Where to Walk and Ride in Devon

Two Castles Trail

Trail includes moorland walkingTrail includes especially notable viewpointsTrail is mostly waymarked and signpostedTrail has parallel bus and / or train routes to allow for short lengths to be walkedTrail information includes dedicated accommodation list

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 walkingTrail includes moorland walkingTrail includes coast and / or estuary walkingTrail includes coast and / or estuary walking
Trail includes especially notable viewpointsTrail includes especially notable viewpointsTrail is mostly waymarked and signpostedTrail is mostly waymarked and signposted
Trail has parallel bus and / or train routes to allow for short lengths to be walkedTrail has parallel bus and / or train routes to allow for short lengths to be walked Trail information includes dedicated accommodation listTrail information includes dedicated accommodation list