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Dartmoor Circular Walks

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  1. Add Forts and Castles of Plymouth Sound - Walk to your Itinerary

    Plymouth

    Plymouth has been an important naval port for many centuries, which has led to the building of a variety of defences to protect the port.

    This walk passes a number of these defences as it circles around the eastern side of Plymouth Sound; it also

  2. Chagford

    Into the valley of the North Teign River to Gidleigh then to Scorhill Down and the Tolmen Stone and back to Batworthy Corner.

  3. Add Okehampton Countryside Walks - East to your Itinerary

    Okehampton

    The beautiful countryside around Okehampton is rich with wildlife, steeped in history and waiting to be explored.....just take a walk.

  4. Add Okehampton Countryside Walks - West to your Itinerary

    Okehampton

    The walks are in the area to the southwest of Okehampton - taking in spectacular views of the high moors, and of Meldon Reservoir and Viaduct.

  5. Add Princetown Audio Walk to your Itinerary

    Princetown

    The Princetown audio walk is a 6 mile (10km) circular walk starting from the High Moorland Visitor Centre, taking you across moorland to a waterfall, aqueduct, Bronze Age settlements and stone rows.

  6. Add Okehampton Town Trail to your Itinerary

    Okehampton

    A pleasant circular walk around Okehampton town - learning about some of the interesting history.

  7. Add The Middle Dart Valley - Walk to your Itinerary

    Totnes

    For enthusiastic long-distance walkers, the Dart Valley Trail is a waymarked route linking Totnes and Dartmouth. The walk described here gives the possibility of adding this middle part of the Dart Valley to the Dart Valley Trail.

  8. Large red words on the OS Map spell out a warning to hikers and tourists alike: Danger Area restricted access. I had this notion that the northern landscape of Dartmoor was a fenced off landscape, uninviting to hikers. Littered with UXBs and danger!

  9. Add Pew Tor and Windy Post Cross to your Itinerary

    Tavistock

    This is easy walk of 3 miles over moorland takes in two tors, an ancient cross and involves a little stream jumping.

  10. Add Bellever Audio Walk to your Itinerary

    Bellever

    The Bellever audio walk is a 6 mile (10km) circular walk starting from Postbridge Information Centre and gives a mixture of woodland, moorland and riverside walking, intersperced with several archaeological sites.

  11. Add Carving a Trail to your Itinerary

    Newton Abbot

    Dartmoor walks don’t have to involve donning a huge rucksack and striding out onto the granite plateau, reliant on your navigation skills. Particularly on the eastern and southern sides – where rivers have cut deeply into softer slates and shales –...

  12. Add Moors and Tors of Eastern Dartmoor to your Itinerary

    Newton Abbot

    “There is little pleasure to be gained from struggling along a contrived route across desolate and boggy hills just for the sake of wilderness.”

  13. Add A Victorian Landscape Walk to your Itinerary

    Okehampton

    Distance: 5 miles
    Difficulty: Moderate
    Start/End point: Meldon Viaduct

    Meldon Viaduct, to the west of Okehampton, is a superb example of Victorian engineering. This walk starts at the Viaduct and includes several elements of Victorian interest

  14. Add History Revealed - Walk to your Itinerary

    Plymouth

    Distance: 8 miles
    Difficulty: Moderate
    Start/End point: Shaugh Prior, near Plymouth

    Follow the River Plym from verdant valley to open moorland, and uncover this area's industrial past. Memories of the china clay industry are all around you.

  15. Add Plym's Old Lines - Walk to your Itinerary

    Plymouth

    This walk includes the industrial remains of the Tavistock Railway and its viaducts, a tramway that used granite sleepers, and a quarry complete with engine house.

  16. Add Tavy Cleave and Hare Tor Walk to your Itinerary

    Tavy Cleave, Tavistock

    This is a moderate walk of 4.5 miles through the heart of a rugged cleave can be extended to a difficult walk of 9 miles.

  17. Add Teign & Turrets Walk to your Itinerary

    Newton Abbot

    The Teign is Dartmoor’s most iconic river. From a bleak moorland spring, it meanders some 50km to the South Devon coast at Teignmouth. This four-hour walk in its upper valley takes in wonderous views and the glorious vision of a certain Mr. Drewe

  18. Add Trenchford and Tottiford reservoirs to your Itinerary

    Bovey Tracey

    This easy three-mile route takes in two lovely reservoirs on the eastern side of the moor in a figure-of-eight walk. There are plenty of paths to extend your walk if you wish to go further.

  19. Add Haytor Audio Walk to your Itinerary

    Haytor

    The Haytor Audio Walk is a 6.3 mile (10 km) walk starting from the newly built Haytor Information Centre and offers stunning views over a changing landscape, as well as a flavour of Dartmoor’s cultural heritage.

  20. The recent and overdue induction of former poet laureate, Ted Hughes’, into Westminster Abbey’s Poet’s Corner, was my inspiration for a classic walk into northern Dartmoor’s brooding centre.

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