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Best Widecombe in the Moor Walks

Widecombe in the Moor
Dartmoor Walks
Walk 1 (2 miles)Walk 2 (3.6 miles)Walk 3(7 miles)
KingsheadChinkwell Tor Hameldown Cross

Widecombe (willow valley) is well known for its Fair, gift & tea shops and pubs.

The name probably means 'Willow Valley'

Point of InterestWidecombe tea and gift shops
Medieval Church ('cathedral of Dartmoor')
PubsThe Old Inn
toiletsWidecombe Car Park
parkingWidecombe Car Park (Pay & Display)
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  • Take the in places narrow B3387 from Bovey Tracey past Haytor.
  • SATNAV postcode:TQ13 7TA

Walk 1 Kingshead (2 miles)

Widecombe Village
Widecombe Village


A delightful but strenuous walk exploring the scenic landscape around the village.

Although short in length allow at least 1 hour.

The walk includes a steady climb and a steep descent with 2 ladders crossing a wall.

The Walk

A From Cafe on the Green walk towards the shops then continue keeping shops on your left.

B Take lane on left just before a tennis court on right.

After a while the lane turns into a bridle path. Continue climbing steadily. The path becomes less clear but head in the same direction to the top where you meat another track going South.

C Take track along wall .

D At corner of wall turn right and follow path with wall on your right.

When you join a small lane the descent is quite steep.

E At the bottom of the hill turn right along lane back to the village.

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Walk 2 Chinkwell Tor (3.6 miles)


Widecombe Village
Widecombe Village

A very pleasant and varied walk with spectacular views ; it involves some climbing.

Near Bonehill Rocks you take a track on left - here Spielberg shot some of his scenes for War Horse.

You can avoid the climb to Chinkwell Tor by continuing along a track keeping Tor on your right.

Other Tors which can be explored are Bell Tor and Honeybag Tor.

Widecombe Walks

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 Walks near Widecombe in the Moor
 Emsworthy Mire
Two easy walks through this stunning nature reserve known for its magnificent display of bluebells
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
A popular and varied forest walk with lots to see:bronze age stone & hut circles, a clapper bridge & Bellever Tor.
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.

Walk 3 Hameldown Cross (7 miles)

Two Moors Way


This somewhat strenuous walk with striking and extensive views follows part of the Two Moors Way.

Hameldowon Cross is the highest cross on Dartmoor dating back to the middle ages.

From here, cross moorland in an easterly direction towards a well trodden track.

We recommend this walk when no rain has been forecast.

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Map of Walk 2