Long distance and audio walks

Long distance routes

Two Moors Way is a long-distance walking route (102 miles/163km) between Ivybridge on the southern edge of Dartmoor and Lynmouth on the north coast of Exmoor.  You can find out about accommodation near the walking route from the Two Moors Way Association.

The walk can also be extended by including an extra section between Ivybridge and Wembury (approx..15 miles) on the south Devon coast to complete the Devon Coast to Coast route.

Dartmoor Way is a 90 mile trail around Dartmoor, following public rights of way and quiet roads. The route passes through numerous small towns and villages, including Okehampton, Chagford, Moretonhampstead, Buckfastleigh, Princetown and Tavistock and takes in a variety of Dartmoor scenery, including wild upland, sheltered valleys and quiet lanes.  (link to Dartmoor way website)

Templer Way is an 18 mile route between Haytor and the south coast.  The Templer Way traces the route by which granite was exported from Dartmoor via the unique Haytor Granite Tramway and the Stover Canal and is clearly waymarked except on the open moor.  The route skirts the edge of Bovey Tracey, passes through Newton Abbot and finishes in Teignmouth.

The route takes in a wide range of scenery including open moorland, woodland and river valleys. You will also pass old quays and locks, walk along the estuary foreshore and see fascinating examples of the old tramway and canal. Walking is quite easy from Haytor to Teignmouth (downhill) but quite strenuous in the opposite direction.

Audio walks

Want to know more about Dartmoor, but aren’t able to join a Guided Walk?  Then download an audio walk so you can do it at a time that suits you.  

Bellever

Starting at Postbridge Visitor Centre, his 6 mile (10km) circular walk  offers a mixture of woodland, moorland and riverside walking and includes several archaeological sites, fantastic views and the chance to see the famous Dartmoor Ponies.

Haytor

This 6 mile (10 km) circular walk starts from Haytor Visitor Centre and offers wide-reaching views from Haytor Rocks and Houndtor Rocks. Plus a glimpse into Dartmoor’s industrial past with the unique Haytor Granite Tramway, which transported blocks of granite to the canal at Teigngrace and then onto Teignmouth.

Postbridge

Starting at Postbridge Visitor Centre, this 6 mile (10km) circular walk includes far-reaching views from Hartland Tor, historical remains from Dartmoor's industrial past and a stunning waterfall.

Princetown

This 6 mile (10km) circular walk starts from Princetown Visitor Centre and takes you across moorland to a waterfall and an aqueduct, past Bronze Age settlements and stone rows and back along the hard track of the disused railway line to see remains of the granite quarries.