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Okehampton

Devon


Slow Ways linking Okehampton and Chagford, Halwill Junction, Hatherleigh, Lydford, North Tawton, Princetown

England / Devon / Okehampton

Okehampton’s six Slow Ways are 46% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 4/6
verified: 1/6
and surveyed: 1/6

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Okehampton from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Halwill Junction—Okehampton
Haloke one Pioneer me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 394m Descent 424m
Hatherleigh—Okehampton
Hatoke one Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 214m Descent 276m
Lydford—Okehampton
Lydoke one Pioneer me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 394m Descent 465m
Lydford—Okehampton
Lydoke two Enjoy me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
Okehampton—Chagford
Okecha one Verify me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 437m Descent 398m
Okehampton—North Tawton
Okenor one Pioneer me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 270m Descent 278m
Okehampton—North Tawton
Okenor two Pioneer me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
Okehampton—North Tawton
Okenor three Verify me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 259m Descent 247m
Okehampton—Princetown
Okepri one Pioneer me Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 538m Descent 803m
Okehampton—Princetown
Okepri two Pioneer me Distance 36km/23mi Ascent 707m Descent 972m

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Collective progress

43% of Okehampton’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

10/10

drawn

4/10

reviewed

2/10

surveyed

1/10

verified

7 people have contributed to Okehampton’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Okehampton

62km out of 189km have been walked and reviewed

138km of reviews have been shared in Okehampton

Latest Updates

Helen Gough surveyed Okenor three

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Helen Gough surveyed Okenor three

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I walked from North Tawton to Okehampton, and after walking downhill from the middle of the town got on to the Tarka Trail via a weird and narrow turnstile - who's idea was that?? It's short though, and then the route is all quiet country lanes to Okehampton, sometimes with great views, and very peaceful....

Helen Gough

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Plenty of quiet Lane walking with just a shortish walk across fields which could have been much much worse considering the amount of rain....

Jane Gough

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Okehampton—North Tawton

Helen Gough added Okenor three, a new walk from Okehampton to North Tawton

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I attempted to walk this on 25 Nov 2023 heading from Chagford to Okehampton but the stepping stones crossing of the river Teign 1.5 miles from Chagford was impassable. I rejoined the Okecha route at Throwleigh and followed it to the edge of Okehampton where I cut through a nicer way into the town via Ball Hill woods....

grindle

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The train station is up the hill from the town centre so if coming by train and you have no particular need to go into the town, you could follow a bridleway signed ‘tramlines bridleway’, which leads west-east from station road immediately adjacent to the station entrance, and join the slow way just past Ball Hill viaduct. The route soon heads off-road again following a bridleway to Sticklepath. After Sticklepath the slow way picks up the Dartmoor Way promoted route, which it then largely follows to Chagford, with just a slight deviation just past South Zeal (South Zeal has pubs and shops and wcs), following quiet lanes and footpaths to Throwleigh, passing through a secret meadow. The route finishes on quiet lanes again entering Chagford, a very nice little town with a good choice of independent shops, pubs and cafés....

Helen C

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Plenty of places to stop and rest, cafes to grab refreshments and the day we went, not many people about....

Carlyn Gough

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But overall a perfect route if you prefer an easy flat walk....

Jane Gough

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Helen Gough surveyed Lydoke two

I intended to walk this route from Lydford, but the bus broke down, so we hired bikes and cycled it both ways instead....

Helen Gough

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This route mostly follows the Granite Way which is on the old railway line....

Charles Hedley

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Lydford—Okehampton

Charles Hedley added Lydoke two, a new walk from Lydford to Okehampton

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The walk is mostly on quiet country lanes, with a section of the walk leaving Okehampton on track and a section skirting the edge of Abbeyford Wood which again is a section of track.One short section is on the main road without a path, but this is no more than 50 yards in length. The walk would be accessible to most, although there is a narrow bridge just at the start of the route when leaving Okehampton. Some sections can be quite steep with a total elevation gain recorded as 281 mtrs and 351 mtrs of descent....

Madzng

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Okehampton—North Tawton

panifex added Okenor two, a new walk from Okehampton to North Tawton

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Lydford—Okehampton

Slow Ways Darren added Lydoke one, a new walk from Lydford to Okehampton

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Halwill Junction—Okehampton

Slow Ways added Haloke one, a new walk from Halwill Junction to Okehampton

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Hatherleigh—Okehampton

Slow Ways added Hatoke one, a new walk from Hatherleigh to Okehampton

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Okehampton—Chagford

Slow Ways added Okecha one, a new walk from Okehampton to Chagford

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Okehampton—North Tawton

Slow Ways added Okenor one, a new walk from Okehampton to North Tawton

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Okehampton—Princetown

Slow Ways added Okepri one, a new walk from Okehampton to Princetown

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Okehampton—Princetown

Slow Ways added Okepri two, a new walk from Okehampton to Princetown

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Okehampton, Wed 28 February

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Okehampton’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SX5868195163

Lat / Lon

50.73883° / -4.00415°

Easting / Northing

258,681E / 95,163N

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