buswise, N Dartmoor, as far as I know, the most regular one is Tavistock Lydford Okehampton. TIMETABLE (not sundays)
Lots of options then.
Leave car in Okehampton, get on Bus off anywhere en route to Tavistock (Mary Tavy would be a good choice IMO), then walk East into moor. Then work way North to Okehampton taking in the sites of your choice!
routewise, would be good to know how far you'd like to walk each day.
But for example, could get into the moor from Mary Tavy via Horndon (Elephants Nest Inn) then Tavy Cleave - in the valley or over the tors to the North, , visit the bronze age village ruins at Watern Oke then make your way to camp at Fur Tor or even over to the upper East Dart...
From there, many ways lead to Okehampton....
No offense Paddy, but for just an overnighter, Okehampton to Princetown by bus wouldn't really be that simple - 2 buses needed, the Tavistock/Princetown bus is not that frequent so it'd take quite a while - even if there were connections at the times you needed them (unlikely IMO).
Time on/waiting for buses is time not walking!
Waterwise, you'll be fine. Even for a hilltop camp, it's never that far from a source.
PS If you want less bus time and to get straight onto the moor, then get off at the Dartmoor Inn*(Lydford Turning)Last Year -We left the car there and bussed back to it whenI guided a hillwalking newbie (older lady) from there to Okehampton via Yes Tor for her first moorland part of her Michael Mary Line Pilgramage walk
* could still go SSE to Tavy cleave via a few nice tors
I occasionally hitch out or in myself - as usual seems quite a lottery as to how quickly you get a lift.
blimey Warhippo- you hoping to get to the pub for a breakfast?
I take it you mean camp by the East Okement river at Cullever steps(or Scarey Tor)? The hill to the west above is not that great for camping really IMO- just open rough grass - cars park nearby as the track has vehicular access....
Do you desperately want to go to Yes Tor? If not how about going more East than North?
All the Tors from Hangingstone Hill going N offer reasonable pitches. Not next to water but never far away. Watern Wild Steeperton & Oke. Then in the morning Higher Tor, Cullever Steps and Okehampton.
Pitch your tent at Sandy Ford, it's very flat.
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