A Trail Guide to Walking the Two Moors Way


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The Two Moors Way, roughly 103 miles in length, encompasses some of the most beautiful parts of Devon’s countryside as it cuts down through the centre of Devon and briefly ventures into Somerset. The Two Moors Way offers a truly fantastic experience and provides a great insight into the many aspects of life in Devon and its varied landscape.

Typically, the Two Moors Way trail is walked from south to north, starting at the town of Ivybridge located on Dartmoor’s Southern plateau and finishing on the North Devon coast at Lynmouth.

This book, a Guide to Walking the Two Moors Way, acts as a reference for the full north to south route. You will begin in the picturesque and charming village of Lynmouth. From here, you will leave the towering sea cliffs behind as you venture over the diverse landscape of Exmoor. Next, you shall proceed across open moorland, through ancient farmsteads, and past tiny hamlets – all of which offer a fantastic insight into Devon’s isolated rural life.

Leaving Exmoor, you will merge into the rarely visited rolling hills of mid-Devon. From here, pressing onwards, you will crisscross through a network of country lanes and along narrow hedgerows, bypassing remote historic churches that date back hundreds of years.

For the final stage, you will initially pass through wooded valleys and alongside stone walls and prehistoric bronze age settlements before finally making your way across the barren, lonely, and inhospitable moorland with its scattered granite tors to finally descend into Ivybridge. The finale makes for an impressive ending to this wonderful route.


This Guide contains

  • Detailed 1:25 000 OS maps covering the entire route.
  • Route broken down into easily manageable legs.
  • A suggested kit list, also available for free to download.
  • Travel information.
  • Places of interest and village amenities such as historic locations, accommodation, eateries, public facilities.
  • Full six-figure grid reference for GPS reference.
  • Colour photography throughout