East Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

East Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

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 on the northern border of the National Park. It's the most northerly section of moorland in Dartmoor. As such, it provides exceptional views over Mid Devon to Exmoor National Park.

We've positioned East Hill on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.

To visit, follow the road that climbs from Okehampton to Okehampton Camp. If you can, park at the side of the sharp bend in the road by the property marked Klondyke on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. From there, pass through the gate and wander out onto East Hill. If you can't park on the sharp bend, use one of the parking areas further up the road near Okehampton Camp and then walk back down.

There's a trig point on top of East Hill. On its eastern side is an ancient settlement high above the gorgeous West Cleave. The Tarka Trail runs along the valley floor next to the East Okement River.

You can also walk up from Okehampton. A popular route is via Okehampton Station. This is clearly marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. It's hard work.

Note that East Hill is situated next to a farm that breeds miniature ponies. They're unbelievably cute. Kids love watching them.