The town is home to the wonderful, picturesque Okehampton Castle, which dates back to the Domesday Book and sits in an elevated position above beautiful woodland walks where the West Okement River runs. The Castle was first started just after the Norman Conquest, with a moat, as a Motte and Bailey castle.


Today Okehampton is known as one of the walking centres of Devon, with superb access to Dartmoor direct from the town, or via the surrounding villages like Belstone.


This northern quarter of Dartmoor is the wild side of the moor, fantastic for walking, cycling and riding. Several National Trust properties are in easy reach, Finch Foundry, Lydford Gorge and Castle Drogo are all nearby.


Two Castles Trail, Tarka Trail, Granite Way and the West Devon Way to Plymouth are all easily accessible from the town centre. There are guided walks from and around the town, wild swimming in the rivers, a golf course, museum, gym, swimming pool and the extremely beautiful Simmons Park in the centre of town.

After nearly 50 years, daily passenger rail services have returned to Okehampton.

Photo: ©Great Western Railway


Edwardian Evening is BACK in Okehampton
on Thursday December 2nd

Celebrating the switching on of the brand new Christmas lights in the Town, signalling the start of Christmas! Get a prime spot in Fore Street at 6pm for the official 'big switch'!

They'll be loads going on, with late night shopping, market stalls on Fore Street and entertainment from the wonderful Entertainingly Different. With the roads closed between 5pm and 9pm there should be a real warm festive community feel in town. It's not to be missed plus... it'll be beginning to look at lot like Christmas!

If you are interested in having a stall on the evening please email 
everythingokehampton@gmail.com stalls cost £20.


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