4.3 of 5 (9 votes)

Highs and lows in Southern Dartmoor

A leisurely walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Dartmoor in Devon, England, about 10.03km (6.23 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:00. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 240m (787ft)
Loss 281m (921ft)
Max. Elevation 360m (1181ft)
Elevation (total) 521m (1708ft)
Start & End
Ivybridge Station
Distance 10.03km
Duration ~3:00
Ordnance Survey Map
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by GaryShipp on 22 Sep 2007
This beautiful circuit out of Ivybridge gives a taster of what Dartmoor has to offer its visitors. From stunning 360 degree views atop Butterdon Hill, to lower lying pastoral valleys via ancient settlements and mysterious standing stones. This is a place you will never forget.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map


OS Grid SX646565
Start of the walk
Two Moors Way About 0.62 km (~0.39 miles) from
OS Grid SX640567
This long distance footpath travels all the way across Devon to Exmoor! Join it here for it's first challenge up the slopes of Butterdon Hill.
Open Access Land About 0.99 km (~0.62 miles) from
OS Grid SX645576
From this gate on you are able to decide on your route choice but I'd suggest heading to Dartmoors most southerly peak at Western Beacon.
Butterdon Hill About 1.42 km (~0.88 miles) from
OS Grid SX655586
Following the line of Boundary Stones from Western Beacon will take you to Butterdon Hill.
Ancient Stones About 1.28 km (~0.8 miles) from
OS Grid SX656599
Near to this spot are the sites of many antiquities to explore at your leaisure.
Harford Church About 1.86 km (~1.16 miles) from
OS Grid SX638594
The walk down from the heights will take you to this lovely little church nestling in the valley.
Hall Farm Nature Reserve About 0.80 km (~0.5 miles) from
OS Grid SX630596
Explore if you have the time.
The River Erme About 0.73 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid SX630589
Follow close to the banks of this beautiful river back to Ivybridge.
Ivybridge About 2.33 km (~1.45 miles) from
OS Grid SX635566
Take time to explore this lovely market town and reward yourself with some refreshment before heading back to the station!

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