Visit Dartmoor
by train

The Dartmoor Line from Exeter to Okehampton reopened on 20th November after nearly 50 years.

Explore right from the station

Couple looking at river in wooded East Okement Valley

Okehampton station is at the northern tip of Dartmoor National Park. Set off on walks right from the station to explore woods and waterfalls, cosy villages and rugged peaks.

Always follow the National Park’s safety tips when out walking - especially given the proximity of the Dartmoor military training area.

Walking towards Belstone Tor
Belstone Tor

Walks from the station

Discover Okehampton

Discover Okehampton

Walk into town through the charming Simmons Park (directions) and explore Okehampton’s independent scene of shops, cafes and more. Find out more at Visit Okehampton.

Visit the Museum of Dartmoor Life and take the short walk to Okehampton Castle (closed now for winter, reopens 1st April).

Ride the Granite Way

Cycling over Meldon Viaduct
Meldon Viaduct

Hire bikes at Okehampton station and explore the Granite Way, an 11-mile multi-use trail.

The trail crosses the towering Meldon Viaduct with great panoramic views. Stop off and explore the popular Meldon Reservoir. Arrive in Lydford and explore the castle or the National Trust’s Lydford Gorge.

There are some great places to eat and drink on the trail. The first is the combined bikeshop, pub and cafe, the Pump and Pedal. A little further on, Devon Cycle Hire also has a cafe.

Then visit the Highwayman Inn at Sourton, known as “Britain’s most unusual pub”, or continue on to the characterful Bearslake Inn. In Lydford, visit the Castle Inn or nearby Dartmoor Inn.

Please note:
We expect the Dartmoor Line to be popular with cyclists. Customers are advised that there is very limited space for bikes on board the train.

We recommend using Granite Way Cycles bike hire at Okehampton station. Read more on the GWR website about travelling with bikes.

View descending from Yes Tor

Adventure activities

Adventure Okehampton offers a range of activities for families and groups. Book online for small groups (up to 6 people) or enquire direct for larger groups. Based at the YHA next to the station, they offer bike or minibus transport to activities including:

  • Gorge scrambling
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Rock climbing & much 'moor'

Accommodation

YHA Okehampton is perfectly located next to the station and welcomes bookings from individuals, families and groups. For other nearby accommodation, see Visit Dartmoor’s listings. If you’re thinking of ‘wild camping’ on Dartmoor, please read the National Park's guide.

For more information: