Things To Do near Best Dartmoor Summer Things To Do

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Red-a-ven Brook, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Red-a-ven Brook, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Red-a-ven Brook rises by the highest ground in southern England. From its headwaters in boggy, flat ground just east of High Willhays, the brook flows north over an army road to a saddle of land between West Mill Tor and Yes Tor. It then tumbles through a series of small waterfalls to another f...

Meldon Pool, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

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

Note that you are not allowed to wild swim here. A local information board reads: 'Meldon Pool is an old, and now flooded, limestone quarry. The site was worked from the mid 19th century to produce agricultural lime; several 18th century quarries can also be seen on the east side of the river....

Moor Brook, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

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

Moor Brook rises near West Mill Tor on Dartmoor's north plateau. It flows down to Okehampton Camp on its way to Lower Halstock. The brook tumbles through Halstock Wood and meets the East Okement River at West Cleave in the East Okement Valley. This last stretch of Moor Brook is stunning. We've po...

Meldon Aplite Quarries, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Aplite Quarries, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

A local information board reads: 'These small quarries expose one of south-west England's most famous rocks - the Meldon Aplite. This rock forms a wide, steep-sided vein which crosses the Red-a-ven Brook and has been worked in two quarries, a small northern quarry and a large southern quarry ......

Black Down, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

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

Black Down is on the edge of open access moorland below the highest ground in Dartmoor National Park and southern England. Yes Tor and High Willhays rise to the south. The British Army's Okehampton Camp sprawls out across private land to the north and north east. The down is criss-crossed by army tr...

West Cleave, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

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

Many Dartmoor valleys, gorges and cleaves are well known and much visited. The Teign Gorge by the National Trust's Castle Drogo and Lustleigh Cleave between the villages Lustleigh and Manaton can get very busy. Other valleys, gorges and cleaves are less well known and tend to be visited by Dartmoor...

Granite Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Granite Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The Granite Way is an 11 miles or 18 kilometres multi-use recreation route running between Okehampton and Lydford on the north west fringe of Dartmoor National Park. The Granite Way was fully opened at the beginning of 2014*. The entire route is now off-road so it's ideal for family bike trips in th...

East Okement River, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

East Okement River, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Okehampton is one of Dartmoor's gateway towns. It sits beneath the highest ground in the National Park. As clouds are blown across Cornwall, they hit this high ground and dump rain on the moors. The rain collects in rivers and flows downhill back towards the coast. The River Okement is one such wate...

East Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

East Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The East Okement River rises by the army ring road on Okement Hill high on Dartmoor's north plateau. It flows north over Deep Ford and Henry's Ford to the popular crossing point Cullever Steps. Beyond a wild swimming pool, below Scarey Tor, the river cuts the beautiful East Okement Valley that runs...

West Cleave Tor (West Cleave Rocks), Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

West Cleave Tor (West Cleave Rocks), Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

West Cleave is one of Dartmoor's many beautiful woodland valleys. West Cleave Tor, or West Cleave Rocks, is a rocky outcrop on the eastern lip of the cleave. We've positioned West Cleave Tor (West Cleave Rocks) on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit,...

West Cleave Stepping Stones, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

West Cleave Stepping Stones, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

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

Chapel Ford (and 'Chapel Lands'), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Belstone and West Cleave Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone and West Cleave Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Use the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map in conjunction with our photographs and Google mapping. Start at the large car parking area on the northern side of Belstone village. Given the area's popularity, you're asked to park here as a visitor. Walk into the village and take the r...

Red-a-ven Brook Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Red-a-ven Brook Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Stand on top of Yes Tor looking north west to Meldon Viaduct and you'll see a beautiful steep-sided valley cut by a brook. This is Red-a-ven Brook Valley. The valley stretches from the ford at Red-a-ven Brook below Black Down all the way down to Meldon Aplite Quarries where it meets and wider and bi...

Rowtor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

This is arguably the most accessible large tor on Dartmoor's north moor so if you want to get up reasonably high with little effort then this tor is for you. Located next to a large car parking area on the army ring road above Okehampton Camp, grass tracks rise across moorland to its rocky outcrops....