Dartmoor Way

The Dartmoor Way is a circular route around Dartmoor linking hamlets, villages and towns. This challenging route takes in a variety of stunning views and beautiful Devon scenery. It is not recommended for less experienced cyclists.

This route has it all - winding country lanes, pretty villages and panoramic views. Dartmoor is the largest and wildest area of open country in Southern England and its moorland is breathtakingly scenic.

The route passes through or near Bovey Tracey, Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Ivybridge, Yelverton, Tavistock, Okehampton, Chagford and Moretonhampstead.

The Dartmoor Way offers many possibilities for a break - from an energetic day trip or weekend to a full five-to-seven days holiday. 

You can cycle this route in either direction but travelling anti-clockwise is recommended because, for many of the junctions crossing traffic is avoided, and the hills are slightly more forgiving this way round. 

Watch out for the Dartmoor Way Cycle Route waymarkers on signposts along the route.

The Dartmoor Way also shares some of its route with:
  • the Granite Way from Okehampton going south
  • the Devon C2C (National Cycle Route 27) from Ilfracombe to Plymouth
  • Drake's Trail from Tavistock to Plymouth
  • and the Tour de Manche, a cycle route that travels through Devon and Dorset, crosses the channel to Cherbourg and continues through Normandy and Brittany to reach Roscoff and then back across the water to Plymouth.

The project received the generous support of The Naturesave Trust.

For more detail on the route visit the Dartmoor Way website.


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Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.

However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.

Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.

Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

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