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Best Circular Dartmoor Walks

with easy car access
Okehampton - Belstone

The best tried and tested Dartmoor walks with easy car access - many with pubs.

Walks cover a range of options:

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family walks We have included some walks which are suitable for children aged 10+
 easy, mainly flat
 easy, some climbs
 moderate with climbs
 strenuous or over 3 hours
Map Showing Walks Princetown Postbridge Wistmans Wood Grimspound Meavy Merrivale Mary Tavy Elephants Nest Lydford Okehampton Widecombe Hembury Woods Buckfastleigh South Brent Ivybridge Ashburton New Bridge Haytor Lustleigh Chagford Moretonhampstead South Zeal Dunsford Christow North Bovey
    Pub Family Miles grade  
Ashburton Ashburton Pub yes 3.9 grade 3 One of our most popular walks following part of the Dartmoor Way along the river Ashburn.
Bowermans Nose Bowermans Nose   yes 2 - 4.5 grade 3 Enjoy spectacular views from this magical place where a hunter with his pack of hounds (Hound Tor) were turned to stone!
Chagford Chagford Pub   9.5 grade 3 Superb walks from this bustling Market town exploring the stunning beauty of this part of Dartmoor.
Christow Christow Pub   5.4 grade 3 A delightful walk from this picturesque village to Tottiford Reservoir.
Buckfastleigh Buckfastleigh Pub   6.5 grade 3 Very popular and scenic pub-walk to Holne on the edge of Dartmoor
Castle Drogo Castle Drogo Pub yes 4.1 grade 3 Three delightful walks near Castle Drogo,Drewsteignton ,ideal any time of the year!
Dartmeet (NEW) Dartmeet     3.2+ grade 3 A popular tourist attraction in the heart of Dartmoor
Dunsford Dunsford   yes 5.4 grade 3 Many delightful walks around Dunsford & Steps Bridge including the famous Daffodil Walk
Emsworthy Mire Emsworthy Mire   yes 1.8 grade 2 Two easy walks through this stunning nature reserve known for its magnificent display of bluebells
Peter Tavy & Elephants Nest Peter Tavy & Elephants Nest Pub   5.2 grade 3 A most enjoyable pub walk from Mary Tavy to the famous Elephant's Nest pub
Fernworthy Fernworthy   yes 3.6+ grade 3 Enjoy a peaceful forest walk around a trout filled reservoir & explore a prehistoric landscape of mysterious stone circles and rows.
Grimspound Grimspound     5.4 grade 3 During the bronze age Grimspound ,made of granite blocks ,enclosed 24 hut circles,suggesting a milder climate and an abundance of trees. Two popular walks.
Haytor Haytor Pub yes 3.4 grade 3 There is much more to Haytor than a steep climb to the Tor and back again! Two very popular and fairly easy walks in search of a lost village.
Hembury Woods Hembury Woods   yes 2.9+ grade 3 Two delightful walks through this ancient oak wood and along a most enchanting stretch of the river Dart - a key attraction in Victorian Times!
Ivybridge Ivybridge Pub   7 grade 3 A walker's Gateway to Dartmoor.
Two delightful walks with dramatic scenery following part of the majestic River Ern
Lydford Lydford Pub   6.8 grade 3 A delightful walk to Wheal Betsy ,an old copper mine,across stunning moorland using well maintained footpaths and green lanes.
Lustleigh Lustleigh Pub   6.8 / 3.1 grade 3 Very popular walks from a very picturesque village into a most unspoilt and dramatic part of Devon 
Mary Tavy - Brent Tor Church Mary Tavy - Brent Tor Church     8.6 grade 4 A delightful walk to Brent Tor,with its church on top of a hill
Manaton Manaton Pub   7 grade 4 An invigorating but most enjoyable walk from Lustleigh to Manaton & Hunter's Tor
Meavy (War Horse Country) Meavy (War Horse Country) Pub   4.2 grade 3 A great pub walk to Meavy and Burrator Reservoir with spectacular views of a dramatic landscape featured in the film 'War Horse' 
Moretonhampstead Moretonhampstead Pub   4.7 grade 3 Moretonhamstead ,gateway to Dartmoor,is an ideal town for walkers to explore the lush edge of the moor.
New Bridge New Bridge Pub yes 2.9 grade 3 Near Ashburton, a most picturesque place for a paddle in the Dart or a picnic along a tranquil river or a long hike through a romantic & scenic landscape.
North Bovey North Bovey Pub   5 grade 3 North Bovey is one of the most idyllic villages in Devon. It is quite isolated and ,perhaps because of this,the village has retained its original charm. An excellent pub walk!
Okehampton Okehampton Pub   6.7 grade 3 Best pub walks to Okehampton Castle Belstone.
Postbridge Postbridge Pub yes 4.3 grade 2 A popular and varied forest & family walk with lots to see:bronze age stone & hut circles,a clapper bridge & Bellever Tor
Princetown Princetown Pub   5.4 grade 2 Princetown offers the walker spectacular views of Dartmoor's almost volcanic landscapes.
Relive a railway journey through quarries
Shaugh Prior (NEW Shaugh Prior     4.2 grade 4 Explore a magical river valley, open moorland and the mysterious Dewerstone Rock.
South Brent South Brent Pub   4.8 grade 4 A great walk to explore Bent Moor & the river Avon following public footpaths and green lanes.- stunning views at the top
South Zeal South Zeal Pub   6.8 grade 4 Two popular pub walks exploring North Dartmoor
Sticklepath to Belstone Sticklepath to Belstone Pub   4.5 grade 4 A most scenic pub walk along the river Taw to Belstone following part of the Tarka Trail.
Tottiford Reservoir Tottiford & Trenchford     7.4 grade 3 On the edge of Dartmoor,great picnic walks around a peaceful reservoir where Time Team in 2010 made some unique finds.
Warren House Inn Warren House Inn
Pub   5.2 grade 3 Explore Dartmoor's old tin workings & the ruins of a medieval village
Widecombe in the Moor Widecombe in the Moor Pub   3.6 grade 3 Two walks from Uncle Tom Cobley's village with extensive views exploring Tors ,gift and tea shops and perhaps a pub!