Explore Dartmoor - Walk the Dartmoor Way

The Dartmoor Way Walking Route is a 100 mile-long circular route which winds its way around the natural beauty of Dartmoor National Park, linking hamlets, villages and towns along its length. Most of the route is on a separate alignment (footpaths) to that of the cycling route (minor roads).

This recreational route takes walkers through the varying landscape surrounding the High Moor, visiting attractive and interesting locations which offer a wide choice of places to eat, drink and stay for the night. The well-signed Dartmoor Way Walking Route will follow quiet Devon footpaths and lanes, we plan to complete the signing by the end of 2019.

In addition to the main circular route, there is a 27 mile-long High Moorland link. This allows you to follow a 'figure of eight' route, or alternatively enjoy either of the shorter north or south circular routes.

The Dartmoor Way offers many possibilities for a break away - from a day trip or weekend, to a full 5 - 7 day holiday. From winding, secret, Devon footpaths, to airy moorland paths with panoramic views, this route has interest packed into every mile.

Walkers will discover full days of beautiful scenery, wonderful places to stay a while, and great places to explore.

This is a Ramblers/Dartmoor National Park Project.

We will acknowledge the great contribution of our funders when this site is amended to launch the completed route.

The Dartmoor Way ‘Walking Festival’ to celebrate the opening of the route - 23, 24 & 25 May 2020

In view of the Corona Virus situation we have all found ourselves in, it has been decided to postpone the walking festival that we had organised for the 23, 24 & 25 May 2020.

As there has been some advance publicity promoting this event, we wanted to let people who may come to our website for further information, know about the postponement.

We are intending to reschedule at a later date which is yet to be decided on, more information on this to follow.

We are still planning on having the new website with all the route information available on it live for the end of May.

Thank you for your understanding.

Dartmoor Walking Way
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