The original Two Moors Way spans 102 miles from Ivybridge on the southern boundary of Dartmoor National Park to Lynmouth on the North Devon coast in Exmoor National Park. If you wish to complete a Coast to Coast walk you can start at Wembury on the South Devon coast and follow the Erme-Plym trail to Ivybridge, adding around 15 miles. See the route charts for a detailed overview of the route.

The entire route is waymarked in each direction in most places, but it does cross wild moorland and remote countryside where the weather can change quickly. You should therefore carry the relevant maps and know how to read them – a compass is also strongly advisable.

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South West Coast Path Association Welcome to the home of the South West Coast Path Association.

We are the charity looking after the UK’s longest and best-loved National Trail. We believe everyone should have access to the South West Coast Path as a place to connect to nature, relax, exercise, and take time away from the stresses of daily life. With the help of our members, fundraisers, volunteers, and partners, we’re protecting and improving the Trail for the benefit of society now and in the future. We hope you enjoy the Path and consider supporting our cause.

https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/ 

 

Long Distance Walkers Association Our longest National Trail gives the opportunity to enjoy some of Britain's finest coastal landscapes. These are extremely varied, from rugged and remote clifftops to sheltered estuaries, busy harbours and resorts. Moorland stretches contrast with plateaux incised by steep coastal valleys and intimate coves with long pebbly or sandy beaches.

South Cornwall and Devon offer spectacular 'drowned' estuaries while in East Devon and Dorset there are extensive 'undercliffs' resulting from landslips. Ferries operate across most of the larger estuaries but some offer a reduced service or cease altogether out of the holiday season. Details are available in the South West Coast Path Association's Annual Guide.

Two World Heritage Sites cover sections of the coastline. Mining was a major industry during the 18th and 19th centuries and transformed the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape. This Site comprises ten separate areas both along the coast and inland. The Jurassic Coast is England's only natural World Heritage Site and includes 95 miles of unspoilt cliffs and beaches from Exmouth in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks near Studland Bay in Dorset. 

In 2002, Plymouth City Council created a continuous walking route along its coastline and appointed a team of artists to mark the route and interpret the many stories along it. Promoted as Plymouth's Waterfront Walkway (9 miles) this is now part of the South West Coast Path National Trail and is not separately named on OS mapping.

The circular waymarked Dart Valley Trail (17 miles and on OS mapping) connects to the National Trail having the ferry between Dartmouth and Kingswear in common. It also links to the national rail network at Totnes. The Templer Way (18 miles and on OS mapping), which is waymarked except on open moorland, goes between Haytor Quarry and the National Trail at Teignmouth, using the ferry from Shaldon to Teignmouth.

https://ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=South+West+Coast+Path+National+Trail

 

Explore Devon Over the centuries fishermen, coastguards and smugglers have helped to create this historic path – now Britain’s longest National Trail – stretching over 600 miles/960km in total. Ranging from easy to challenging, the path is comprehensively waymarked; the Devon element of the South West Coast Path runs for 90 miles/144km in the north and 115 miles/185km in the south.

This long-distance walking trail boasts some of the most spectacular landscape, seascape, climate and vegetation to be found anywhere in the UK. To the north, the beautiful bay of Combe Martin, Ilfracombe’s picturesque harbour, the magnificent sweep of Saunton Sands and the dramatic cliff scenery around Hartland Point are all inspiring sights. To the south, the coast has many contrasts – from the city of Plymouth to the delightful estuaries of the South Hams; from the many dramatic headlands to the red cliffs of East Devon.

https://www.exploredevon.info/activities/walk/long-walks/south-west-coast-path-2/ 

 

South West Coast Path Association Welcome to the home of the South West Coast Path Association.

We are the charity looking after the UK’s longest and best-loved National Trail. We believe everyone should have access to the South West Coast Path as a place to connect to nature, relax, exercise, and take time away from the stresses of daily life. With the help of our members, fundraisers, volunteers, and partners, we’re protecting and improving the Trail for the benefit of society now and in the future. We hope you enjoy the Path and consider supporting our cause.

https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/ 

 

Long Distance Walkers Association Our longest National Trail gives the opportunity to enjoy some of Britain's finest coastal landscapes. These are extremely varied, from rugged and remote clifftops to sheltered estuaries, busy harbours and resorts. Moorland stretches contrast with plateaux incised by steep coastal valleys and intimate coves with long pebbly or sandy beaches.

A large path of the north Devon section follows the same route as the Tarka Trail.

https://ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=South+West+Coast+Path+National+Trail

 

Explore Devon Over the centuries fishermen, coastguards and smugglers have helped to create this historic path – now Britain’s longest National Trail – stretching over 600 miles/960km in total. Ranging from easy to challenging, the path is comprehensively waymarked; the Devon element of the South West Coast Path runs for 90 miles/144km in the north and 115 miles/185km in the south.

This long-distance walking trail boasts some of the most spectacular landscape, seascape, climate and vegetation to be found anywhere in the UK. To the north, the beautiful bay of Combe Martin, Ilfracombe’s picturesque harbour, the magnificent sweep of Saunton Sands and the dramatic cliff scenery around Hartland Point are all inspiring sights. To the south, the coast has many contrasts – from the city of Plymouth to the delightful estuaries of the South Hams; from the many dramatic headlands to the red cliffs of East Devon.

https://www.exploredevon.info/activities/walk/long-walks/south-west-coast-path-2/ 

Long Distance Walkers Association A link between the Tarka Trail and the Two Moors Way in North Devon. The route combines footpaths and minor lanes following the picturesque valley of the Little Dart River and the surrounding higher land. The walk is accessible by public transport at both ends.

https://ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Little+Dart+Ridge+and+Valley+Walk 

A three mile link to the quiet country market town of Chulmleigh can be taken from just beyond Eggesford

https://ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Little+Dart+Ridge+and+Valley+Walk+-+Chulmleigh+Link 

GPS Routes Follow the valley of the Little Dart River on this lovely walk through Devon.

The walk starts at Eggesford Barton near the train station and heads towards Chawleigh and then Leigh Bridge where you join the river. The route continues to West and East Worlington before finishing at Witheridge.

http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/ridge-and-valley-walk-walking-route 

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Autumn at this footbridge over the Little Dart River. The bridge is also called Chawleigh Week Clapper Bridge.

Relax to Autumn leaves and river sounds. The river joins the River Taw .

Long Distance Walkers Association The Devonshire Heartland Way runs between Okehampton and the village of Stoke Canon, just north of Exeter. A west-to-east route across pastoral Devon, starting with Dartmoor backdrops, it uses ancient footpaths, bridleways and some minor roads the route takes in Sampford Courtenay, North Tawton, where it links with the Tarka Trail, Down St Mary, where it links with the Two Moors Way; Colebrooke, Yeoford and Crediton before finishing at Stoke Canon. The logo for the trail has a Spindle Berry Flower on it. You should be able to see many growing in the hedgerows en-route.

https://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Devonshire+Heartland+Way 

Travel Wessex The Devon Heartland Way 43 miles of pastoral countryside with the profile of Dartmoor in the background and fairly easy walking, but a couple of steady climbs. This waymarked route links Okehampton with the Exe Valley.

The Devon Heartland Way starts at Okehampton Station which is handy. Here we are on the edge of mysterious Dartmoor. The trail follows the valley of the East Okement river and crosses peaceful countryside.

http://www.travelwessex.com/Devon-Heartland-Way.html 

Visit Mid Devon The Devonshire Heartland Way is an inland route for walkers, which is approximately 45 miles in length. It mainly uses ancient footpaths and bridleways and, in some places, minor country roads. This walk can be made shorter and joined at any point along route. For the benefit of readability, we have broken the route down into three sections: Okehampton to North Tawton, North Tawton to Crediton, and Crediton to Stoke Canon. Waymarkers displaying the Spindle Berry Flower are found along the route.

Walkers can make the most of connections to the Tarka Trail long distance footpath at North Tawton, the Two Moors Way long distance footpath at Colebrooke, or the Tarka Railway Line at Yeoford, Newton St Cyres or Crediton.

Accommodation, attractions and eateries can be found at points all along the route including the simple and quite unique church of St Mary’s at Honeychurch, The Waie Inn, Down St Mary Vineyard, Shobrooke Park, The Duck at Yeoford and Crediton Parish Church as well as the many shops and eateries in the market towns of North Tawton and Crediton.

https://www.visitmiddevon.co.uk/visit-mid-devon-walking-routes/devonshire-heartland-way/ 

This is a lovely, peaceful cycle route, often along the towpath, beside a tranquil stretch of the Grand Western Canal. It meanders through beautiful mid-Devon countryside between Tiverton and the Somerset border.

Situated in a Country Park and Local Nature Reserve, the canal extends for just over 11 miles and provides a wonderful location for a cycle ride.

By starting at Tiverton Parkway, there is a circular route following the canal towpath to Tiverton and then the NCN3 on and off the towpath back to Tiverton Parkway.  The route can be amended to start in Tiverton or Willand, or extended to its northern end at Lowdswell Lock, near Holcombe Rogus.

The Grand Western Canal forms part of the West Country Way Cycle Route (NCN3) which runs from Bristol to Padstow in Cornwall.

http://www.exploredevon.info/activities/cycle/grand-western-canal-3/ 

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Enjoy a picturesque walk to discover Teignmouth's interesting history.

The Teignmouth Heritage Trail was established by the Teignmouth Midsummer Folk Festival to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. The trail has boards at points of interest round the town for residents and visitors to read. This proved very popular.

There are Audio Guides using microdot technology available (deposit required).

The trail starts at the Museum.

https://www.teignheritage.org.uk/index.php/teignmouth-heritage-trail 

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