Walking on Dartmoor

Explore the beauty of the moors

There are lots of ways to explore and enjoy Devon and Dartmoor, whether on foot, by bike or on the back of a horse; but by far the most popular is by walking. We have found that circular walks are the most well-loved, so here we have a large number for you to choose from!

These may range from less than a couple of miles, to 12 miles+ so please check your distance before embarking on a route. Some of these routes will be challenging and some easy, some moderate and others guided walks.

All of the routes below state their level of difficulty and give an outline of the routes, so that you are fully informed before you even leave the house.

You probably already know that we have some wonderful places to eat and drink on and around Dartmoor, just perfect for re-fueling after a walk, or stopping off mid-walk for a delicious cream tea at one of the Cafes and Tearooms.

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