Walking

Dartmoor National Park is a fabulous place to go walking. You can follow a suggested route in the leaflets; join a guided walk to find out more about Dartmoor from an expert, or set yourself a challenge with a long distance walk. With so many routes available across this wild and historic landscape, these pages will help you choose where to start.  From granite tors to ancient woodland to picturesque reservoirs, Dartmoor offers spectacular walking routes for all.

Where to walk

Short walks

Self-guided short walks direct from our National Park Visitor Centres at Haytor, Postbridge and Princetown provide a good introduction to the area and can easily be done in an hour.  Other walks leaflets and books are available to buy.

Guided walks

Why not join an organised walk led by an experienced guide?  You won't need to worry about map reading and guided walks are a great way to discover more about Dartmoor's beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage.

Visit the Moorland Guides website for details of all their walks, including “dogs welcome” walks.

Routes for all/Easy Going walks

Dartmoor has walks to suit everyone, no matter what your experience, level of fitness, or mobility.  The Authority, along with Dartmoor for All, have produced the Easy-Going Dartmoor publication which can help those who are less mobile or who have young children, to make the most of what Dartmoor National Park has to offer.

This selection of walks are suitable for people of all abilities and particularly for those with limited mobility, or families with pushchairs.  Each map illustrates what you can expect in terms of gradient, surface, camber and obstacles, to help you choose which walk is best for you. All the walks described are situated close to car parking facilities.