Things To Do near Hembury Woods Circular Walk

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Abbot's Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Abbot's Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The Abbot's Way is marked, in part, on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. You can follow the path marked Abbot's Way on that OS map from the moor just west of Buckfastleigh across Dartmoor's south plateau to the Plym Ford area. After that, you can continue to Tavistock. The Ab...

River Avon, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Avon, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The River Avon is one of England's iconic rivers. It flows from Dartmoor's high south moor down to the South Devon coast at Bantham, Bigbury-on-Sea and Burgh Island. Where river meets sea is one of the most photographed areas of coastline in the country. It's an exceptionally beautiful place and we'...

Keble Martin Open Air Chapel, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Keble Martin Open Air Chapel, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

'Keble Martin open air Chapel 1904. Divine worship last held here 11th July 1982 ...'

Sharp Tor (Dartmeet/East Dartmoor), Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Sharp Tor (Dartmeet/East Dartmoor), Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Many of Dartmoor's classic views are provided by tors overlooking steep-sided wooded valleys and gorges. There's Sharp Tor in the Teign Gorge, Ger Tor above Tavy Cleave and the Dewerstone above the Dewerstone Valley. Perhaps the best of the lot is the view from Sharp Tor above Dart Gorge. If you can...

Black Tor (South Dartmoor), South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Black Tor (South Dartmoor), South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Black Tor rises above the car parking area at Shipley Bridge. The rocky outcrops are situated at the southern end of what we call the Avon Dam Reservoir Valley. The views up that valley to the dam and reservoir from Black Tor are wonderful. We've positioned Black Tor on Google maps. Zoom in on th...

Huntingdon Warren Cross, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Huntingdon Warren Cross, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There's a cross at the foot of Huntingdon Warren where, roughly speaking, the Two Moors Way meets/leaves the Abbot's Way as marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. The cross is beyond the western end of Avon Dam Reservoir. We've positioned Huntingdon Warren Cross on Googl...

Sharp Tor (Dartmeet/East Dartmoor) Circular Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Sharp Tor (Dartmeet/East Dartmoor) Circular Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

This is a short walk but it takes you to one of Dartmoor's classic viewpoints. From the outcrops at the southern end of Sharp Tor, you look down the Dart Gorge to the South Devon coast area beyond. It's a super place for a picnic. Note that in the morning the light comes up the gorge so if you want...

Huntingdon Barrow or Heap of Sinners, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Huntingdon Barrow or Heap of Sinners, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Dartmoor is blessed with some super place names. There's Deadmans Bottom and Grim's Grave, the Crock of Gold and The Ten Commandments Stones. Our favourite is the Heap of Sinners north west of the Avon Dam Reservoir on Dartmoor's south moor. The location lives up to the name. The barrow sits at t...

Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

This is a superb long distance walk between Buckfast Abbey on the east border of Dartmoor National Park and Tavistock Abbey on the west. Monks once followed routes across the moors to visit the local abbeys and priory which is why it's called the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route. The Buc...

Ryder's Hill and Huntingdon Warren Circular Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Ryder's Hill and Huntingdon Warren Circular Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

This walk is one for the Dartmoor enthusiast. It crosses remote, boggy moorland on Dartmoor's south moor with Avon Head Mires, Fishlake Mire and Ryder's Mire in the shallow valley to the west. It takes in the highest point on the south moor and the wonderfully named barrow Heap of Sinners. We'd reco...

Eastern White Barrow, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Eastern White Barrow, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

This is arguably the most distinctive barrow in Dartmoor National Park. Many barrows are larger. None has such an exaggerated shape. The views from the top are immense. It's also relatively easy to get to. We've positioned Eastern White Barrow on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to...

Zeal Tor Tramway (Dismantled), South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Zeal Tor Tramway (Dismantled), South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

In his 'Guide To Dartmoor', William Crossing wrote: 'This track is really an old tramroad, over which peat was once conveyed to some naphtha works at Shipley, on the verge of Brent Moor. It has been disused for a very long time, but I can remember when the rails, which were of wood, bolted to blo...

Combestone Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Combestone Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

South of Dartmeet and offering great views, particularly to the east across the Dart Gorge and Dart Valley Nature Reserve. Combestone Tor is by a parking area just off the road that climbs the east moors from Ashburton past Venford Reservoir into the Heart of Dartmoor. To the south is Holne Mo...

Ryder's Hill, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Ryder's Hill, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Dartmoor National Park consists of two high moorland plateaus separated by a central dip and fringed by stunning wooded valleys. High Willhays is the highest point on the north plateau. Ryder's Hill is the highest point on the south plateau. Ryder's Hill is a shallow dome of moorland near the sou...

Shipley Bridge, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Shipley Bridge, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

This is one of the major access points to Dartmoor's south moor. There's a car parking area, toilets and information boards. A tarmac road (not open to vehicles owned by the public) winds its way up the Avon Dam Reservoir Valley to Avon Dam Reservoir. The road follows, and crosses, the River Avon. M...