Dartmoor Way

A walking holiday through the historic landscape and attractive villages of the Dartmoor National Park.
Dartmoor Way Map

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The Dartmoor Way is a superb circular trail that sweeps around Britain's most southerly National Park linking attractive moorland, hamlets, villages and towns along its length. The route avoids the wild expanses of the High Moors and concentrates on the moorland fringe of lush river valleys, ancient clapper bridges, steep-sided, thickly wooded gorges, tumbling streams, leafy lanes, meadows, hedgerows, pretty villages of thatch and granite and rolling downland studded with fantastic wind hewn tors of granite. The route passes through several historic moorland towns including Chagford, Moretonhampstead, Okehampton, Tavistock and Ashburton; visits many charming villages such as Sticklepath, Sourton, Peter Tavy, Holne, North Bovey and Lydford, an intriguing village dominated by its sturdy medieval courtroom and prison; and discovers a wealth of historical sites ranging from prehistoric settlements and monuments to Norman castles, medieval crosses, tin-mine workings, silver-lead mines and abandoned quarries.

Wild ponies roam freely across the moors. Bird life includes buzzard, kestrel, grouse, skylark, raven, wheatear, dipper and heron. Otters inhabit the moorland streams and rivers with their plentiful stocks of trout and salmon.

Holiday Highlights

  • Exploring the historic landscape of Dartmoor, including mysterious stones such as Bowerman’s Nose, medieval crosses and fascinating castles such as those at Lydford, Okehampton and Castle Drogo.
  • Crossing the diverse landscapes of the Dartmoor National Park, from river valleys and quiet lanes to pretty villages and wild moorland.
  • Following the water alongside the River Bovey and River Teign as you approach Chagford.

Dartmoor Way

A circular walk from Buckfastleigh around the historic Dartmoor National Park.
Total Distance 84.5 miles (135 km)
Start and Finish Circular trail beginning at Buckfastleigh
Availability 2nd January to 24th December
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Dartmoor Way cross
Dartmoor pony
Dartmoor Way forest
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
DARW1 7 nights, 6 days walking £610 per person More Information Book Online
DARW2 9 nights, 8 days walking £775 per person More Information Book Online
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£30 per person / per night
£20 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£50 per person / per night
Extra night (Chagford)
£65 per person / per night
Extra night (South Zeal)
£65 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.

Here is what a few of our walkers said about their Dartmoor Way holiday

Mrs Pape. USA

I have already recommended your company to others and cannot wait to try another walk.

Mr Yent. USA

Thanks the tour was well organised and the communication with your friendly staff was fine.

Ms Cox. USA

This was the first time we have done a trip like this, and we enjoyed it immensely. Accommodations were great, food was great. It was a pleasure that you had made all the arrangements so we didn't have to waste a single minute calling around for rooms or taxis etc. We loved the variation of locales and scenery represented along the course of the walk.