Red-a-ven Brook, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Red-a-ven Brook, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Red-a-ven Brook rises by the highest ground in southern England. From its headwaters in boggy, flat ground just east of High Willhays, the brook flows north over an army road to a saddle of land between West Mill Tor and Yes Tor. It then tumbles through a series of small waterfalls to another ford on an army road on Black Down. From the ford, Red-a-ven Brook cuts a beautiful moorland valley that extends to Meldon Aplite Quarries. The brook meets the West Okement River in the West Okement Valley between Meldon Reservoir and Meldon Viaduct.

We've positioned Red-a-ven Brook on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.

We'd recommend following the north bank of Red-a-ven Brook from Meldon Aplite Quarries to Black Down. The views are beautiful and you can push on up to the top of Yes Tor. The upper sections of the brook are very boggy. You can cross the brook between West Mill Tor and Yes Tor on an army road. Avoid the headwaters.