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Dartmoor Way


138 km / 86 miles
A route around Dartmoor linking hamlets, villages and towns with a variety of scenery including wild upland, sheltered valleys and quiet lanes. Two routes exist, one for walkers and the other for cyclists. The walkers' route is coincident with the Tarka Trail between Sticklepath and Okehampton and with the West Devon Way between Okehampton and Tavistock.

The original walkers' route dates from 2000. The route is no longer marked on OS maps as it is not waymarked, but a new extended route may be marked on OS maps in future. This will be waymarked during 2019. This project is a joint Ramblers/Dartmoor National Park Authority initiative. The project will create a walking route around the perimeter of Dartmoor. The perimeter route is 100 miles and there is a cross-moor route to create a figure-of-eight to provide many alternative ways to enjoy the special qualities of Dartmoor. This re-launch will extend the route around the Southern moor to create the full circular route. 


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Start and Finish: SX739662 - Buckfastleigh, Devon View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Dartmoor Way Dartmoor firing times Sustrans - Dartmoor Way (cycle route) Problem on PROW Devon


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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, 201, 202
OS Landranger Active 191, 201, 202
OS Explorer 28, 44, 108, 112, 113
OS Explorer Active 28, 44, 108, 112, 113

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Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

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23 km
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24 km
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Overcombe House  (bookable online)
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36 km
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< 1 km
69 km
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70 km

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Route Profile:

133.8 km (83.1 miles)
3,231 m (10,600 ft) ascent
428 m (1,404 ft)  maximum height

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