2 Moors Way



Volunteers needed

Thinking of volunteering - but not sure what to do?

Why not help us make the Two Moors Way - Devon's 117 mile, coast-to-coast route - the best it could be.

Relaunched in 2016, with assistance from Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, Devon County Council and the National Lottery, there's still work to be done.

Do you have skills, knowledge or an interest in any of the following?                                                Publicity and Social Media, Maintaining a Website, Surveying the Route, Merchandising,Treasury.Time commitment to suit your availability.  Interested to learn more?

See below

Two Moors Way website ​

The Two Moors Way website www.twomoorsway.org is now available to view the route and much more information. You will be abe to find accommodation providers and useful businesses along the Two Moors Way. If you happen to be one of these and would like to be included, please visit the website and click on the link for business membership for a free or featured listing. Volunteers are always welcome.   

The Two Moors Way  

The Two Moors way is a walking route – originally inspired by a group of Devon Ramblers – heading north from Ivybridge on the southern edge of Dartmoor and finishing 102 miles later on the North Devon Coast at Lynmouth. The route was opened on 29 May 1976 by Councillor Ted Pinney, when four commemorative stones were set up at Ivybridge, Drewsteignton, Morchard Bishop and Lynmouth.

The route crosses the two National Parks, Dartmoor and Exmoor, with their very different characteristics, in a south–north direction. In between the walk passes through a wide variety of scenery in Mid-Devon. In 2005, the Two Moors Way was combined with part of the Erme–Plym Trail, linking Ivybridge with the South Devon Coast at Wembury, which extends the route to over 115 miles.

Much of the development and care of the route  was undertaken by Joe Turner, ably assisted by his wife Pat, with the support of Devon County Council. Joe sadly died in the spring of 2002 and the County Council subsequently erected two memorial stones in his memory. These were created by the artist Peter Randall-Page, who cut a large granite boulder in half and the stones were placed facing each other on the northern edge of Dartmoor near Drewsteignton and on the southern edge of Exmoor at Badlake Moor Cross.

Stone at Stowford Bridge near Ivybridge

Since Joe died the TMW Association had fallen into dormancy. With the 40th anniversary of the route, and with the considerable support of Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks and Devon County Council, the Association is looking to rejuvenate itself. A small group of people drawn from Exeter and District Ramblers with the able support of Sue Viccars, (editor of Dartmoor Magazine) who has written the new Cicerone guide for the route published in 2015, has been working with colleagues from the national parks to promote greater awareness of the route.