At a Glance

  • Easy Access to A30 truck road.
  • Regular bus service from Exeter to Okehampton
  • Closest mainline railway station: Exeter St Davids
  • Closest airports: Exeter and Bristol
  • Summer Sunday railway service from Exeter to Okehampton

Getting to YHA Okehampton and Adventure Okehampton

From the East

Leave the A30 at Okehampton (B3260) junction, and turn right at the end of the slip road. Follow this road for a further 2 miles into Okehampton town centre. In the town centre, you will pass over straight over two sets of traffic lights. In the town centre, pass a set of traffic lights (Pelican Crossing) and at the next set of traffic lights turn left, following the signs to Okehampton Station and Youth Hostel. About 200m, take the 3rd turning right up Station Road, and after about 400m turn left at the monument following signs to the Station. Follow this road, passing under the railway bridge* and take the first left to enter the Youth Hostel, where the car park is behind The Goods Shed.
*NB low bridge, not suitable for all coaches or high vehicles. Park at Railway Station.

From the West

Leave the A30 at Okehampton (B3260) junction, and follow road for about 2 miles into the town. At the first set of traffic lights, on a crossroads junction, turn right following the signs to Okehampton Station and Youth Hostel. After 200m, take the 3rd turning right up Station Road, and after about 400 m turn left at the monument following signs to the Station. Follow this road, passing under the railway bridge* and take the first left to enter the Youth Hostel, where the Hostel car park is behind The Goods Shed.
*NB low bridge, not suitable for all coaches or high vehicles. Park at Railway Station.

Getting to YHA Bracken Tor
Using a GPS navigation system
Do not use the Bracken Tor post-code in a GPS navigation system, as many of the systems will try and take you off the emergency access road to the A30.

From the East

Leave the A30 at Okehampton (B3260) junction, and turn right at the end of the slip road. Follow this road for a further 2 miles into Okehampton town centre. In the town centre, you will pass over straight over two sets of traffic lights. In the town centre, pass a set of traffic lights (Pelican Crossing) and at the next set of traffic lights turn left, following the signs to Okehampton Station and Youth Hostel. About 200m, take the 3rd turning right up Station Road, continue up road, crossing a railway bridge, followed by A30 dual carriageway and take the first right signposted to the Youth Hostel.

From the West

Leave the A30 at Okehampton (B3260) junction, and follow road for about 2 miles into the town. At the first set of traffic lights, on a crossroads junction, turn right following the signs to Okehampton Station and Youth Hostel. About 200m, take the 3rd turning right up Station Road, continue up road, crossing a railway bridge, followed by A30 dual carriageway and take the first right signposted to the Youth Hostel.

By rail

The closest mainline station is at Exeter St Davids.  There is a regular service to London Paddington and London Waterloo, usually once an hour during peak times. There are also mainline routes to main cities with through trains to Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Sheffield, Newcastle, Portsmouth and Southhampton.  Locally there are trains serving Barnstaple, Crediton, Exmouth, Paignton, Plymouth, Torbay, Torquay and stations in Cornwall.

Outside the station, there is a bus stop, and there is a regular bus service (5 and 6) serving Okehampton.

On a Sunday between May and September, there are four trains a day, which arrive at Okehampton station, providing an alternative method to get to the Youth Hostel.

By bus

There are regular service (5 and 6) from Okehampton to Exeter St Davids from the town centre.  There are also other less well frequented routes to Bude, Barnstaple, Crediton, Hatherleigh, Chagford and Tavistock. There are also some weekly services to Chagford, Moretonhampstead and other Dartmoor towns.

 

Nearest Airports

The closest main airport is Exeter which is mainly scheduled flights with Flybe and charter flights to tourist resorts in Europe.  Bristol Airport is about 1.5 hours drive and has scheduled flights with the budget airlines such as Ryanair, Easyjet, Flybe as well as being served by bigger airlines like KLM, Lufthansa, Air France, Aer Lingus, Brussels Airlines and Continental Airways, meaning that it is an alternative city for arriving in UK from Europe, USA and further afield.

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