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

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Rustor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

Unusually for a Dartmoor tor, Rustor has its name carved into its granite. A small outcrop between Belstone Tors/Higher Tor and Oke Tor, its flat top makes it a nice spot for a picnic. The views across the north moor are superb. We've positioned Rustor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite'...

Okehampton Camp, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Camp, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles 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...

Metheral Hill, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Metheral Hill, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Metheral Hill isn't on most people's list of hills and tors to visit in Dartmoor National Park. Located at the south eastern end of Taw Marsh in the northern section of the Park, Metheral is in the shadow of the impressive conical of Steeperton Tor. It's a shame people don't visit as...

Cullever Steps Pool, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

Cullever Steps Pool is a small wild swimming pool on the East Okement River. It's just downstream of a river crossing point called Cullever Steps after which the pool is named. We've positioned Cullever Steps Pool on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit,...

Tavy Cleave, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

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

Roughly speaking, Dartmoor National Park consists of two areas of high ground separated by a central bowl. Rain falls on these plateaus, collects in rivers and then flows fast to the Devon coast. Fringing the plateaus are numerous stunning valleys and cleaves. Some of the most beautiful are heavily...

Higher Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

A broad ridge of moorland runs from the west side of Belstone from Watchet Hill all the way up to Oke Tor and Steeperton Gorge. The top of the ridge is lined with tors. Some, like Belstone Tors and Oke Tor, are a series of outcrops. Others are isolated collections of granite. On the ground this make...

Great Links Tor Circular Walk, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Great Links Tor Circular Walk, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is a superb walk in the west of the Park close to the National Trust's Lydford Gorge. The views west over the Tamar Valley AONB into Cornwall are great as are those from the summits of Great Links Tor and Hare Tor. The car park. It's actually surprisingly difficult to find this spacious car...

Ger Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Ger Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Stunning Dartmoor tor overlooking Tavy Cleave Rivers rise on Dartmoor's two plateaux and cut remarkable valleys, gorges and cleaves (Dartmoor word for valley) on the fringes of the moor. Most of these are heavily wooded like the Dart Gorge, Teign Gorge and Lustleigh Cleave. A few are stripped of...

Hound Tor (North Dartmoor), Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Hound Tor (North Dartmoor), Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Over in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park, not far from Haytor Rocks and Widecombe-in-the-Moor, are the mighty stacks of granite that form Hound Tor. This is one of the most well known and visited tors in Dartmoor. Up on the high north plateau, between Cosdon Hill and Wild Tor, is a much...

Watern Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Watern Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Along with Haytor Rocks and Great Staple Tor, Watern is one of the most distinctive tors on Dartmoor. Thin strips of granite appear to have been carefully layered one on top of another and then sculpted to produce extraordinary shapes. The rocky outcrop is impressive. Its location even more so. O...

Irishman's Wall, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Irishman's Wall, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

We include Irishman's Wall on 'Holiday in Dartmoor' as a point of reference. It's a useful landmark on the edge of the north moor to use when exploring this section of Dartmoor National Park. In his 'Guide to Dartmoor', William Crossing tells the story of the wall: 'The portion of th...

Scarey Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Scarey Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Scarey Tor is a small rocky outcrop near Cullever Steps and Cullever Steps Pool on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor. The East Okement River flows fast in the valley below the tor. The Nine Maidens Stone Circle and Tarka Trail are nearby. The tor offers superb views of West Cleave, Mid Devon and Exm...

Cut Hill, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Cut Hill, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

A visit to Cut Hill and nearby Fur Tor is a must for anyone with a passion for Dartmoor. This is the most remote area in southern England and it's a joy to visit so we'd very much recommend a day trip to the summit. Cut Hill, as the name suggests, is a dome of rough cut moorland in the heart...

Cut Hill Stone Row, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Cut Hill Stone Row, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Many of Dartmoor's stone rows are difficult to miss. Huge blocks of granite rise from moorland creating impressive patterns in the landscape. Other stone rows are very difficult to find. Small granite teeth are covered by grass and lumpy moorland. The stone row on Cut Hill is something very differen...

Belstone and Oke Tor Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone and Oke Tor Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

This is one of the first walks we completed in Dartmoor National Park nearly two decades ago and it's still a favourite. The views from Belstone ridge and Oke Tor are exceptional. We'd recommend the area for a wild camp, too. As ever, we'd suggest you plan this walk by looking at the...