YHA Okehampton

Klondyke Road, Okehampton, Devon EX20 1EW


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.

Why Groups love YHA Okehampton

Packages available here

Packages and bolt-ons available here

Adventure Activity centre

"Excellent" 94%

Customer Satisfaction based on 12 scores

Per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 126

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

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Packages available at YHA Okehampton

Action Adventure package

Climbing on rock face

Suitable for ages 8+

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.


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

Prices from


Per person, per night, based on a two night stay* (ex VAT)

Multi-Activity package

Archery Target Practice

Suitable for ages 8+

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.


  • Abseiling
  • Archery
  • Bushcraft & fire lighting
  • Canoeing
  • Caving
  • Guided walk
  • Orienteering
  • Team building

Prices from


Per person, per night, based on a two night stay* (ex VAT)

YHA Okehampton does not currently offer packages

Bolt-ons available at YHA Okehampton

YHA Okehampton does not currently offer bolt-ons

Personal service

Smaller venues offering a personable service.

Self-led options

Amazing bases for self-led options

Organised packages

Organised residential packages available 

Flexible approach

Totally flexible approach to your residential


A genuine sense of place and location

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities

LOtC accredited sites

70+ LOtC accredited sites

Teachers participation

Teachers encouraged to participate in all activities, helping to enhance teacher-pupil relations



General: Test

  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Drying room
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • Weddings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire


  • Car parking
  • Minibus parking

Food & Drink:

  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Self-catering kitchen

Teaching facilities:

  • Classroom(s)
  • Corridor zoning
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

How to get here

Klondyke Road, Okehampton, Devon EX20 1EW

By car and coach:
From the town centre follow brown signs to the Youth Hostel, this will lead you onto Station road. Turn left at memorial and continue under the railway bridge and immediately after turn left, sign posted Youth Hostel. Please use the car park beyond the hostel.

OS Map: 191
OS Grid Ref: SX591942
Latitude: 50.732191
Longitude: -3.996212
YHA Okehampton