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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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Julien Wilhelm

11/11/2016_ Crockernwell to Ivybridge_ Three days total_ 38 miles covered

Julien lives in Lorient, Brittany and walked the Dartmoor section of the Two Moors Way in November 2016. He says: A bus took me to Crockernwell, a perfectly deserted place, and I joined the trail at Drewsteignton (1.8 miles). I crossed Dartmoor from north to south in this way: Day 1: Crockernwell to Chagford Common 12 miles Day 2: Chagford Common to Pupers Hill 15.5 miles Day 3: Pupers Hill to Ivybridge 10.5 miles I camped at Chagford Common (400m) and […]

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Neil Blannin

03/10/2016_ Wembury to Lynmouth_ 6 days total_ 123 miles covered

My solo effort with combination of camping and B&B was accompanied by excellent weather from start to finish with exception of day three which was a bit moody. Day 1 – fairly gentle start making good progress from Wembury to just north of Ivybridge, Got to Ivybridge about 3pm so decided to head on out, I yomped up onto the moor and along the disused railway route until too knackered to go on , at 7pm I erected the tent […]

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Mike Kearney

29/09/2016_ Ivybridge to Lynmouth_ 4 days total_ 100 covered

I was inspired to complete this glorious long distance path (my first one !!) for the charity Hannahs , based in Ivybridge. After a long time in the planning stage I decided that I would go for an Autumn start and aimed to cover it in a 4 day period from Thurs 29 Sept to Sunday 2 Oct 2016. This would mean walking an average of 25 miles a day, carrying most of my gear, with overnight stays en route […]

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Sue Viccars & Emma Parkin

18/09/2016_ Lynmouth to Morchard Bishop_ 21 hours total_ 52 miles covered

Three fabulous days: the first time I’ve tried the route from north to south. We got a lift to Lynmouth on the Saturday, so could set off at a reasonable time on the Sunday. Day One ended at The Royal Oak at Withypool (wonderful place to stay). Eighteen glorious miles across Exmoor, first following the East Lyn river and then Hoaroak Water to the Chains ridge, with wonderful views along the way. Treated ourselves to delicious coffee and cake at […]

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Steve Brown, Pete Porter, Shaun Tolman and Paul Kemble.

25/05/2016_ Ivybridge to Lynmouth_ 5 days total_ 102 miles covered

Day 1 Ivybridge to Holne. Up on the moor saw us missing a turn. This was quite costly in effort to get back on track. We planned to use the pub and camping barn at Holne, unfortunately the pub was shut indefinitely and the camping barn had shut about 3 years ago. A local we spoke to allowed us to use one of his fields. Day 2 Holne to Drewsteignton. Unfortunately one of the team dropped out, however as a […]

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