This guidebook describes the 187 km (102 mile) Devon Coast-to-Coast Path, or Two Moors Way. The trek travels south to north, from Wembury on the south coast, up through Dartmoor and mid-Devon, through Exmoor to Lynmouth on the Bristol Channel. The trek can be adjusted to suit each walker, and can take between a week to 10 days depending on itinerary. While thousands of visitors flock to Devon every year, few leave the honeypots and coast, so walkers on the Two Moors Way are treated to beautiful and remote countryside, far from the crowds.
The route winds north from the coast, up past Ivybridge into the wilds of Dartmoor, where the path crosses the upper course of the River Dart, and passes through Dunstone Down and Chagford. The way through mid-Devon visits Witheridge and Knowstone before climbing onto Exmoor and into Somerset, before reaching the sea. The Two Moors Way: Devon's Coast to Coast Walk combines clear route descriptions and OS map extracts with plentiful practical details on each stage of the route as well as advice on accommodation, facilities, and how to travel to and from the Way. Also included is a wealth of detail on the history, geology and wildlife along the way, as well as noting points of interest to enhance your trek.
A walk across Devon
History of the route
Geology and landscape
Wildlife, plants and flowers
When to go
Planning the walk
Getting there - and getting away
On the route
Using this guide
Stage 1 Wembury to Yealmpton
Stage 2 Yealmpton to Ivybridge
Stage 3 Ivybridge to Holne
Stage 4 Holne to Dunstone Down
Stage 5 Dunstone Down to Chagford
Stage 6 Chagford to Morchard Road
Stage 7 Morchard Road to Witheridge
Stage 8 Witheridge to Knowstone
Stage 9 Knowstone to Tarr Steps
Stage 10 Tarr Steps to Simonsbath
Stage 11 Simonsbath to Lynmouth
Appendix A Distance checklist
Appendix B Stamp stations
Appendix C Useful contacts
Appendix D Further reading
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After graduating from Exeter University Sue Viccars worked for a London map publisher before grabbing the chance to return to Devon, where she spent 20 years commissioning walking, equestrian and countryside books for David & Charles Publishers. She received her first walking book commission three weeks after going freelance in 2000 and since then has written or contributed to around 20 books, specialising in her home territory of southwest England, with particular reference to Dartmoor and Exmoor. She contributes to Exmoor: the country magazine, and has been editor of Dartmoor Magazine since 2008.