The Two Moors Way crosses Dartmoor from north to south, or vice versa, depending on your perspective. The Dartmoor crossing is of course only part of the whole journey. There is a second moor to cross, namely Exmoor and the rural parts of Devon that divide the two moorland areas. Ivybridge commences the southern approach on Dartmoor and Lynmouth the northern extent of Exmoor. The Two Moors Way is most appreciated and documented as a coast to coast walk from Wembury (near Plymouth), then on to Ivybridge where the Dartmoor walk begins.
This page is dedicated to the route as it passes from Ivybridge to Chagford, taking any variation that keeps you pinned to Dartmoor. The journey from Ivybridge heading north will take you through Dartmoor on a variety of paths, green lanes and some minor roads. On the open moor the tracks remain well trodden and achievable by most walkers. There are plenty of hills, gradients and ascents to keep you warm but nothing to prevent you from putting this challenge off, other than good planning. It can be achieved as one long (expedition) over several days or bitten-off in chunks over the course of multiple attempts.
Google Maps ‘Two Moors Way (Dartmoor section)
Features along the Two Moors Way
The above map provides a running commentary of interesting features along the two moors way. These include named tors, Bronze Age structures, Grimspound and vistas. Zoom in to see the precise location and identification. Click on an icon to read more.
Further detail on the Two Moors Way
Further details of the Two Moors Way can be found on the attached pdf from Devon County Council. In addition you can follow the Dartmoor element of the Two moors way on the OS Explorer map OL28 (1:25000 scale). The entire route is also provided on the Harveys – Two Moors Way XT40 (1:40000 scale).