Walking on Dartmoor
40 Walks in Dartmoor National Park including a Ten Tors walk
Guidebook containing route descriptions for 39 day walks spread across the Dartmoor National Park and its surrounding area, plus a two-day Ten Tors challenge. The graded routes vary in length and difficulty and visit local high points and sites of interest, including Neolithic and Bronze Age remains.
SeasonsCan be undertaken year round, however, the seasons bring with them different expectations. From October to the end of March is generally the wettest period, with lower temperatures and occasionally snow, especially high up. April through to the end of September is typically the driest and warmest period, however, the weather in Dartmoor can be very unpredictable, so always be prepared.
CentresOkehampton, Princetown, Postbridge, Moretonhampstead, Widecombe in the Moor
DifficultyThe low-level shorter walks should be fine for all walkers. The higher-level routes are usually longer and more strenuous, paths can be less defined and include sections of wet/boggy ground; navigating in mist/low cloud over high open moor can be challenging and some of these routes also involve river crossings without bridges or using stepping stones - so care is required.
Must SeeExploring granite tors, ancient sites, High Willhays - highest top in Dartmoor and Southern England - Yes Tor, Oke Tor, Steeperton Tor, Great Mis Tor, remote Fur Tor, Great Links Tor, Beardown Tors, Hound Tor, Bowerman's Nose, Tavy Cleave, Merrivale stone rows, Drizzlecombe stone row, The Grey Whethers stone circles, Scorhill stone circle
A guidebook to 39 day walks exploring Dartmoor, plus a 2-day Ten Tors challenge. Exploring the dramatic scenery of Devon’s national park there are walks suitable for all abilities, from low-level shorter walks to higher level more strenuous and demanding routes.
The day walks, all easily accessible from Ivybridge, Tavistock and Okehampton, range from 7–13km (4–21 miles) and can be enjoyed in 2–6 hours. The Ten Tors route is a longer more challenging walk that takes 2 days and covers 58km (36 miles).
- 1:50,000 OS maps included for each walk
- Sized to easily fit in a jacket pocket
- GPX files available to download
- Refreshment and public transport options are given for each walk
- Information given on local geology and wildlife
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Steve Davison is a writer and photographer who has written a number of books, including eight guidebooks published by Cicerone. He has also written articles for a range of outdoor magazines and other publications. A keen hill walker for most of his life, with interests in nature, geology and the countryside, Steve is a qualified Mountain Leader and has also previously worked as a part time outdoor education instructor. He has been a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild for a number of years. Find out more about him at www.steve-davison.co.uk.View author profile
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