Two Moors Way
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.
Ivybridge is an ideal start or end point and this site gives you information about where to stay and where to stock up for your journey. The town is also well served by public transport, being the only town on the route with a mainline railway station and excellent bus and coach services to Plymouth, Exeter and beyond.
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.
The Watermark now holds a stamp and is part of the new Passport scheme so you can log your journey along the way. They also hold a visitors book you can sign.
The following maps cover the route and show it clearly and a selection are available from The Watermark Information Desk:
- Harvey Two Moors Way map – 1;40,000 Ivybridge to Lynmouth (please note doesn’t include the Erme–Plym extension between Wembury and Ivybridge).
- Yellow Publications – Zizag Series – 1:16,000 Ivybridge to Down St Mary, and Down St Mary to Lynmouth.
- Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 180, 181, 191, 202
- Ordnance Survey Explorer 1:25,000 9, 20, 28, 113, 114, 127
Published in 2015 this is an invaluable guide to help you plan and complete the route, written by the Association’s very own Sue Viccars. Information about local history, archaeology, geology and wildlife is spread throughout the directions which include OS mapping. Published by Cicerone Press and available to buy from The Watermark Information Desk