Things To Do near Upper West Okement Valley

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Black Ridge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

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

This is one of the strangest places in Dartmoor National Park. Huge peat hags and channels have been cut from the high moorland. Piles of white rocks have been placed on the black peat to guide visitors along the old peat pass. Walking along Black Ridge is quite easy. Getting there is much more diff...

West Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

West Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The West Okement River rises by the remote Cranmere Pool on Dartmoor's north moor. The river tumbles through the Upper West Okement Valley past Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve on its way to Meldon Reservoir. Beyond the reservoir dam is what we refer to as the West Okement Valley. It r...

Black Ridge Peat Pass, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Black Ridge Peat Pass, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Dartmoor’s north and south moors are home to a high number of peat passes. These passes were cut through the thick layer of peat to provide safe and easy passage. The most impressive is the deep pass on Whitehorse Hill. The biggest and most dramatic is on the remote Black Ridge by Black Hill. This...

Battle of Sourton Down Battlefield, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Battle of Sourton Down Battlefield, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

Meldon Quarry, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Quarry, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Spend time on Dartmoor and you'll come across a high number of disused quarries. Meldon Quarry near Okehampton was mothballed during the Great Recession triggered by the collapse of financial markets in 2007/8. The quarry provides ballast for railway trackbeds. It's private property so sta...

Meldon Woods, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Woods, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Meldon is a hamlet near Okehampton on the north west border of Dartmoor National Park. The local reservoir, viaduct and quarry are named after the hamlet. So too is a stretch of woodland through which the West Okement River flows. It's a beautiful place full of wildlife, flowers and local history. M...

Meldon Woods Bluebell Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Woods Bluebell Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is one of the most impressive stretches of bluebell woodland we've experienced in Dartmoor National Park. Roughly speaking, the bluebells are thick between Meldon Viaduct and the car parking area on the west side of the woods. We can't recommend this area highly enough to bluebell fans. Ther...

Bearslake Inn, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Bearslake Inn, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Super pub below some of Dartmoor's highest moorland This is a super place to visit when exploring the north and western sections of Dartmoor. Bearslake Inn is situated by the A386 on the border of the National Park and provides direct access to popular walking and cycling routes. There are Nation...

West Okement River, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

West Okement River, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Every Dartmoor obsessive takes a trip to Cranmere Pool. Located in a remote spot south of Okement Hill on the high north plateau in an area where many of Devon's most famous rivers rise, Cranmere Pool is essential visiting. Stand by Cranmere Pool's famous letterbox and you're also near the West Okem...

West Okement Head, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

West Okement Head, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Up on Dartmoor’s north plateau, within a short distance of each other, are the headwaters of many of the National Park’s most famous rivers. The moorland here is remote, boggy, rough cut and tussocky. Given that the headwaters are located on a plateau, it’s also possible to argue that the view...

Cranmere Pool, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Cranmere Pool, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

There are a number of attractions that every Dartmoor enthusiast wants to visit. High Willhays is Dartmoor's highest point. Fur Tor is the National Park's, and southern England's, most remote location. Bowerman's Nose is its most distinctive rocky outcrop. Cranmere Pool is the site of Dartmoor's fir...

Sharp Tor (West Dartmoor), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Sharp Tor (West Dartmoor), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Dartmoor has plenty of Sharp Tors and Sharpitors. This one is in the western section of the National Park and is part of a chain of dramatic granite outcrops providing super views over the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Cornwall. We've positioned Sharp Tor (West Dartmoor) on...

Widgery Cross, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Widgery Cross, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

In Lydford, a local information board reads: 'High on the open moor to the east of Lydford lies Bray Tor, sometimes called Brat Tor, on the summit of which stands an impressive granite cross erected to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887. The cross was built at the expense of Willia...

Brat Tor (Bray Tor), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Brat Tor (Bray Tor), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Watching the sun set over the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Cornwall from the western flank of Dartmoor is one of the National Park's great sights. Brat Tor, a rocky outcrop on the edge of the high moor, is a superb vantage point. It's also very easily accessible from a large c...

Henry's Ford, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Henry's Ford, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

There are lots of fords on the East Okement River and River Taw on either side of the broad ridge on which Belstone Tors and Oke Tor sit. Located by East Okement Farm, Henry's Ford is the one you're least likely to cross when out exploring Dartmoor's north moor. We've positioned Henry's Ford on G...