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The Two Moors Way

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Getting to and from The Two Moors Way

If you ask us for a quote we will include public transport or parking information to suit your walking holiday and for those booking we advise and assist in helping you to work out and book the best travel options for your walk.

Two Moors Way Travel to and from the footpath by trainArrival at Ivybridge or Plymouth - Mainline fast Trains from London and the Midlands run regularly to Plymouth for the start of the Devon Coast to Coast Route and with one change to Ivybridge for the start of The Two Moors Way. Wembury can be reached by bus from Plymouth or we can arrange a transfer from Ivybridge.

Departure from Lymouth - There is no train station at Lynmouth at the end of The Two Moors Way but regular buses from  Lynmouth take 1 hour to reach Barnstaple Train Station amd its also possible to take buses to Taunton via Minehead to join the train network.  From Barnstaple the branch line train service takes one hour to reach the fast mainline at Exter St Davids. The bus service on Sundays can be very limited so do ask for advice if arriving or departing on a Sunday from Lynmouth as we can also arrange / advise on private transfers to the train station.

Short Break Walks - For those walking on shorter breaks covering Exmoor OR Dartmoor only, Morchard Road station just north of Dartmoor is only around 20 minutes from Exeter St David Mainline station and is on The Two Moors Way route.

Overseas arrival information for The Two Moors Way DevonArriving from Overseas - Those arriving from overseas will usually arrive in the UK at London Gatwick or London Heathrow airport from where you can catch trains to the trail from the airport.(see the train information above). Those arriving at London Heathrow will usually take a 1/2 hour underground train / overland train service into London Paddington to catch the fast inter city trains to Devon and Cornwall.

Internal Flights - There is also a regional airport at Exeter and you can catch internal flights from other UK airports as well as Heathrow and Gatwick. Once in Exeter a short bus ride connects you with the Train Service which you can use to reach the trail (see above).  Bristol airport may also be of use if you can find flights arriving there from overseas.

Public Transport for The Two Moors Way Devon Arrival - National Express Coaches run from London to Plymouth and Ivybridge for the start of the trail. Coach travel is the cheapest way of arriving if you have the time and patience (but generally the service is much slower and less comfortable than the trains).

Departure - National Express Coaches run from Barnstaple and Minehead back to London - local buses connect the end of The Two Moors Way at Lynmouth with both Barnstaple and Minehead.

Two Moors Way Travel InformationLong Stay Parking is available in Ivybridge at the start of The Two Moors Way - some of our accommodation will provide this free for our customers or at a low weekly charge.  Long stay parking is availble in Plymouth for the Devon Coast to Coast but this tends to be expensive as its a large city - please ask for details. For those wanting to park at the end of the walk in Lynmouth there are long stay car parks run by the local council in the centre of the village - we can provide info on prices and locations.

Getting back to your car.   For most people returning to Ivybridge requires a bus from Lynmouth to Barnstaple. The train from Barnstaple to Exeter where you change for Ivybridge.

We can arrange private transfers over the whole or any part of the distance for those in a hurry to return to their car - please ask for a quote.

Contact us for for further travel advice and options to fit your particular itinerary and dates.

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