GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lych Way

11 miles (18 km)

Follow in the footsteps of medieval church goers on this ancient path on Dartmoor Forest. The path was used by people travelling from their farms on the moor to the church in Lydford. It's also known as the 'Way of the Dead' as people would carry their dead to the graveyard for burials as well. The path runs for nearly 12 miles and climbs to a height of over 1500 feet so it is a challenging walk. You are rewarded with splendid views across Dartmoor for much of the way.
You can start the walk from the car park at Bellever and then head west across Bellever Forest. The path leaves the woods and then climbs to Longaford Tor passing the eery Wistman's Wood on the way.
You continue west, passing Beardown Tors and Cocks Hill before coming to Higher Willsworthy and Willsworthy Bridge.
The final section takes you past Willsworthy Camp into Lydford where you can explore the wonderful Lydford Gorge.

Lych Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lych Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Dartmoor, The Lych Way - - 1028807

Dartmoor, The Lych Way

Tree lined Lych Way - - 992071

Tree lined Lych Way

Bridge on the Lych Way - - 1584549

Bridge on the Lych Way

The Lych Way at Gawler Newtake (2) - - 1258938

The Lych Way at Gawler Newtake (2)

GPS Files

GPX File

Lych Way.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Lych Way.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)