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Two Castles Trail

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Type:Walking Route

EX20 1HQ
Okehampton Castle, Two Castles Trail


Establishment Features

  • Accommodation nearby - There are hotels, Bed and Breakfast and camp sites dotted alongside the route if you wish to spend the night in the area. Check accomodation pages of this website or contact the Okehampton or Launceston Tourist Information Centres for more information.
  • Experience level - intermediate - Most stages of the walk involve some climbs, descents, and require the walker to interpret the directions, waymarking and map to ensure they are following the correct route. Walkers need to be aware that there will be a number of junctions with other paths and tracks, and that checking route descriptions and waymarking is important throughout.
  • Fitness level required - medium - There are a number of climbs and descentsalong the Two Castles Trail, some of which are steep, and can be long. Despite two of the stages being 5 miles long, a good level of fitness is useful to enjoy the walks.
  • Open All Year
  • Route maps available - The booklet for the whole Two Castles Trail route can be downloaded from this website, or collected from the Okehampton or Launceston Tourist Information Centres. Alternatively, the individual stage descriptions can be downloaded from this website
  • Shop - There are shops in Okehampton, Bridestowe, Lewdown, Lifton, and Launceston. Please note that some village shops may have limited opening times.
  • Toilets - Public toilets are available in Okehampton and Launceston.

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking - There are car parks (paying) in Okehampton and Launceston. Since car parking is limited along the route, the use of public transport is recommended, although frequency of buses vary according to the day of the week and location. For up to date bus services and times, call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visit

Specialist Features

  • Difficult Route
  • Linear Route
  • Moderate Route

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

Train access (summer Sundays only) to Okehampton from Exeter. Buses run from a variety of locations to Okehampton including from Plymouth and Tavistock. Launceston can be reached by bus from Plymouth, Bude and Barnstaple. There are a number of bus stops along the route, and closes to the ends of each stage, which have regular bus connections to Okehampton and Launceston. For up to date bus services and times call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visit

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