Local Dartmoor Walks
Okehampton Deer Park Circuit
When thinking of the best walks in Dartmoor this one definitely springs to mind! The route starts and finishes from the car park at the Okehampton YHA and the Countryside Information Point. It's perfect for history fans, with the route passing by the historic sites of medieval longhouses and on the way back, by Okehampton Castle. The beat will take you through multiple types of terrain such as lanes, fields, and woodlands but it's a relatively easy route and 4.5 miles long. This Dartmoor circular walk is sure to be packed with interesting things to see. If you think this is the one for you, grab your boots and click the link below for instructions!
If you’re lucky enough to be in the area when the Chagford Challenge is happening, then why not give it a go? The challenge consists of three walking route options - seventeen, twenty-one and thirty miles, the challenge both starts and finishes at Chagford Jubilee Hall as it's a circular route. A varity of challenging walks on Dartmoor so if you want to push yourself out of your comfort zone, then this is the one for you. The Chagford Challenge is definitely up there with the best walks in Dartmoor.
Burrator Arboretum & Nature Reserve
We all know that walks on Dartmoor always boast incredible views, but do you might prefer a shorter walk where you can really take your time and appreciate nature. This is the perfect Dartmoor walk, with the route taking you right through the nature reserve, starting and finishing in the Burrator Arboretum car park SX 568689. The footpath was formed by storms in the late 1980s, so it's mostly a flat terrain with only a small gradient. This walk is 0.9 miles and takes about an hour, there is also an on-site car park and often an ice cream van waiting here in the Summer time.