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.
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.
Ride the Granite Way
Then visit the Highwayman Inn at Sourton, known as “Britain’s most unusual pub”, or continue on to the characterful Bearslake Inn or the Fox & Hounds Hotel. 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.
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).
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'