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Jo Bishop and Liz Scott

Foot slog...Jo Bishop and Liz Scott

Two Moors Way commemorative stamps

The BBC in Devon marked the 30th anniversary of the Two Moors Way by laying a special stamp trail along the route. Collect the stamps and get a special certificate.

The Moors Way celebrated its 30th birthday in 2006 and to commemorate the anniversary, BBC Radio Devon reporters Liz Scott and Jo Bishop walked the 117 mile route and laid a special stamp trail.

The ink stamps have been left at pubs, post offices and public buildings in 12 locations along the way. Future walkers will be able to stamp a special passport, collecting the individual stamps as they make their way along the path.

Hundreds of people from all over the world enjoy the Two Moors Way every year. It's the oldest regional footpath in Devon and until recently it ran between Ivybridge and Lynmouth. 

Two Moors Way

The first certificate holders!

Devon County Council has celebrated the 30th anniversary by officially extending the Two Moors Way to Wembury on the south coast, increasing the trail from 102 to 117 miles.

Walkers enjoy the contrast of the sweeping wilderness of southern Dartmoor, the lush green countryside of Mid Devon and the descent from the lonely moorland of Exmoor to the north coast at Lynmouth.

The footpath was the brainchild of the late Joe Turner. Joe was a Devon man who took up the challenge of creating a route that linked the two southernmost national parks through a series of footpaths.

He worked tirelessly with his wife Pat to maintain the route. Neither of them was paid for their efforts, which included walking it several times a year to keep it well maintained. 

Pat Turner is now handing on the mantle of maintenance and publicity to Devon County Council.

The Avon Dam

There are views towards Avon Dam

At the end of the marathon trek from the south to the north coast, Liz said: "One of the things which struck us most was the really kind people we met along the way.

"And the scenery from start to finish was fantastic and contrasting." You can see for yourself just how stunning the scenery was by flicking through the galleries taken on the way - the links are on this page.

If you would like to take part in the BBC Radio Devon Two Moors Way Stamp Trail, then why not download a passport from the website.

If you send us your passport with all 12 stamps, BBC Radio Devon will send you a special certificate.

And don't worry - you don't have to do the walk in one chunk! You can walk sections at your leisure over a period of time.

last updated: 02/10/2008 at 10:44
created: 13/04/2006

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Get stamping!

You can stamp your downloaded passport at the following locations:

Wembury: Old Mill Cafe (from 29th May)

Yealmpton: Market Street Cafe (from 30th May)

Ivybridge: Global Travel; and Ivybridge Leisure Centre

Holne: Village store; and outside Church House Inn

Drewsteignton: Post Office Stores

Morchard Bishop: London Inn; and Post Office

Witheridge: Witheridge Newsagents

Knowstone: Mason's Arms; and outside Knowstone Parish Church

West Anstey: West Anstey Stores

Withypool: Post Office

Simonsbath: Simonsbath House Hotel; and outside Farmer's Den

Lynmouth: Tourist Information Centre

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