87mi Vertical gain +1017ft Vertical drop -997ft Durée 5h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Calstock - Cornwall

This pleasant hike partly using Tamar Valley discovery trail along the River Tamar provides a way of visiting World Heritage sites around Tamar Valley including Oker Tor mine and Calstock Roman Fort site.

Cotehele quay from Calstock
distance 5.04mi Vertical gain +538ft Vertical drop -538ft Durée 2h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Calstock - Cornwall

A lovely circular walk from Calstock, first along the river Tamar leading to the famous Cotehele Quay before heading mainly to woodlands and meadows.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

distance 0.97mi Vertical gain +82ft Vertical drop -82ft Durée 0h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Quethiock - Cornwall

This wonderful short walk takes you down along a stream and up through the woods to Venn Farm. It is so peaceful. There's a little waterfall and a pond. We saw geese, newts and dragonflies, and in the woods we saw woodpeckers, and roe deer. Magical. It is a little overgrown in places and there is quite a steep climb as you leave the woods.

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.

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.

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 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 11.12mi Vertical gain +709ft Vertical drop -778ft 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 132.53mi Vertical gain +13402ft Vertical drop -13481ft 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 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.

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 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.

Cornwood circular walk via Dendles Wood, High House Waste, East Rook Gate
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 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 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.

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 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.

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.

Cremyll and Kingsand from Maker church
distance 6.3mi Vertical gain +702ft Vertical drop -728ft Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Maker-with-Rame - Cornwall

This circular walk starting from the Church of St Mary and St Julian, mainly along the coastal path, provides a way of visiting World Heritage sites around the mouth of River Tamar including Mount Edgcumbe and Cremyll.

Walking Mount Edgcumbe walk ( Download : )
Mount Edgcumbe walk
distance 2mi Vertical gain +144ft Vertical drop -148ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Maker-with-Rame - Cornwall

This short and easy walk is the perfect place if you want to admire the view of Plymouth Sound, St John's lake, Cawsand Bay and the mouth of the River Tamar, particularly at sunset.

A circular walk from Church bridge
distance 4.66mi Vertical gain +620ft Vertical drop -633ft Durée 2h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Duloe - Cornwall

It's a pleasant circular walk from Church Bridge. The route follows West Looe River before climb gently close to Muchlarnick for a nice view over hills and valleys.

Herodsfoot and Church Bridge
distance 4.59mi Vertical gain +318ft Vertical drop -315ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Duloe - Cornwall

It's an easy and peaceful walk along the West Looe River using mostly flat paths and tracks in Woodlands.

Walking Walk around Deerpark Wood ( Download : )
Walk around Deerpark Wood
distance 4.15mi Vertical gain +256ft Vertical drop -256ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lanreath - Cornwall

This is an easy walk in Deerpark Wood mainly using tracks and paths.

Walking Penlee Point and Rame Head ( Download : )
Penlee Point and Rame Head
distance 5.85mi Vertical gain +807ft Vertical drop -814ft Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Maker-with-Rame - Cornwall

This beautiful walk from Penlee Battery, mostly using the coastal path along Rame peninsula, provides a way of visiting places including Queen Adelaïde's grotto, St Mickael's chapel and Cawsand village.

distance 13.31mi Vertical gain +1778ft Vertical drop -1394ft 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.

Walking Watergate from Looe ( Download : )
Watergate from Looe
distance 3.21mi Vertical gain +299ft Vertical drop -299ft Durée 1h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Looe - Cornwall

This beautiful and well-marked walk in Kilminorth woods local nature reserve and along East Looe provides a way of visiting interest sites including the Giant's Hedge.

distance 8.15mi Vertical gain +371ft Vertical drop -374ft Durée 4h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Ivybridge - Devon

To see a complete list of walks and access up to date walk information and difficulty please go to www.southdevonaonb.org.uk/walks/. The River Erme : Ivybridge to Ermington walk can be accessed via www.southdevonaonb.org.uk/portfolio_page/the-river-erme-ivybridge-to-ermington-8-5m/

From the edge of the moors into the AONB. A lovely wander following the valley of the River Erme, in an area where the wild beauty of the moor and the mellow delights of rolling South Devon meet and merge.

Lamanna Chapel from West Looe
distance 1.06mi Vertical gain +128ft Vertical drop -128ft Durée 0h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Looe - Cornwall

This very short walk provides a way of visiting Heritage coast sites around Looe including the Monk's House and Lamanna Chapel.

distance 14.5mi Vertical gain +1542ft Vertical drop -1358ft 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.

Walking Wembury and Heybrook Bay ( Download : )
distance 4.1mi Vertical gain +325ft Vertical drop -312ft Durée 2h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Wembury - Devon

To see a complete list of walks and access up to date walk information and difficulty please go to www.southdevonaonb.org.uk/walks/. The Wembury and Heybrook Bay walk can be accessed via www.southdevonaonb.org.uk/portfolio_page/wembury-and-heybrook-bay/

A walk following some of the ancient green lanes or “holloways” linking the fields and villages behind Wembury to the shoreline below. There are great views out over the Channel and Plymouth Sound before dropping back down onto the South West Coast Path.

Wembury to Bovisand Coast Path Circular
distance 7.68mi Vertical gain +719ft Vertical drop -715ft 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.

Wembury to Warren Point Circular
distance 3.43mi Vertical gain +528ft Vertical drop -528ft 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.

distance 3.95mi Vertical gain +456ft Vertical drop -440ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wembury - Devon

To see a complete list of walks and access up to date walk information and difficulty please go to www.southdevonaonb.org.uk/walks/. The Wembury Beach, Yealm Estuary Circular walk can be accessed via www.southdevonaonb.org.uk/portfolio_page/wembury-beach-yealm-estuary-circular/

A lovely walk of two halves. The cliffs and views of the open coast out to the Great Mewstone, then around to the mouth of the Yealm estuary with its busy harbour, wooded valleys and pretty villages.

Walking Talland Bay ( Download : )
Talland Bay
distance 4.35mi Vertical gain +869ft Vertical drop -853ft Durée 2h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Looe - Cornwall

This circular walk with some steep ascents provides a way to discover Portnadler Bay, then the stunning and famous Talland Bay, well known as a landing spot for smugglers in the past.

distance 4.23mi Vertical gain +322ft Vertical drop -322ft Durée 2h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Newton and Noss - Devon

To see a complete list of walks and access up to date walk information and difficulty please go to www.southdevonaonb.org.uk/walks/. The Noss Mayo and Revelstoke Drive walk can be accessed via www.southdevonaonb.org.uk/portfolio_page/noss-mayo-and-revelstoke-drive-4-5m/

The many faces of maritime South Devon in one walk; the wild open sea and rugged coast, sheltered estuary, wooded riverbanks, and the waterfront village of Noss Mayo with its chocolate box charm.

Walking Upper Tamar Lake ( Download : )
Upper Tamar Lake
distance 3.2mi Vertical gain +33ft Vertical drop -33ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kilkhampton - Cornwall

This is an easy family walk around Upper Tamar Lake. On your way, you can even use bird-watching facilities!

Walking Polperro by coastal path ( Download : )
Polperro by coastal path
distance 3.71mi Vertical gain +692ft Vertical drop -709ft Durée 2h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Polperro - Cornwall

This circular walk with a few steep sections explores the attractive Heritage Coastline in South Cornwall including fishermen's village of Polperro and his lovely quaint harbour!

Walking Kingston ( Download : )
distance 5.57mi Vertical gain +705ft Vertical drop -705ft Durée 3h10 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Kingston (Devon) - Devon

To see a complete list of walks and access up to date walk information and difficulty please go to www.southdevonaonb.org.uk/walks/. The Kingston walk can be accessed via www.southdevonaonb.org.uk/portfolio_page/kingston-5-5m/

A wild and rugged coastline. A hugely rewarding coast and estuary walk with peerless views from some of the most dramatic cliffs in the area. It ends with a huge vista of South Devon, and the welcoming sight of Kingston village snuggled amongst the fields.

Stowe Barton and Stibb Wood
distance 3mi Vertical gain +407ft Vertical drop -423ft Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Morwenstow - Cornwall

This short walk with ascents and descents explores Stowe Woods and Stibb Woods. You can visit Stowe Barton Farmhouse and Coombe village on your way.

Stowe Cliffs and Coombe Valley from Duckpool
distance 3.6mi Vertical gain +407ft Vertical drop -404ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Morwenstow - Cornwall

This circular walk with ascents and descents From Duckpool Bay uses the South West Coast path along Warren Gutter and Stowe Cliffs. Then, you will discover peaceful woods and Coombe Valley inland.