Walking on Dartmoor
Walking is good for your body, mind and soul, and where better to do it than amongst some of the most stunning, magical landscapes in the world.
Whether you’re looking for a challenging trek across windswept moors, or just a relaxing stroll through secluded woods, you’ve come to the right place.
Dartmoor has it all. Blaze your own trail, be a pioneer, explore and take the less trodden route. If you are a keen, confident walker, try one of our hard or moderate routes, gather your kit and head out the door.
If perhaps you are a little less confident of your surroundings, why not try a guided walk with one of the many superb walking groups or take advantage of the experience and knowledge of a walking guide.
Download an audio walk to your mp3 player, or sample some of the easy circular routes. There are some excellent planned routes for families - including ones designed to put the children in charge - lasting from an hour to a full day.
Note that all maps on this site are only indicative. You should never set out on a Dartmoor Walk without the correct OS map. For safety’s sake, please make sure you are wearing sturdy footwear, suitable clothing and let someone know where you are going, and what time you expect to be back.
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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!
My OS Map showed a car park at Two Bridges, located at the edge of a small disused quarry. The weather was typical Dartmoor, cloud and the 50/50 chance of rain, sunshine, drizzle, blue sky, cloud. You’ll get used to it. Bring your coat.
From family camping to extreme sports incl canoeing, climbing & whitewater rafting. Groups welcome.
Of the many options for short circular walks from Belstone on the northern edge of the moor this has to be the loveliest in spring:
a run across the lower moorland slopes of Cosdon Hill is followed by a steep descent through Skaigh Wood.
The beautiful countryside around Okehampton is rich with wildlife, steeped in history and waiting to be explored.....just take a walk.
“I have never before in my long and eclectic career been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” - Steven Speilberg
Dartmoor has a unique landscape of high moorland, granite outcrops, deep wooded valley's and boulder strewn rivers. Put together these features provide a wide range of wildlife habitats and a history that is both ancient and modern.
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
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 –...
A varied, non-taxing walk that visits a 16th-century leat, a Victorian reservoir and the burial place of the three Great White Rajahs of Sarawak! Coupled with that are constantly changing views, from lofty tors around Burrator.
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.
Into the valley of the North Teign River to Gidleigh then to Scorhill Down and the Tolmen Stone and back to Batworthy Corner.
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.
Unique Devon Tours is an award winning company offering exclusive driver guided tours of Dartmoor and the rest of Devon (and beyond!) for small groups of up to six people.
Based in Dartmoor National park surrounded by beautiful English countryside, in the heart of Devon. Spirit of Adventure organises outdoor activities in the South West and Worldwide. Fourteen years building a reputation for providing exciting and safe
One of Devon's long-distance walking routes, the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail, follows the valley between Plymouth and Launceston. This walk follows a length of that Trail and then doubles back to form a circuit.
The Postbridge audio walk is a 6 mile (10km) circular walk starting from the Information Centre and includes far reaching views from Hartland Tor, historial remains from Dartmoor’s industrial past and a stunning waterfall.
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.
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.
Tavistock to Plymouth
Drake’s Trail is a network of walking and cycling trails. The network has something for all ages and fitness levels, starting with the new off-road cycling section between Tavistock and Plymouth.