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.

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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Reservoir – Yelverton

Reservoir – Broadwoodwidger

Forest – Kennford

Man-made waterfall – Christow

Walks and Wildlife – Manaton

Outdoor activities – Gulworthy

Abbey in Buckfastleigh

Lakes – Broadwoodwidger

Adventure activities – Princetown

Woodland – Two Bridges

Walking Tours – Chagford

Walking Tours – Okehampton

Walking and Cycling – Ashburton

Walking – Yelverton

Gardens – Buckland Monachorum

Walking – Ponsworthy

Church – Brentor

Reservoir – Near Okehampton

Cycle Route – Nr Okehampton