Two Moors Way
Travel from Ivybridge to Lynmouth through the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks on this splendid walk through Devon and Somerset. The walk is generally not strenous taking you through tranquil moorland and the deep and wooded valleys of the moorland edges. The epic route runs for a distance of about 90 miles exposing you to some of the finest scenery in the south west of England.
Highlights on the route include the splendid Avon Dam Reservoir and the fascinating old clapper bridge at Tarr Steps near Dulverton. Near Withypool you'll also cross the picturesque five arched Landacre Bridge over the River Barle.
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Tarr Steps Farm is a popular choice for walkers looking to refresh themselves on this walk. The 16th-century riverside inn is located near Liscombe at postcode TA22 9PY. There's outdoor seating with lovely views and a great menu.
Near Birch Tor you will pass the noteworthy Warren House Inn, one of the highest pubs in England. The 19th century inn is one of the most famous on Dartmoor, sitting in an isolated position some 1425ft (434m) above sea level. Originally built to serve the busy local tin mining community, the Inn was always a favourite haunt with miners from the neighbouring Tin Mines, including Golden Dagger, Vitifer and Birch Tor Mines. From the elevated position of the inn there are breathtaking views over the area. Indoors there's a cosy interior with oak beams and open fires. They do great food and are also dog friendly. The Warren House Inn lies at the very centre of Dartmoor between Moretonhampstead and Princetown on the B3212 with a postcode of PL20 6TA. It's well worth investigating as the route passes right by it as you cross the road near Water Hill.
The trail passes through the little village of Scorriton where you could pay a visit to the Tradesman's Arms. Here you can enjoy home cooked food in the lovely garden area, overlooking the Little Combe Valley. You can find them at postcode TQ11 0JB for your sat navs. There's also the option of taking a small detour from the route to visit the pretty Venford Reservoir near here.