Things To Do near Sandy Ford (Upper West Okement Valley)

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Great Links Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Great Links Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This is one of the most dramatic and impressive tors on Dartmoor. It dominates the western flank of the National Park and is visible from miles around. Essential Dartmoor visiting, the views from Great Links Tor are exceptional. We've positioned Great Links Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'S...

Okement Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okement Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Okement Hill is remote, high moorland in the northern section of Dartmoor National Park. It's relatively easy to get to. At the southern end of the army ring road, you can walk or mountain bike up the hill using the safe, solid rough road. Okement Hill is known for its disused army observation point...

Little Links Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Little Links Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Little Links Tor is a small rocky outcrop a short walk to the west of Great Links Tor on the western side of Dartmoor National Park. We've positioned Little Links Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. See our Great Links Tor listing for directions. From...

West Mill Tor, Yes Tor and High Willhays Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

West Mill Tor, Yes Tor and High Willhays Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

From Okehampton, follow the signs to Okehampton Camp. The views down to Okehampton, Okehampton Castle and North Cornwall/Mid & North Devon are impressive if you have clean light. At Okehampton Camp, cross the cattle grid and turn hard right. The road leads to West Mill Tor with Yes Tor behind. Pa...

Okehampton Common, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Common, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

According to Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA), 'common land covers about 37% of the Dartmoor National Park'. Okehampton Common covers the high ground above Okehampton in the north western section of the National Park. Roughly speaking, Okehampton Common runs from Okehampton Camp past Yes Tor...

Ockerton Court Peat Pass/Huggaton Cut Peat Pass, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Ockerton Court Peat Pass/Huggaton Cut Peat Pass, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The peat pass by Ockerton Court on Okement Hill is heavily eroded and situated on boggy high moorland. On the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, it's referred to as Huggaton Cut Peat Pass. We've positioned Ockerton Court Peat Pass/Huggaton Cut Peat Pass on Google maps. Zoom in on...

Homerton Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Homerton Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Homerton is one of the hills surrounding Meldon Reservoir near the north western border of Dartmoor National Park. A popular path skirts the north and west sides of the hill around the reservoir and leads from the dam to Vellake Corner and then up to Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve. We'...

King Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

King Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

In his work 'Walking Dartmoor's Ancient Tracks: A guide to 28 routes', Eric Hemery writes: 'In an attempt to account for the name-origin of the track, we must rely on both documented history and tradition concerning 'the King's Posts'. Although a regular postal service between the smaller towns o...

Ockerton Court, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Ockerton Court, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

All the way at the southern end of the army ring road on Dartmoor’s north moor is a pool of water at Ockerton Court. It’s a beautiful place to photograph high moorland with Hangingstone Hill beyond. It’s also on one of the most popular routes to the famous letterbox at Cranmere Pool. Whilst it...

East Okement Head, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

East Okement Head, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The River Okement flows from Okehampton to meet the River Torridge north of Hatherleigh in Mid Devon. The River Okement rises in two places on Dartmoor's north moor. The West Okement River has its headwaters up by Cranmere Pool. The East Okement River rises on a flank of Okement Hill by th...

East Mill Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

East Mill Tor is a series of rocky outcrops on a broad spur of moorland shaped by the East Okement River and Black-a-ven Brook. When you're walking Dartmoor's north moor, East Mill Tor can appear a little isolated. Walkers tend to follow the army roads east and west of the tor on their way to higher...

North-South (Track) Ancient Travel Route, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

North-South (Track) Ancient Travel Route, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This is one of the most difficult long distance routes we’ve walked in Dartmoor National Park. It’s marked on the Harvey British Mountain Map ‘Dartmoor’ map as an ancient travel route across Dartmoor. We’ve split it into two sections running north to south.   Section 1. North...

Coombe Down, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Coombe Down, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

We include Coombe Down as a point of reference. The King Way and Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused) run across the down. It rises to Corn Ridge to the north east. To the north and north west it runs into Lake Down which drops down to Lake Viaduct. The Granite Way runs over the viaduct. A track...

Chat Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Chat Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

An isolated granite outcrop on Rattlebrook Hill, Chat Tor is part of a chain of tors running down the western flank of Dartmoor National Park. Chat Tor is small in comparison to many of its neighbouring outcrops. It's also one of the furthest west of that chain so it takes a little extra effort to v...

Black Ridge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Black Ridge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This is one of the strangest places in Dartmoor National Park. Huge peat hags and channels have been cut from the high moorland. Piles of white rocks have been placed on the black peat to guide visitors along the old peat pass. Walking along Black Ridge is quite easy. Getting there is much more diff...