Things To Do near Hembury Woods Circular Walk

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Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Pennywell Farm is a great day out for families with young kids. There's a huge range of things to do and animals to meet. Thankfully, all these activities are packed into a relatively small area which helps prevent tired legs. The farm animals are the focus of attention. Pennywell's miniature pigs*...

Tavistock Inn, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Inn, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Spitchwick beauty spot and the Dart Gorge Spitchwick (Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common) is an exceptionally popular local Dartmoor beauty spot known for its wild swimming and picnics. It sits at the east end of the stunning Dart Gorge which is known for its great walks and views. Both Spitchwick an...

Two Moors Way on Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Two Moors Way on Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The Two Moors Way is a long distance path that runs from Lynmouth on the Exmoor National Park coast all the way south to Ivybridge on the southern border of Dartmoor National Park. At over 100 miles, it's a long way but, clearly, one can dip into the walk at various points. This listing cove...

Dr Blackall's Drive Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Dr Blackall's Drive Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Dartmoor National Park is fringed with gorges and steep-sided wooded valleys. These are some of the most beautiful places in the National Park and Westcountry. In many cases, it's possible to walk along the lip of these valleys and gorges high above the rivers that cut them. Dr Blackall's Drive prov...

Dart Gorge Circular Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Dart Gorge Circular Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is a spectacular walk. We'd recommend trying it in Spring or Autumn to make the most of the Dart Gorge's natural beauty. It's rated hard owing to its length and some of the awkward footing along the bottom of the gorge. It took fit adults about six hours with lengthy stops for photography. Clea...

Sharrah Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Sharrah Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Wild swimming and walking The East Dart River and West Dart River converge at Dartmeet to form the Double Dart or, more simply, the River Dart. The River Dart then passes through the Dart Gorge which is one of the most beautiful and wild places in Dartmoor National Park. The river cascades and...

The Ten Commandments Stones, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

The Ten Commandments Stones, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Walking/attraction/views There are plenty of slabs of rock on Dartmoor into which verses and names have been carved. From the Heath Stone to the Lydford Viking Rune Stone, Datuidoc's Stone to the Ted Hughes Memorial Stone, these carved stones tell fascinating stories. The most impressive, however...

Best Dartmoor Views, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Views, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Views from tors North. Belstone Tors and Tors End and Higher Tor to Dartmoor's high north moor. East. Rippon Tor to Haytor Rocks. Blackingstone Rock across the hills of north east Dartmoor to the high north moor. South. Sharp Tor (South Dartmoor). West. Great Links Tor dow...

Buckland Beacon, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Buckland Beacon, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Many Dartmoor locals think the views from Buckland Beacon are the best in the National Park. Most views this big and special take a lot of effort to get to. Buckland Beacon is very easily accessible and a simple stroll from car parking areas along the nearby road. The Oxford English Dictionary de...

Aish Tor, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Aish Tor, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Dr Blackall's Drive is a track that runs along the northern lip of the Dart Gorge. It's a classic Dartmoor walk. At one point, Dr Blackall's Drive swings around a bulge in the moor that's topped with a rocky outcrop. This is Aish Tor. In an area where there are some extraordinary tors, Aish Tor is u...

Dart Gorge, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Dart Gorge, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Walking/views The Dart Gorge is one of the most beautiful places in Dartmoor National Park. Like the Teign Gorge and Lustleigh Cleave, the Dart Gorge is a steep-sided wooded valley cut by a fast-flowing river that runs from the high moors down to the Devon coast. The Dart Gorge is located in t...

Dart Gorge Venford Reservoir to New Bridge South Bank Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Dart Gorge Venford Reservoir to New Bridge South Bank Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is one of our favourite walks in Dartmoor National Park. It's difficult, owing to the absence of paths in the central section of the Dart Gorge below Bench Tor. For long sections of the walk, you're picking your way through wild woodland. Don't try this walk unless you are a confident walker. T...

Venford Reservoir, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Venford Reservoir, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Superb location at the foot of Dartmoor's south moor and next to the Dart Gorge Venford Reservoir is in a superb location at the foot of Dartmoor's south moor and next to the Dart Gorge which is one of the National Park's most popular and beautiful natural attractions. Visitors head to this area...

Bench Tor, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Bench Tor, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If you're on holiday in Dartmoor National Park in Autumn then head for Bench Tor. Topping a spur of moorland that juts out into the Dart Gorge, it's a breathtaking place. The heavily wooded gorge walls are a riot of colour. After a spell of heavy rain, water roars in the River Dart below. We cannot...

Mel Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Mel Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Wild swimming is popular in Dartmoor National Park. Mel Pool is one of the most beautiful, and remote, places in which you can enjoy it. A stretch of cascades and calm pools of water on the River Dart in the stunning Dart Gorge, it's relatively difficult to get to although nothing too challenging fo...