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Where to Walk and Ride in Devon

West Devon Way

36 miles between Okehampton and Plymouth along the western edge of Dartmoor; the route is waymarked except where it crosses open moorland.

As well as Okehampton and Plymouth, also passes through Tavistock and a number of smaller settlements.

Superb landscapes of moorland, river valleys and pastoral scenery; good long-range views. Walking is generally not difficult.

Coincides with the Two Castles Trail at the northern end and with the Dartmoor Way between Okehampton and Tavistock; links with the South West Coast Path and Erme-Plym Trail at Plymouth; also with the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail at Plymouth, via the Plymouth Cross-City Link walk. The route lends itself to being part of a grand circuit around western Devon in conjunction with the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail and West Devon Way.

Train access to Plymouth and (summer Sundays only) to Okehampton from Exeter; bus access to both ends and to Tavistock and many intermediate points; there is a regular bus service running parallel to the whole route.

Symbols Key

Trail includes moorland walkingTrail includes coast and / or estuary walking
Trail includes especially notable viewpointsTrail 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

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