Teign Valley Classic Circuit, Newton Abbot

View from the roof of Castle Drogo, Devon, towards Dartmoor and the Teign Valley

This famous Dartmoor walk takes in Castle Drogo and continues to the River Teign.

Grade: Moderate

Perhaps the most famous walk on Dartmoor. From the imposing bulk of Castle Drogo, the last castle to be built in England, and following the breathtaking Hunters Path high above the river Teign. The path then descends and crosses the river at Fingle Bridge and returns along the river surrounded by oak woodland.

The terrain is mixed, both flat and uneven, with steep descents and moderate climbs. Some areas may be muddy/slippery underfoot. This walk is three and a half miles long and should take approximately two hours to complete. Along the way you might spot buzzards, dippers, grey wagtails or deer, along with salmon and brown trout in the river.