Devon Coast to Coast (Two Moors Way)

 

The Devon Coast to Coast route was opened in 2005, when the Two Moors Way was combined with the Erme-Plym Trail, linking Wembury on the south Devon coast with Lynmouth on the north Coast of Exmoor. A 117 mile (187 km) walk across the remote and rugged open moorland landscapes of Dartmoor and Exmoor. 

The route takes you through the wild and remote landscape of Dartmoor, up over open moorland, down wooded valleys and through villages, It then takes in the rolling Devon countryside and quiet country Lanes before the wooded river valleys and moorland of Exmoor and the North Devon Coast.

You will travel through a variety of landscapes from the granite Tors of Dartmoor and the wide expanses of moorland, through woodland, farmland, deeply wooded valleys and historic villages with great views.

 

Highlights

  • Exploring the varied landscapes, from the granite Tors of Dartmoor, through the valleys and woodland of Devon and Exmoor to the dramatic north Devon coastline.
  • Discovering the landscape that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyles "Sherlock Holmes" on Dartmoor.
  • Watching the wildlife along the route, including birds of prey, red deer and ponies.
  • Passing through picturesque villages along the route.

Route Facts

Start: Wembury
Finish: Lynmouth
Total Distance: 117 miles (187 km)
Season 02nd January to 24th December

Itineraries

Travel

We provide travel information for your guidance only, we are happy to assist with more detailed travel arrangements or arrange taxi's (where necessary).

If you require any assistance with travel planning, please do not hesitate to contact us for guidance.

Getting to Wembury

By Air - The closest airports are Exeter and Bristol, both having connecting bus / rail connections with Plymouth

By Train - The nearest mainline rail station is Plymouth (6 miles). Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for more information. 

By Bus - There is a limited local bus service from Plymouth,  for timetable and information visiwww.travelinesw.com

Alternative option would be a taxi from Plymouth, which we can arrange for you (if necessary).

Returning from Lynmouth

By Air - The closest airports are Exeter or Bristol, both having connecting bus / rail connections.

By Train - The nearest station is Barnstaple (20 miles), served by bus services from Lynton. Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for more information.

By Bus - There is a regular bus service from Lynton to Barnstaple (No Sunday Service), for timetable and information visit www.travelinesw.com

Alternative option would be a taxi to Minehead to connect with regular bus services to Taunton.

Map

Route Info

General Information

The distances and ascents / descents are approximate and for guidance only. The individual making the booking is responsible for ensuring that each member of the party is suitably equipped with standard / survival equipment as necessary for the route / terrain involved.

Insurance

It is advisable that you and each member of your party, takes out holiday insurance to protect yourselves, equipment, luggage and to cover against non-refundable costs should you have to cancel your trip due to unexpected circumstances or ill health. You should ensure that any such policy covers you for the activities being undertaken during your holiday.

Navigation

The route is NOT way-marked over the moorland sections. Both the Dartmoor and Exmoor sections have remote and isolated sections and these can be difficult during periods of bad weather or poor visibility. Therefore good navigation skills are essential for undertaking this route.

Experience & Fitness

The tour is suitable for most people with good physical fitness. The route is graded as moderate, but there are sections of rugged terrain with many height gains and losses. In addition both the Dartmoor and Exmoor sections contain remote and isolated sections.

Equipment

You should always ensure you are properly equipped for your walking holiday and prepared for varying weather conditions along the route. Your holiday pack contains a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking / survival equipment for a days walking.

Luggage Transfers

Your luggage will be transferred each day between each overnight accommodation as detailed within your itinerary. Please check with your accommodation provider where your bags should be left for collection each morning. Luggage transfers are one bag with a maximum weight of 20kg per person.

Accommodation

Accommodation

We use comfortable hotels, country inns, guest-houses and B&B's in selecting your accommodation and aim to provide these as close to the trail as possible. We work closely with all of our accommodation providers, each one being selected based on their quality of accommodation and the warm welcomes they provide. We will always request accommodation with private en-suite facilities, but in remoter locations this may not always be available. Please note, that due to the route and location of available accommodation you may need to walk / travel a short distance where accommodation is not available along the route (We can provide taxi transfers if required and booked in advance), your holiday pack will contain directions and location map of each nights accommodation.

Meals

All of our holidays are provided on a Bed & Breakfast basis, thus giving you the flexibility to choose your own options for lunch and evening meals. Your holiday pack will contain information on the options available along the route to stop for lunch and places to obtain an evening meal locally, along with places to obtain packed lunches. Accommodation providers may be able to offer evening meals and packed lunches by prior arrangement if this should be required.

Single Rooms and Solo Walkers

If you require single room either as an individual or as part of a group we would be happy to accommodate you although a single room supplement is payable.

Additional Nights

You can book as many extra nights as you wish, just tell us during your booking where you would like to spend extra days and we would be happy to arrange this for you and provide a quotation and personalised itinerary for this.

Included

What's Included

  •  Accommodation in comfortable hotels, country inns, guest-houses and B&B'
  •  Breakfast each morning for the duration of your holiday.
  •  Luggage transfers each day between each overnight accommodation.
  •  A detailed holiday pack, route guide and maps.
  •  Assistance with travel arrangements (where required).
  •  Emergency support during your holiday.