Things To Do near Best Okehampton Walks

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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...

Meldon Quarry, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Quarry, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Tarka Trail in Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Tarka Trail in Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Scarey Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

Scarey Tor is a small rocky outcrop near Cullever Steps and Cullever Steps Pool on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor. The East Okement River flows fast in the valley below the tor. The Nine Maidens Stone Circle and Tarka Trail are nearby. The tor offers superb views of West Cleave, Mid Devon and Exm...

West Okement River, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

West Okement River, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Meldon Woods Bluebell Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Woods Bluebell Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Meldon Woods, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Woods, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Nine Maidens Stone Circle, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Nine Maidens Stone Circle, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Cullever Steps Pool, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Cullever Steps Pool, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Cullever Steps Pool is a small wild swimming pool on the East Okement River. It's just downstream of a river crossing point called Cullever Steps after which the pool is named. We've positioned Cullever Steps Pool on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit,...

Watchet Hill, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

A high number of hills fringe Dartmoor's north moor. Cosdon Hill is the biggest. East Hill is the furthest north. Between them is the superbly located Watchet Hill by the village Belstone. If you're going to spend time exploring Dartmoor's high ground, it's likely you'll cross Watchet Hill at som...

West Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

West Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Best Dartmoor Pubs, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Pubs, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

(Pictured the Ring of Bells Inn in North Bovey) Award-winning pubs on Dartmoor The Rugglestone Inn near Widecombe in the Moor was voted one of the best UK country pubs in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018. The Rugglestone Inn is in the east section of Dartmoor. Also try The Treby Arm...

The Tors Inn, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

The Tors Inn, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Walking pub Dartmoor has some great 'walking pubs'. Up on the high moor is The Warren House Inn. In the east of the Park is Widecombe-in-the-Moor's The Old Inn. Belstone's The Tors Inn is superbly situated for those wanting to explore Dartmoor National Park's north plateau and then relax with a p...

Belstone Church, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

Many Dartmoor churches dominate their surroundings. Widecombe-in-the-Moor's 'Cathedral of the Moor' is the most obvious example. Moretonhampstead St Andrew's Church rises high above its moorland gateway town. Manaton St Winifred Church is visible from miles around. Belstone Church, however, is tucke...