Two Castles Trail
24 miles between Okehampton and Launceston (just over the border in Cornwall) on the western side of Devon; the route is waymarked except where it crosses open moorland.
Apart from Okehampton and Launceston, the route also passes through a number of small villages.
Moorland landscapes in the east, valleys in the west, all with a range of very wide views; the two Norman castles at Okehampton and Launceston, which give their name to the Trail, are passed, together with a variety of other historic sites. Generally easy walking with one or two short climbs.
Coincides with the West Devon Way at the eastern end; links with the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail at Launceston; the route lends itself to being part of a grand circuit around western Devon in conjunction with the West Devon Way and Tamar Valley Discovery Trail.
Train access (summer Sundays only) to Okehampton from Exeter; bus access to both ends and some intermediate points; there is a regular bus service running parallel to the whole route.
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|Trail includes moorland walking||Trail includes coast and / or estuary walking|
|Trail includes especially notable viewpoints||Trail is mostly waymarked and signposted|
|Trail has parallel bus and / or train routes to allow for short lengths to be walked||Trail information includes dedicated accommodation list|