Two Moors Way (Devon’s Coast to Coast)

About this route

Running for just over 100 miles/160km between Ivybridge in the south and Lynmouth in the north, this famous path links the two National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor.

The route covers a wonderful diversity of scenery including a wild and remote stretch of Dartmoor and some of the most beautiful sections of the valley of the River Dart. After some delightfully unspoilt parts of central Devon, the trail reaches Exmoor and its deep wooded valleys, with magnificent views from the high moorland.

Walking is easy with just one or two challenging stretches and the route is comprehensively waymarked, apart from the open moorland sections which require navigational skills.

Getting Around

Many towns and villages along the route are served by buses, including Ivybridge, Bennett’s Cross, Chagford, Drewsteignton, Morchard Road, Morchard Bishop, Witheridge and Lynmouth. Morchard Road is on the Tarka Railway Line between Exeter and Barnstaple. You can combine a shorter walk with bus journey to bring you back to your starting point. Check Travel Devon for the latest public transport information.

Ivybridge, Widecombe, Chagford, Simonsbath and Lynmouth have all facilities.
Mainly easy walking with a couple of challenging stretches, a section of open moorland walking requires navigational skills.
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OS Maps

The Two Moors Way stretches across a number of Devon OS maps.
Landranger Maps - 201, 202, 191, 181, 180.
Explorer Maps - OL20, OL28, 113, 127, 114, OL9.

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Interesting information

The Two Moors Way was opened in 1976, since 2005 it has been combined with another long distance route, the Erme-Plym Trail which links Ivybridge with the South Devon coast, thus creating Devon’s Coast to Coast walk.

Photo of the Two Moors Way path across moorland with a granite way marker in the foreground
Two Moors Way Copyright Guy Wareham, licenced for Further Use - see geograph.org.uk

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Photo of the top of a waymarking post for the Coast Path and Tarka Trail