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​Okehampton is in an idyllic location, at the very northern edge of Dartmoor, nestling in one of the most beautiful river valleys in West Devon.  A town with a population of around 7,500, it boasts an award-winning park, swimming pool, cinema, good shops and friendly pubs. The ruined castle is mentioned in the Domesday Book and has a Norman keep.

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There are two primary schools, one of which is a Church of England school. Okehampton College serves the area's secondary pupils.  In autumn 2021 a daily rail service to Exeter will be operating. If driving, Exeter is 25 minutes to the East, while, to the South, Plymouth takes 40 minutes. The excellent beach at Bude is just 45 minutes to the North-West.

There are countless walks from the town straight onto some of the wildest parts of the moor, with Yes Tor and High Willhays being the highest points in South-West England. The Granite Way, Two Moors Way and National Cycle Network all pass through the town.

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