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.

Please be aware that Dartmoor is home to many types of wildlife and livestock, so when you are enjoying your walk be careful not to disturb, approach, touch or feed any of them. Cows in particular can be extremely protective of their calves during spring and autumn calving seasons, please give all cattle a very wide berth and if necessary change your route to avoid them.

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

Dartmoor Easy Walks >>>

These walks are typically up to 3 miles long. All of these walks are laid out on a fairly even surface, so steep climbs will not be on the agenda — but you’ll still get to see some outstanding countryside along the way. Some walks are linear, some circular. The walks are aimed at being easy for someone of a reasonable fitness.

Moderate Walks >>> 

For All Ages And Fitness Levels

These moderate walks are typically between 5 and 10 miles long. Some of them 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!).

Dartmoor Hard Walks >>> 

For The Experienced Walker

These hard walks are only really for experienced walkers. Most of them lead through undulating countryside at some point along the route. There will be inclines, but with those come fun descents and breathtaking views over Dartmoor. Some are linear, some circular. The walks are aimed at being challenging for a reasonably fit individual.

Dartmoor Circular Walks >>>

For All Ages And Fitness Levels

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 1 mile 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.

Dartmoor Linear Walks >>> 

For All Ages And Fitness Levels

Take a look below at just some of the linear walks you can do on Dartmoor. These may range from a couple of miles, to more than 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 state the level of difficulty and give an outline of the route so that you are fully informed before you even leave the house.

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