Stretching our legs on Dartmoor

After all that Christmas cheer it’s time to take in a bit of late afternoon sun and stretch our legs on Dartmoor.

The North Moor, above Okehampton makes a good short Dartmoor expedition – it’s only about 15 miles from Wheatland Farm’s lodges to the tracks beyond the army camp. We had someone in our party who wanted to get out, but couldn’t really walk far, so this was perfect for wide open Devon landscapes, a Dartmoor Tor or two for younger legs to run up, and some wilderness just for the views.

This is the part of Dartmoor where the famous Ten Tors Challenge starts and ends, and it’s also a good starting point for a spot of wild camping.

For any non car drivers, the best way to reach Dartmoor from Wheatland Farm is probably by bike, as buses and trains aren’t much help. We’ve been from to Belstone and back by bike, and if you get to Okehampton there’s the Granite Way, multi use trail, starting at the old railway station, and the newly made Pegasus Way to explore. They might be best saved for a less wintery day though!