Things To Do near East Hill

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The Halstock & Blackertor Studs, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

The Halstock & Blackertor Studs, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

East Hill Bluebell Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

East Hill Bluebell Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

In Spring, drive along the A30 as it skirts the northern border of Dartmoor National Park and you'll see purple moorland above Okehampton. This is the showing of bluebells on East Hill near the British Army's Okehampton Camp. It's up there with the best areas of bluebells in the National Park. Re...

Fitz Well and Cross, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Fitz Well and Cross, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Granite Way Cycles Hire, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Granite Way Cycles Hire, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Granite Way is a popular multiuse trail on the north western fringe of Dartmoor National Park. You can horse ride, walk, run or cycle the route. If you fancy the latter but don't have a bike then you can hire one at either Devon Cycle Hire or Granite Way Cycles Hire. The latter is situated...

Adventure Okehampton, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Adventure Okehampton, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

As the name suggests, this is an adventure activity company based in Okehampton on the north west border of Dartmoor National Park. They provide an extraordinary range of activities taking advantage of their location below the only two mountains in southern England. Perfect for holiday adventure act...

Okehampton Station Visitor Centre, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Station Visitor Centre, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The sign in our main photo to this listing reads Okehampton Station Visitor Centre but we'd describe Okehampton Station as a visitor hub. The beginning/end of the Granite Way, home to Dartmoor Railway, Adventure Okehampton and YHA accommodation, the station is situated below Dartmoor's highest gr...

Dartmoor Railway, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Railway, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Dartmoor Railway at Okehampton Station in Okehampton Dartmoor Railway is based at Okehampton Station in Okehampton on the north west border of Dartmoor National Park. Once the railway station for Okehampton, today Dartmoor Railway specialises in leisure trips. Heritage trips and special events...

Okehampton Camp to West Cleave Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Camp to West Cleave Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

West Cleave is a stunning place. Whilst you can walk in from all directions, our favourite approach is from the west. There are a number of circular walks you can complete from the Okehampton Camp area. Note that this is one of the best areas on Dartmoor for bluebells in Spring. From Okehampton,...

Moor Brook Stepping Stones, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Moor Brook Stepping Stones, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

In the western section of Halstock Wood, near Lower Halstock, is a small set of stepping stones next to what looks like a ford that you can use to cross Moor Brook. They are impassable after heavy rain. When they are impassable, use the public footpath that runs through Lower Halstock. Paths are mar...

East Hill Hillfort Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

East Hill Hillfort Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

This circular walk covers the northernmost section of moorland and river valley in Dartmoor National Park. It takes you past a miniature pony stud, connects with the Tarka Trail in the beautiful East Okement Valley and climbs up to an Iron Age hillfort. In Spring, it also takes you through one of th...

East Hill Hillfort, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

East Hill Hillfort, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

By the north border of Dartmoor National Park, at the northernmost point of the moor where the land sweeps down to Okehampton and the Mid Devon countryside, is a spur of land above the place where the East Okement River meets the smaller Moor Brook. Marked as a 'Settlement' on the Ordnance Survey Ex...

Ashbury Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Ashbury Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Ashbury Tor isn't marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map which is a shame as the views from the top of its outcrops are wonderful, especially if you like a mix of wooded valley and high moorland. We've positioned Ashbury Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting...

Okehampton Old Town Park Local Nature Reserve, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Old Town Park Local Nature Reserve, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

If you're visiting English Heritage's Okehampton Castle then we'd recommend a walk in Okehampton Old Town Park Local Nature Reserve afterwards. There's access via the car park by the castle. Salmon can be seen in the West Okement River.  Note that the Two Castles Trail and the West Devon Way...

Roman Chair, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Roman Chair, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

In his work 'High Dartmoor', the Dartmoor expert Eric Hemery writes: 'On the north slope of the hill, a little below the Iron Age fort and surrounded by furze bushes of great height, is a small unrecorded outcrop presenting the appearance of a huge stone chair. John Hodge [a local farmer] was tol...

Best Dartmoor Wildlife, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Wildlife, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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 '...