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

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Fur Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Fur Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Said to be the most remote area within Dartmoor National Park and, as a consequence, southern England, Fur Tor is essential visiting for any Dartmoor lover or anyone with a passion for the outdoors. The views from Fur Tor are exceptional, perhaps among the finest in the Park. Stood on one of th...

Whitehorse Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Whitehorse Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

High on Dartmoor's north plateau are a number of shallow domed hills. Unlike Yes Tor or Fur Tor, these hills are understated. They lack dramatic rocky outcrops and steep sides. However, many have distinctive features that tell fascinating stories about moorland life through history and prehisto...

West Okement River, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

West Okement River, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Every Dartmoor obsessive takes a trip to Cranmere Pool. Located in a remote spot south of Okement Hill on the high north plateau in an area where many of Devon's most famous rivers rise, Cranmere Pool is essential visiting. Stand by Cranmere Pool's famous letterbox and you're also near the West Okem...

Ten Tors Challenge, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Ten Tors Challenge, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Head out onto Dartmoor during Winter and early Spring and you'll see groups of teenagers fully kitted out yomping the moors. They're practicing for, arguably, Dartmoor's most famous event, the Ten Tors Challenge. Every May, thousands of teenagers converge on Okehampton Camp, in sight of West...

Whitehorse Hill Peat Passes and Memorials, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Whitehorse Hill Peat Passes and Memorials, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Dartmoor's north plateau consists of rough cut moorland that can be difficult to cross. Peat passes help. There are a number around Whitehorse Hill. If you are walking to Whitehorse Hill from nearby Hangingstone Hill, it's likely you'll follow the peat pass on the eastern flank of the hill. By fo...

Tavy Cleave Tors, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Tavy Cleave Tors, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The River Tavy cuts the beautiful Tavy Cleave over on the western side of Dartmoor. The northern lip of the cleave, or valley, is lined with some wonderful outcrops. Ger Tor is a cluster of granite outcrops providing super views east up the valley to Fur Tor and is situated close to the tail of the...

Tavy Cleave to Ger Tor Circular Walk, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Tavy Cleave to Ger Tor Circular Walk, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Walking Tavy Cleave and Ger Tor Tavy Cleave is a stunning valley cut by the River Tavy on the western side of Dartmoor. This walk follows the River Tavy in the valley and then loops around the top of Tavy Cleave to Tavy Cleave Tors and Ger Tor. The terrain in the upper section of Tavy Cleave...

Winter Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Winter Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Winter Tor is one of the high number of rocky outcrops on the broad ridge extending south of Watchet Hill by Belstone. On the western flank of the ridge, Winter Tor is less visited than Belstone Tors, Higher Tor and Oke Tor. Henry's Ford and East Okement Farm are below. We've positioned Winter To...

Standon Down Settlement, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Standon Down Settlement, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

In his book 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor', Phil Newman writes: 'Some hut settlements [on Dartmoor] are unenclosed, but have connecting walls between individual huts. This is a different approach to the arrangements of space around the houses, and shows no apparent need for an outer enclosur...

Fur Tor from Postbridge Circular Walk, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Fur Tor from Postbridge Circular Walk, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Walking to the most remote area of Dartmoor and southern England This is a big walk into the most remote area of Dartmoor National Park and southern England. There are many routes to Fur Tor but this one starts at Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre. It's the 'classic' Fur Tor ro...

Cut Lane (Cut Hill Peat Pass), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Cut Lane (Cut Hill Peat Pass), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

When describing Dartmoor's peat passes in his work 'High Dartmoor', Eric Hemery wrote: 'The most ancient, and in some way most intriguing, of these passes is Cut Lane (ref.). The link path from E. Dart country ascends to the water-divide and enters the pass through the fen, where the way is marke...

Starling Roost Okehampton Camp, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Starling Roost Okehampton Camp, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Okehampton is a major Dartmoor gateway town located on the north west border of the National Park. A road climbs from the centre of town to Okehampton Camp. This army camp sits below the highest ground in southern England and is where you'll see vast flocks of starlings roosting in the trees that fr...

Taw Plain and Taw Marsh, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Taw Plain and Taw Marsh, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Walk south from Belstone village and you come to a vast natural ampitheatre of moorland, river and rock. This is Taw Plain. At the southern end of the plain rises the conical Steeperton Tor. Two arms of high ground embrace the flat river plain. The high ground to the west is formed by Belstone Tor a...

Cullever Steps, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Cullever Steps, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The highest ground in southern England rises in Dartmoor National Park. It rains. As a consequence, many of South West England's most famous rivers have their headwaters on this high ground and then flow down to the coast. Clearly, these rivers need to be crossed. Whilst Dartmoor's striking...

Best Dartmoor Wildlife, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Wildlife, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles 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 '...