The Two Moors Way – the brainchild of Joe Turner of the Two Moors Way Association – was officially opened on 29 May 1976. After Joe’s death in 2004 Dartmoor sculptor Peter Randall-Page created a testament to his work: two halves of an inscribed granite boulder now sit on the edge of Dartmoor and Exmoor, facing each other across 30 miles of rolling Mid Devon countryside.

In 2005 the Two Moors Way was linked with the Erme–Plym Trail from Ivybridge to Wembury on the south Devon coast to create a cross-county coast-to-coast route of over 115 miles.

In 2016, to mark the 40th anniversary of the original route, the Two Moors Way Association was reinvigorated, working in close partnership with Exmoor National Park, Dartmoor National Park and Devon County Council who are responsible for maintaining and managing the path. This website was produced, leaflets published, the passport scheme revived, business engagement workshops held along the route to inform local businesses, and a new guidebook published.