The Dartmoor Line from Exeter to Okehampton has reopened after nearly 50 years.
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.
Walks from the station
- Yes Tor and High Willhays
The highest point in Southern England
Varied walk with woods, pub, tors & more
- East Hill
Panoramic views of Devon and Dartmoor
Fuel up for your adventure at Okehampton station's highly rated independent cafe, the Bulleid Buffet. Open daily, grab a sandwich or home-made brownie or tuck into a full cooked breakfast.
You can also explore the station's Dartmoor National Park information centre, Dartmoor Railway Association shop and more.
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.
Ride the Granite Way
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.
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.
Please check where you can legally ride on Dartmoor and stay on designated trails. Cycling on open moorland is not allowed. Find out more.
Easy onward buses
Explore Lydford, Brentor and Tavistock with easy onward bus connections from right outside Okehampton railway station.
Buses depart every other hour, timed with trains (Mon-Sat, some Sunday buses too).
Look up times | Live tracker map | PDF timetable
There are now also bus connections outside the station to Launceston and Bude.
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
- Rock climbing & much 'moor'
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. For the latest updates about ‘wild camping’ on Dartmoor, please see the National Park's guide.