Things To Do near Hisley Wood

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Lustleigh May Day Fair, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh May Day Fair, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Many traditional events take place on Dartmoor. There's wassailing in January and country shows in high summer. Another traditional event is the May Day celebration. The beautiful village Lustleigh has one of the best. You'll see dancing around the maypole, the crowning of the May Queen a...

Manaton Old Road, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Manaton Old Road, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

A road climbs from Bovey Tracey and the National Trust's Parke Estate to Trendlebere Down. From there, it continues to Becky Falls Woodland Park, Water/Freeland and Manaton. At the bottom of Trendlebere Down there's a byway open to all traffic that runs through Houndtor Wood to Water/Freelan...

Lustleigh Cleave to Hunter's Tor Circular Walk, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh Cleave to Hunter's Tor Circular Walk, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Along with the Teign Gorge Circular Walk and Dart Gorge Circular Walk, this is one of the finest walks in Dartmoor's many wooded valleys, cleaves and gorges. The views from the ridgeline of this walk over the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park are spectacular. Park in the lay-by at Hammers...

Sharpitor (Lustleigh Cleave/East Dartmoor) and Nut Crackers, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Sharpitor (Lustleigh Cleave/East Dartmoor) and Nut Crackers, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Lustleigh Cleave is one of the most beautiful sections of wooded valley in Dartmoor National Park. Its broad ridge is lined with rocky outcrops and tors. At the north west end of the ridge is Hunter's Tor. Towards the south east end are Sharpitor and the logan stone called Nut Crackers. In his 'G...

Clam Bridge, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Clam Bridge, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The River Bovey cuts a beautiful valley between Foxworthy Bridge and Drakeford Bridge. Lustleigh Cleave dominates the upper section of the valley. Houndtor Wood and Hisley Wood are beautiful downstream. Towards the middle of the valley, next to a modern, wooden footbridge is Clam Bridge. Fenced off...

Yarner Wood Reserve Base/Natural England Office, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Wood Reserve Base/Natural England Office, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Yarner Wood Reserve Base/Natural England Office is situated next to the car park and main access point for Yarner Wood. Just across the car park from the office is a bird hide providing views over a large pond (the stew pond) frequented by birdlife. Leaflets providing information about Yarn...

Lustleigh Cleave, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh Cleave, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Many of Devon's most famous rivers rise on the high moors and flow down to the coast. On their way, they cut numerous stunning wooded valley and cleaves* on the fringes of Dartmoor National Park. Lustleigh Cleave, in the east of the Park between the pretty village of Manaton and Lustleigh is a stunn...

Yarner Wood Bird Hides, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Wood Bird Hides, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

'The internationally important upland oak woodlands in this National Nature Reserve are one of the best places to see woodland birds of many kinds but especially the enigmatic pied flycatcher, secretive lesser spotted woodpecker and vocal wood warbler.' The Natural England information boards at the...

Yarner Wood, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Wood, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

'Yarner Wood was purchased in 1952 by the Nature Conservancy and became England's first National Nature Reserve.'* Today, it's part of the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve that incorporates nearby Trendlebere Down and parts of the Bovey Valley. It's a superb place. There are nature trails, bird...

Lustleigh Cleave, Hunter's Tor and Bovey Valley Woodlands Circular Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh Cleave, Hunter's Tor and Bovey Valley Woodlands Circular Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Dartmoor is fringed by stunning steep-sided wooded valleys. Lustleigh Cleave is one of the best. Located at the upper end of the Bovey Valley, Lustleigh Cleave offers some of the best valley views in the National Park. This walk takes you from the lower end of the valley up through Bovey Valley Wood...

Bovey Valley Woodlands, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bovey Valley Woodlands, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Bovey Valley Woodlands, or Bovey Valley Woods, is a collective term for three woods that sit at the lower end of the Bovey Valley. These woods are Pullabrook Wood (Pullbrook on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map), Hisley Wood and Houndtor Wood. The woods are part of the East Dartmoor N...

Yarner Valley, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Valley, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Two streams arc through Yarner Wood and meet near Yarner Wood Base Reserve. To the north is Woodcock Stream. To the south is Yarner Stream. The valley cut by the latter is particularly impressive and we'd recommend visiting for its natural beauty, birdlife and historical features. We've positione...

Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

South West England was battered by storms at the beginning of 2014. A vast quantity of rainwater was dumped on Dartmoor's high plateaus and channeled to the coast in famous Devon rivers such as the Dart and Teign. Waterfalls on these rivers became particularly impressive. We were fortunate enough to...

Harton Chest (Lustleigh Cleave), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Harton Chest (Lustleigh Cleave), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Harton Chest is a well known viewing point high up in Lustleigh Cleave. It's a collection of huge rocks that jut out of surrounding woodland. Exposed, there are big drops so this experience is not for those with a fear of heights. The Bovey Valley opens out far below. The views are huge and remarkab...

Becky Falls Waterfalls, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Becky Falls Waterfalls, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Waterfalls/family attraction Becky Falls Woodland Park is one of Dartmoor's most popular family attractions. Most people visit to experience its waterfalls. The upper, or main, waterfalls are the highlight. That said, we really enjoy following the Becka Brook downstream to the lower waterfalls. T...