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Wondering what it is like to walk the Two Moors Way? Read about other people’s experiences here (don’t forget to leave your own story when you’ve walked the route!)

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Jenny Worth

27/07/2018_ Ivybridge to Lynmouth_ 34 hours actual walking time total_ 100.8 miles covered

I walked in stages, usually one day a week, accompanied by friends on three sections and the remainder on my own with Chewy our golden retriever. My husband, being retired, kindly helped with transport. We stayed away only on the last night as the driving distance was getting greater – we can recommend the Exmoor Manor Hotel near Lynton. As the forecast was good I wanted to finish the Cheriton ridge section and was pleased as I really enjoyed the […]

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Alan leading, Les bringing up the rear… and 24 other walkers

01/09/2018_ Newbridge to Ivybridge_ 6 hours 45 minutes total_ 14.8 miles covered

This was the second ‘Big Walk’ organised by the Two Moors Way Association (following the inaugural walk from Wembury to Ivybridge back in April) and once again attracted a wide range of walkers – some affiliated to Ramblers groups, others independent but interested in being part of a group tackling this wonderful route together. As before, we assembled at The Watermark Centre before boarding minibuses that took us – and a smaller group who intended to complete the walk at […]

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Martin Valuks, Keith Willey, Barry Kennings

14/06/2018_ Lynmouth to Ivybridge_ 5 days total_ 168km covered

Great experience with some superb scenery walked at a perfect time. Royal Oak at Withypool was a great choice and a buzzing pub to stay at. The Tradesmans Arms at Scoriton had a very friendly welcome and a lovely pint of ale. Favourite bits have to be the Barle river and also the Dart near Newbridge. It was lovely to just hear the wind and the birds for a few days and slow down from the usual daily work routine. […]

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Les Bright and 31 others!

21/04/2018_ Wembury beach to The Watermark Centre, Ivybridge_ 6 hours (+ 40 minutes 'stoppage time') total_ 15 miles covered

I was delighted to lead a group of 32 people (another faster group of 19 walkers may well post their experience here too) on ‘The Big Walk’, the Two Moors Way Association’s first group walk, on the Erme–Plym Trail linking the South Devon coast to the Two Moors Way. Our aim was to introduce people to the Association – and the route – through the medium of an organised walk. We provided transport by minibus from Ivybridge to Wembury and […]

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Ceri Rees and Patrick Devine Wright

25/11/2017_ Lynmouth to Ivybridge_ 26 hours 30 mins total_ 100 miles covered

It’s eight weeks to go until D Day and I’m hobbling around the house, barely able to get down the stairs. A slip on some granite steps on the South West Coast path near home, has resulted in a slither of muscle being stripped away on my thigh. Sporting a 10 inch graze, it looks like I’ve been raked over by a lock forward’s studs. “It looks like I’ll have to postpone. Unless things change for the better soon,” I […]

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Sue Viccars and Emma Parkin

20/11/2017_ Dunstone Down, Widecombe in the Moor to New Bridge_ Day walk, there and back total_ About 10 miles covered

This up-and-down stretch of the Two Moors Way on Dartmoor is magical! This was a day walk for us, following the route in both directions, checking out the Cicerone Press guidebook. After coffee at the lovely Cafe on the Green in the heart of Widecombe we drove the mile up to Dunstone Down where we picked up the official route. From there the way drops down to the historic hamlet at Jordan, then follows the pretty West Webburn river to […]

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Ben Keates and Tom Ayres

26/05/2017_ Wembury to Lynmouth_ 65 hours total_ 117 miles covered

A friend and I had completed the Three Peaks Challenge last year and decided we wanted to up the stakes and do the impossible so we researched treks and challenges and came across the route called ‘Two Moors Way’: an 102-mile route passing through Dartmoor and Exmoor with vast field and farmland in the middle section. We decided to make the challenge a coast to coast, meaning we started at Wembury on the south coast of Devon, adding a 15-mile trek to Ivybridge where […]

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Richard and Janet Scott, Peter and Yvonne Alderson

10/05/2017_ Ivybridge to Lynmouth_ 9 days total_ All the way covered

We were probably unlucky with the weather, having persistent rain every day except two. Fortunately there had been a long dry spell earlier so the ground wasn’t too muddy at all and I coped easily enough in good quality walking trainers instead of boots. The lack of waymarkers on Dartmoor was disconcerting but we managed OK on a very misty day thanks to our GPS – I wouldn’t want to do the walk without one. We had to use it […]

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13/05/2017_ WEMBURY to LYNMOUTH_ 7 DAYS total_ 119 MILES covered

Day 1 Wembury to Ivybridge. I made an early start from Wembury beach heading across the paths and fields towards Yealmpton. The weather was good, blue sky and getting warmer as the day progressed. I stopped off to have a look at the lovely parish church. I then made my way to Ivybridge, following the River Erme. I stayed at the Ivybridge Hotel. Day 2 Ivybridge to Scorriton. Another early start. I headed up the hill to start walking across […]

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Maddy and Nigel and Jane and Les

03/04/2017_ Holne to Knowstone_ 5 days total_ 57 miles covered

Maddy and Nigel came to stay with us in Exeter and we tackled the route as a series of day walks. The first day was a fantastic introduction to Dartmoor for people who live on the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens, with varied walking terrain and so many points of interest. A late lunch at Hutholes in strong spring sunshine contrasted with the finish at Bennett’s Cross, our start point for Day 2. As ever Bennett’s Cross is able to […]

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