Things To Do near Upper West Okement Valley

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Great Links Tor Circular Walk, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Great Links Tor Circular Walk, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is a superb walk in the west of the Park close to the National Trust's Lydford Gorge. The views west over the Tamar Valley AONB into Cornwall are great as are those from the summits of Great Links Tor and Hare Tor. The car park. It's actually surprisingly difficult to find this spacious car...

Belstone Tor (Belstone Tors and Tors End), Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone Tor (Belstone Tors and Tors End), Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map names Belstone Tor. The Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map names Tors End and Belstone where a series of rocky outcrops run along a broad ridge of moorland at the edge of Dartmoor's north moor. This series of rocky outcrops is Belstone Tor (Be...

Whitehorse Hill Cist, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Whitehorse Hill Cist, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Whitehorse Hill is a remote, shallow-domed hill on Dartmoor National Park's north plateau. A cist is a prehistoric burial chest made from slabs of granite. In 1999, a cist was discovered on Whitehorse Hill. In 2011, this burial chest was excavated. It was the first excavation of a prehistoric burial...

Fitz Well and Cross, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Fitz Well and Cross, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Just west of the moorland road that climbs from Okehampton to Okehampton Camp are Fitz Well and Cross. Unless you're specifically looking for the cross, it's likely that you'd miss it. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying Google map to see its location. In his work 'The Ancient...

Whitehorse Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

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

High on Dartmoor's north plateau are a number of shallow domed hills. Unlike Yes Tor or Fur Tor, these hills are understated. They lack dramatic rocky outcrops and steep sides. However, many have distinctive features that tell fascinating stories about moorland life through history and prehisto...

Standon Down Settlement, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Standon Down Settlement, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

In his book 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor', Phil Newman writes: 'Some hut settlements [on Dartmoor] are unenclosed, but have connecting walls between individual huts. This is a different approach to the arrangements of space around the houses, and shows no apparent need for an outer enclosur...

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

Belstone and Oke Tors Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles 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...

Whitehorse Hill Peat Passes and Memorials, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Whitehorse Hill Peat Passes and Memorials, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Dartmoor's north plateau consists of rough cut moorland that can be difficult to cross. Peat passes help. There are a number around Whitehorse Hill. If you are walking to Whitehorse Hill from nearby Hangingstone Hill, it's likely you'll follow the peat pass on the eastern flank of the hill. By fo...

Fur Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

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

Said to be the most remote area within Dartmoor National Park and, as a consequence, southern England, Fur Tor is essential visiting for any Dartmoor lover or anyone with a passion for the outdoors. The views from Fur Tor are exceptional, perhaps among the finest in the Park. Stood on one of th...

The Halstock & Blackertor Studs, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

The Halstock & Blackertor Studs, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

If you're heading up to Okehampton Camp to walk or cycle Dartmoor's north moor, it's possible you'll pass herds of miniature ponies in fields belonging to the local Halstock & Blackertor Studs. Whilst the ponies are not part of a visitor attraction, they're so cute that you'll often see pe...

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

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

Snow on Dartmoor We've photographed snow on Dartmoor between the months of December and March. Some years have seen very heavy snowfall. Others have been patchy. These are our favourite places to experience snow on Dartmoor. We've chosen places that are usually accessible even after a p...

The Dartmoor Inn, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

The Dartmoor Inn, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Superb location on the west side of Dartmoor The A386 runs down the west flank of Dartmoor National Park. The Dartmoor Inn is located on the side of the road by the major Dartmoor visitor destination Lydford and below some of Dartmoor's finest moorland. It's a perfect location from which to...

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

Okehampton Castle (English Heritage), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

Hound Tor (North Dartmoor), Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Hound Tor (North Dartmoor), Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Over in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park, not far from Haytor Rocks and Widecombe-in-the-Moor, are the mighty stacks of granite that form Hound Tor. This is one of the most well known and visited tors in Dartmoor. Up on the high north plateau, between Cosdon Hill and Wild Tor, is a much...

Tavy Cleave, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Tavy Cleave, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Roughly speaking, Dartmoor National Park consists of two areas of high ground separated by a central bowl. Rain falls on these plateaus, collects in rivers and then flows fast to the Devon coast. Fringing the plateaus are numerous stunning valleys and cleaves. Some of the most beautiful are heavily...