Best Okehampton Walks

Okehampton Castle
1 hour walks
Walk 1 (4.1 miles)Walk 2 (3.1 miles)Walk 3 (6.7 miles)
Okehampton Castle Okehampton Station & Dartmoor LineOkehampton to Belstone

Okehampton is the starting point of many long distance hiking routes making it an ideal centre for walkers.

Name means 'settlement on the river Okement' .

Enjoy three of the best walks from Okehampton!

tea roomOld Station Tea Room
parking Mill Road , Okehampton Pay & Display
parkingSATNAV Postcode:EX20 1PR

Walk 1 Okehampton Castle (4.1 miles)

Okehampton Castle


This delightful circular walk to Okehampton Castle follows mainly public footpaths which after heavy rain can get muddy.

The following sparse directions are to be used with map and do not replace the detailed GPX or KML files.

The Walk

A Enter Simmons Park and follow the East Okement River and the Tarka Trail.

B At the T junction follow a lane on right then pass under an impressive Victorian viaduct.

C Almost immediately, after walking under the dual carriage way turn right into a public footpath and follow the path to East Hill. parallel to the dual carriage way.

D At the end of the path turn right into a lane .

E After crossing a railway bridge turn left into a footpath , then left into a lane and right again into a footpath which eventually takes you to the Castle.

FOkehampton Castle.
For entrance fees and times check here.

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Okehampton Circular Walk

Map of Walk 1

Walks near Okehampton
A delightful walk to Wheal Betsy , an old copper mine, across stunning moorland using well maintained footpaths and green lanes.
 Sticklepath & Belstone
A most scenic pub walk along the river Taw to Belstone following part of the Tarka Trail.
 South Zeal
Two popular pub walks exploring North Dartmoor
Explore a most tranquil saxon landscape.

Walk 2 Okehampton Station & castle (3.1 miles)


An ideal walk from Okehampton Station for anyone taking the newly opened Dartmoor Line from Exeter or Crediton.

B At T junction follow lane on right.

Do not pass under viaduct but take a public footpath on your right and follow the Devonshire Heartland Way along the railwayline to the

 tea room Old Station Tea Room - check for opening times.

The climb is steady.

walk 2

Walk 3 Okehampton to Belstone (6.7 miles)


This splendid & quite strenuous pub walk takes you along the mysterious Irishman's Wall to the top of Belstone Tor, offering breathtaking views of Dartmoor .

The Irishman's Wall is a kilometre long wall erected in the 18th Century by various Irishmen to claim land based on an ancient law. It was demolished by angry local villagers almost as soon as it was built.

Belstone was much loved by the poet Ted Hughes - his memorial stones lies 4 miles south of the village along the Taw.

pub The Tors Inn, Belstone


3 hrs
tracks , fields
main roads
1 %
altitude range
120 - 451 m
quality of track
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parking Station Road, Okehampton

There is one steep climb.

irishman's wall
Part of the Irishman's wall
Okehampton Circular Walk

Map of Walk 2