Explore Dartmoor - Walk the Dartmoor Way

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Welcome to the Dartmoor Way - Walking Route

The Dartmoor Way is a waymarked 108-mile (173km) long circular route around Dartmoor.

This new way travels along quiet footpaths, bridleways and little-used byways passing through many of the attractive towns and villages that nestle on the edge of Dartmoor, offering a wide variety of food and accomodation.

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The new Dartmoor Way guidebook to the walking route from Cicerone is now available to buy here!

As part of new planned joint initiatives with the Two Moors Way, the Dartmoor Way guidebook can be purchased through the Two Moors Way shop using this link: twomoorwsway.org.

When added to your basket, please enter DW in the coupon box so the sale can be identified as coming through the Dartmoor Way website

Sue Viccars spent twenty years commissioning walking, equestrian and countryside books for David & Charles Publishers in South Devon. Since going freelance in 2000 she has written or contributed to around twenty-five walking and guide books (and edited dozens more), specialising in Southwest England (Dartmoor and Exmoor in particular). She is author of the official guidebook to the Two Moors Way, and editor/co-owner of Dartmoor Magazine. Sue is a member of the Dartmoor Way Steering Group and Dartmoor Local Access Forum, and information officer for the Two Moors Way Association.

The route explores wooded valleys; sparkling streams that tumble off the moor; deep drove-roads and bridleways used for generations by farmers and travellers.

The route can be enjoyed all year round from the freshness and colours of Spring, through the glories of high Summer and wonderful colours of Autumn, to the stark beauty of Winter.

The High Moor Link crosses the moor from Tavistock through to Buckfast, enabling two smaller circles of either the Northern or Southern Moors to be completed. The route links up with the Two-Moors Way long-distance footpath offering a wide variety of route options.

The Dartmoor Way offers many possibilities for a break away - from a day-trip or weekend to the whole route as a 10-day holiday.