Two Moors Way

Two Moors Way Map

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We also offer the Devon Coast to Coast walk which extends the Two Moors Way walk to include the southern coastline near Plymouth.

The Two Moors Way links the National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Starting at Ivybridge on the southern edge of Dartmoor and finishing at Lynmouth on Exmoor's North Devon coast it also crosses some beautiful mid-Devon countryside.

The Two Moors Way is a walk of stunning contrasts. The southern part of the trail over the wild heather uplands of Dartmoor passes jagged granite tors, crosses and clapper bridges erected by monks in medieval times and a fantastic number of prehistoric remains, including cairns, kists, menhirs, barrows, stone rows and circles and a remarkable Bronze Age village. As well as crossing the high moors the trail meanders through the wooded valleys of the moorland fringes and visits many attractive villages. Between the moors lies the rich farmland of mid-Devon with its sleepy villages of cob and thatch cottages and square towered churches. To the north the route crosses Exmoor through a landscape of steep-sided river valleys, rounded grassy hills and ancient oak woodlands.

Holiday Highlights

  • Crossing a variety of stunning scenery, from the wealth of history on Dartmoor, the wooded valleys of mid-Devon and the dramatic cliffs of the Exmoor coast.
  • Exploring the inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes on Dartmoor.
  • The sense of achievement as you end the walk at the dramatic hogs back cliffs in Lynmouth.

Testimonials

"Lovely countryside, well preserved villages, friendly locals and old village pubs, magical walks in the mist."
- Dr Oldenburg. Germany


Two Moors Way

Total Distance 103 miles (165 km)
Start and Finish Ivybridge to Lynmouth
Availability 2nd January to 24th December
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Two Moors Way Dartmoor
Lynton coast Two Moors Way
Dartmoor gate Two Moors Way
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
TMW0 7 nights, 6 days walking £570 per person More Information Book Online
TMW1 8 nights, 7 days walking £650 per person More Information Book Online
TMW2 10 nights, 9 days walking £810 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:
£40 per person / per night
£25 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£60 per person / per night
Extra night (Chagford)
£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.
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
TMW0-D 7 nights, 6 days walking £640 per person More Information Book Online
TMW1-D 8 nights, 7 days walking £730 per person More Information Book Online
TMW2-D 10 nights, 9 days walking £910 per person More Information Book Online
£8 per dog / walking day
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:
£40 per person / per night
£25 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£65 per person / per night
Extra night (Chagford)
£70 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.
Don’t have the time for the complete walk?

We also offer The Two Moors Way in two sections, giving those with less time the opportunity to complete the trail in stages.


You could also try the Devon Coast to Coast Walk

For those looking to extend the Two Moors Way to include the south coastline near Plymouth, we recommend looking at the Devon Coast to Coast walk here.


Two Moors Way - Dartmoor Section

Total Distance 54 miles (86.5 km)
Start and Finish Ivybridge to Morchard Bishop
Availability 2nd January to 24th December

The Dartmoor section of the Two Moors Way begins in Ivybridge and crosses the remote wilderness of Dartmoor before meeting its end at Morchard Bishop. The trail takes in the history, as well as the sweeping heather of this dramatic area as it passes through numerous Neolithic and Prehistoric sites.

From Ivybridge, the trail winds towards Holne, where the banks of the River Dart create a wonderful habitat for wildlife, including Kingfishers and perhaps even an Otter. From Dr Blackall’s Drive, there are fantastic views over the surrounding area and the carriageway provides a great walkway for part of the route to the infamous Widecombe-in-the-Moor, a charming village said to have been visited by the devil.

The walk continues along the heather clad Dartmoor and passes the impressive Bronze Age settlement of Grimspound. From Hookney Tor, the clear circular boundary containing twenty four huts interrupts the landscape with wild and barren views.

The trail leaves Dartmoor through the pretty village of Drewsteignton and enters the winding country lands and bridleways of mid-Devon. In Drewsteignton, Castle Drogo, the last castle to be built in England, sits on the edge of the village and offers spectacular views from the Teign Gorge over Dartmoor.

The trail finally meets Morchard Bishop, a protected area home to the longest row of terraced thatched cottages in England. This beautiful old town is a stunning end to the Dartmoor section of the Two Moors Way, with magnificent views over the beautiful countryside you have just walked.

Holiday Highlights

  • Discovering the history of Dartmoor, including Castle Drogo, Grimspound and the largest collection of Bronze Age structures in the UK.
  • Spotting Dartmoor ponies, butterflies, birds of prey, otters and deer as you walk through the purple, heather clad Dartmoor.
  • Visiting the stunning thatched towns and villages of Widecombe-in-the-Moor and Drewsteignton.
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River Barle
Castle Drogo and Teign Gorge
Dartmoor scenery Two Moors Way
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
TMWD1 5 nights, 4 days walking £410 per person More Information Book Online
TMWD2 6 nights, 5 days walking £490 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:
£40 per person / per night
£25 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£60 per person / per night
Extra night (Chagford)
£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.
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
TMWD1-D 5 nights, 4 days walking £460 per person More Information Book Online
TMWD2-D 6 nights, 5 days walking £550 per person More Information Book Online
£8 per dog / walking day
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:
£40 per person / per night
£25 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£65 per person / per night
Extra night (Chagford)
£70 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.

Two Moors Way - Exmoor Section

Total Distance 49 miles (78.5 km)
Start and Finish Morchard Bishop to Lynmouth
Availability 2nd January to 24th December

The Exmoor section of the Two Moors Way starts in Morchard Bishop and ends in Lynmouth, where the rugged Exmoor landscape meets the sea. The trail visits both the rich farmland of the mid-Devon section and the high rolling moorlands and ancient woodland of the Exmoor National Park.

From Morchard Bishop, the trail crosses the deep and wooded valleys as it winds its way through the unspoilt villages of mid Devon. As the trail approaches the village of Black Dog, the landscape becomes more remote and from the high ridge of the village, there are far reaching views over both Dartmoor and Exmoor.

The trail continues through wild wetlands and streams as it approaches Knowstone, a picturesque village with a 15th century church, pretty thatched cottages and a Michelin starred pub serving superb food. This peaceful village serves as an idyllic rest stop before entering Exmoor at Anstey Common, where there are spectacular views of open heather-clad moors.

The wild expanse of Exmoor offers a tranquil walk with the opportunity to spot the variety of wildlife that thrives on the land, including red deer and the famous Exmoor ponies. From here, the trail meets an area of Special Scientific Interest in enchanting woodland where Hoar oak Water and the East Lyn River meet, before visiting the Iron Age Hill Fort at Myrtleberry South.

A final dramatic descent leads to Lynmouth and the end of the Two Moors Way trail. Here, the open moors of Exmoor seem to spill into the sea as the ‘hogs back cliffs’ and dramatic rock formations offer a breath-taking finale to the Exmoor section of the Two Moors Way.

Holiday Highlights

  • Visiting a series of picturesque villages including Morchard Bishop, Black Dog and Knowstone.
  • Spotting the endangered Exmoor Pony and an abundance of other rare species, including fritillary butterflies and Peregrine.
  • Arriving in Lynmouth where the wildness of Exmoor reaches the sea in dramatic coastal scenery.
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Lynmouth harbour Two Moors Way
Exmoor ponies
Cross on Dartmoor
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
TMWE1 4 nights, 3 days walking £335 per person More Information Book Online
TMWE2 6 nights, 5 days walking £500 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:
£40 per person / per night
£25 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£60 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.
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
TMWE1-D 4 nights, 3 days walking £375 per person More Information Book Online
TMWE2-D 6 nights, 5 days walking £560 per person More Information Book Online
£8 per dog / walking day
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:
£40 per person / per night
£25 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£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.

Mr Keith Miller. UK.

This is the first time we have used Contours and were very impressed with the service from booking to completion of the walk.