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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 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

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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 –...

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Add Postbridge Audio Walk to your Itinerary

    Postbridge

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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...

  17. Add An Autumn Stomp to your Itinerary

    YELVERTON

    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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Do you have a favourite wild place? Where the view stirs the imagination or where the squeaks, rustles and smells give you hints about what’s going on around you? Maybe the atmosphere relaxes your mind. These places might draw you back again and...

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