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Dartmoor Way

138 km / 86 miles

A route around Dartmoor linking hamlets, villages and towns with a variety of scenery including wild upland, sheltered valleys and quiet lanes. Two routes exist, one for walkers and the other for cyclists. The walkers' route is coincident with the Tarka Trail between Sticklepath and Okehampton and with the West Devon Way between Okehampton and Tavistock, and is shown on OS mapping. It is not shown separately in the Map Section of the LDWA Handbook or on the LDWA/Harvey LDP Chart.


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Challenging; Moorland
Start and Finish
SX739662 - Buckfastleigh, Devon
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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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Route Profile:

133.8 Km (83.1 miles)
3,231 m (10,600 ft) ascent
428 m (1,404 ft)  maximum height