Me Bro in law and I did our take on this at Easter. We wanted a bit more offroad than the sustrans route and we wanted to bivvy. So we followed the Two Moors way. Kind of. We started at Forland Point on the North and headed south following the Two moors way. Rather a lot of it was rideable!
We left Foreland point at midday on the Friday and bivvied in some woods on the southern edge of Exmoor that night. Saturday was a big day of riding and took is across the nondescript bit between Exmoor and Dartmoor up through Chagford for dinner at the Warren House inn. We Bivvied saturday night in some of the old mine gulleys behind the pub. Was a good spot for the night. I must admit a large part of the Two moors way in the hinterland between the two moors proper looked unrideable and time consuming.We felt like it would take forever, so we cheated slightly and took a road route from Witheridge to Drewsteignton/Castle Drogo.
Sunday's aim was to ride some of the Dartmoor routes we know that were just about enroute and get to Prawle point for dinner at 6pm with the family. So our Sunday route was Warren house inn over to Grimspound. Up onto Hameldown and descend towards Ponsworthy. Climb up to the top of Dr Blackalls Drive and decend to Newbridge, then followed the Two moors way proper all the way through Holne (for Lunch), Scorriton, up to Pupers hill and all the way across country to the train track near Redlake. Sped down train track to behind Ivybridge then took the roads through Loddiswell, Kingsbridge and finally on to Prawle point.
We were proper knackered but look forward to doing it again! If I knew Exmoor better maybe we could have fitted in better riding there, but all in all the riding was pretty good despite carrying bivvying gear.