A walking holiday through the historic landscape and attractive villages of the Dartmoor National Park.
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.
- 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.
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||15th March to 15th October|
|Tour Code||Itinerary||Tour Price|
|DARW1||7 nights, 6 days walking||£500 per person||More Information||Book Online|
|DARW2||9 nights, 8 days walking||£640 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, the following charges apply:|
|Solo Walker Supplement:||£28 per person / per night|
|Single Supplement:||£15 per person / per night|
|You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops. For each extra night add £48 per person. 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.|