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

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Steng-a-Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Steng-a-Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Small outcrop above the south west wall of the Upper West Okement Valley. It's situated in a potentially very boggy part of Woodcock Hill and Corn Ridge. Walking up there after a period of heavy rain is an unpleasant experience. Sandy Ford crosses the West Okement River below. Ten Tors teams refer t...

Lints Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Lints Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

A number of Dartmoor tors stand proud at the head of a valley. The most obvious, and impressive, is Steeperton Tor at the southern end of Taw Plain. Another is Lints Tor at the top of the Upper West Okement Valley. Study the area around Lints Tor on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' ma...

Upper West Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Upper West Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The West Okement is a river that rises on Dartmoor's north plateau by the National Park's famous Cranmere Pool. From this river head, the water flows swift and clear around the north slope of Great Kneeset to Kneeset Foot. This remote and boggy area is at the top of a stunning, steep-sided valley to...

Fordsland Ledge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Fordsland Ledge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Fordsland Ledge is a large strip of moorland covered with clitter occupying ground between High Willhays and the West Okement River. Whilst we include it on Holiday in Dartmoor as a point of reference, Fordsland Ledge provides stunning views of Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve, the Upper We...

Kitty Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Kitty Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

One for the Dartmoor enthusiast or tor bagger, Kitty Tor is a collection of small outcrops on the high, flat moorland of Amicombe Hill, Woodcock Hill and Corn Ridge. Ten Tors teams nickname the valley east and north of Kitty Tor 'death valley'. The moorland surrounding Kitty Tor can get really boggy...

Dinger Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Dinger Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

An army ring road pushes out from Okehampton Camp on Dartmoor's north moor. On the ground, this army ring road is in fact a network of roads and tracks that provide easy access to remote moorland. At the south western extent of this ring road is Dinger Tor. It's a small rocky outcrop overlooking a l...

Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

BBC’s ‘Secret Britain’ rare high altitude oak woodland Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve is one of Dartmoor’s rare high altitude oak woodlands. The copse runs along a bank of the West Okement River in the north west section of Dartmoor National Park. The Reserve was featured in th...

High Willhays, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

High Willhays, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Dartmoor's highest ground is in the north west section of the National Park. Near Okehampton, the moors rise to a broad ridgeline on which are two tors. The most impressive tor at the northern end of the ridgeline is called Yes Tor. At the southern end is Dartmoor's highest summit High Willhays. The...

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

Black Tor (North Dartmoor), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Some of Dartmoor's most striking tors are situated above the National Park's many river valleys and cleaves. Black Tor is a fine example. Black Tor is a series of rocky outcrops located above Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve in the Upper West Okement Valley. We've positioned Black Tor on...

Rattlebrook Peatworks (Disused), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Rattlebrook Peatworks (Disused), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

In his 'Guide to Dartmoor', William Crossing wrote: 'These works were established in 1878, and the railway from Bridestowe Station for the conveyance of the peat was cut in the following year. Operations did not continue very long, nor have the endeavours to re-start them that have more than once...

Kneeset Nose, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Kneeset Nose, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

This is a spur of moorland that pushes out to the meet the West Okement River below Great Kneeset and its rocky outcrops. You can cross the water here where the West Okement River meets Brim Brook. You can also cross the West Okement River further west into the valley known locally as Broad Amicombe...

Hunt Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Hunt Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

This is a remote tor on the boggy Woodcock Hill. Near Rattlebrook Peatworks (Disused), Hunt Tor is very easily accessible on the Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused). We've positioned Hunt Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. Hunt Tor is one for the...

Corn Ridge, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Corn Ridge, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

South of Meldon Reservoir, high above the West Okement River as it flows past the Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve, is Corn Ridge. It’s an impressive site from High Willhays or Black Tor. To walk Corn Ridge, we’d recommend parking at Meldon Reservoir and heading south west to Sourton...

Dartmoor's Highest Points Circular Walk (High Willhays/Yes Tor), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor's Highest Points Circular Walk (High Willhays/Yes Tor), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Walking/Dartmoor's highest ground This circular walk takes in Dartmoor's highest points High Willhays and Yes Tor, the rare high altitude oak woodland Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve and the beautiful Upper West Okement Valley. You'll be walking Dartmoor's highest ground in...

Lyd Head, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lyd Head, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The River Lyd rises between Corn Ridge and Woodcock Hill in the north west section of Dartmoor National Park. It's boggy, flat terrain best avoided unless you're walking after a long period of dry weather. From its headwaters, the River Lyd flows past Great Nodden to the footbridge and stepping s...