Long Distance Walkers Association The Devonshire Heartland Way runs between Okehampton and the village of Stoke Canon, just north of Exeter. A west-to-east route across pastoral Devon, starting with Dartmoor backdrops, it uses ancient footpaths, bridleways and some minor roads the route takes in Sampford Courtenay, North Tawton, where it links with the Tarka Trail, Down St Mary, where it links with the Two Moors Way; Colebrooke, Yeoford and Crediton before finishing at Stoke Canon. The logo for the trail has a Spindle Berry Flower on it. You should be able to see many growing in the hedgerows en-route.
Travel Wessex The Devon Heartland Way 43 miles of pastoral countryside with the profile of Dartmoor in the background and fairly easy walking, but a couple of steady climbs. This waymarked route links Okehampton with the Exe Valley.
The Devon Heartland Way starts at Okehampton Station which is handy. Here we are on the edge of mysterious Dartmoor. The trail follows the valley of the East Okement river and crosses peaceful countryside.
Visit Mid Devon The Devonshire Heartland Way is an inland route for walkers, which is approximately 45 miles in length. It mainly uses ancient footpaths and bridleways and, in some places, minor country roads. This walk can be made shorter and joined at any point along route. For the benefit of readability, we have broken the route down into three sections: Okehampton to North Tawton, North Tawton to Crediton, and Crediton to Stoke Canon. Waymarkers displaying the Spindle Berry Flower are found along the route.
Walkers can make the most of connections to the Tarka Trail long distance footpath at North Tawton, the Two Moors Way long distance footpath at Colebrooke, or the Tarka Railway Line at Yeoford, Newton St Cyres or Crediton.
Accommodation, attractions and eateries can be found at points all along the route including the simple and quite unique church of St Mary’s at Honeychurch, The Waie Inn, Down St Mary Vineyard, Shobrooke Park, The Duck at Yeoford and Crediton Parish Church as well as the many shops and eateries in the market towns of North Tawton and Crediton.