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Distance10.49km Vertical gain+356m Vertical drop-352m Duration3h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in South Tawton - Devon

A Dartmoor walk that includes the most north-easterly summit in the National Park which offers some fine views especially to the north. The route needs careful navigation at the start and in poor weather you need a good sense of direction and compass skills.

Distance16.68km Vertical gain+534m Vertical drop-528m Duration6h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Belstone - Devon

A demanding Dartmoor walk that requires careful navigation and preferably good weather. The route uses a section of the Tarka Trail, visits some ancient monuments and visits the summits of a number of granite tors.

Distance6.88km Vertical gain+266m Vertical drop-256m Duration2h35 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Lynton and Lynmouth - Devon

This Exmoor walk includes coast, valley and high level sections. Starting from Lynmouth, the route climbs to Contisubury before crossing high pastures to descend to Watersmeet. The return leg of the walk follows the River Lyn downstream to the coast.

Distance11.59km Vertical gain+267m Vertical drop-269m Duration3h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Lydford - Devon

The wild open speces of Dartmoor can be appreciated on this walk. The route takes you past a number of rocky tors, visits an area used for peat cutting and follows a section of the Rattlestone Peat Railway. All in all a walk full of interest.

Distance11.45km Vertical gain+422m Vertical drop-420m Duration4h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in West Buckfastleigh - Devon

This Dartmoor route uses a section of the Two Moors Way. The route follows paths and tracks although a good sense of direction is needed in what can be an unforgiving landscape. After wet weather, streams may be in spate so care is needed crossing them.

Distance13.68km Vertical gain+179m Vertical drop-179m Duration4h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Buckland Monachorum - Devon

The Devon village of Yelverton is the start and end point for this walk that includes a circuit of the Burrator Reservoir. The route includes some typical country lanes of the area and views to some of Dartmoor's Tors.

Distance11.56km Vertical gain+246m Vertical drop-245m Duration3h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Brendon and Countisbury - Devon

Starting from Malmsmead, this walk in the Exmoor National Park includes sections in Devon and Somerset. The main focus of the route is areas associated with the Lorna Doone novels. However expect much more with valley and moorland walking in this excellent Exmoor walk.