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Two Moors Way/Devon Coast to Coast

Two Moors Way/Devon Coast to Coast

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

8 to 13 nights
114 miles
Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous

From £780 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.

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© Contours Walking Holidays Two Moors Way/Devon Coast to Coast map
Wembury to Lynmouth
114 miles (182 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(L) to Lynmouth 8 nights, 7 days walking Demanding / Strenuous£780
DCC1 From Wembury(L) to Lynmouth 9 nights, 8 days walking Demanding£880
DCC2 From Wembury(L) to Lynmouth 11 nights, 10 days walking Moderate / Demanding£1075
DCC3 From Wembury(L) to Lynmouth 12 nights, 11 days walking Moderate / Demanding£1170
DCC4 From Wembury(L) to Lynmouth 13 nights, 12 days walking Moderate£1270

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
Start

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

Day 1

Wembury(L) to Ivybridge(T). 16 miles (25.5km) / 1781 ft (543 m) ascent

Day 2

Ivybridge(T) to Scorriton. 12.5 miles (20km) / 1660 ft (506 m) ascent

Day 3

Scorriton to Chagford. 19 miles (30.5km) / 2674 ft (815 m) ascent

Day 4

Chagford to Morchard Bishop(T). 21.5 miles (34.5km) / 2343 ft (714 m) ascent

Day 5

Morchard Bishop(T) to Knowstone(L). 15 miles (24km) / 1444 ft (440 m) ascent

Day 6

Knowstone(L) to Withypool. 12 miles (19km) / 1801 ft (549 m) ascent

Day 7

Withypool to Lynmouth. 17.5 miles (28km) / 2110 ft (643 m) ascent

Finish

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 travel 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 on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller 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: 113.5 miles (181.5 km)
Duration: 8 nights, 7 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 12 miles (19 km)
Maximum daily distance: 21.5 miles (34.5 km)
Code: DCC0 Grade: Demanding / Strenuous
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Wembury(L)
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 cities and international airports are Plymouth, Exeter and Bristol International Airport.

By Rail - The nearest railway station to the start of the trail (Wembury) is at Plymouth (approximately 7 miles). The nearest railway station to the end of the trail (Lynmouth/Lynton) is Barnstaple (approximately 20 miles).

By Bus - Buses run from Plymouth to Wembury. There are buses from Lynmouth/Lynton to Barnstaple Monday to Saturday only, so a taxi will be required on a Sunday.

From London - Trains run regularly between London Paddington Station and Plymouth.

Return to Start - The easiest way to return to Wembury from Lynmouth/Lynton is to take the bus/taxi to Barnstaple railway station. From here, take the train to Plymouth. Then from Plymouth catch a bus or taxi 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

Two Moors Way/Devon C2C - Dartmoor Section
5 to 8 nights
69 miles
Moderate+
From £505 per person
Wembury to Morchard Bishop through the heart of the wild Dartmoor National Park.Find Out More
Two Moors Way/Devon C2C - Exmoor Section
4 to 6 nights
45 miles
Moderate+
From £405 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

“Our trip was terrific, over all!”
Mrs Woodworth, USA
“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
“Superbly organised by Contours. Great overnight stays. Efficient luggage transport. Great assistance when needed. Very very happy.”
Dr Wallman, Australia
“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
“Scenery of Dartmoor and Exmoor absolutely stunning.”
Ms Ginter, UK
“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
"River Barle" by Patricia Cressey (2020) "River Barle" by Patricia Cressey (2020)
"Me and my Sone at Tarr Steps" by Patricia Cressey (2020) "Me and my Sone at Tarr Steps" by Patricia Cressey (2020)
"Clapper Bridge across the River Avon" by Patricia Cressey (2020) "Clapper Bridge across the River Avon" by Patricia Cressey (2020)
"Lichen-covered Signpost" by Patricia Cressey (2020) "Lichen-covered Signpost" by Patricia Cressey (2020)
"Alpacas between Holne and Widecombe-in-the-Moor" by Patricia Cressey (2020) "Alpacas between Holne and Widecombe-in-the-Moor" by Patricia Cressey (2020)
"Hunter's Tor" by Patricia Cressey (2020) "Hunter's Tor" by Patricia Cressey (2020)
"St Peters Church Knowstone" by Dagmara Ginter (2019) "St Peters Church Knowstone" by Dagmara Ginter (2019)
"Heather on Dr Blackalls Drive" by Dagmara Ginter (2019) "Heather on Dr Blackalls Drive" by Dagmara Ginter (2019)
"Dartmoor Ponies on Hameldown Beacon" by Dagmara Ginter (2019) "Dartmoor Ponies on Hameldown Beacon" by Dagmara Ginter (2019)
"A Cow near Scoriton" by Robert Kent (2017) "A Cow near Scoriton" by Robert Kent (2017)