Things To Do near Upper West Okement Valley

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Fur Tor from Postbridge Circular Walk, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Fur Tor from Postbridge Circular Walk, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

This is a big walk into the most remote area of Dartmoor National Park and southern England. There are many routes to Fur Tor but this one starts at Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre. It's the 'classic' Fur Tor route. Other routes are outlined in our Fur Tor listing. As ev...

East Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

East Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Dartmoor National Park provides plenty of incredible views. Few of these can be enjoyed from a thick carpet of bluebells. East Hill is one such location. In Spring, when the moorland here is covered with bluebells, it's a great place to picnic. East Hill is located above Okehampton...

Ger Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Ger Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Large tor in a wonderful location offering superb views of Tavy Cleave. South of Hare Tor and a short drive from the National Trust's Lydford Gorge and English Heritage's Lydford Castle. We'd recommend the Tavy Cleave Circular Walk if you have a couple of hours to spare. We walked this with...

Nine Maidens Stone Circle, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Nine Maidens Stone Circle, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The Nine Maidens is a stone circle on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor just south west of the village Belstone.   Recommended route to The Nine Maidens Stone Circle for the first time To visit, start from the car parking area at the entrance to Belstone. Wander towards...

Cut Lane (Cut Hill Peat Pass), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Cut Lane (Cut Hill Peat Pass), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

When describing Dartmoor's peat passes in his work 'High Dartmoor', Eric Hemery wrote: 'The most ancient, and in some way most intriguing, of these passes is Cut Lane (ref.). The link path from E. Dart country ascends to the water-divide and enters the pass through the fen, where the way is marke...

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

Okehampton Old Town Park Local Nature Reserve, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles 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...

Watern Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Watern Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Along with Haytor Rocks and Great Staple Tor, Watern is one of the most distinctive tors on Dartmoor. Thin strips of granite appear to have been carefully layered one on top of another and then sculpted to produce extraordinary shapes. The rocky outcrop is impressive. Its location even more so. O...

Tarka Trail in Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Tarka Trail in Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The Tarka Trail, named after Henry Williamson's novel 'Tarka the Otter', is a circular 180 mile long distance footpath running from North Devon down to the fringe of North Dartmoor. The team behind this website live in the north east and east sections of Dartmoor. We tend to describe routes start...

East Hill Bluebell Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

East Hill Bluebell Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

In Spring, drive along the A30 as it skirts the northern border of Dartmoor National Park and you'll see purple moorland above Okehampton. This is the showing of bluebells on East Hill near the British Army's Okehampton Camp. It's up there with the best areas of bluebells in the National Park. Re...

Moor Brook Stepping Stones, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Moor Brook Stepping Stones, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

In the western section of Halstock Wood, near Lower Halstock, is a small set of stepping stones next to what looks like a ford that you can use to cross Moor Brook. They are impassable after heavy rain. When they are impassable, use the public footpath that runs through Lower Halstock. Paths are mar...

Chapel Ford (and 'Chapel Lands'), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Chapel Ford (and 'Chapel Lands'), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

If you're walking the Tarka Trail in Dartmoor National Park, you'll cross the wooden footbridge at Chapel Ford on the East Okement River at the upper end of West Cleave. The ford is just downstream of the footbridge. There's also a set of stepping stones. The Tarka Trail runs along the west bank mov...

West Cleave Stepping Stones, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

West Cleave Stepping Stones, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There are a couple of sets of stepping stones in West Cleave along the East Okement Valley. One set is practical and runs along the side of the East Okement River in the middle of West Cleave. The other set is located in the upper section of West Cleave by Chapel Ford and its modern footbridge that...

Best Dartmoor Summer Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Summer Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Shows and fairs Okehampton Show. Chagford Show. Widecombe Fair.   English Heritage Okehampton Castle (English Heritage).   National Trust Castle Drogo (National Trust). Buckland Abbey (National Trust). Lydford Gorge (National Trust).   Gardens...

Adventure Okehampton, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

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

As the name suggests, this is an adventure activity company based in Okehampton on the north west border of Dartmoor National Park. They provide an extraordinary range of activities taking advantage of their location below the only two mountains in southern England. Perfect for holiday adventure act...

Belstone Common, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone Common, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

On the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, Belstone Common is marked as moorland between the River Taw and East Okement River covering Watchet Hill and Belstone Tors. 'Holiday in Dartmoor' is a practical guide to the National Park so our emphasis here is access points to the moor....