The original Two Moors Way spans 102 miles from Ivybridge on the southern boundary of Dartmoor National Park to Lynmouth on the North Devon coast in Exmoor National Park. If you wish to complete a Coast to Coast walk you can start at Wembury on the South Devon coast and follow the Erme-Plym trail to Ivybridge, adding around 15 miles. See the route charts for a detailed overview of the route.
The entire route is waymarked in each direction in most places, but it does cross wild moorland and remote countryside where the weather can change quickly. You should therefore carry the relevant maps and know how to read them – a compass is also strongly advisable.
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Explore Devon Running for just over 100 miles/160km between Ivybridge in the south and Lynmouth in the north, this famous path links the two National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor.
The route covers a wonderful diversity of scenery including a wild and remote stretch of Dartmoor and some of the most beautiful sections of the valley of the River Dart. After some delightfully unspoilt parts of central Devon, the trail reaches Exmoor and its deep wooded valleys, with magnificent views from the high moorland.
Walking is easy with just one or two challenging stretches and the route is comprehensively waymarked, apart from the open moorland sections which require navigational skills.
Long Distance Walkers Association The Devon Coast to Coast is a composite route made up of the Two Moors Way from Ivybridge to Lynmouth and the Erme-Plym Trail, also marked on OS mapping, from the coast at Wembury to Ivybridge. This combined route was relaunched in 2016.
From Wembury Bay on Devon's south coast the Erme-Plym Trail provides a gentle introduction before the more demanding section across Dartmoor where the National Park is entered at Ivybridge. Exposed moorland leads to the highest point on this section over Hamel Down (532m). A lower-level alternative is offered to avoid the moorland section.
A pastoral section follows to Teigncombe from where the River Teign is followed to Castle Drogo. Exmoor National Park is reached at Tarr Steps and the River Barle is followed to Simonsbath. Another moorland section leads to Exe Head and along the Cheriton Ridge before the final descent to the sea at Lynmouth.
Although termed 'Devon's Coast to Coast' part of the Exmoor section is in Somerset.