Top 10 UK winter walks – chosen by travel and nature writers  

Okehampton to Belstone, Devon
Length 10½ miles Time 5 hours Start/finish Okehampton Camp/Belstone Google Maps Start/FinishGrade Moderate (difficult in bad weather) Refuel The Tors Inn, Belstone
Just a short way past the military camp north of Okehampton, the old country road passes between two of west Devon’s most walkable high places. Either can be attacked on its own as a two-to-three-hour stroll with a picnic, but for a good five-to-six-hour pre-lunch winter hike, I suggest doing both.
From Okehampton Camp, head in a slightly south-westerly direction to begin the long, slow hike up to Dartmoor’s second-highest summit, Yes Tor. This actually feels more prominent than High Willhays, which is your next target and is, at 2,039 feet (621m), the highest point on Dartmoor – and thus the

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Top 10 UK winter walks – chosen by travel and nature writers  

Okehampton to Belstone, Devon
Length 10½ miles Time 5 hours Start/finish Okehampton Camp/Belstone Google Maps Start/FinishGrade Moderate (difficult in bad weather) Refuel The Tors Inn, Belstone
Just a short way past the military camp north of Okehampton, the old country road passes between two of west Devon’s most walkable high places. Either can be attacked on its own as a two-to-three-hour stroll with a picnic, but for a good five-to-six-hour pre-lunch winter hike, I suggest doing both.
From Okehampton Camp, head in a slightly south-westerly direction to begin the long, slow hike up to Dartmoor’s second-highest summit, Yes Tor. This actually feels more prominent than High Willhays, which is your next target and is, at 2,039 feet (621m), the highest point on Dartmoor – and thus the

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