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.
Our favourite walking books & map
Man-made waterfall – Christow
Abbey in Buckfastleigh
Forest – Kennford
Reservoir – Yelverton
Outdoor activities – Gulworthy
Walks and Wildlife – Manaton
Lakes – Broadwoodwidger
Reservoir – Broadwoodwidger
Adventure activities – Princetown
Woodland – Two Bridges
Gardens – Buckland Monachorum
Walking Tours – Chagford
Walking Tours – Okehampton
Walking and Climbing – Dartmoor
Walking and Cycling – Ashburton
Walking – Yelverton
Church – Brentor
Walking – Ponsworthy
Reservoir – Near Okehampton
Cycle Route – Nr Okehampton