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High ropes course

General

  • In the grounds of an activity centre on the edge of Dartmoor
  • Mountain boarding, archery, climbing and watersports all available
  • Licensed restaurant, private lake and direct access to Dartmoor

For some folk, a happy holiday does not involve cocktails, a pool, a sun lounger and all the other buzzwords of lazing about in swimwear. These folk much prefer swinging from ropes, clambering up walls, splashing through water and generally hurling themselves around, upping adrenaline so much that the subsequent Monday morning commute feels like a stroll in the park.

If this sounds like you, it's virtually a cert that you’ll like a stay at Okehampton Youth Hostel, at the same setting as Adventure Okehampton, an activity centre with family sessions running every day during the school holidays. The pitches are in the grounds of the hostel and all guests have full access to hostel facilities including bathrooms, a self-catering kitchen, TV and games rooms, as well as free wifi, a licensed restaurant and bike hire.

You and your small adventurers can have a go at mountain boarding, archery and scaling the climbing wall or ropes, with watersports including surfing, gorge scrambling, kayaking and canoeing on offer at the hostel’s private lake; true headers for heights can also have a go at the Big Oke Abseil. When you're up for exploring Dartmoor, there's direct access to the moors and the Granite Way cycle path.

If there's six or more of you up for a challenge, you can book a group activity together at the site at any time, for hen and stag parties, weekends away and just because. If your fellow travellers aren't all up for such outdoor pursuits, during school holidays the site allows bookings for individual daredevils and groups smaller than six, so there's nothing to hold you back if you want to give something wild a whirl.

A tad too much adrenaline? Plenty of peeps come to Okehampton for a chillsome time too: there are activities like walks, craft and quiz nights and campfire sessions laid on in the evenings, or you could go for proper Devon downtime in the on-site licensed restaurant to demolish locally sourced food, local beers and cider.

This site is a member of YHA group.

Please note

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

The bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/07 and 31/08.

Please note that activities are subject to extra charges. For more information please check terms and conditions in the 'Policies' tab.


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9

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Good showers, friendly staff18/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJ C.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Good showers, friendly staff

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Games room Self catering facilities30/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJennifer P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Games room
    Self catering facilities

    Disliked: 

    Worn out tin openers
    Long grass
    Play area that your not allowed to play on
    Lack of information before visit regarding activities only available on set days
    Price

From the manager...

Thanks for your feedback and suggestions. We are happy to hear that you liked having access to the Games Room and the Self Catering Kitchen. I have reported the issues with the tin openers to the accommodation manager for action and the grass has been cut again on the site, part of a regular routine for the grounds team. The main information about our daily activities programmes are on our Adventure Okehampton web-site, but we could look at sending a link prior to our customers arrival in future. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Devon.

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Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Themes

Walkers' paradise

Location

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  • Klondyke Road, Okehampton, Devon, England, EX20 1EW
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.7322°N 3.9961°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Okehampton: West Street Coach Stop — 0.6 miles
Tavistock Bus Station — 14.3 miles
Yelverton (Devon): Roundabout Bus Stop — 17.1 miles
Train stations
Okehampton Rail Station — 0.0 miles
Sampford Courtenay Rail Station — 3.3 miles
Morchard Road Rail Station — 11.8 miles
Ferry ports
Bideford Ferry Landing — 21.8 miles
Topsham Lock Ferry Landing — 23.4 miles
Topsham Ferry Landing — 23.4 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 25.4 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Stick close to home to explore Okehampton and its surrounding villages, roam around Dartmoor, head to the north or south Devon coasts or cross the border into Cornwall – depending on your energy levels after all that abseiling.

The town of Okehampton is on the edge of Dartmoor and has the Museum of Dartmoor Life in its 18th-century mill telling the tale of those who have lived and worked in the area for centuries past (there are often evening visits available for those who’ve been swinging from ropes all day).

During the day – partly because it’s only open until five or six and partly because it’s haunted – take a trip to medieval Okehampton Castle, the ruins of Devon’s biggest castle. The 1920s Castle Drogo, with formal garden, tours and events including vintage car rallies and fancy dress, is about 20 minutes’ drive from the hostel.

From Okehampton there are nearby villages galore to explore and walks from the hostel over the moors, woodlands, tors and ancient monuments of Dartmoor.

Take the Belstone Walk past the healing stone (lie on it and think of the part of your body that needs fixed), or walk along the Meldon Viaduct to Black-a-Tor Copse to take in bluebell woods and an ancient oak woodland nature reserve: go here in May to see the best of the bluebells and rare plants.

Flower fans will also like the RHS gardens at Rosemoor 20 minutes’ drive from Okehampton; there are over 40 other gardens in Devon if this sort of stuff makes you bloom.

Devon – and Cornwall – have seaside towns, cracking cuisine, piles of stately homes and some of the best beaches in the country, most within an hour’s drive or less.

The Eden Project is about an hour’s drive along the A30 and Bude and Newquay are both reachable from Okehampton by bus. Keep Sundays free too: there’s a train direct from the hostel to Exeter to mosey around the castle, cathedral, Roman remains and shops.

Must see

  • Castle Drogo (8.4 miles)
  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (15.8 miles)
  • Buckfast Abbey (19.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Finch Foundry (3.0 miles)
  • Lydford Gorge (7.9 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Check-in is possible until 10pm between July and August.

Okehampton Youth Hostel cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Okehampton Youth Hostel have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Okehampton Youth Hostel dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Okehampton Youth Hostel? Stick close to home to explore Okehampton and its surrounding villages, roam around Dartmoor, head to the north or south Devon coasts or cross the border into Cornwall – depending on your ... Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Okehampton Youth Hostel?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    Check-in is possible until 10pm between July and August.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Okehampton Youth Hostel? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/07 and 31/08.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

Bike hire is charged at £12 per adult per day and £10 per child per day.

Activities can be booked for a minimum group size of 6 people at any time. Individual activity bookings are available during the school holidays (Easter, half term and summer holidays). These taster sessions start at £20 per person (archery, climbing wall, bushcraft or weaseling – for age 5 upwards), £25 for high octane experiences of Kayaking (age 5 upwards), High Ropes, Rock Climbing, Mountain Boarding (age 8 upwards) and Big Oke Abseil (Age 14 upwards). Full day paddle experiences on the River Exe start at £59 per person.

Campfire nights, night walks and other evening activities are also scheduled in these summer holiday periods and are charged at £4 per person.

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