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Dartmoor and South Devon


On this page (click to see) – Long Distance Footpaths     Walks and Strolls    Walks (not easy walks)   Useful Walking Websites

I do not have the resources to list and detail the many walks available in the Dartmoor area however I have set out a number of useful web links for walking routes, suggestions and information.

The area is well served by easy walks and challenging ones, please select a route according to your limitations and be properly equipped, the right clothes, food, water etc this can be the difference between a pleasant walk and a Mountain Rescue call out. Mobile phone coverage is patchy so don’t count on being able to call for help, prepare and have a wonderful, safe and memorable time in this lovely part of the world. (Health and Safety lecture over)

Long Distance Footpaths


The Dartmoor Way – 140 km (90 miles) – or the most part, the walking route follows public footpaths and quiet country lanes, so you don’t have to be a hardened backpacker to enjoy the fantastic variety of scenery. see www.dartmoorway.co.uk


The Two Moors Way – 163km (102 miles) – between Ivybridge on the edge of Datmoor to Lynmouth on the North Coast of Exmoor. see the Devon CC website or download the pdf leaflet



Walks and Strolls


Burrator Reservoir – (Nr Yelverton) – has a circular walk of approximately 3.5 miles – see www.swlakestrust.org.uk

Erme Valley Trail – Just 3 miles long from Ivybridge to Ermington see Devon CC website

Erme-Plym Trail – 10 miles between Sequers Bridge (see the Erme Valley Trail) and Plymouth – see the Devon CC website

The Princetown audio walk – produced by the Dartmoor National Park Authority – a 6 mile (10km) circular walk from the High Moorland Visitor Centre – see www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk

Princetown to King’s Tor5 miles across Dartmoor along the track of the disused Princetown to Yelverton railway – see www.weir-quay.com

The Granite Way – is mainly traffic-free cycle/walkway between Okehampton and Lydford (11 miles) – ideal for families – includes the impresive 120 ft high Meldon Viaduct. – see www.dartmoor.co.uk

Haytor Audio Walk is a 6.3 mile (10 km) walk starting from the Haytor Information Centre see www.dartmoor.gov.uk


Walks (not so easy walks)


Sharpitor & Burrator Reservoir – 12 miles – up to Sharpitor (just south of the Yelverton-Princetown road above Dousland), down over Leather Tor to circumnavigate Burrator Reservoir. Back via Peek Hill. see – www.westcountrywalks.com


A Walk Across the Walkham – 7 miles – between Yelverton and Tavistock – see – www.devon.gov.uk/walk43 or download a pdf version


Useful Walking Websites

A number of walks in and around the area are to be found on

Dartmoor Bounders – the Dartmoor Perambulation – dartmoor ancient boundary walk

Dartmoor Walks (Plymouth Ramblers) – a good selection of walks

Divine Dartmoor Walks.co.uk – a selection of Dartmoor walks with photos

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks – The Dartmoor Walks website suggests a few walks for those interested in visiting the ancient settlements and antiquities such as stone rows and stone circles on Dartmoor

www.richkni.co.uk/dartmoor – a selection of Dartmoor walks with photos

www.tourbytor.co.uk – a selection of walks on Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor

www.walkingindevon.co.uk – walks free to download and print

www.walkingbritain.co.uk – has a selection of walks with details

www.rambleon.org.uk – is a general walking info website

www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk – provides info on walks accessible to those with wheelchairs and buggies.

www.tourist.me.uk/devon/walk-cycle-devon – walking / cycling / cycle hire in Devon

www.walkingbritain.co.uk      www.walkingenglishman.com


for walking festival in England and Wales see www.rambleon.org.uk/events/