23rd January, 2024

3 great walks from the Dartmoor Line

Hop on the train to Okehampton and explore some of the best that Dartmoor has to offer. Here are our top 3 walks starting from the station for a range of activity levels:

1. Belstone Circular

7 Miles | 3 – 4 Hours

A varied walk (rugged in places) through the wooded East Okement Valley to the village of Belstone and back across the moor. Highlights include woodland, river and waterfall views with a great pub and tearoom at Belstone.

Walk directions and map

2. High Willhays and Yes Tor

8.5 Miles | 4.5 – 6 Hours

Visit the highest point on Dartmoor, and indeed in Southern England. Caution: The walk enters a military training area – see advice in our directions pack. Highlights in this walk include military history to explore and great views over the moor.

Walk directions and map

3. East Hill (Dartmoor taster walk)

2.3 Miles | 1 – 2 Hours

A great walk for the best panoramic views across Devon and the highest peaks of Dartmoor. Highlights along this walk include Tramlines Woods, Fatherford Viaduct and if you’re lucky, some ponies to spot.

Walk directions and map

Take the train

There are hourly trains each way, seven days a week, between Okehampton, Crediton and Exeter St Davids (many also run to/from Exeter Central).

An adult Anytime Day Return ticket between Exeter and Okehampton is £8.40. 5-15 year-olds travel half price. Under 5s free.

Train times and tickets

Top tip – build in some time at Okehampton station to visit the excellent Bulleid Buffet station cafe, and to explore the rest of the station, including:

  • Dartmoor National Park visitor centre
  • heritage ticket office and waiting room
  • Dartmoor Railway Association shop

Did you know? If you live locally, you can save a third off the above adult fare for you and a friend (with kids travelling for just £1) with a Devon & Cornwall Railcard – just £12 a year for local residents. Now available to buy online.

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