Latest News: Read more

Dartmoor Ramble


79 km / 49 miles
This route was devised to take advantage of the youth hostels at Bellever, Okehampton and Steps Bridge and takes in some of the wildest parts of Dartmoor. The walk visits Belstone, Chagford, North Bovey and Post Bridge.

Route Description and Schematic Maps made available as 'Downloads' by kind permission of Martyn Hanks who designed these routes to encourage walking and use of the 'Youth Hostels' some of which are now sadly closed. However there are other accommodation options where hostels have closed.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Start and Finish: SX654774 - Bellever Youth Hostel, Devon View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Dartmoor firing times

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Description - PDF Dartmoor Ramble Route Desc  (Martyn Hanks  - Aug 07 ) Download File
Schematic Map - PDF Dartmoor Ramble Schematic Map  (Martyn Hanks  - Aug 2007 ) Download File
Booklet Dartmoor Ramble  (Martyn Hanks )


You can use the interactive controls to zoom in and out and to move around the map, or click on a path or a marker for more info.(interactive map help)

Show Connected Path Outlines
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Other Paths
Anytime Challenges

Show Accommodation
Hostel Accommodation

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 191
OS Landranger Active 191
OS Explorer 28, 44, 113
OS Explorer Active 28, 44, 113

Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers
Baggage Handling (Luggage Transfers)

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
21 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
22 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
79 km

Connected Paths:


Reminder: Material downloaded from this website is for personal use only. Commercial use, reproduction, modification of all content is strictly prohibited without prior approval by the LDWA. Please Contact Us if you have any requests.

Route Profile:

79.3 km (49.3 miles)
2,201 m (7,221 ft) ascent
600 m (1,969 ft)  maximum height

This website uses cookies

To comply with EU Directives we are informing you that our website uses cookies for services such as memberships and Google Analytics.

Your data is completely safe and we do not record any personally identifiable information.

Please click the button to acknowledge and approve our use of cookies during your visit.

Learn more about the Cookie Law