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Two Moors Way/Devon C2C - Dartmoor Section

Two Moors Way/Devon C2C - Dartmoor Section

Wembury to Morchard Bishop through the heart of the wild Dartmoor National Park.

5 to 8 nights
69 miles
Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous

From £505 per person

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About this route

From the southern coast of Devon, this self-guided walking holiday passes through the granite tors and wild moorland of Dartmoor as it makes its way to the Devonshire village of Morchard Bishop. Beautiful rock pools and dramatic shoreline cliffs characterise the beach at Wembury.

As the trail leaves the sea behind, the valleys and broad heathland of Dartmoor surround it. Ancient huts and cairns dot the landscape, overseen by Castle Drogo near Drewsteignton. Winding, smooth trails tour the moors down to Morchard Bishop, where the walk concludes.

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© Contours Walking Holidays Two Moors Way/Devon C2C - Dartmoor Section map
Wembury to Morchard Bishop
69 miles (111 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Discovering the history of Dartmoor, including Castle Drogo, Grimspound and the largest collection of Bronze Age structures in the UK.

Spotting a wealth of plants and animals, including Dartmoor ponies, butterflies, birds of prey, otters and deer.

Uncovering the ghost stories surrounding the village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
DCCD0 From Wembury to Morchard Bishop(T) 5 nights, 4 days walking Demanding / Strenuous£505
DCCD1 From Wembury to Morchard Bishop(T) 6 nights, 5 days walking Demanding£605
DCCD2 From Wembury to Morchard Bishop(T) 7 nights, 6 days walking Moderate / Demanding£705
DCCD3 From Wembury to Morchard Bishop(T) 8 nights, 7 days walking Moderate£805

Two Moors Way (Devon's Coast to Coast) - Dartmoor Section 5 nights, 4 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather
Start

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)

Finish

Depart from Morchard Bishop(T) 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?

  • 5 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

 

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: 69 miles (110.5 km)
Duration: 5 nights, 4 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 13 miles (20.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 20.5 miles (32.5 km)
Code: DCCD0 Grade: Demanding / Strenuous
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Wembury
End of holiday: Morchard Bishop(T)

Route Profile

Two Moors Way (Devon's Coast to Coast) - Dartmoor Section 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). There are two railway stations near the end of the trail, Morchard Road (about 3 miles away) or Copplestone (about 4.5 miles away). The most convenient will depend on where your last nights accommodation is booked. However, Exeter Central is the nearest main line station (about 14 miles away) and may be more convenient.

By Bus - Buses run to Wembury from Plymouth. There are no viable bus services from Morchard Bishop to Morchard Road/Copplestone stations, so a taxi would be required. There is an infrequent bus service from Morchard Bishop to Exeter Monday to Friday only, so a taxi would be required on a Sunday.

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 taxi from Morchard Bishop to Morchard Road. From there trains run to Plymouth, from 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

Two Moors Way/Devon Coast to Coast
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105 miles
Moderate+
From £780 per person
Cross Devon on a coast to coast walking holiday through Dartmoor and Exmoor.Find Out More
Two Moors Way/Devon C2C - Exmoor Section
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Moderate+
From £405 per person
Morchard Bishop to Lynmouth through the enchanting Exmoor National Park.Find Out More

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