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

From 20th November 2021, Okehampton Station has reopened, with a regular service to Exeter St Davids.  This connects to London Paddington and London Waterloo (usually once an hour during peak times), as well as mainline routes 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.

Please contact us for information about group ticketing.

By bus

There are regular service (5 and 6) from Okehampton to Exeter St Davids from the town centre.  A new rail link service allows onward travel from Okehampton to Tavistock. There are also other less well frequented routes to Bude, Barnstaple, Crediton, Hatherleigh, and Chagford.

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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