Dartmoor Way Walking Holiday on Dartmoor
Devon, South West England
in 8 Days
7 nights and 6 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Dartmoor Way walking holiday in 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 6 days (about 13 miles per day), or you can take it more leisurely over 8 days (about 10 miles per day). If you don’t have that amount of time, then walk it in 2 sections.

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. We try to get your bags delivered by 4pm, but this may be delayed due to road conditions.

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 September 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.
Please wait for the confirmation of your holiday before making final travel plans just in case your holiday is not available for your requested date.

Dartmoor Way Walking Holiday
Suggested Tour Duration
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
78 miles/125 kms
Min/max daily distance:
12/15 miles
Average Daily distance:
13 miles
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
7 nights and 6 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 UK with Lets Go Walking

Dartmoor Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 2: Okehampton to Chagford           12 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 hamlets of South Zeal and Throwleigh to Chagford, where the Dartmoor Way crosses the Two Moors Way.

Day 3: Chagford to Manaton         12 miles
From Chagford the Dartmoor Way follows the River Teign through the Teign Gorge to Fingle Bridge, then through Moretonhampstead and North Bovey to Manaton where you can see one of Dartmoor’s intriguing tors, Bowerman’s Nose.

Dartmoor Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Dartmoor Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 4: Manaton to Ashburton            12 miles
Today the Dartmoor Way follows the River Bovey through Lustleigh Cleave to Bovey Tracey and then around the southeast edge of Dartmoor through the pretty hamlets of Liverton and Sigford to Ashburton.

Day 5: Ashburton to Princetown          15 miles
Lots to see today as the Dartmoor Way goes through Buckfastleigh. An optional extra day taken here enables you to take the South Devon Steam Railway to Totnes and then a boat to Dartmouth. In Buckfastleigh there is a Butterfly and Otter Sanctuary and you must not miss Buckfast Abbey. As you head to Princetown for the overnight stop, the Dartmoor Way once again crosses the Two Moors Way.

Dartmoor Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Dartmoor Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 6: Princetown to Mary Tavy         12 miles
You must visit the famous Dartmoor Prison before you leave Princetown. Then it is down hill down the west side of Dartmoor through Sampford Spiney, around the edge of Tavistock, through Peter Tavy to Mary Tavy for overnight.

Day 7: Mary Tavy to Okehampton          13 miles
Leaving Mary Tavy the Dartmoor Way joins up with the West Devon Way to Lydford where you could visit Lydford Gorge and Lydford Castle. Then along the slopes of Sourton Tor and as you arrive back at Okehampton you pass Okehampton Castle, sacked by Henry VIII.

Dartmoor Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 8: 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 day itinerary
6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive at Okehampton
Day 2: Okehampton to Chagford   12 miles
Day 3: Chagford to Manaton          12 miles
Day 4: Manaton to Ashburton        12 miles
Day 5: Ashburton to Princetown    15 miles
Day 6: Princetown to Mary Tavy    12 miles
Day 7: Mary Tavy to Okehampton  13 miles
Day 8:  Depart after breakfast

Prices per person for Dartmoor Way
8 day itinerary 7 nights
Double or Twin
Single Occupancy
travelling with others

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £49 per person depending on location

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
  • journey on steam railway
  • entrance to Butterfly and Otter Santuary
  • entrance to Okehampton Castle (English Heritage)
  • entrance to Lydford Gorge (National Trust)

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.