Two Moors Way/Devon Coast to Coast

Cross Devon on a coast to coast walking holiday through Dartmoor and Exmoor.

8 to 13 nights
105 miles
Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous

From £740 per person

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About this route

The Two Moors Way is a walk of stunning contrasts. From the sandy beach of Wembury Bay, it combines the wild heather uplands of Dartmoor with the steep-sided river valleys and ancient oak woodlands of Exmoor. Together, these pathways through distinct landscapes form the Devon Coast to Coast, one of England’s most beautiful country-crossing routes.

Expect desolate, granite-pocked heathland in Dartmoor, and peaceful, oak-clad hillsides in Exmoor. A wealth of scattered farmsteads and sleepy villages of cob and thatched cottages dot the countryside, culminating in the lovely little harbour at Lynmouth.

© Contours Walking Holidays Two Moors Way/Devon Coast to Coast map
Wembury to Lynmouth
105 miles (168 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Exploring the eerie tors and Bronze Age remains on Dartmoor, and the diverse glens and moorland of Exmoor.

Arriving at the seaside in Lynmouth, with its dramatic hogs back cliffs, after crossing Devon from its southern coast.

Exploring the inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes on Dartmoor.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
DCC0 From Wembury to Lynmouth 8 nights, 7 days walking Demanding / Strenuous£740
DCC1 From Wembury to Lynmouth 9 nights, 8 days walking Demanding£830
DCC2 From Wembury to Lynmouth 11 nights, 10 days walking Moderate / Demanding£1015
DCC3 From Wembury to Lynmouth 12 nights, 11 days walking Moderate / Demanding£1105
DCC4 From Wembury to Lynmouth 13 nights, 12 days walking Moderate£1195

Two Moors Way (Devon's Coast to Coast) 8 nights, 7 days walking

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  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather

Travel to Wembury where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Wembury to Ivybridge(T). 14 miles (22.5km)

Day 2

Ivybridge(T) to Scorriton. 13 miles (20.5km)

Day 3

Scorriton to Chagford. 19 miles (30.5km)

Day 4

Chagford to Morchard Bishop(T). 20.5 miles (32.5km)

Day 5

Morchard Bishop(T) to Knowstone(L). 14.5 miles (23.5km)

Day 6

Knowstone(L) to Withypool. 10.5 miles (16.5km)

Day 7

Withypool to Lynmouth. 15.5 miles (25km)


Depart from Lynmouth after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to walk more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person 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, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£45.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£35.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£55.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Chagford)
£65.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 8 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

Taking an extra night is the perfect way to extend your holiday. You can spend your time exploring the sights and sound of Devon, soaking up the atmosphere or simply resting your legs amid wonderful surroundings.

Chagford is a pleasing village with a few shops, a good pub, fine church and an interesting little museum in the general store.

The pretty village of Lynmouth, at the junction and estuary of the East and West Lyn rivers, is also a delightful place to linger.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£55.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Chagford)
£65.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 105 miles (168 km)
Duration: 8 nights, 7 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 10.5 miles (16.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 20.5 miles (32.5 km)
Code: DCC0 Grade: Demanding / Strenuous
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Wembury
End of holiday: Lynmouth

Route Profile

Two Moors Way (Devon's Coast to Coast) Route Profile

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Exeter and Bristol.

By Rail - The nearest rail station to the start of the trail (Wembury) is at Plymouth (about 7.5 miles away). The nearest rail station to the end of the trail (Lynton/Lynmouth) is at Barnstaple (about 19 miles away).

By Bus - Various bus services run to Wembury/Plymouth. Few bus services run from Lynton/Lynmouth.

From London - Trains run from London Paddington station to Plymouth. From there a bus/taxi will be required to Wembury.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take a bus/taxi from Lynton/Lynmouth to Barnstaple rail station. From there trains run to Plymouth, where a bus/taxi will be required to Wembury.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

Routes on this trail

5 to 8 nights
69 miles
From £475 per person
Wembury to Morchard Bishop through the heart of the wild Dartmoor National Park.Find Out More
4 to 6 nights
49 miles
From £380 per person
Morchard Bishop to Lynmouth through the enchanting Exmoor National Park.Find Out More

Customer reviews from the Two Moors Way/Devon Coast to Coast

“Luggage transfers went smoothly, holiday pack had all the relevant information, accommodation was easy to find, and we only got rained on once.”
Mr Moore, UK
“The weather overall was good, and the distances walked each day easily achievable. It was my younger son's first experience of such a holiday and he came away saying he'd be happy to do another one.”
Ms Kendall, UK
“Scenery of Dartmoor and Exmoor absolutely stunning.”
Ms Ginter, UK
“While Challenging - it was a fantastic way to see the country.”
Mrs Noble, USA
“Organisation as ever was excellent.”
Mr Whitehorn, UK
“Exceeded my expectations. I loved it and so did my fellow walkers. On the final day Simonsbath to Lynmouth there were 39 people walking!! In the main the places you choose were very good and some were superb.”
Mrs Rivlin, UK
“Contours arrangements worked well. Very satisfactory.”
Mr Guthrie, Australia
“We had reason to contact Contours, and your staff couldn’t have been more helpful. You found a solution quickly and to our satisfaction.”
Mr Loman, USA
“Our trip was terrific, over all!”
Mrs Woodworth, USA
"St Peters Church Knowstone" by Dagmara Ginter (2019)
"Heather on Dr Blackalls Drive" by Dagmara Ginter (2019)
"Dartmoor Ponies on Hameldown Beacon" by Dagmara Ginter (2019)
"A Cow near Scoriton" by Robert Kent (2017)

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