Things To Do near Lydford

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Okehampton Common, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Common, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 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...

Yes Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Yes Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Yes Tor is Dartmoor’s second highest peak. It's located in the north west section of Dartmoor National Park close to the gateway town Okehampton. High Willhays, Dartmoor's highest peak, is a few minutes' walk to the south. These two peaks are situated on the highest ground in Dartmoor Nati...

Best Dartmoor Tors, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Tors, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The highest tors on Dartmoor High Willhays and Yes Tor. These are in the north west section of Dartmoor National Park above Okehampton. At 621 metres above sea level, High Willhays is the highest tor on Dartmoor and the highest point in southern England. Both High Willhays and Yes Tor are lo...

Granite Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Granite Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The Granite Way is an 11 miles or 18 kilometres multi-use recreation route running between Okehampton and Lydford on the north west fringe of Dartmoor National Park. The Granite Way was fully opened at the beginning of 2014*. The entire route is now off-road so it's ideal for family bike trips in th...

Red-a-ven Brook Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Red-a-ven Brook Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Stand on top of Yes Tor looking north west to Meldon Viaduct and you'll see a beautiful steep-sided valley cut by a brook. This is Red-a-ven Brook Valley. The valley stretches from the ford at Red-a-ven Brook below Black Down all the way down to Meldon Aplite Quarries where it meets and wider and bi...

Meldon Pool, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Pool, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Note that you are not allowed to wild swim here. A local information board reads: 'Meldon Pool is an old, and now flooded, limestone quarry. The site was worked from the mid 19th century to produce agricultural lime; several 18th century quarries can also be seen on the east side of the river....

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

Cut Lane (Cut Hill Peat Pass), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 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...

Meldon Aplite Quarries, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Aplite Quarries, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

A local information board reads: 'These small quarries expose one of south-west England's most famous rocks - the Meldon Aplite. This rock forms a wide, steep-sided vein which crosses the Red-a-ven Brook and has been worked in two quarries, a small northern quarry and a large southern quarry ......

River Walkham, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Walkham, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The River Walkham rises on remote moorland on Dartmoor's north moor. The headwaters are about 2km south west of Fur Tor which is said to be the most remote place on Dartmoor and in southern England. Other famous Westcountry rivers such as the River Tavy and River Dart have their headwaters here as w...

Red-a-ven Brook, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Red-a-ven Brook, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Red-a-ven Brook rises by the highest ground in southern England. From its headwaters in boggy, flat ground just east of High Willhays, the brook flows north over an army road to a saddle of land between West Mill Tor and Yes Tor. It then tumbles through a series of small waterfalls to another f...

Black Hill (North Dartmoor), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Black Hill (North Dartmoor), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

One for the Dartmoor obsessive, Black Hill is a remote stretch of high moorland near the sources of the East Dart River, River Taw and West Okement River. Cranmere Pool and its letterbox are to the north. Cut Hill is to the south. We've positioned Black Hill on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satelli...

Cut Hill, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Cut Hill, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 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...

Meldon Viaduct, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Viaduct, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

High above the West Okement River, spanning the West Okement Valley, is Meldon Viaduct. Part of the Granite Way, there are superb views of the wooded valley below and the high moors to the east and south east. Meldon Reservoir is to the south. In the area, we'd recommend the Yes Tor and High Will...

Cut Hill Stone Row, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Cut Hill Stone Row, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 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...

West Okement Head, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

West Okement Head, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Up on Dartmoor’s north plateau, within a short distance of each other, are the headwaters of many of the National Park’s most famous rivers. The moorland here is remote, boggy, rough cut and tussocky. Given that the headwaters are located on a plateau, it’s also possible to argue that the view...