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.

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.

Long walks

Looking for something a bit more challenging? Check out our long distance walks for some of the best scenic routes around and across Dartmoor.

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.

Dartmoor Walking Festival

The first Dartmoor Walking Festival organised by the Moorland Guides was held in 2016 and following its success the event has now become and annual event. Explore a different side of Dartmoor and delve into its folklore, history and landscape with a range of walks led expert guides

Routes for all/Easy Going walks

Dartmoor has walks to suit everyone, no matter what your experience, level of fitness, or mobility.  In partnership with Dartmoor for All, we have produced the Easy-Going Dartmoor Guide 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.

Preparing for your day out

Dartmoor is beautiful but can be wild (particularly the weather!) It it sensible to take some precautions before visiting, especially if you're planning on walking in remote areas. Follow the safety advice to help you plan for your walk.

Remember to Love Moor Life and follow the Ranger Code.

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