Two Moors Way
|Two Moors Way|
|Length||103 mi (166 km)|
|Location||Devon & Somerset, England|
|Trailheads||Ivybridge to Lynmouth|
|Sights||Dartmoor and Exmoor|
The Two Moors Way is a long-distance path that runs from Ivybridge in South Devon to Lynmouth on the coast of North Devon, crossing parts of both Dartmoor and Exmoor (and passing into Somerset) along the way. The total length of the trail is about 103 miles (166 km), and some sections are difficult in poor weather. The route was officially opened on 29 May 1976, a fact commemorated on four inscribed stones located along the way.
Although there is one most widely used route, passing through (from south to north): Hexworthy, Postbridge, Chagford, Hittisleigh, Morchard Bishop, Witheridge, Hawkridge, Knowstone, Withypool and Simonsbath, during some parts of the Way alternative routes are possible, one of these passing through Holne rather than Hexworthy and Postbridge.
Allow for about 15 miles per day on the trail – though well-marked and mostly maintained, the going can be slow over the moor.
The Way intersects several other walking trails running through the moorlands:
- Coincides with the Tarka Trail for part of the way through Exmoor
- Intersects with:
- "Two Moors Way alternative route at Hill Farm". Retrieved 2009-09-24.
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