Walking & Cycling in Dartmoor National Park

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Fernworthy Reservoir Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Reservoir Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

If you can make it to Dartmoor in autumn (say, October) then this is an especially beautiful walk. On a good day, autumnal leaves reflected in still water create a stunning effect. Bring a camera.   Start from the large car park on the edge of Fernworthy Forest Follow the road from Cha...

Great Links Tor Circular Walk, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Great Links Tor Circular Walk, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

This is a superb walk in the west of the Park close to the National Trust's Lydford Gorge. The views west over the Tamar Valley AONB into Cornwall are great as are those from the summits of Great Links Tor and Hare Tor. The car park. It's actually surprisingly difficult to find this spacious car...

Meldon Hill Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Hill Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Hill is the peak above Chagford. There's a road that runs from the centre of Chagford that loops around the hill. Whilst there are plenty of parking spots on the side of the road, we'd recommend starting where we've located the marker on the Google map provided. Follow one of the paths tha...

Tavistock Canal Walk, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Canal Walk, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Start from the large car parking area in the centre of Tavistock by Tavistock The Wharf. We've positioned this car park on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying map to see its location. Wander down to Tavistock Meadowlands Leisure Centre and you'll see the can...

Belstone and Oke Tors Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone and Oke Tors Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

One of the first walks we completed in Dartmoor National Park about ten years back and still a favourite. We recommend the area for a wild camp, too. As ever, we'd suggest you plan this walk by looking at the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 Dartmoor map in conjunction with our photographs, links...

Buckland Beacon Walk, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Buckland Beacon Walk, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Buckland Beacon is a Dartmoor beauty spot offering some of the best views in the National Park and across South Devon to the English Channel. Located at the end of a spur of open access moorland high above a heavily wooded section of the River Webburn and River Dart, the place is a joy to visit. It'...

Dart Gorge Circular Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Dart Gorge Circular Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

This is a spectacular walk. We'd recommend trying it in Spring or Autumn to make the most of the Dart Gorge's natural beauty. It's rated hard owing to its length and some of the awkward footing along the bottom of the gorge. It took fit adults about six hours with lengthy stops for photography. Clea...

Sharp Tor (Dartmeet/East Dartmoor) Circular Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Sharp Tor (Dartmeet/East Dartmoor) Circular Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

This is a short walk but it takes you to one of Dartmoor's classic viewpoints. From the outcrops at the southern end of Sharp Tor, you look down the Dart Gorge to the South Devon coast area beyond. It's a super place for a picnic. Note that in the morning the light comes up the gorge so if you want...

Bellever Tor & Forest Circular Walk, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Tor & Forest Circular Walk, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Tor Explore the heart of Dartmoor around Bellever Tor. The tor is a local beauty spot known for its excellent panoramic views. We describe lots of different routes to this beauty spot in our Bellever Tor listing. The circular walk outlined below takes in forest, moorland and tors...

Tottiford, Trenchford & Kennick Reservoirs Circular Walk, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Tottiford, Trenchford & Kennick Reservoirs Circular Walk, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

A beautiful, tranquil walk to the east of Dartmoor National Park Dartmoor is known for its granite tors and high moorland. The National Park is also home to stunning valleys and gorges. Much less well known are its many reservoirs. The beautiful Tottiford, Trenchford and Kennick reservoirs are lo...

Lydford Gorge Circular Walk, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lydford Gorge Circular Walk, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

When we first moved to Dartmoor in 2008, we were told repeatedly that the National Park was bleak and wet. Whilst sections of the high moors on both the north and south plateaus can be challenging landscapes in cold months, much of the National Park is extraordinarily beautiful and far from the blea...

Honeybag, Chinkwell & Bell Tors Circular Walk, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Honeybag, Chinkwell & Bell Tors Circular Walk, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Start at one of the car parking areas by Bonehill Rocks. These are not marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map but are clearly visible on Google's satellite imagery. Follow the track that runs around the western flank of Bonehill Down. There are super views back down the East W...

Hunter's Path Teign Gorge Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Hunter's Path Teign Gorge Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

The Hunter's Path forms part of the Two Moors Way and runs past the National Trust's Castle Drogo (National Trust) on the lip of the Teign Gorge (National Trust). This linear walk offers some of the finest views in Dartmoor National Park. Park at Fingle Bridge. This is a well known Dartmoor beaut...

Fisherman's Path Teign Gorge Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fisherman's Path Teign Gorge Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

This is a variation on the circular Teign Gorge Walk. As the name suggests, the Teign Gorge (National Trust) was shaped by the River Teign. This walk explores the banks of the of the River Teign as it flows through the gorge from around Castle Drogo to Fingle Bridge. Park by Fingle Bridge and...

Teign Gorge Circular Walk (Fingle Bridge to Castle Drogo), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Teign Gorge Circular Walk (Fingle Bridge to Castle Drogo), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

In our opinion, this ranks as one of the best walks in Dartmoor National Park. We've walked it on dozens of occasions in all seasons and it's always a joy. The walk is by Castle Drogo so, when visiting the National Trust property, make sure you plan a few extra hours to complete the circular walk....