What will students see and do?

Also known as Dartmoor Active Leisure, Adventure Okehampton has been providing trips to inspire, motivate and challenge participants since 1997.

The centre employs a team of expert instructors and offers a range of packages that bring real outdoor adventures to your school trip, making the most of the great outdoors and local area.

One package enables students to enjoy a mixture of adventure activities, including the following:

archery
Big Oke abseiling
bushcraft
Canadian canoeing
climbing
cycling
Dartmoor expeditions
gorge scrambling
guided walks
high ropes
kayaking
low ropes
mountain biking
mountain boarding
orienteering
pony trekking
raft building
team building games
Tyrolean Traverse

These adventure activities are perfect for PE students or pupils wishing to push themselves through enrichment and transition programmes.

Groups are guided through the basic skills required for a session, enabling each participant to experience an adrenaline rush as they push their personal boundaries and grow in confidence.

Another package takes advantage of Adventure Okehampton’s location at the edge of Dartmoor National Park, an ideal venue for many different types of Geography fieldwork.

There are several areas for studying Tor formations, from classic sites such as Hay Tor to more local sites around Okehampton.

Dartmoor also has the highest density of prehistoric monuments in Europe, some of which are just a walk away. If you’re keen to explore further, there is Braunton Burrow, a classic dune system; Medieval field systems that provide a view of past landscape changes in the region; Dartmoor’s river system; the Exe and Teign Estuaries; the Meldon Quarry; and the Aplite quarry and limestone kilns.

Finally, the discovery package adds a fun and challenging historical perspective to an activity stay. Take a trip to Okehampton Castle, the Museum of Dartmoor Life or the Medieval deserted villages, with activities that explore shelter building, archery and fire lighting. Combined with a range of self-led activities, developed by the National Park, that span history, geography and literacy and PSHE, you can develop a programme meeting all your cross-curricular needs.



Teaching resources provided

Adventure Okehampton hosts links to a range of related documents by the Dartmoor National Park Authority to assist with a geography-based trip.

One link leads to its Learning Resources Library, a large collection of resources with information about climate and weather, ponies, geology and landforms, history, archaeology, land use, recreation and tourism, wildlife and habitats, and work of the National Park Authority. Much of this information is also available in French, German, Polish and Welsh.

The other three links include the Prehistory of Dartmoor, the Geology of Dartmoor, and a list of Regional Important Geology Sites (RIGS) in Devon.


Minimum and maximum group size

Adventure Okehampton can accommodate groups of six to 100 people.


Details of risk assessment

Adventure Okehampton will send risk assessments to you in advance of your stay.

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Facilities on-site

Visitors to Adventure Okehampton can go to the main site for archery, low ropes, bushcraft, climbing, team games and the start of the cycle trail.

Facilities at Bracken Tor include archery, high ropes, bushcraft, navigation, orienteering, climbing, team games and mountain boarding; two large lakes for canoeing, kayaking and raft building; and the quarry for rock climbing and gorge scrambling.

Accommodation at YHA Okehampton has 26 bedrooms, whilst YHA Bracken Tor offers two accommodation units. Bracken Tor House sleeps up to 35 people, and Bracken Tor Lodge sleeps up to 42 people.


Opening times

Bookings office: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
Reception: 8am-10am and 5pm-10pm (8pm in low season)

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Pricing

Pricing is dependent on the group size, activity package and time period required.


Travel arrangements

Adventure Okehampton is close to the A30. For detailed directions, visit the Adventure Okehampton website.

Take note that there are some low bridges, not suitable for all coaches or high vehicles. There is parking available at the nearby railway station.

Address

Adventure Okehampton
Klondyke Road
Okehampton
Devon
EX20 1EW


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