About YHA Okehampton

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Adventure Activity centre

For outdoor adventures in South West England, look no further than YHA Okehampton Activity Centre. This converted Victorian Railway building is set in 1 acre of grounds on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, offering a unique combination of wilderness and accessibility. The site is very much designed with groups in mind, with optimally positioned leader rooms, drying rooms, group rooms, meeting areas and outdoor activity sites in abundance.

Okehampton is ideally situated on the edge of the National Park, with wilderness areas accessible from the door. The moors, tors, crags and lakes that we use as our outdoor learning venues are all within easy reach via our fleet of minibuses. Every aspect of our Adventure activity provision is carefully designed to enhance a group’s learning potential and the overall quality of the experience.

Activity groups will be guided through the basic skills required, enabling participants to experience the adrenaline rush as they push their personal boundaries and their confidence grows. Combining skill and strength with a little courage, they will come away with a sense of satisfaction and a taste for adventure. We work with the leaders to ensure that the programme, venue, content and style are all adjusted to optimise both the group and individual learning opportunities.

On-site activities can include archery, bushcraft, low ropes course, orienteering, climbing wall, cycle tours, team building exercises and night walks/navigation challenges. Off site, our numerous venues ensure the optimum locations for rock-climbing, gorge-scrambling, abseiling, canoeing, raft- building and weaselling, and include themed watersports or Meldon days that combine several activities in one experience.


  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Drying room
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • Weddings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Car parking
  • Minibus parking
  • Classroom(s)
  • Corridor zoning
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

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Excellent value food options are also available for lunch and dinner at this hostel.

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3 Stars
Visit England accredited

Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels
across England and Wales.

For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards,
please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.

LOtC Awarded

YHA Okehampton has been given the LOtC award.

LOtC Award
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Packages available at this hostel

Action Adventure at YHA Okehampton

Action Adventure package

Suitable for ages 8+

Prices from


per person*


Amazing adventures in the great outdoors

Amazing adventures in the great outdoors don’t come much better than this. Our Action Adventure packages are designed to make the most of the natural world around us and as a result they really take the challenges up a level.


  • Caving
  • Weaseling
  • High ropes
  • Abseiling
  • Canoeing
  • Raft building
  • Leap of faith
  • Night hike
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Okehampton kayaking

Multi-Activity package

Suitable for ages 8+

Prices from


per person based on a two night stay


Challenges for the brain and body

Full of challenges for the brain and body our multi-activity packages are designed to engage participants through practical PE based activity. This package offers a mixture of adventurous and on-site activities that make the most of the great outdoors and the hostel locality.


  • Guided walk
  • Archery
  • Abseiling
  • Bushcraft and fire lighting
  • Orienteering
  • Team challenges
  • Caving
  • Canoeing
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50.732191, -3.996212

YHA Okehampton

OS Map:191
OS Grid Ref:SX591942
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