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

Okehampton Castle (English Heritage), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

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...

Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Family attraction Just off the main road, in a courtyard by Okehampton Tourism Information Centre, the Museum of Dartmoor Life is arranged on three floors. In our opinion, it's a superb local museum exploring the geology, prehistory and history of Dartmoor National Park. We'd recommend a visit...

Best Dartmoor Rainy Day Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Rainy Day Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

There are plenty of things to do on, and around, Dartmoor when it rains. We list ideas below by theme. When it's raining hard, head indoors. If it's light rain there are still plenty of things to experience outdoors. Browse the list and photo gallery for inspiration.   Muse...

Okehampton Arcade, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

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

Okehampton is a major gateway town to Dartmoor National Park. In addition to visitor attractions such as its English Heritage castle and superb museum, there are plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops. Okehampton Arcade is packed with shops selling a wide range of products from outdoor kit to antiqu...

Best Okehampton Walks, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

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

Okehampton Okehampton is located on the north western border of Dartmoor National Park. It sits below the highest ground on Dartmoor and in southern England. The area is essential visiting if you're a keen walker. We've arranged walks by theme. If you're on holiday in Dartmoor National Park, w...

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...

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...

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...

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...

East Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

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

Dartmoor National Park provides plenty of incredible views. Few of these can be enjoyed from a thick carpet of bluebells. East Hill is one such location. In Spring, when the moorland here is covered with bluebells, it's a great place to picnic. East Hill is located above Okehampton...

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...

Okehampton Camp, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Camp, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

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...