Dartmoor National Park is a fabulous place to go walking. With so many routes available across this wild and historic landscape, these pages will help you choose where to start.
For any walk, no matter how short, we recommend you take an OS explorer map of Dartmoor with you.
Know before you go
To make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible, it's important to plan ahead. See our latest updates on car parks, toilets and general guidance for visiting the National Park.
Getting outside and connecting with nature can make all the difference to our physical and mental wellbeing. Get your dose of Dartmoor and check out our recommended walks exploring some of the most beautiful parts of the National Park.
Looking for something a bit more challenging? Our long distance walks offer some of the best scenic routes around and across Dartmoor.
Walking with your dog
Walking with your canine companion is a great way to enjoy the National Park. Your dog will love all the different smells and exciting places to run about, but please remember that Dartmoor is a working landscape providing grazing for cattle, sheep and ponies, both on the commons and in enclosed fields.
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. 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.
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
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.