- Distance: 95 mile circular route
- Type: Quiet roads, hilly. The eastern part of the Dartmoor Way, particularly, contains challenging gradients and conditions.
- Surface: Tarmac or hard ground, so no off-road or specialist equipment is required.
- Access:There are main line railway stations at Ivybridge and Newton Abbot for Bovey Tracey that link in with the route.
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 away - from an energetic day trip or weekend, to a full 5 - 7 day holiday. The route can be cycled 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.
2. Tavistock to Ivybridge - 22 miles
3. Ivybridge to Bovey Tracey - 24 miles
4. Bovey Tracey to Okehampton - 26 miles
The Dartmoor Way also shares some of its route with the Granite Way from Okehampton going south, the Devon C2C (Sustrans Route 27) from Ilfracombe to Plymouth, Drakes 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.
Find out more about Dartmoor Nationl Park
For more detail on the route visit the Dartmoor Way website
Map details the Devon Coast to Coast cycle route that runs from Ilfracombe, on the North Devon Coast, to Plymouth.
The Dartmoor Way is a new 95 mile-long circular cycling route around Dartmoor linking hamlets, villages and towns. This challenging route passes through or near Bovey Tracey, Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Ivybridge, Yelverton, Tavistock, Okehampton, Chagford and Moretonhampstead to name a few, taking in a variety of stunning views and beautiful Devon scenery. Not recommended for less experienced cyclists.