The Two Moors Way
Devon's Coast to Coast: Wembury Bay to Lynmouth
By Sue Viccars
Guidebook to walking Devon's Coast to Coast, a 117 mile route incorporating the Two Moors Way and a section of the Erme-Plym Trail. Beginning at Wembury Bay on the south coast and finishing at Lynmouth, the walk passes through the beautiful countryside of Dartmoor and Exmoor. A map booklet of the full route on OS 1:25K maps is included.
SeasonsLate spring to early autumn. Spring brings warm days and stunning displays of wildflowers, foals on the moors and lambs in the fields; in late summer purple heather covers the hills; in autumn the wooded valleys glow with beech and oak in stunning autumn leaf.
CentresIvybridge, Chagford, Morchard Bishop, Witheridge, Withypool and Lynmouth. The route passed through few places of any significant size, so pre-planning accommodation and supplies is essential.
DifficultyThe route is suitable for competent walkers, and can be divided into shorter or longer stages if required. Devon is a hilly county, but there are few long and steep ascents/descents. Parts of the Mid Devon stretch can be very muddy in winter. Navigational skills will be required for both moorland stages in bad weather/poor visibility.
Must SeeDartmoor's wide open spaces, home to hill ponies, granite tors and Bronze Age relics. Exmoor's sandstone moorland and towering sea cliffs. Narrow-hedged lanes, historic farmsteads and remote churches in quiet, rural Mid Devon.
A guidebook to walking a 188km (117 mile) Coast to Coast across Devon, combining the Two Moors Way with a section of the Erme–Plym Trail. Extending from Wembury to Lynmouth, the route links the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks and includes sections of high moorland where navigation skills are necessary.
The route is described from south to north, with a summary for southbound walkers. It is presented in 11 stages of between 11 and 29km (7–18 miles), with alternative low-level options for two of the upland stages.
- Contains step-by-step description of the route alongside 1:50,000 OS maps
- Includes a separate map booklet containing OS 1:25,000 mapping with the route line
- Handy trek planner, route summary table and selected accommodation listings help you plan your itinerary
- Facilities and transport information for each stage, plus local points of interest
- Sized to easily fit in a jacket pocket
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After gaining a degree in Geography and Archaeology at Exeter University Sue Viccars worked for a London map publisher before grabbing the chance to return to Devon, where she spent 20 years commissioning walking, equestrian and countryside books for David & Charles Publishers. She received her first walking book commission three weeks after going freelance in 2000 and since then has written or contributed to around 20 books (and edited dozens more), specialising in her home territory of southwest England, with particular reference to Dartmoor and Exmoor. She writes the walks for Exmoor: the country magazine, and has been editor of Dartmoor Magazine since 2008.View author profile
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