Sampford Courtenay to Okehampton Walk

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Sampford Courtenay to Okehampton Walk is a 11.7 kilometer point-to-point trail located near North Tawton, Devon, England that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and backpacking.

DISTANCE
11.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
383 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

hiking

walking

forest

river

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wildlife

A linear walk from Sampford Courtenay to Okehampton with a train journey on the Dartmoor Railway in the opposite direction. It is easiest to begin with the seven minute train journey from Okehampton Station to Sampford Courtenay (limited timetables apply so check before you plan your walk at www.dartmoor-railway.co.uk). The return walking route gives a lovely mix of scenery. The first 3 miles follow a quiet lane through Devon countryside to reach the beautiful village of Belstone. The route then continues heading high into Dartmoor passing by Belstone Tor and crossing the East Okement River before returning through farmland to reach Okehampton. The walk follows a mixture of quiet tarmac lanes (there are no pavements so take care of traffic), rocky tracks through Dartmoor (wear sturdy boots to protect your ankles!) and grass paths through hills and valleys (which will be muddy after wet weather). The paths across Dartmoor are quite exposed so make sure you are well prepared for the walk with clothing, drinks and food. There are no stiles, just a few gates and you will be sharing many of the paths with sheep so take care with dogs. There are many climbs and descents throughout. Toilets and refreshments are available at Okehampton Station. Approximate time 4 hours (excluding the train journey).

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