Things To Do near Upper West Okement Valley

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Ted Hughes Memorial Stone, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Ted Hughes Memorial Stone, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

A memorial to the Poet Laureate Ted Hughes was unveiled in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey in December 2011. More appropriately, another memorial was helicoptered onto the high moors of Dartmoor National Park a decade before. It's a simple granite stone sunk into a mound close to the head of the...

Oke Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Oke Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Splendid rocky outcrop south of Belstone. There's a great circular walk from this moorland village to Oke Tor that we highly recommend. Good for wild camping too. The River Taw flows through the low ground here and across the valley to the east is Cosdon Hill (Cawsand Hill). From O...

Ten Tors Challenge, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Ten Tors Challenge, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles 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...

Steeperton Gorge, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Steeperton Gorge, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

By Dartmoor standards, this is a small gorge. Unlike the Dart Gorge, Teign Gorge or Lydford Gorge which have been cut by wide, powerful waterways, Steeperton Gorge is situated pretty far upstream on Dartmoor's north plateau. The River Taw rises on the high, boggy ground around Hangingstone Hill and...

Little Kneeset, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Little Kneeset, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Fur Tor is said to be the most remote place on Dartmoor and in southern England. Little Kneeset feels like it. A small hill situated between Great Kneeset and Fur Tor, Little Kneeset is difficult to get to. You're most likely to pass by if you're walking the North-South (Track) Ancient Travel Route...

Taw Head, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Taw Head, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

There's a large area of flat, boggy moorland on Dartmoor's north moor where many of Devon's most famous rivers rise. The headwaters of the River Taw can be found there. Whilst most Dartmoor visitors avoid the headwaters of the National Park's rivers, the start of the River Taw can get relatively bus...

Starling Roost Okehampton Camp, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Starling Roost Okehampton Camp, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Okehampton is a major Dartmoor gateway town located on the north west border of the National Park. A road climbs from the centre of town to Okehampton Camp. This army camp sits below the highest ground in southern England and is where you'll see vast flocks of starlings roosting in the trees that fr...

Doe Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

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

Doe Tor sits in a huge bowl of moorland on the western side of Dartmoor National Park. Its outcrops are strung out along a flat ridge and are surrounded by the higher tors Brat Tor (Bray Tor), Sharp Tor (West Dartmoor) and Hare Tor. We've positioned Doe Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satel...

Okehampton Camp, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Camp, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles 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...

Hare Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

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

Great place and a favourite tor in the western section of Dartmoor National Park. Topped by a pole used to fly a red flag when the British Army are training in Willsworthy Range, the views from Hare Tor are sensational. Drive the A30 from Cornwall to Dartmoor and Great Links Tor and Hare Tor dominat...

Best Dartmoor Wildlife, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Wildlife, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

National Nature Reserves East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve. England's first National Nature Reserve in the east section of Dartmoor near the National Park gateway town Bovey Tracey and the iconic tor Haytor Rocks. Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve. Once featured on the BBC's '...

Steeperton Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Steeperton Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Some Dartmoor tors, like Hound Tor and Great Staple Tor, attract huge numbers of visitors owing to their extraordinary granite structures. Vast rocky outcrops, these tors are well known, and much photographed, shapes in the landscape. Other equally impressive tors lack the outcrops but occupy sublim...

The Dartmoor Inn/River Lyd Stepping Stones, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

The Dartmoor Inn/River Lyd Stepping Stones, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

There's a popular car parking area on the western side of Dartmoor behind The Dartmoor Inn at Lydford. You access the car parking area by a lane just north of the inn. You can explore some of the National Park's most beautiful tors from here. To do so, you have to cross the River Lyd. The easiest wa...

River Lyd, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

River Lyd, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If you are on holiday in Dartmoor, you're most likely to experience the River Lyd in the National Trust's stunning Lydford Gorge (National Trust) as it flows past the Lydford Gorge White Lady Waterfall on its way west beyond the National Park boundary into the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natura...

East Dart Head, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

East Dart Head, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

On Dartmoor's north plateau, in a bowl of moorland below some of the National Park's highest hills, are the headwaters of the East Dart River. It's a remote, strangely intoxicating area far away from villages and towns. After periods of wet weather, the land is boggy and unpleasant to walk across. I...