About YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor

Quiet base for Adventure Okehampton activities

Sitting within the Dartmoor National Park, YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor Adventure Centre offers a unique combination of woodland, wildlife, wilderness and accessibility. It is set within 4 acres of landscaped grounds, with stunning views over north Devon. For groups, two separate accommodation buildings allow smaller groups to enjoy their own space, each building with leader rooms, drying rooms, meeting areas and outdoor activity sites. A separate building provides catered groups with a dining room that seats 77.

Okehampton is ideally situated on the edge of the National Park, whilst the moors, tors, crags and lakes that we use as our outdoor learning venues are all within easy reach for our fleet of minibuses. Just beyond Bracken Tor, you can walk on footpaths onto Dartmoor, and the Sustrans cycling track is a short distance down the main road.

On-site activities can include archery, high ropes course, orienteering, climbing wall, team building exercises, cycle tours and night walks/navigation challenges. Off site, our numerous venues ensure the great 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.

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.

Whatever fully inclusive package is chosen, we work with group leaders to ensure that the programme, venue, content and style are all adjusted to optimise both the group and individual learning opportunities. We can also work to provide accessible adventures for all - any group can add on some activity inputs to enhance their stay. Our accommodation and many activities are accessible to groups or individuals with significant learning and/or physical disabilities.


  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Laundry
  • Drying room
  • Camping and cabins
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Cycle hire
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • On-site shop
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Car parking
  • Minibus parking
  • Classroom(s)
  • 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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Packages available at this hostel

School pupils on rafts

Action Adventure package

Suitable for ages 8+

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per person based on a two night stay


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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Multi-Activity package

Suitable for ages 8+

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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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50.72727, -4.0014

YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor

OS Map:191
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