Walking on Dartmoor

National Park and surrounding areas

By John Earle

This guidebook contains route descriptions for 42 day walks in the Dartmoor National Park and its surrounding area. The walks all vary in length from 2 to 12 miles long and each route is graded by difficulty from easy to moderate or hard. Most of the walks are circular with a few longer routes that are linear and involve ascents of tors.

Seasons

Seasons

Year-round walking, although extremely busy in peak summer months. Winter walking can require advanced navigation skills. Often boggy!
Centres

Centres

Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Princetown, Dartmeet, Stepsbridge and Postbridge.
Difficulty

Difficulty

Mainly easy to moderate walking, not technical. Often boggy, with grass tussocks. Mists can cause navigation difficulties.
Must See

Must See

Rolling, sweeping horizons, prehistoric stone circles such as at Merrivale, wild remote 'tors', Dartmoor ponies.
ISBN
9781852843601
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Published
Published
1 Dec 2002
Reprinted
24 Apr 2019
Edition
Second
Pages
256
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5cm
Weight
290g
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Earle

John Earle

John Earle is an experienced mountaineer, TV film maker and trek-leader. He runs a successful outdoor education centre on Dartmoor and is well known for his films about Cornwall and Dartmoor. He is also author of Cicerone guide to Cornwall and Exmoor and the Quantocks.

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