Two Moors Way/Devon C2C - Exmoor Section

Two Moors Way/Devon C2C - Exmoor Section

Morchard Bishop to Lynmouth through the enchanting Exmoor National Park.

4 to 6 nights
45 miles
Moderate to Demanding

From £455 per person

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About this route

Visit lovely mid-Devon villages as you tour through the rolling moorland and rugged coastline of the Exmoor National Park. This section of the Two Moors Way combines low- and high-level walking to enjoy wonderful views over Dartmoor and Exmoor.

Lush wetlands embrace the trail along the Little Dart River, abundant with plant and animal life. Within Exmoor itself, majestic red deer and the famous Exmoor ponies graze on beautiful gold moorland. The dramatic hogs back cliffs march down to the sea at the walk’s end in Lynmouth.

© Contours Walking Holidays Two Moors Way/Devon C2C - Exmoor Section map
Morchard Bishop to Lynmouth
45 miles (71 km)
1st March to 31st October

Holiday highlights

Visiting the pretty Devonshire villages of Morchard Bishop, Black Dog and Knowstone.

Spotting the rare species scattered around Exmoor, including the Exmoor Pony, fritillary butterflies and Peregrine Falcons.

Arriving in Lynmouth where the sea replaces the wild expanse of Exmoor.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
DCCE0 From Morchard Bishop(T) to Lynmouth 4 nights, 3 days walking Demanding£455
DCCE1 From Morchard Bishop(T) to Lynmouth 5 nights, 4 days walking Moderate / Demanding£565
DCCE2 From Morchard Bishop(T) to Lynmouth 6 nights, 5 days walking Moderate£675

Two Moors Way (Devon's Coast to Coast) - Exmoor Section 4 nights, 3 days walking

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

Travel to Morchard Bishop(T) where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

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

Day 2

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

Day 3

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


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
£50.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£40.00 per person / per night

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

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 4 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

If you would like to spend an extra day exploring what Devon has to offer, consider taking an extra night in the pretty village of Lynmouth, at the junction and estuary of the East and West Lyn rivers. At the gateway to the Exmoor National Park, the village offers a variety of small shops and cafes, dramatic clifftops and the water powered, Victorian Cliff Railway.

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

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 44.5 miles (71 km)
Duration: 4 nights, 3 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 12 miles (19 km)
Maximum daily distance: 17.5 miles (28 km)
Code: DCCE0 Grade: Demanding
Season: 1st March - 31st October
Start of holiday: Morchard Bishop(T)
End of holiday: Lynmouth

Route Profile

Two Moors Way (Devon's Coast to Coast) - Exmoor 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 cities and international airports are Plymouth, Exeter and Bristol International Airport.

By Rail - There are two railway stations near the start of the trail, Morchard Road (about 3 miles away) or Copplestone (about 4.5 miles away). The most convenient will depend on where your first night's accommodation is booked. However, Exeter Central is the nearest main line station (about 14 miles away) and may be more convenient. The nearest railway station to the end of the trail (Lynmouth/Lynton) is Barnstaple (about 20 miles away).

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

From London - Trains run regularly between London Paddington and Morchard Road/Copplestone/Exeter Central.

Return to Start - The easiest way to return to Morchard Bishop from Lynmouth/Lynton is to take a bus/taxi to Barnstaple railway station. From here, take the train to Morchard Road or Coppleston, completing the journey to Morchard Bishop by taxi.

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
8 to 13 nights
114 miles
From £880 per person
Cross Devon on a coast to coast walking holiday through Dartmoor and Exmoor.Find Out More
Two Moors Way/Devon C2C - Dartmoor Section
5 to 8 nights
69 miles
From £565 per person
Wembury to Morchard Bishop through the heart of the wild Dartmoor National Park.Find Out More

Customer reviews from the Two Moors Way/Devon C2C - Exmoor Section

“Always so well informed and excellent documentation.”
Miss Owsley, UK
“I am knocking on 80 and Beth 77. A suitably strenuous walk but well within our capabilities. Wonderful countryside and enjoyably isolated. Just the sort of holiday we love best. Will look forward to doing more in this area, or elsewhere with Contours.”
Mr Carter, UK
“The Two Moors Way is a beautiful walk. All the arrangements worked very well.”
Mr Frostick, UK
“Route is mostly very clearly marked. We hardly needed descriptions, which makes walking relaxed! Quality of B&B’s was very good with some excellent. We also enjoyed very good food.”
Mrs Bolk, Netherlands