We will update this page regularly with any updates or changes to the route due to bad weather or other circumstances. We will try to offer alternative walking suggestions where possible so you can still enjoy the Two Moors Way route. We will also post information about upcoming events of interest to Two Moors Way/Devon Coast to Coast walkers.
Please get in touch if you have any news or further information you feel will be useful to other walkers.
THE BIG WALK!
Wembury (or Yealmpton) to Ivybridge – Saturday 21 April 2018
The best things in life are free – and so is this walk!
Make your own way to Wembury Beach car park for 10.45am, or catch the coach from Leonards Road car park (£2 all day) in Ivybridge, departing at 10am.
At the car park there will be a chance to stock up on badges, guide books and other goodies from Two Moors Way Association volunteers.
There are three walks to choose from:
- ‘Fast’ group: 16.5 miles Wembury to Ivybridge, starts 10.45am
- ‘Sensible’ group: 16.5 miles Wembury to Ivybridge, starts 10.46am
- Yealmpton group (dropped off after Wembury drop) 9 miles to Ivybridge, starts c 11am
If you would like to take part, contact ColinJPiper@aol.com stating your preferred walk.If you want a seat on the coach, then please do a bank transfer for £6 to bank account 602140 90216164 and specify Wembury and your name. This helps ensure that a coach of the right size is there to pick everyone up.
TWO MOORS WAY ‘VOLUNTEERS WELCOME’ DAY – Saturday 17 February 2018
10.30am–12.30pm The Hayridge Centre, 1 Exeter Hill, Cullompton EX15 1DJ
Join members of the Two Moors Way Association to find out how you can help support this inspirational walking route across Devon. A brief introduction will be followed by a showing of the video which highlights the route’s special qualities, and a talk on the work of the TMWA. We are looking for volunteers to help us in a number of areas – publicity, IT, path maintenance and so on – nothing too onerous or enormously time-consuming! For more information about the Volunteers Welcome Day (and to confirm your attendance) please email: ColinJPiper@aol.com.
TWO MOORS WAY ‘VOLUNTEERS WELCOME’ DAY – Saturday 4 November 2017
11am–2pm Chudleigh Town Hall TQ13 0HL
Join members of the Two Moors Way Association to find out how you can help support this inspirational walking route across Devon. A brief introduction will be followed by a showing of the video which highlights the route’s special qualities, and a talk on the work of the TMWA. We would be delighted if you would stay on for chat and networking over a buffet lunch. We are looking for volunteers to help us in a number of areas – publicity, IT, path maintenance and so on – nothing too onerous or enormously time-consuming! For more information about the Volunteers Welcome Day (and to confirm your attendance) please email: ColinJPiper@aol.com.
Trail improvements – July 2017
Work has been going on along the route over the summer to make things easier for walkers. A donation from Moorland Ramblers has enabled the replacement of stiles with gates between Holne and Newbridge, and path improvements have been carried out on a section of path on The Chains on Exmoor. Nearby a new bridge over the Hoaroak Water means that TMW walkers will at long last be able to keep their feet dry when crossing this often turbulent bit of water!
Author of Two Moors Way guidebook interviewed – May 2017
Sue Viccars met Bob Cartwright of The Outdoors Station on the route at Holne on Dartmoor and chatted with him about all aspects walking the Two Moors Way/Devon Coast to Coast route. Listen to the full interview at http://toc.hipcast.com/deluge/No_435_Two_Moors_Way_Pt2.mp
The Outdoors Station is the longest-running independent UK outdoors podcast producer specifically aiming to service the interests of self-powered travellers, be they walkers, backpackers, cyclists, paddlers and more. Started in 2005 by Bob, a freelance producer, the 400+ library has now reached a world-wide audience of almost 10 million and seeks to share audio diary trips and interviews with others with varied interests, who have undertaken adventures of all sizes, to an audiences of any age. There are so many ordinary (non-celebrity) people doing really interesting things and who are happy to share their story. Each journey is different; sometimes it is for personal joy or a new life experience, and many times it is to help a charity close to their heart.
You can read about Bob’s experiences along the route below.
BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOPS – March/April/May 2017
We are holding free networking events (presentation and lunch) along the route, as follows:
Simonsbath House Hotel – Monday 27 March (attended by around 50 people and very successful)
The Drewe Arms, Drewsteignton – Tuesday 25 April (as above)
The Watermark Centre, Ivybridge – Monday 8 May (as above)
If you have a business on or near the route please come along to one of these events to learn how you can help promote this fabulous long-distance walk and benefit from an increasing number of walkers. For more information/to confirm your attendance please email ColinJPiper@aol.com.
The Sandy Park Inn reopens! – April 2017
The Sandy Park Inn, a minute or two off the route (at Sandy Park) between Chagford and Drewsteignton on the Dartmoor section of the route, has reopened for business (food, drink and accommodation).
New statue unveiled at Lynmouth – May 2017
On Monday 8 May Richard Graham’s statue of ‘The Walker’ was unveiled by John Craven on the North Devon coast (on the South West Coast Path). The statue –on the Esplanade at Lynmouth – marks the start/end of both the 51-mile Coleridge Way and the 117-mile Two Moors Way/Devon Coast to Coast path.
Tarr Steps washed away but Two Moors Way still accessible – December 2016
Recent heavy rainfall has washed away a section of Tarr Steps across the River Barle on Exmoor. The Two Moors Way is still accessible – if walking from the south when you reach Tarr Steps continue walking upstream and within half a mile you will reach the next bridge which can be crossed to reconnect with the main route.
Facilities closed – January 2017
The Sandy Park Inn, just off route between Chagford and Drewsteignton (Dartmoor section), is closed until further notice; Boevey’s Tearooms at Simonsbath (Exmoor) is closed and on the market. The Church House Inn at Holne (Dartmoor) is also closed and on the market. Visit our ‘Stay / Eat‘ section for details of other options.
Tarr Steps bridge restored – February 2017
A number of slabs were washed out during flooding in November but the bridge is now repaired and usable by all. Our thanks to Somerset County council and their contractors for a prompt repair.