Things To Do near East Okement Valley

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Belstone Cleave and Skaigh Woods Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone Cleave and Skaigh Woods Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Walking/views Start at the car parking area at the entrance to Belstone (by Brenamoor Common). Wander through the village to Belstone Great Green. Cosdon Hill is the vast dome of moorland to the south east. Belstone Cleave is the beautiful wooded valley running east. Stand facing Belstone Clea...

Okehampton Camp, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Camp, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Okehampton Camp is used by the British Army. Clearly, it's not a visitor attraction. That said, it's a great reference point. The camp is situated on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor below southern England's only two mountains and a road climbs from Okehampton to the army buildings providing easy a...

Winter Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Winter Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Winter Tor is one of the high number of rocky outcrops on the broad ridge extending south of Watchet Hill by Belstone. On the western flank of the ridge, Winter Tor is less visited than Belstone Tors, Higher Tor and Oke Tor. Henry's Ford and East Okement Farm are below. We've positioned Winter To...

Ivy Tor Water, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Ivy Tor Water, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Ivy Tor Water is a small stream running off the north flank of Cosdon Hill into the River Taw in Belstone Cleave. We include Ivy Tor Water on Holiday in Dartmoor as a reference point for finding Ivy Tor. You also cross Ivy Tor Water on routes taking you around Cosdon Hill or up to its summit at Cosd...

Rustor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Rustor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Unusually for a Dartmoor tor, Rustor has its name carved into its granite. A small outcrop between Belstone Tors/Higher Tor and Oke Tor, its flat top makes it a nice spot for a picnic. The views across the north moor are superb. We've positioned Rustor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite'...

Ladybrook Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Ladybrook Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Many of Dartmoor's tors attract huge numbers of visitors. Others, like Ladybrook Tor, are off the beaten track and passed on route from one area of the National Park to another. Ladybrook Tor is a relatively short walk from the moorland village Belstone. We'd recommend visiting for the views of B...

Ten Tors Challenge, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Ten Tors Challenge, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Head out onto Dartmoor during Winter and early Spring and you'll see groups of teenagers fully kitted out yomping the moors. They're practicing for, arguably, Dartmoor's most famous event, the Ten Tors Challenge. Every May, thousands of teenagers converge on Okehampton Camp, in sight of West...

Belstone and Oke Tors Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone and Oke Tors Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

One of the first walks we completed in Dartmoor National Park about ten years back and still a favourite. We recommend the area for a wild camp, too. As ever, we'd suggest you plan this walk by looking at the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 Dartmoor map in conjunction with our photographs, links...

Skaigh Woods Tarka Bridge, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park

Skaigh Woods Tarka Bridge, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Below the hamlet Skaigh, in the middle of the valley cut by the River Taw between Belstone and Sticklepath, is Skaigh Woods Tarka Bridge. The bridge is named after Henry Williamson's 'Tarka the Otter' and is on the Tarka Trail. It's called Tarka Bridge because a short excerpt taken from Will...

Okehampton Old Town Park Local Nature Reserve, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Old Town Park Local Nature Reserve, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

If you're visiting English Heritage's Okehampton Castle then we'd recommend a walk in Okehampton Old Town Park Local Nature Reserve afterwards. There's access via the car park by the castle. Salmon can be seen in the West Okement River.  Note that the Two Castles Trail and the West Devon Way...

Okehampton Arcade, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Arcade, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Okehampton is a major gateway town to Dartmoor National Park. In addition to visitor attractions such as its English Heritage castle and superb museum, there are plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops. Okehampton Arcade is packed with shops selling a wide range of products from outdoor kit to antiqu...

Queenie Meads, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Queenie Meads, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Where possible, we use place names marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map or the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. These are widely used by visitors to the National Park and are perfect communal reference points. Sometimes, however, it's necessary to use local place nam...

Okehampton Castle (English Heritage), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Castle (English Heritage), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Family attraction Okehampton Castle is an English Heritage property located on the north west border of Dartmoor National Park. The castle is situated near the only two mountains in southern England. To visit, head for Okehampton. Once you are in the town, the castle is well signposted. We've...

Best Okehampton Walks, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Best Okehampton Walks, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Okehampton Okehampton is located on the north western border of Dartmoor National Park. It sits below the highest ground on Dartmoor and in southern England. The area is essential visiting if you're a keen walker. We've arranged walks by theme. If you're on holiday in Dartmoor National Park, w...

Belstone to Rowtor Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone to Rowtor Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Fine walk that helps you explore the north west border of the Park. Stunning views of the high stuff and mid-Devon. On clear days, Exmoor rises to the north. Start at Belstone. Follow the road that leads due south from the village onto Belstone Common and then head west to the Nine Maidens Stone...