Things To Do near East Okement Valley

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Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

National Nature Reserve on a bank of the West Okement River as it flows into Meldon Reservoir in the north west of Dartmoor National Park. The Reserve was featured in the BBC’s 2010 programme 'Secret Britain’ and is home to rare, high altitude oak woodland. There’s an information board on t...

Shelstone Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Shelstone Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Some of Dartmoor's most beautiful tors are either far from towns and villages or tucked away in less well known areas of moorland. Shelstone Tor is an example of the latter. Located near the north western border of Dartmoor National Park where the Upper West Okement Valley meets Meldon Reservoir,...

Upper West Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Upper West Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The West Okement is a river that rises on Dartmoor's north plateau by the National Park's famous Cranmere Pool. From this river head, the water flows swift and clear around the north slope of Great Kneeset to Kneeset Foot. This remote and boggy area is at the top of a stunning, steep-sided valley to...

Battle of Sourton Down Battlefield, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Battle of Sourton Down Battlefield, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Sourton is a small village on the north eastern border of Dartmoor National Park. Sourton Down is a nearby area of countryside where the A30 passes over the A386. Dartmoor's highest ground at Yes Tor and High Willhays is visible from the down. On the night of the 25th April 1643, this was the locati...

Throwleigh St Mary the Virgin Church, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Throwleigh St Mary the Virgin Church, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

According to the 'Church of St Mary the Virgin Throwleigh' guide, 'the first recorded rector was in 1248, but most of the present church dates from the 15th and 16th centuries'. On the edge of Dartmoor's high north moor, the church is close to Shilstone Tor and the vast bulk of Cosdon Hill which is...

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

Sandy Ford (Upper West Okement Valley), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

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 nea...

Buttern Hill Stone Circle, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Buttern Hill Stone Circle, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There are many stone rows and circles on the moors above Chagford. Some, like Scorhill Stone Circle and The Grey Wethers Stone Circles, are well known and much visited. Others, like Fernworthy Stone Circle, are less well frequented because they are a little harder to find. Buttern Hill Stone Circle...

Corn Ridge, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Corn Ridge, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

South of Meldon Reservoir, high above the West Okement River as it flows past the Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve, is Corn Ridge. It’s an impressive site from High Willhays or Black Tor. To walk Corn Ridge, we’d recommend parking at Meldon Reservoir and heading south west to Sourton...

Lints Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Lints Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

A number of Dartmoor tors stand proud at the head of a valley. The most obvious, and impressive, is Steeperton Tor at the southern end of Taw Plain. Another is Lints Tor at the top of the Upper West Okement Valley. Study the area around Lints Tor on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' ma...

Devon Cycle Hire, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Devon Cycle Hire, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There are a number of mountain biking routes and a very popular family-friendly multiuse trail on the north west and western side of Dartmoor National Park. You can slog up the flank of the north moor on the Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused) to the high ground or complete the stunnin...

Ockerton Court Peat Pass/Huggaton Cut Peat Pass, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Ockerton Court Peat Pass/Huggaton Cut Peat Pass, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The peat pass by Ockerton Court on Okement Hill is heavily eroded and situated on boggy high moorland. On the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, it's referred to as Huggaton Cut Peat Pass. We've positioned Ockerton Court Peat Pass/Huggaton Cut Peat Pass on Google maps. Zoom in on...

Ockerton Court, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Ockerton Court, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

All the way at the southern end of the army ring road on Dartmoor’s north moor is a pool of water at Ockerton Court. It’s a beautiful place to photograph high moorland with Hangingstone Hill beyond. It’s also on one of the most popular routes to the famous letterbox at Cranmere Pool. Whilst it...

Buttern Hill, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Buttern Hill, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Buttern Hill is one of a number of unremarkable domed hills on the edge of the National Park's north moor. There are hut circles, cairns and a chambered cairn on this stretch of moorland. To its west, in a shallow valley, is Buttern Hill Stone Circle. Most people pass Buttern Hill as they walk be...

Steng-a-Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Steng-a-Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Small outcrop above the south west wall of the Upper West Okement Valley. It's situated in a potentially very boggy part of Woodcock Hill and Corn Ridge. Walking up there after a period of heavy rain is an unpleasant experience. Sandy Ford crosses the West Okement River below. Ten Tors teams refer t...

Prewley Moor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Prewley Moor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Where the A30 Devon/Cornwall road meets the A386 is Prewley Moor. Given its location, Prewley Moor provides superb access to Dartmoor's high moorland. In addition, the Granite Way cuts across the moor and the long distance walking routes the West Devon Way, Two Castles Trail and Dartmoor Way run bet...