|1 hour walks|
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Walk 1 Okehampton Castle (4.1 miles)
This delightful circular walk to Okehampton Castle.
The following sparse directions are to be used with map and do not replace the detailed GPX or KML files.
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
For entrance fees and times check here.
Mill Road ,Okehampton £2 all day (2016)
Walk 2 Okehampton to Belstone (6.7 miles)
This 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.
120 - 451 m
quality of track
There is one steep climb.
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