Walking & Cycling in Dartmoor National Park

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Wray Cleave Bluebell Walk, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Wray Cleave Bluebell Walk, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Grab a copy of the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. Follow the Wray Valley south east of Moretonhampstead and you'll see Pepperdon Down above Steward Wood, Wray Barton and Wray Cleave. There's limited parking available at the top of Pepperdon Down along the side of the road. Start...

Two Museums Walk, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park

Two Museums Walk, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park

Finch Foundry is a National Trust property and museum in the Dartmoor village Sticklepath. The Museum of Dartmoor Life is a museum in the National Park gateway town Okehampton. This walk links the two. The route fringes Dartmoor's north moor and runs close to the National Park's northern border....

King Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

King Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

In his work 'Walking Dartmoor's Ancient Tracks: A guide to 28 routes', Eric Hemery writes: 'In an attempt to account for the name-origin of the track, we must rely on both documented history and tradition concerning 'the King's Posts'. Although a regular postal service between the smaller towns o...

Tavy Cleave to Ger Tor Circular Walk, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Tavy Cleave to Ger Tor Circular Walk, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Start at the car parking area at Lane End just up the road from Horndon and Mary Tavy. Walk east of the car parking area and you'll come to a leat, or man-made waterway, which curls around Nat Tor to the mouth of Tavy Cleave. There's a good path at the side of the leat that eventually connects with...

Taw-Teign Link, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Taw-Teign Link, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

The Taw and Teign are rivers that rise on Dartmoor National Park's high north moor. On Dartmoor, each river is associated with a long-distance trail. The River Taw is the northernmost river and is associated with the Tarka Trail. The River Teign is the southernmost river and is associated with...

Lustleigh Cleave to Hunter's Tor Circular Walk, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh Cleave to Hunter's Tor Circular Walk, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Along with the Teign Gorge Circular Walk and Dart Gorge Circular Walk, this is one of the finest walks in Dartmoor's many wooded valleys, cleaves and gorges. The views from the ridgeline of this walk over the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park are spectacular. Park in the lay-by at Hammers...

Manaton to Heaven's Gate via Hisley Bridge Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Manaton to Heaven's Gate via Hisley Bridge Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

This can be done as a walk or on horseback. Park in Manaton car park. Head north up the lane to the right of the village green and take the track and footpath to the right after approximately 100 metres, known locally as Slinkers Lane.* At the end end of the rocky path at Horsham, turn right on t...

Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

This is a superb long distance walk between Buckfast Abbey on the east border of Dartmoor National Park and Tavistock Abbey on the west. Monks once followed routes across the moors to visit the local abbeys and priory which is why it's called the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route. The Buc...

Abbot's Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Abbot's Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

The Abbot's Way is marked, in part, on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. You can follow the path marked Abbot's Way on that OS map from the moor just west of Buckfastleigh across Dartmoor's south plateau to the Plym Ford area. After that, you can continue to Tavistock. The Ab...

Avon Dam Reservoir Circular Walk, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Avon Dam Reservoir Circular Walk, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

This circular walk takes in a beautiful river valley, one of Dartmoor's most stunning reservoir settings and high moorland. It also includes a short stretch of the Abbot's Way as marked on Ordnance Survey maps. Highly recommended if you want to explore the south eastern corner of Dartmoor Natio...

Dr Blackall's Drive Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Dr Blackall's Drive Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park is fringed with gorges and steep-sided wooded valleys. These are some of the most beautiful places in the National Park and Westcountry. In many cases, it's possible to walk along the lip of these valleys and gorges high above the rivers that cut them. Dr Blackall's Drive prov...

Army Ring Road Walking and Cycling, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Army Ring Road Walking and Cycling, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

A network of roads run around a section of Dartmoor's north moor. We cover the road and parking in our Okehampton Camp listing. Whilst Dartmoor walking purists avoid the network, it does provide an easy and safe way to get to high, remote moorland on foot or by mountain bike. We'd recommend walki...

Haytor Circular Walk, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Circular Walk, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

If possible, we'd recommend this walk on a bright autumn day (say, early October). The colours are exceptional. That said, we've walked it every month of the year and it's gorgeous any time the weather's behaving. Use the Ordnance Survey OL28 Dartmoor map to help plan your walk in tandem with our...

Wistman's Wood Circular Walk, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park

Wistman's Wood Circular Walk, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park

There's (limited) parking by the disused quarry near Two Bridges. This is marked on the Ordnance Survey OL28 Dartmoor map. Start here. Head north up the well worn path to Wistman's Wood National Nature Reserve. From there, trend north east to Longaford Tor. From this large and rocky tor, there ar...

Leather Tor Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Leather Tor Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

This is one of south Dartmoor's most beautiful walks. Start at the car park at the foot of Sharpitor (Princetown/West Dartmoor) on the B3212 Princetown to Yelverton road. Head up to the summit. From Sharpitor, head south west to Peek Hill. There are amazing views south across Burrator Reservoir t...