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Detailed itinerary for UK Walking Holiday on
The Dartmoor Way
Devon Hiking Tour in 8 days walking

Enjoy a self-guided UK walking holiday on the 78 mile moorland hiking route of the Dartmoor Way in Devon, England.

Other walks
in Devon
include:

SWCP NE Devon

SWCP NW Devon

SWCP SW Devon

SWCP South Devon


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Two Moors Way

Tarka Trail North

Tarka Trail South

Macmillan Way West

Dartmoor Way

Dart Valley Trail

Exe Valley Way

Devonshire Hartland Way

Great Gardens of North Devon

This UK walking holiday starts in Okehampton, Devon. The circular walking trail meanders across rolling moorland, through quaint Devon thatched villages, along secluded wooded valleys, over clapper bridges, and around Dartmoor's unique tors. A fascinating walking tour through Devon's history; with prehistoric stone circles, clapper bridges and crosses from England's medieval times, ruined Norman castles, relics of tin mines and abandoned Dartmoor granite quarries.
UK Walking holiday on the Dartmoor Way in Devon, England Online booking available
Suggested Tour Duration:
9 nights, 8 days walking
Total Distance:
78 miles
Min/max daily distance:
8/12 miles
Average Daily distance:
9 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:

moorland
stone circles and crosses
steam railways
castles
butterflies and otters
       Okehampton on Dartmoor Way walking holiday
Day 1: Arrive at Okehampton
To start this UK walking holiday you make your own way to Okehampton. Car parking is available, or we can assist with transfers from London or Exeter.
Belstone Cleave on Dartmoor Way walking holiday Day 2: Okehampton to Throwleigh      9 miles
Leaving Okehampton the Dartmoor Way goes through Belstone, one of the prettiest Dartmoor Villages. Then you walk down the stunning Belstone Cleave to Sticklepath where you can visit a working iron foundry. Then through the Dartmoor villages of South Zeal to Throwleigh.
Day 3: Throwleigh to Moretonhampstead    9 miles
From Throwleigh the Dartmoor Way goes to Chagford, where the route crosses the Two Moors Way. From Chagford the Dartmoor Way follows the River Teign through the Teign Gorge to Fingle Bridge and Moretonhampstead.
Chagford on Dartmoor Way walking holiday
Beautiful thatched cottage on Dartmoor Way walking holiday Day 4: Moretonhampstead to Bovey Tracey    10 miles
From Moretonhampstead this great hiking route goes to North Bovey and Manaton, after which it follows Lustleigh Cleave by the River Bovey to Bovey Tracey.
Dartmoor Way walking holiday
Day 5: Bovey Tracey to Buckfastleigh    11 miles
Today's walking on the Dartmoor Way is around the southeast edge of Dartmoor through the pretty hamlets of Liverton and Sigford to Ashburton, a quintessential Dartmoor town. The overnight stop is at Buckfastleigh, home of the South Devon Steam Railway and the Butterfly and Otter Sanctuary.
Optional Day in Buckfastleigh
An optional extra day taken in Buckfastleigh enables you to take the South Devon Steam Railway to Totnes and then a boat trip to Dartmouth.
Buckfast Abbey on Dartmoor Way walking holiday
Day 6: Buckfastleigh to Princetown    12 miles
Be sure to visit Buckfast Abbey as you head up onto the high ground of Dartmoor. You once again cross the Two Moors Way as you walk towards Princetown for the overnight stop.

Day 7: Princetown to Tavistock    9 miles
A visit to the famous Dartmoor Prison is a must before you leave Princetown and head down the west side of Dartmoor to Tavistock, one of the original stannery towns.

Dartmoor Way walking holiday
Dartmoor Way walking holiday
Day 8: Tavistock to Lydford    8 miles
After leaving Tavistock the walking route joins up with the West Devon Way as it goes through Peter Tavy and Mary Tavy. Looking to the west you can see the unique church of St Michael on top of Brent Tor before you arrive at Lydford where you stay for overnight.
Day 9: Lydford to Okehampton    9 miles
Before leaving Lydford you can visit Lydford Gorge and Lydford Castle. Then you walk along the slopes of Sourton Tor which take you back to Okehampton. The Dartmoor Way comes into the town past Okehampton Castle which was sacked by Henry VIII.
Lydford Castle on Dartmoor Way walking holiday
Okehampton Castle on Dartmoor Way walking holiday Day 10: depart after breakfast
or spend some extra time exploring the area. You may like to visit the areas of Dartmoor that was used as the location for the film "Warhorse".
Let's Go Walking's offices are based just off the Dartmoor Way and all our staff are familiar with the route. They will be happy to answer any questions regarding the route and will do their best to make this walking tour a memorable vacation.

What's included
in your UK walking holiday
on the Dartmoor Way

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • Ordnance Survey map of Dartmoor
This Dartmoor walking holiday is alive with wildlife. Bring the binoculars as there is plenty to see: Dartmoor ponies, sheep, cattle, butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies, stonechats, chaffinches, skylarks, and buzzards are just some of the wildlife you are almost guaranteed to see on this UK hiking tour. Visit the location of the filming of "Warhorse".
This Devon walking holiday can be completed over 8 days (about 9 miles per day), or you can walk it in 6 days (about 12 miles per day). If you don't have that amount of time, then walk it in 2 sections. Which ever you choose, we organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

The Dartmoor Way connects with
The Two Moors Way

Online booking available. A deposit of £55 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
on the Dartmoor Way

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks

Dartmoor Way 10 day itinerary:
8 day walking and 9 nights accommodation
£720pp
dbl/twin
£891pp
single occ
£981pp
solo traveller
Book Dartmoor Way walking holiday online now
All prices subject to change
Extra night in Buckfastleigh from £45 per person

Skills required
for your UK Walking Holiday
on the Dartmoor Way

  • Ordnance Survey map reading skills (this route is not way-marked)
  • compass reading skills
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How to get there
By Plane to Exeter where we can arrange transfer to Okehampton
By Car
to Okehampton where parking is available
By Train / Bus
to Exeter where we can arrange transfer to Okehampton
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