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Cicerone Guides: Walking on Dartmoor 40 Walks in Dartmoor National Park including a Ten Tors walk

Walking / Outdoor Guide
By: Steve Davison(Author)
256 pages, colour photos, colour maps
Publisher: Cicerone Press
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A guidebook to 39 day walks and one two-day Ten Tors challenge across the Dartmoor National Park and its surrounding area. The guide contains low-level shorter walks and higher level more strenuous and challenging routes, therefore there's a walk suitable for all abilities, allowing you to explore all of what Devon's national park has to offer. Each walk contains a detailed route description, 1:50,000 OS maps and colour photography, alongside practical information on public transport links and refreshment stops on each walk.

Dartmoor, a National Park since 1951, is wild, and at times isolated. It's a land of blanket bogs and grass moors dotted with fascinating tors, old stone clapper bridges, tree-shaded river valleys and a diverse range of wildlife. Our ancestors have left behind a fascinating treasure trove from intriguing stone rows to fascinating stone circles and burial cairns to hut circles. There are also the stark ruins of Dartmoor's mining heritage, picturesque villages and hamlets that are home to interesting old churches and cosy pubs. You'll be able to stand on High Willhays which, at 621 m (2039 ft), is not only a mountain but also the highest point in Southern England. On a clear day from many of Dartmoor's summits, there are great views out over Devon's rural landscape and west into Cornwall to Bodmin Moor.


Map key
Route summary table

Geology and landscape
Habitats and wildlife
A brief history
When to walk and equipment
Getting to and staying in Dartmoor
Maps and GPS
Waymarking and access
Using this guide

Walk 1 Drewsteignton and Fingle Bridge
Walk 2 Chagford and Meldon Hill
Walk 3 Moretonhampstead and Mardon Down
Walk 4 Trenchford and Tottiford Reservoirs and Christow
Walk 5 North Bovey and Easdon Tor
Walk 6 Challacombe, Grimspound and Water Hill
Walk 7 Lustleigh Cleave, Hunter’s Tor and River Bovey
Walk 8 Widecombe in the Moor, Hamel Down and Bowerman’s Nose
Walk 9 Hound Tor and Haytor Rocks
Walk 10 Buckland Beacon and Rippon Tor

Walk 11 The stepping stones walk
Walk 12 Dartmeet figure-of-eight
Walk 13 Dart Valley via Bench Tor and Sharp Tor
Walk 14 Ryder’s Hill and Snowdon
Walk 15 River Avon and Eastern White Barrow
Walk 16 Old tramways and Three Barrows
Walk 17 Butterdon Hill, Ugborough Beacon and Sharp Tor
Walk 18 Erme Valley and Stalldown Barrow

Walk 19 River Plym and Dewerstone Rock
Walk 20 Drizzlecombe and Gutter Tor
Walk 21 Burrator Reservoir, Meavy and Sheeps Tor
Walk 22 Down Tor, Nun’s Cross and Fox Tor
Walk 23 Leeden Tor, Sharpitor and Leather Tor
Walk 24 Devonport Leat and Black Tor
Walk 25 Great Mis Tor and Lich Way
Walk 26 Longaford Tor, Rough Tor and Beardown Tors
Walk 27 Foggintor, King’s Tor and Merrivale
Walk 28 Cox Tor, Great Staple Tor and Pew Tor

Walk 29 Peter Tavy and White Tor
Walk 30 Postbridge and Bellever Tor
Walk 31 Postbridge to Fur Tor
Walk 32 Fernworthy Reservoir, Grey Wethers and Watern Tor
Walk 33 Fernworthy Reservoir, Scorhill and Kestor Rock
Walk 34 Willsworthy, Tavy Cleave and Hare Tor
Walk 35 Great Links Tor and Widgery Cross
Walk 36 High Willhays via Yes Tor and Black-a-Tor Copse
Walk 37 Belstone, Cullever Steps and West Mill Tor
Walk 38 Steeperton Tor, Hangingstone Hill and Oke Tor
Walk 39 Cosdon Hill and Belstone Cleave

Ten Tors
Walk 40 Ten Tors two days

Appendix A Useful contacts
Appendix B Glossary
Appendix C Further reading

Customer Reviews


Steve Davison is a writer and photographer who has written a number of books, including eight guidebooks published by Cicerone. He has also written articles for a range of outdoor magazines and other publications. A keen hill walker for most of his life, with interests in nature, geology and the countryside, Steve is a qualified Mountain Leader and has also previously worked as a part-time outdoor education instructor. He has been a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild for a number of years.

Walking / Outdoor Guide
By: Steve Davison(Author)
256 pages, colour photos, colour maps
Publisher: Cicerone Press
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