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Letters MW on standard waymarksTwo Moors Way (Devon Coast to Coast)

145 km / 90 miles

Devon, Somers
A route across Dartmoor over exposed moorland to Teigncombe from where the River Teign is followed to Castle Drogo. The Exmoor National Park is reached at Tarr Steps and the Way then climbs to Exe Head and through Cheriton to the finish. Access to Ivybridge from the South Devon coast can be achieved by way of waymarked trails both included on OS mapping. These are the Erme-Plym Trail (10 miles) which provides a route from each of Plymouth and Wembury to Brixton and then a single route to Sequer's Bridge near Ermington. From here the Erme Valley Trail (3 miles) can be taken to Ivybridge.

Devon County Council are supporting and promoting this route together with the Erme-Plym Trail as a 'Coast to Coast' route to Wembury from Lynmouth and in 2007 produced a publication covering the whole route. See below for details. The 2015 Cicerone book describes the full route from Wembury to Lynmouth. While termed 'Devon's Coast to Coast' part of the Exmoor section is in Somerset.

The Taw-Teign Link (6 miles and on OS mapping) links the Tarka Trail at Sticklepath and Two Moors Way at Chagford, on the northern fringe of Dartmoor.

Strider News - August 2015 (Publication Update)

A new guidebook listed below is planned for June 2015 from Cicerone.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Letters MW on standard waymarks Waymark: Letters MW on standard waymarks
Attributes: Challenging; Coast-to-Coast; Moorland; River
SX636563 - Ivybridge, Devon
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SS721497 - Lynmouth, Devon
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User Group: Two Moors Way Association
  63 Higher Coombe Drive, TEIGNMOUTH, Devon, TQ14 9NL
  01626 879770 (evenings)
Web Sites: Devon CC - Two Moors Way
  Somerset CC - Long Distance Walking Routes - Route 2
  National Trail Guides UK - Two Moors Way
  Southern Walks - Two Moors Way
  Contours - Two Moors Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback: Two Moors Way: Devon's Coast to Coast Walk (Cicerone Walking Guide) (Cicerone Press - 2015)
Paperback: Two Moors Way/Devon Coast to Coast incorporating Erne-Plym Trail (Devon County Council)
Paperback: Two Moors Way: Dartmoor & Exmoor Recreational Path Guide (Aurum Press - 1997)
Paperback: Two Moors Way: 100 Miles across Dartmoor & Exmoor (Cicerone Press - 1994)
Booklet: Two Moors Way/Coast to Coast Walk incorporating the Erme-Plym Trail (Two Moors Way Association - 1996)
Hardback: Walkers Britain (AA Publishing - 2011)
Looseleaf: Two Moors Way: Accommodation List (Two Moors Way Association)
Badge & Certificate: Badge & Certificate for Two Moors Way (Two Moors Way Association)
Leaflet: Two Moors Way: Introductory Leaflet (Devon County Council)
CD ROM: Running the Two Moors Way (Mind Technology Limited)
Illustrated map guide: Two Moors Way: Illustrated Map (Two Moors Way Association)
Booklet: Walking Trails in Devon (Devon County Council)

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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 180181191202
OS Landranger Active: 180181191202
OS Explorer: 92028113114127
OS Explorer Active: 92028113114127

Walking Support Providers:

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Support Providers: Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Let's Go Walking! Ltd)

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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path Along Path
Camping Barn: Blackadon Barn Cottages 1 Km 3 Km
Bunk House: Harford Bunkhouse & Camping 1 Km 3 Km
Bunk House: South Dartmoor Bunkhouse, Buckfastleigh, Devon 4 Km 20 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Dartmoor Expedition Centre, Widecombe in the Moor 1 Km 31 Km
Camping Barn: Great Hound Tor YHA, Manaton, Newton Abbot 4 Km 34 Km
Camping Barn: Runnage YHA, Runnage Farm, Postbridge, Yelverton, Devon 3 Km 40 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Bellever YHA, Postbridge, Devon 5 Km 40 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Sparrowhawk Backpackers, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor 4 Km 55 Km
Self-catering: Anstey Mills Cottages  (bookable online) 2 Km 111 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Exford YHA, Exe Mead, Minehead, Somerset 3 Km 121 Km
Hotels: Exmoor Forest Inn  (bookable online) < 1 Km 129 Km
Bunk House: Pinkery Bunkhouse YHA, Pinkery Centre, Minehead, Somerset 3 Km 135 Km
Hotels: The Rockford Inn  (bookable online) 2 Km 142 Km
B & B Accommodation: Lorna Doone House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 144 Km
B & B Accommodation: Pine Lodge Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 144 Km
B & B Accommodation: Castle Hill Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 145 Km
Self-catering: Woodybrooke Cottage  (bookable online) 5 Km 145 Km
B & B Accommodation: Gable Lodge Guest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 145 Km

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Connected Paths:

Path Highlights: Two Moors Way - Tarka Trail Highlights; Two Moors Way Highlights
National Trails (England & Wales): South West Coast Path National Trail
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Dartmoor Way; Erme Valley Trail; Erme-Plym Trail; Exe Valley Way; Little Dart Ridge and Valley Walk; Macmillan Way West - Castle Cary to Barnstaple; Samaritans Way South West, Bristol to Lynton; Tarka Trail; Taw-Teign Link
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Other Paths: Celtic Way; Celtic Way The Exmoor Option; Coleridge Way; Dartmoor Ramble; Devonshire Heartland Way; Exe Valley Way: Variant to Exe Head; Land's End Trail; Mary Michael Pilgrims Way; River Teign Walk
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Anytime Challenges: Dartmoor's Ancient Boundary Perambulation


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Route Profile:

144.8 Km (90.0 miles)
3,772 m (12,375 ft) ascent
528 m (1,732 ft)  maximum height