Dartmoor Moderate Walks
Walks typically of around 5 miles. Some of these are over easy ground while others will require some tramping over rougher ground. There may be some undulating countryside and some inclines but overall the walks are enjoyable for a reasonably fit individual (and even for those that are not!).
Take a look below at just some of the moderate walks you can do on Dartmoor. All of the routes below state the level of difficulty and give an outline of the routes that you are fully informed before you even leave the house.
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The Two Castles Trail is a 24 mile waymarked walking route between Okehampton and Launceston Castles. Starting on the western side of Devon and finishing just inside Cornwall, the walk meanders through rolling countryside full of history.
Distance: 8 miles
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.
This West Devon Way is a recreational route for walkers of 37 miles, running from Okehampton in the north to Plymouth in the south, and following the western edge of Dartmoor. The route can be split into 8 stages, all accessible at each end by buses.
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.
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.
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.
CAReFREE DARTMOOR: Explore the lovely Dartmoor National Park on foot or on a top-quality electric bike -- or both. We offer guided tours, designed to suit you, that start from a variety of locations on Dartmoor and last a full or half day.
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.
Yelverton / Tavistock
Distance: 7 miles
Start/End point: Yelverton/Tavistock
The West Devon Way walking route links Plymouth and Okehampton, much of the route following the western edge of Dartmoor. This walk follows a length of the West Devon W
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 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.
Distance: 5 miles
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
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
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 beautiful countryside around Okehampton is rich with wildlife, steeped in history and waiting to be explored.....just take a walk.