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Okehampton exhilarating walks into the past
1 hour walks
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Okehampton is the starting point of many long distance hiking routes making it an ideal center for walkers.

Okehampton Castle

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

FOkehampton Castle.
For entrance fees and times check here.

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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.

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length:
6.7 miles
time:
3 hrs
terrain:
tracks,fields
lanes
lanes
40%
main roads
1 %
1%
altitude range
120 - 451 m
quality of track
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Station Road,Okehampton

There is one steep climb.

irishman's wall

Part of the Irishman's wall

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Okehampton Circular Walk

Walk 1

Okehampton Circular Walk

Walk 2

 

Walks near Okehampton
  
 Lydford
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
 
 
 Launceston
An easy walk capturing the unique character of an almost medieval market town known today among other things for its Norman Castle & Steam Railway.