Walking & Cycling in Dartmoor National Park

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Mariners' Way in Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Mariners' Way in Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

The Mariners' Way runs between Dartmouth on the South Devon coast and Bideford on the North Devon coast. Mariners walked the route to work on the ships at these Devon ports. This listing covers the Mariners' Way in Dartmoor National Park. Among the highlights of this route are the ancient farms t...

Round Pound, Gidleigh Park and Scorhill Stone Circle Circular Walk, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Round Pound, Gidleigh Park and Scorhill Stone Circle Circular Walk, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

This is a beautiful walk in the Chagford area taking in high moor, wooded valley and some of Dartmoor's best prehistory. As ever, we'd recommend you plan this walk using the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map in conjunction with our photographs and Google mapping.   Start by Bat...

Belstone and West Cleave Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone and West Cleave Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Use the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map in conjunction with our photographs and Google mapping. Start at the large car parking area on the northern side of Belstone village. Given the area's popularity, you're asked to park here as a visitor. Walk into the village and take the r...

Hembury Woods Circular Walk, Buckfast, Dartmoor National Park

Hembury Woods Circular Walk, Buckfast, Dartmoor National Park

Hembury Woods (National Trust) are situated near Ashburton and Buckfastleigh on the south eastern border of Dartmoor National Park. Managed by the National Trust, the woods are easily accessible and there are a number of beautiful circular walks to enjoy. The following route takes you to the top...

Bench Tor Circular Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Bench Tor Circular Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Bench Tor is a rocky outcrop topping a spur of land that juts out into the Dart Gorge. The views from the tor are spectacular. You'll often see climbers on the huge, vertical wall of rock on the crag nearest the lip of the gorge. It's also a great spot to picnic. If you can, try this short walk on a...

Ten Tors Challenge, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Ten Tors Challenge, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Head out onto Dartmoor during Winter and early Spring and you'll see groups of teenagers fully kitted out yomping the moors. They're practicing for, arguably, Dartmoor's most famous event, the Ten Tors Challenge. Every May, thousands of teenagers converge on Okehampton Camp, in sight of West...

Deer Stalkers Paths, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Deer Stalkers Paths, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

The Teign Gorge (National Trust), located in the north eastern section of Dartmoor National Park near Chagford, is known for its natural beauty. Castle Drogo (National Trust) is at the western end of the gorge. Fingle Bridge is to the east. Most people walk between these two attractions when explori...

Peek Hill and Burrator Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Peek Hill and Burrator Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Reservoir is pretty much surrounded by high moorland. This means that you can drop down to the reservoir from high ground to enjoy both moorland and waterside walking. To approach from the north, it's easiest to wander over Peek Hill from one of the many car parking areas along the B3212 be...

Ryder's Hill and Huntingdon Warren Circular Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Ryder's Hill and Huntingdon Warren Circular Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

This walk is one for the Dartmoor enthusiast. It crosses remote, boggy moorland on Dartmoor's south moor with Avon Head Mires, Fishlake Mire and Ryder's Mire in the shallow valley to the west. It takes in the highest point on the south moor and the wonderfully named barrow Heap of Sinners. We'd reco...

White Wood River Dart Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

White Wood River Dart Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor's famous for its rain and rivers. After a period of heavy rain, there are a few places where the noise of the water is awesome as it passes through gorges. One is the National Trust's Lydford Gorge where water powers through a narrow neck of rock at the Devil's Cauldron. Another is the...

Wray Valley Trail in Dartmoor, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Wray Valley Trail in Dartmoor, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

At the time of writing in 2019, within Dartmoor National Park, the Wray Valley Trail runs from Mill Marsh Park at Bovey Tracey along the dismantled railway line to the end of Parke Estate. From there, a new section of the trail takes you to the edge of the popular Dartmoor village Lustleig...

Three Hares Trail, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Three Hares Trail, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

The Two Moors Way, the Dartmoor Way and the Granite Way are examples of well known, official walking and multi-use trails in Dartmoor National Park. The Lych Way and the Abbot's Way are examples of lesser known trails that cut across the moors. The Three Hares Trail is a superb new initiative by Ele...

Fernworthy Reservoir Potter's Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Reservoir Potter's Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

There's a large public car park by Fernworthy Reservoir at the entrance to Fernworthy Forest. Fernworthy Reservoir Potter's Walk starts, and ends, at the car park. A local information board we photographed back in January 2010 reads: 'Potter's Walk. Footpath suitable for disable...

Templer Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Templer Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Rocks is, arguably, Dartmoor National Park's most famous tor. The rocks rise from Haytor Down which is peppered with disused quarries and crossed by an old tramway on which granite was transported from the moors down to Stover Canal and then to the coast at Teignmouth from where the rock was...

Granite Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Granite Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

The Granite Way is an 11 miles or 18 kilometres multi-use recreation route running between Okehampton and Lydford on the north west fringe of Dartmoor National Park. The Granite Way was fully opened at the beginning of 2014*. The entire route is now off-road so it's ideal for family bike trips in th...