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Dartmoor Circular Walks

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  1. 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.

  2. Add Avon Dam and Zeal Tor Tramway  to your Itinerary

    South Brent

    This is a moderate walk of 5.5 miles takes in an ancient trackway and two crosses, or is a 3-mile easy stroll up and back to Avon Dam near South Brent.

  3. 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.”

  4. Add Chagford Challenge to your Itinerary

    Chagford

    The well-established and popular Chagford Challenge, organized by the Cornwall & Devon Long Distance Walking Association (LDWA), is primarily a walking event although entries are accepted from runners. There are thirty, twenty-one and seventeen...

  5. Chagford

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

  6. 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 –...

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Add Two Blondes Whooping Rock to your Itinerary

    NEWTON ABBOT

    A nice easy one to start your walking year off; some lanes, some stiles and a bit of open moorland. A perfect selection of what Dartmoor has to offer without leaving you too exposed to the elements. Oh, and yes, of course there are pubs!

  10. 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.

  11. Add Okehampton Town Trail to your Itinerary

    Okehampton

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

  12. Yelverton

    “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

  13. If you would like to wander in the woodland, meander in the meadow, spot dragonflies, count the different birds you can hear and listen to the rippling Narrator Brook, then put an hour aside for a wildlife encounter in the Burrator Arboretum.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. The Two Moors Way Coast to Coast – 117 miles (187km) - The Templer Way – 18 miles (29km) - Two Castles Trail – 24 miles (38.6km) - West Devon Way – 36 miles (58km) - Drake's Trail

  17. 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.

  18. Dartmoor National Park is bursting with legend and intriguing history but were you aware that it is also a magical paradise for spotting an intriguing variety of birds?

  19. Starting and finishing at the historic Warren House Inn with its famous open fire that is said to have been burning since 1845, this route can either be walked or cycled and has a number of variations that make it more or less challenging to suit...

  20. Walking is great for your health and puts a spring in your step. With Walking for Health, you can join a free short walk nearby to help you get active and stay active at a pace that works for you. It’s a great way to stretch your legs, explore...

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