Things To Do near Hisley Wood

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Haytor Quarry, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

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

One of a number of quarries on the moorland around Haytor Rocks. Granite was quarried here in the 18th and 19th centuries. A granite tramway was built in 1820 to transport the granite down to Stover Canal. From there, quarried granite was taken by water to the Teign Estuary and Teignmouth. Granit...

Trenchford Reservoir, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Trenchford Reservoir, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Trenchford, Tottiford and Kennick reservoirs near the north eastern border of Dartmoor National Park Trenchford, Tottiford and Kennick Reservoirs are located in the north east of the Park. Moretonhampstead is to the north west and Bovey Tracey to the south. Trenchford, Tottiford and Kennick re...

Greator Rocks, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Greator Rocks, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Houndtor Down is packed with points on interest. Hound Tor is one of Dartmoor's most popular rocky outcrops. Beyond its south east side is English Heritage's Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement. South of Hound Tor and the settlement is Holwell Lawn which is known for its astonishing bl...

Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement (English Heritage), Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement (English Heritage), Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Explore Dartmoor and you'll encounter a high number of abandoned sites dating from the medieval period. The most famous is English Heritage's Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement. A hamlet, Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement consists of eleven buildings including longhou...

Bowerman's Nose, Hound Tor and Medieval Village Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Bowerman's Nose, Hound Tor and Medieval Village Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Park at Manaton near the church. Head back across the main road and down a narrow lane. A path cuts right over a field towards Hayne Down. Continue up onto open moorland. Bowerman's Nose is to the right near the end of the ridge. Head back to the path that crosses the ridge and follow it down to...

Hayne Down, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Hayne Down, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Hayne Down is one of a number of small islands of moorland towards the east of the National Park just off the main mass of Dartmoor's high ground. Home to the famous and much photographed Dartmoor landmark Bowerman's Nose, Hayne Down is near Manaton and the Kestor Inn and provides exquisite...

Haytor Granite Tramway, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

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

Up on Haytor Down, near Haytor Quarry, is a big lump of granite into which are carved the words Templer Way Haytor - Teignmouth. The Templer Way is a modern recreation trail following the route of the old Haytor Granite Tramway on which granite was transported from the high moor down to the...

Holwell Tor Quarries Hut, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Holwell Tor Quarries Hut, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

You often see a line of schoolkids following the Haytor Granite Tramway to Holwell Tor. Whilst their teachers are introducing them to the history and beauty of the area, they are also taking their pupils to see the quirky Holwell Tor Quarries Hut. Quarry workers sheltered in the hut when using...

Holwell Tor Quarries, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Holwell Tor Quarries, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

When exploring Holwell Tor, you'll see quarries cut into its rocky outcrops. The granite extracted from these quarries was transported on the Haytor Granite Tramway down to Stover Canal where it was taken by water to Teignmouth at the eastern end of the Teign Estuary. We've positioned Holwel...

Holwell Tor, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

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

Visit the South Devon coast around Teignmouth and you'll see the distinctive granite outcrops of Haytor Rocks on the horizon to the west. Granite was quarried at Haytor Rocks and the surrounding tors and then transported down to the coast on a tramway and canal. Holwell Tor is at the western end of...

Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The Moretonhampstead & South Devon Railway ran from Moretonhampstead through Lustleigh and Bovey Tracey to Newton Abbot. Opened in 1866, the line was closed to passengers in 1959. The stretch between Moretonhampstead and Bovey Tracey is being turned into a multi-use trail called the Wray Valley Trai...

Tottiford, Trenchford & Kennick Reservoirs Circular Walk, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Tottiford, Trenchford & Kennick Reservoirs Circular Walk, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

A beautiful, tranquil walk to the east of Dartmoor National Park Dartmoor is known for its granite tors and high moorland. The National Park is also home to stunning valleys and gorges. Much less well known are its many reservoirs. The beautiful Tottiford, Trenchford and Kennick reservoirs are lo...

Haytor Rocks to Hound Tor Circular Walk, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Rocks to Hound Tor Circular Walk, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Haytor Rocks and Hound Tor (East Dartmoor) are two of the most popular and visited tors in Dartmoor National Park. Haytor Rocks is located on Haytor Down. Hound Tor is located on Houndtor Down. Becka Brook divides them. A new granite footbridge and a much older clapper bridge span the brook and enab...

Haytor Rocks, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

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

Tor/walking Haytor Rocks is probably Dartmoor National Park's most famous tor. Owing to its location on the eastern fringe of Dartmoor above populated areas such as The English Riviera, it can get exceptionally busy on the rocks during the summer months, on long bank holiday weekends or after sno...

Best Dartmoor Walks With Kids, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Walks With Kids, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

How difficult are Dartmoor walks with kids? Dartmoor is a great starter National Park for kids. The terrain is relatively gentle. Our youngest daughter wandered up to High Willhays (the highest point on Dartmoor and in southern England) when she was four. Every year, children as young as 13* comp...