Dartmoor Way Walking Holiday on Dartmoor
Devon, South West England
in 10 Days
9 nights and 8 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Dartmoor Way walking holiday in Devon UK with Lets Go Walking

Dartmoor Way walking holiday in Devon UK with Lets Go Walking

Dartmoor Way walking holiday in Devon UK with Lets Go Walking

A 78 mile walking route around Dartmoor in Devon, visiting the Dartmoor towns of Okehampton, Chagford, Ashburton and Princetown.

This is one of our Devon and Dartmoor walking holidays and also one of our Moorland Walking Holidays.

Walking holiday on Dartmoor Way in Devon with Let's Go Walking

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Dartmoor Way Walking Holiday
Moorland Walking Holiday on Dartmoor in Devon, South West England
via  Okehampton, Chagford, Moretonhampstead, Buckfastleigh, Princetown and  Tavistock.

Enjoy a self-guided Dartmoor Way walking holiday on the 78 mile moorland hiking route of the Dartmoor Way in Devon, England.
This UK walking holiday starts in Okehampton, Devon. The circular walking trail meanders across rolling moorland, through quaint Devon thatched villages, along secluded wooded valleys, over clapper bridges, and around Dartmoor’s unique tors.

Let’s Go Walking’s offices are based just off the Dartmoor Way and all our staff are familiar with the route. They will be happy to answer any questions regarding the route and will do their best to make this walking tour a memorable vacation.
A fascinating walking tour through Devon’s history; with prehistoric stone circles, clapper bridges and crosses from England’s medieval times, ruined Norman castles, relics of tin mines and abandoned Dartmoor granite quarries.

This Dartmoor walking holiday is alive with wildlife. Bring the binoculars as there is plenty to see: Dartmoor ponies, sheep, cattle, butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies, stonechats, chaffinches, skylarks, and buzzards are just some of the wildlife you are almost guaranteed to see on this UK hiking tour. Visit the location of the filming of “Warhorse”

This Devon walking holiday can be completed over 8 days (about 9 miles per day), or you can walk it in 6 days (about 12 miles per day). If you don’t have that amount of time, then walk it in 2 sections. Which ever you choose, we organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

The Dartmoor Way can be made into a longer walking holiday by connecting with:

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Dartmoor Way Walking Holiday
Suggested Tour Duration
:
9 nights, 8 days walking
Total Distance:
78 miles/125 kms
Min/max daily distance:
8/12 miles
Average Daily distance:
9 miles
Grading:
Easy/Moderate
Features:
Moorland
Dartmoor Ponies
Stone Circles and Crosses
South Devon Steam Railway
The Butterfly and Otter Sanctuary
Dartmoor Prison
Okehampton Castle
Lydford Gorge and Castle
Dartmoor Tors
This route connects with:
Two Moors Way
Tarka Trail

 Dartmoor Way Walking Holiday
a Moorland Walking Holiday
on Dartmoor
in Devon, South West England
9 nights and 8 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Okehampton
To start this UK walking holiday you make your own way to Okehampton. Car parking is available, or we can assist with transfers from London or Exeter.

Dartmoor Way walking holiday in Devon UK with Lets Go Walking

Dartmoor Way walking holiday in Devon UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 2: Okehampton to Throwleigh               9 miles
Leaving Okehampton the Dartmoor Way goes through Belstone, one of the prettiest Dartmoor Villages. Then you walk down the stunning Belstone Cleave to Sticklepath where you can visit a working iron foundry. Then through the Dartmoor villages of South Zeal to Throwleigh

Day 3: Throwleigh to Moretonhampstead          9 miles
From Throwleigh the Dartmoor Way goes to Chagford, where the route crosses the Two Moors Way. From Chagford the Dartmoor Way follows the River Teign through the Teign Gorge to Fingle Bridge and Moretonhampstead.

Dartmoor Way walking holiday in Devon UK with Lets Go Walking

Dartmoor Way walking holiday in Devon UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 4: Moretonhampstead to Bovey Tracey         10 miles
From Moretonhampstead this great hiking route goes to North Bovey and Manaton, after which it follows Lustleigh Cleave by the River Bovey to Bovey Tracey.

Day 5: Bovey Tracey to Buckfastleigh         11 miles
Today’s walking on the Dartmoor Way is around the southeast edge of Dartmoor through the pretty hamlets of Liverton and Sigford to Ashburton, a quintessential Dartmoor town. The overnight stop is at Buckfastleigh, home of the South Devon Steam Railway and the Butterfly and Otter Sanctuary.

Dartmoor Way walking holiday in Devon UK with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day in Buckfastleigh
An optional extra day taken in Buckfastleigh enables you to take the South Devon Steam Railway to Totnes and then a boat trip to Dartmouth.

Dartmoor Way walking holiday in Devon UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 6: Buckfastleigh to Princetown          12 miles
Be sure to visit Buckfast Abbey as you head up onto the high ground of Dartmoor. You once again cross the Two Moors Way as you walk towards Princetown for the overnight stop.

Day 7: Princetown to Tavistock                   9 miles

A visit to the famous Dartmoor Prison is a must before you leave Princetown and head down the west side of Dartmoor to Tavistock, one of the original stannery towns.

Dartmoor Way walking holiday in Devon UK with Lets Go Walking

Dartmoor Way walking holiday in Devon UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 8: Tavistock to Lydford                     8 miles

After leaving Tavistock the walking route joins up with the West Devon Way as it goes through Peter Tavy and Mary Tavy. Looking to the west you can see the unique church of St Michael on top of Brent Tor before you arrive at Lydford where you stay for overnight.

Day 9: Lydford to Okehampton           9 miles
Before leaving Lydford you can visit Lydford Gorge and Lydford Castle. Then you walk along the slopes of Sourton Tor which take you back to Okehampton. The Dartmoor Way comes into the town past Okehampton Castle which was sacked by Henry VIII.

Dartmoor Way walking holiday in Devon UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 10: Depart after breakfast
Depart after breakfast or extend your holiday walking and spend some time exploring the Okehampton area and Devons North Coast.
We can transfer you to your car or station.

Dartmoor Way Walking Holiday
circular Moorland walking holiday from Okehampton
around Dartmoor Devon
8 days walking and 9 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive at Okehampton
Day 2: Okehampton to Throwleigh                    9 miles
Day 3: Throwleigh to Moretonhampstead         9 miles
Day 4: Moretonhampstead to Bovey Tracey    10 miles
Day 5: Bovey Tracey to Buckfastleigh               11 miles
Optional Day in Buckfastleigh
Day 6: Buckfastleigh to Princetown                  12 miles
Day 7: Princetown to Tavistock                          9 miles
Day 8: Tavistock to Lydford                                8 miles
Day 9: Lydford to Okehampton                           9 miles
Day 10: Depart after breakfast

£855pp
dbl/twin

£1,071`pp
single occ

£1,161pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £49 per person depending on location

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Dartmoor Way 10 day itinerary

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Tavistock
Bedford Hotel

double/twin
£48.00

Single
please ask

Lydford
Lydford Country House

double/twin
£23.00

Single
please ask

What’s included
in your Dartmoor Way walking holiday
in Devon, South West England

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • OS 1:25,000 map

Optional Extras
for your Dartmoor Way walking holiday
in Devon, South West England

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

What’s not included
in your Dartmoor Way walking holiday
in Devon, South West England

  • there is no guide book for this walking holiday
  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Skills required
for your Dartmoor Way walking holiday in Devon, South West England

  • Ordnance Survey map reading skills
  • compass reading skills

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Dartmoor Way Walking Holiday: How to get there

  • By Plane to Exeter, Bristol or London where we can arrange transfer to the start of your walk
  • By Car to the start of your walk where parking is available
  • By Train to Exeter or Crediton
  • By Bus to Okehampton

We have moorland walking holidays in the UK in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland,  and Ireland.

This is one of our categories of walking holidays.