If you wish to make a longer route, or to try something different, the Two Moors Way links with many other recreational routes along its way allowing you to create your own itinerary. Some of the most popular are as follows:
South West Coast Path – recognised as one of the greatest walks in the country this runs for 630 miles around the coastline of the South West peninsula from Minehead to Lands End and on to Poole Harbour. If you’re looking at doing the full Coast to Coast version of the Two Moors Way you can extend your walk at the start or finish in either direction along the South West Coast Path! Find out more…
Coleridge Way – This 51-mile route crosses the Quantock Hills AONB before entering Exmoor National Park and following the footsteps of the Romantic Poets all the way to Lynmouth where it meets the end of the Two Moors Way. Experiencing this area encouraged the likes of Samuel Coleridge, Wordsworth, Byron and Shelley to write some of their most influential pieces and it isn’t difficult to see what inspired them as you walk the route! Find out more…
Tarka Trail – Also meeting the Two Moors Way at Lynmouth is the Tarka Trail – an 180-mile figure-of-eight route incorporating a section travelled by the Tarka Line railway.
Exe Valley Way – This links with the Two Moors Way on Exmoor and offers a route south following the River Exe all the way to its estuary at Exmouth on the south Devon Coast.
Dartmoor Way – This is a 108-mile circular walking route along beautiful footpaths, bridlepaths and quiet Devon lanes linking the towns and villages around the boundary of Dartmoor National Park. There is also a High Moor Link between Buckfast and Tavistock. The route is due to be launched (virtually) in autumn 2020, and a guidebook is in preparation. Further information can be found at www.dartmoorway.co.uk.
Take a look at Explore Devon for other walking routes across Devon.