West Devon Way

About this route

The West Devon Way is a 37-mile walking trail linking Okehampton with Plymouth via Tavistock. This important part of Devon’s recreational route network runs through superb countryside, with attractive scenery along the western edge of Dartmoor and much historical and heritage interest.


The downloadable booklet/PDF is good for navigating the route; but note that on the ground there may be some signage gaps.



Getting Around

Plymouth has excellent public transport connections with buses running frequently from around the county, it is also on the main trainline.

Okehampton and Tavistock have regular bus services running from around the county, see the Travel Devon website for latest travel times.

Plymouth, Yelverton, Tavistock and Okehampton have all facilities, refreshments and toilets can be found near Horrabridge.
Varied terrain with few steep climbs. One flat surfaced section suitable for all
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Photo of a quiet lane entering a tunnel on Drake's Trail
Grenofen Tunnel, Drake's Trail Copyright David Smith (geograph.org.uk)

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Photo of trees surrounding an old quarry at Cann

Plym Bridge Quarries

Plym Bridge is easily accessed via the Drakes Trail. This is quite a gentle route for both cyclists and walkers,
Photo of an old stone bridge, Plym Bridge

Plym Bridge Woods

Springtime in this wooded valley of the River Plym sees the woodland floor carpeted by wild flowers including wood anemone,