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Detailed itinerary for UK Walking Holiday on
The Dartmoor Way
Devon Hiking Tour in 6 days walking

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

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in Devon




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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:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
78 miles
Min/max daily distance:
12/15 miles
Average Daily distance:
13 miles

stone circles and crosses
steam railways
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.
Chagford on Dartmoor Way walking holiday Day 2: Okehampton to Chagford      12 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 hamlets of South Zeal and Throwleigh to Chagford, where the Dartmoor Way crosses the Two Moors Way.
Day 3: Chagford to Manaton    12 miles
From Chagford the Dartmoor Way follows the River Teign through the Teign Gorge to Fingle Bridge, then through Moretonhampstead and North Bovey to Manaton where you can see one of Dartmoor's intriguing tors, Bowerman's Nose.
Bowerman's Nose Tor on Dartmoor Way walking holiday
Dartmoor Way walking holiday Day 4: Manaton to Ashburton    12 miles
Today the Dartmoor Way follows the River Bovey through Lustleigh Cleave to Bovey Tracey and then around the southeast edge of Dartmoor through the pretty hamlets of Liverton and Sigford to Ashburton.
Day 5: Ashburton to Princetown    15 miles
Lots to see today as the Dartmoor Way goes through Buckfastleigh. An optional extra day taken here enables you to take the South Devon Steam Railway to Totnes and then a boat to Dartmouth. In Buckfastleigh there is a Butterfly and Otter Sanctuary and you must not miss Buckfast Abbey. As you head to Princetown for the overnight stop, the Dartmoor Way once again crosses the Two Moors Way.
Buckfast Abbey on Dartmoor Way walking holiday
Dartmoor Way walking holiday Day 6: Princetown to Mary Tavy    12 miles
You must visit the famous Dartmoor Prison before you leave Princetown. Then it is down hill down the west side of Dartmoor through Sampford Spiney, around the edge of Tavistock, through Peter Tavy to Mary Tavy for overnight.
Day 7: Mary Tavy to Okehampton    13 miles
Leaving Mary Tavy the Dartmoor Way joins up with the West Devon Way to Lydford where you could visit Lydford Gorge and Lydford Castle. Then along the slopes of Sourton Tor and as you arrive back at Okehampton you pass Okehampton Castle, sacked by Henry VIII.
Lydford Castle on Dartmoor Way walking holiday
Okehampton Castle on Dartmoor Way walking holiday Day 8: 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 6 days (about 13 miles per day), or you can take it more leisurely over 8 days (about 10 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

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.

Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of England or the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available. A deposit of £85 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
Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals:
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches:
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Dartmoor Way 8 day itinerary:
6 day walking and 7 nights accommodation
single occ
solo traveller
Book Dartmoor Way walking holiday online now
All prices subject to change

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
Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let's Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.
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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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