Okehampton Travel Guide

  • Fruit stalls at Okehampton
    Fruit stalls at Okehampton
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    Okehampton High Street
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    The museum of Dartmoor Life
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Okehampton Things to Do

  • St James's Chapel

    St James was built as a chantry chapel to All Saints, the parish church which dates back to Saxon times. St James was licensed by the Pope in 1178. It is built of Medieval granite and was restored in 1862 by Ashworth. Notable features are Tudor and 18th century woodwork with a reader's desk and pulpit, the latter dated 1662. There are also two...

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  • The Museum of Dartmoor life

    The Museum of Dartmoor life gives a great insight into the rural heritage of the region. The exhibits span a number of floors containing some really interesting displays of the region's bygone years. It really is worth a visit if you're in the area.Check the website for opening times.

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  • Local Farmers Market

    The Farmers Market is held every third Saturday of the month in the main street and has a great selection of locally produced goods for sale...Apple juices and cider, seasonal organic vegetables and fruit, cakes and savoury bakes, preserves (jams, jellies, marmalades, chutneys and pickles), cheeses (cow, goat and buffalo), free range eggs, fresh...

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  • Highest Peak of Devon - High Willhays

    High Willhays is the highest point on Dartmoor, Devon, at 621 m (2,038 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in Great Britain south of the Brecon Beacons. High Willhays and nearby Yes Tor are the only hills in England south of the Peak District to rise above 2,000 feet, apart from Black Mountain which is on the Welsh border.This remote spot in...

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  • Meldon Reservoir - a gem in Dartmoor

    The original viaduct was built for single track but in 1878 the line was doubled by building a second similar viaduct on the down side. The two viaducts were linked by extending the deck construction and bracing between the tops of the trestles, however the lower ends of the trestles were only interlaced. However the exposed position during adverse...

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  • Discover Dartmoor National Park

    Dartmoor is the largest and wildest area of open country in Southern England, it has thousands of archaeological sites including menhirs, stone circles and burial chambers. The National Park covers over 360 square miles, and there are 450 miles of public rights of way, so plenty of walks/hikes to satisfy! You will discover deep wooded gorges, open...

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  • Visit our beautiful park

    Simmons Park is one of the places I love most in Okehampton. It was given to the town by Sydney Simmons in 1906, a local boy who had done well for himself in America & London. He bought the land along the river and paid for the works on condition he had final approval. There was a grand opening in 1907 attended by the Lord Mayor of London and other...

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  • Here in November?? Up for a laugh??

    If you're in Oke on 'children in need' night with three mates then why not do the '5 legged race' to help raise funds?? All you have to do is sign up by the college gates/park entrance, around 7pm. You and 3 friends tie your legs to each other and run along a designated route calling in at all the pubs in town one by one to down a drink before...

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  • Visit the largest castle in Devon

    The ruins of Okehampton Castle are well worth a visit. Its one of the largest castle ruins in the South West and dates from the 11th century (mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.)Great place for a picnic on a nice sunny day.An audio tour (with hearing loop) is included in the admission price so you can wander at your own pace. There is parking,...

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Okehampton Restaurants

  • Great wholesome food

    We stopped off at Okehampton as a pit stop on the way home from Cornwall and decided to have some lunch before we continued our journey. The fountain Inn is just on the edge of town. It is an attractive 16th Century Coaching Inn with some lovely courtyard seating at the rear. Luckily we visited on a sunny day in June and were able to take advantage...

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  • Traditional Sunday Roast Lunch

    This is the best Sunday lunchtime roast around here! Its a carvery so you get into a nice orderly english queue and take a plate... You are then served your choice of meat and move along helping yourself to roast potatoes, yorkshire puddings, vegetables and gravy. Nicely cooked, no mushy veg when we were there! New owners and have only tried the...

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  • Great seafood

    Located right in the centre of town within spitting distance of any of the pubs is The Pickled Walnut....its in the cellar and feels kind of mediterranean-y...Food is GREAT. Don't miss the seafood.. the menu changes regularly and there is a good choice here, for veggies too. Best cheesecake I ever had

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Okehampton Nightlife

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    by debtravers Written Apr 3, 2006

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    Neros nightclub is the only club in town so eveyone tends to meet up there after the pub...its definitely a small-town kind of club where everyone knows each other but its dead friendly and a good place to get chatting to locals....

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Okehampton Shopping

  • A real Aladdin's cave...

    MasonJudge is the ultimate girls shop, beautiful jewellery, clothing and exquisite one-off gifts - some reasonably priced, some a little pricier. Nice friendly lady owner who is happy to chat and help you find just what you're looking for... perfect for men at this time of year eh?? online shopping soon available.

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  • Designer shopping - I kid you not!

    A small boutique in the main street called Angel. Has the most gorgeous clothes in here judging by the window displays... prices a little above my budget so I tend to stand outside the window drooling instead... However, every January there is a half price sale, well usually starts straight after Boxing Day, so if you're into beautiful clothes and...

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Okehampton Warnings and Dangers

  • Getting stuck in the bog or sink in...

    There is - as always on the moor a very high risk of getting stuck or sinking in knee-deep in the mud.A few pointers might help.NEVER step on "Featherbeds" - these are cushions of a very bright green plant that look like feathers really... hence the name - they are deceaving - and you might end up loosing your balance and hiking boot.GOOD PLANTS to...

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  • Walking on the moor???

    If you are here to walk on the moor., don't forget to let someone know where you will be walking and your estimated return time. The weather changes VERY quickly on the moor and is all too easy to get lost in mist. Mobile phone reception is very dodgy here too so go prepared. Take a jacket even if its warm and sunny. Hope you won't need it!

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