Things To Do near Hisley Wood

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Yarrow Mine/Devon Wheal Francis/Yarner Copper Mine, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarrow Mine/Devon Wheal Francis/Yarner Copper Mine, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

At Yarner Wood Reserve Base, painted on an angled wood panel, are depictions of the Yarner Wood area through history. One, particularly dark, is of a bleak landscape. In the foreground is a mine. It's hard to imagine when wandering around this wood today that there was once a thriving copp...

Lustleigh Cleave Lookout Rock (2), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh Cleave Lookout Rock (2), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Read the listing for Lustleigh Cleave Lookout Rock (1). It describes the first lookout over Lustleigh Cleave. It also provides directions. From Lookout Rock (1), as mentioned in that listing, you can follow a faint track a few minutes east to a second rocky outcrop to which we refer as Lookout Ro...

Lustleigh Cleave Lookout Rock (1), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

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

Walk Dartmoor's many wooded valleys and it can be difficult to find a viewpoint. Given how beautiful these places are, this can be an immensely frustrating experience. Thankfully, in Lustleigh Cleave, there is a line of rocky outcrops high up the north valley wall. Some of these outcrops, such as Sh...

Yarner Wood Templer Way Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

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

Yarner Wood is part of the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve. The Templer Way is a long distance footpath running between Dartmoor and the South Devon coast following, as far as possible, the route of the old granite railway. This walk takes in some of the best sections of the wood and railway....

Best Dartmoor Autumn Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Autumn Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

For many, the period between September and December* is the best time to holiday in Dartmoor. Clean light, cooler conditions and remarkable autumnal colours make it an ideal time to explore the National Park. We've listed some of the best things to do in autumn below.   Gorges and va...

Wray Valley, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Wray Valley, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

In the north eastern section of Dartmoor National Park, between, roughly speaking, Moretonhampstead and Lustleigh is the Wray Valley. Cut by Wray Brook, today the A382 runs along the valley floor connecting the east of the National Park around Bovey Tracey to the north around Chagford and Whiddon Do...

Kestor Inn, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Kestor Inn, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Pub by one of the most beautiful valleys in Dartmoor National Park Wonderful location. Situated above one of the most beautiful valleys in Dartmoor National Park, the Kestor Inn is a stroll away from England's first National Nature Reserve, one of Dartmoor's most popular family visitor attraction...

Raven's Tor (Lustleigh Cleave), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Raven's Tor (Lustleigh Cleave), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

At the upper end of Lustleigh Cleave, where woodland thins into gorse and bracken, are various rocky outcrops. The largest is Raven's Tor. The tor is difficult to find but you sometimes see people bouldering on its rock faces.. We'd recommend walking to the general area for its beauty. Because you'r...

Lustleigh Cleave Foxworthy via Horsham Steps Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh Cleave Foxworthy via Horsham Steps Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Park at Manaton. Follow the road past Manaton St Winifred Church and take the footpath on the right down to Horsham. To the left of the cottages is a path which runs down to the River Bovey. Cross the magnificent moss covered boulders, if you dare, to find a path which runs either left to Foxworthy...

Horsham Steps, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Horsham Steps, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

'Steps' on Dartmoor usually refer to stepping stones used to cross the National Park's many rivers and streams. Some steps are man-made. Others are natural features. The steps crossing the River Bovey below the tiny hamlet Horsham at the upper end of the Bovey Valley are a natural collection of huge...

Hole Rock, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Hole Rock, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Between the cairn on Black Hill and Smallacombe Rocks are a number of rocky outcrops running from the flat top of the hill down the flank of moorland towards a public footpath and then Becka Brook. These rocky outcrops are marked Hole Rock on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. The...

Black Hill (East Dartmoor), Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Black Hill (East Dartmoor), Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

For a National Park with a reputation for being bleak, it's unsurprising that there are a couple of Black Hills on Dartmoor. The remote, rough-cut Black Hill on the north plateau is covered with a thick layer of peat and deserves its name. The Black Hill near Manaton, Lustleigh and Bovey Tracey...

Bovey Valley Circular Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bovey Valley Circular Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

It's possible to complete big, circular walks in many of Dartmoor's wooded valleys and gorges. The Dart Gorge Circular Walk is magnificent. The Teign Gorge Circular Walk is arguably the most popular in the National Park. The Bovey Valley Circular Walk takes in some of the most beautiful wooded lands...

Haytor Down, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Down, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This is probably the most popular area of moorland in Dartmoor National Park. In high Summer, or after a good dumping of snow in Winter, its many car parking areas are rammed full with vehicles. Its popularity is partly owing to its location on the eastern side of Dartmoor near the large towns of So...

Ullacombe Farm Shop, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Ullacombe Farm Shop, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Approx halfway up the Bovey Tracey to Haytor road keep an eye out for this excellent farm shop that stocks a wide range of local produce including meat, vegetables, cheeses, cakes, jams. The sizeable and inviting cafe, which includes an outdoor seating area, is run by very friendly and helpful staff...