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Best trails in Dartmoor National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Dartmoor National Park, Devon? AllTrails has 60 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 41 moderate trails in Dartmoor National Park ranging from 1.7 to 104.2 miles and from 26 to 1,935 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Dartmoor National Park's landscape consists of moorland capped with many exposed granite hilltops known as tors, providing habitats for Dartmoor wildlife, rivers and bogs. Many visitors enjoy hill walking, letterboxing, whitewater kayaking, canoeing and rock climbing on the granite tors and outcrops. Numerous prehistoric menhirs or standing stones, stone circles, kistvaens, cairns and stone rows can be found on the moor. There are also an estimated 5,000 hut circles still surviving although many have been raided over the centuries by the builders of the traditional dry stone walls that are remnants of Bronze Age houses.

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Map of trails in Dartmoor National Park
Park information
Acreage:
235,712 acres
Contact
+44 1626 832093
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Top trails (60)
#1 - Hunter's and Fisherman's Path to Castle Drogo
Dartmoor National Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
Beautiful views, and shaded woodland walks. Exciting for children with plenty to do in the water if your brave enough to enter the pristine but coldish water.Show more
#2 - Castle Drogo to View of the Valley via Fingle Bridge
Dartmoor National Park
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 43 m
Castle Drogo to View of the Valley via Fingle Bridge is a 8.6 mile loop trail located near Exeter, Devon, England that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily Show more
#3 - Wistman's Wood
Dartmoor National Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
Small car park is at the opposite side of road to Two Bridge hotel. Follow the path, with the stone wall on your left, pass the cottage (friendly barking dogs) and continue straight on with the river Show more
#4 - Meldon Reservoir and Black Tor
Dartmoor National Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
A circular and fairly strenuous walk through typical Dartmoor landscape in Devon. The walk begins with a crossing over the Meldon Reservoir dam and then follows the path alongside the reservoir to meShow more
#5 - Gidleigh Tor and Scorhill Tor Walk
Dartmoor National Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
Gidleigh Tor and Scorhill Tor Walk is a 5.6 mile loop trail located near Newton Abbot, Devon, England that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, Show more
#6 - Dartmoor Circular Walk - Hare Tor, Fur Tor and Lynch Tor
Dartmoor National Park
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 6 h 7 m
Dartmoor Circular Walk - Hare Tor, Fur Tor and Lynch Tor is a 11.7 mile loop trail located near Tavistock, Devon, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of aShow more
#7 - Lydford Gorge
Dartmoor National Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
This is a popular family friendly hike in Dartmoor National Park. It is a circular route, but could also just be done as an out-and-back, just by turning back whenever you'd like. The path is a well Show more
#8 - Hound Tor from Saddle Tor Car Park
Dartmoor National Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
After leaving the car park, head up towards Saddle Tor. Once at the top of Saddle Tor, follow a path leading to Haytor Rocks. With Haytor Rocks on your right, go towards Haytor Qaurries. There will bShow more
#9 - Burrator Reservoir
Dartmoor National Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
There are several reservoirs that were created to supply water to Plymouth. The Burrator Reservoir in Dartmoor National Park is one of them. Nowadays it is a popular walking and cycling area. There aShow more
#10 - Haytor Quarry Loop
Dartmoor National Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
Haytor Quarry Loop is a 2 mile loop trail located near Newton Abbot, Devon, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and natureShow more
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