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Dartmoor Ramble

79 km / 49 miles

This route was devised to take advantage of the youth hostels at Bellever, Okehampton and Steps Bridge and takes in some of the wildest parts of Dartmoor. The walk visits Belstone, Chagford, North Bovey and Post Bridge.

Route Description and Schematic Maps made available as 'Downloads' by kind permission of Martyn Hanks who designed these routes to encourage walking and use of the 'Youth Hostels' some of which are now sadly closed. However there are other accommodation options where hostels have closed.


Path Type
Other Paths
Challenging; Moorland
Start and Finish
SX654774 - Bellever Youth Hostel, Devon
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Schematic Map - PDF
Dartmoor Ramble Schematic Map (Martyn Hanks - Aug 2007)
Download File
Dartmoor Ramble (Martyn Hanks)


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Route Profile:

79.3 Km (49.3 miles)
2,201 m (7,221 ft) ascent
600 m (1,969 ft)  maximum height