Where to Walk and Ride in Devon

Templer Way

Trail includes moorland walkingTrail includes especially notable viewpointsTrail is mostly waymarked and signposted

18 miles between Haytor on Dartmoor and Teignmouth on the south coast; the Way traces the route by which granite was exported from Dartmoor via the unique Haytor Granite Tramway and the Stover Canal and is comprehensively waymarked except on the open moor.

Passes through Newton Abbot as well as Teignmouth; also the edge of Bovey Tracey.

A wide range of scenery including open moorland, woodland, river valleys, passing old quays and locks and along estuary foreshore; fascinating examples of the old tramway and canal are passed. Walking is quite easy from Haytor to Teignmouth (downhill), quite strenuous in the opposite direction.

Links with the South West Coast Path and Dartmoor Way.

Train access to Teignmouth and Newton Abbot; buses also serve both places and, in the summer, Haytor.

View the Templer Way Leaflet image - PDF icon (2.58MB - pdf help) - a guide to the long distance route between Haytor and Teignmouth.

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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