Prewley Moor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Prewley Moor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Where the A30 Devon/Cornwall road meets the A386 is Prewley Moor. Given its location, Prewley Moor provides superb access to Dartmoor's high moorland. In addition, the Granite Way cuts across the moor and the long distance walking routes the West Devon Way, Two Castles Trail and Dartmoor Way run between the moor and Sourton Tors. There's plenty of parking and pubs in the local area.

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

To visit, head for the A30/A386 junction. Turn south west in the direction of Sourton (don't go as far as the village) and very soon you'll see a turning to your left and a cattle grid. There are a few parking spaces in front of the cattle grid by the Granite Way. There's plenty more parking along the track that climbs moorland.

If you have bikes, you can ride the Granite Way from here. If you need to hire them, Devon Cycle Hire is nearby.

For walkers, we'd recommend wandering up to the top of Sourton Tors. The views over the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty into Cornwall are immense. A walk to Shelstone Tor is wonderful. You can also wander up the west bank of the West Okement River. Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve is across the water.

Longer walks include a yomp all the way up the valley from Shelstone Tor returning via Corn Ridge or the long slog up to Great Links Tor.