A guide to Okehampton and the surrounding area
Situated on the northern edge of Dartmoor, Okehampton is an ancient West Devon town, on the edge of which are the ruins of a Norman castle, now owned by English Heritage and open to the public. Okehampton has excellent shopping facilities, as well as a range of supermarkets and a new hospital. It is well served for leisure activities with a cinema, leisure centre, swimming pool, golf club and the delightful Simmons Park. The A30 provides direct access to Exeter, with its mainline rail, airport and M5 motorway connections.
The town's wool and tin history, which created its wealth, can be found in the Museum of Dartmoor Life and is a good starting point for any visitor, before embarking on any number of trails and footpaths through the beautiful Dartmoor National Park.