Sandy Ford (Upper West Okement Valley), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Sandy Ford (Upper West Okement Valley), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Crossing Dartmoor's major rivers can be difficult. Thankfully, there are plenty of granite bridges, wooden bridges, modern suspension bridges, clapper bridges, stepping stones and fords to help you cross these waterways. Sandy Ford enables you to cross the upper section of the West Okement River near Lints Tor and Kitty Tor and just up the valley from the Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve.

Sandy Ford is a wide area of stones and rocks on a bend in the river. After a period of dry weather, it's easy to cross the ford although, clearly, you'll be wading through water. We've been up there in wet weather and in those conditions, it was impassable. Very obvious tracks run between Kitty Tor and the ford. See the photos for details.

We include Sandy Ford as a point of reference and have located it on Google maps to help you walk in the area. The tracks to which we refer are visible on Google's satellite imagery. Sandy Ford is also marked on the Ordnance Survey Exporer OL28 'Dartmoor' map.