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 the Two Moors Way. These two rivers and long-distance walking trails are connected by the Taw-Teign Link walking route.

The Taw-Teign Link is located in the north eastern section of Dartmoor National Park. Working north to south, roughly speaking, it runs between the village Sticklepath and the popular Dartmoor town Chagford. It runs down many country lanes so it's more a functional linking route as opposed to a pure recreational one.

In detail, beginning at Sticklepath, the Taw-Teign Link branches off from the main Okehampton to Whiddon Down road just below the A30 and runs through the centre of the pretty village South Zeal. You pass the King's Arms and then the Oxenham Arms.

Leaving South Zeal, the route then climbs past Ramsley Hill and Ramsley Common and then follows a moorland lane to the outskirts of Throwleigh village. You then walk across to Wonson where you'll find the Northmore Arms.

Next, you pass through the beautiful Blackaton Copse and follow another moorland road down to Murchington. It's a steep drop down a field and through a stunning wood to Chagford Bridge where you'll pick up the Two Moors Way.