Things To Do near Hennock

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Hound Tor (East Dartmoor), Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Hound Tor (East Dartmoor), Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

One of Dartmoor's most impressive and popular tors One of Dartmoor's most impressive and popular tors, Hound Tor is a collection of rocky outcrops in the eastern section of the national park close to both Haytor Rocks and the village Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Note that there is another Hound...

Bagtor Down, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Bagtor Down, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

As you climb the B3387 from Bovey Tracey past Haytor Vale to the high moors, Haytor Down runs north of the road and Bagtor Down to the south. Note that the River Sig rises on Bagtor Down from two boggy sections of moorland. The western section is called Bag Tor Marsh and is best avoided. If you...

Moretonhampstead 1 and 2 The Almshouses, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Moretonhampstead 1 and 2 The Almshouses, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

One of the most impressive buildings in Dartmoor National Park, Moretonhampstead 1 and 2 The Almshouses are owned by the National Trust. If you're looking for historical information, visit the Moretonhampstead History Society website to which we provide an external link. 'Recorded as 'new' i...

Houndtor Down, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Houndtor Down, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Houndtor Down is home to Hound Tor, Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement (English Heritage) and Holwell Lawn. The latter has one of the best bluebell showings in Dartmoor National Park. Houndtor Down was used for crops and livestock during the medieval period when the abovementioned settl...

Holwell Lawn, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Holwell Lawn, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Haytor Rocks and Hound Tor are arguably the most famous and frequently visited tors in Dartmoor National Park. Between them are Holwell Tor, the pretty Becka Brook with its recently installed clapper bridge and Holwell Lawn. The latter is covered with horse and pony jumps used by the local pony...

Saddle Tor, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Saddle Tor, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Some Dartmoor tors are difficult to get to. Fur Tor, said to be the most remote spot in Dartmoor National Park, is a fine example. Other tors are exceptionally easy to get to. Saddle Tor is probably the best example. Located by the B3387 road that runs between Haytor Vale and Widecombe-in-the-Moo...

Mardon Down Giant's Grave, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Mardon Down Giant's Grave, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

According to Phil Newman in his excellent 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor', 'it was Dean Jeremiah Milles of Exeter, President of the Society of Antiquaries, who first undertook archaeological fieldwork on Dartmoor barrows in 1752 on Mardon Down (Grinsell 1978, 87), and the literature of the early...

The Dancing Tree Cross, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

The Dancing Tree Cross, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

If you're on your way to see Moretonhampstead 1 and 2 The Almshouses, look out for The Dancing Tree Cross. This was once the site of a market cross similar to the one in South Zeal. All you see today in Moretonhampstead is the head of the cross. This is because a tree grew next to the c...

Moretonhampstead St Andrew's Church, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Moretonhampstead St Andrew's Church, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Walk the high moorland, wooded valleys and rolling countryside of the east and north east sections of Dartmoor National Park and the tall tower of St Andrew's rising high above Moretonhampstead becomes a familiar sight. It's as distinctive a landmark as the more famous Widecombe St Pancras Chur...

Holwell Lawn Bluebell Circular Walk, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Holwell Lawn Bluebell Circular Walk, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Holwell Lawn is the most popular place to experience bluebells in Dartmoor National Park. On a sunny day, when the flowers are at their most vibrant and their intoxicatng smell pervades the moor, Holwell Lawn can get crowded. This circular walk takes you through the most popular area in addition to...

Mardon Down Headless Cross, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Mardon Down Headless Cross, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

The Dartmoor expert William Crossing writes: 'On Mardon are some antiquarian remains, but they have been despoiled. About 1/3 m. on the R. soon after entering on the down the visitor will find some vestiges of a cairn known as Giant's Grave, 1,170 feet, and a little to the north of this part of a...

Green Hill Arts, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Green Hill Arts, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Travel around Devon and Cornwall for a period of time and it becomes clear that the two counties are packed with artists, ceramicists and photographers. Places such as St Ives and Falmouth have high numbers of galleries concentrated in a small area. On Dartmoor, given the lower visitor numbers, ...

Mardon Down, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Mardon Down, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

There are a number of islands of open access moorland rising from surrounding farmland just south of the Teign Gorge and Fingle Woods in the north eastern section of Dartmoor National Park. The largest is Mardon Down. At Mardon Down, two domes of moor are connected by a thin strip of land in whic...

Quirky Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Quirky Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Once, there was a giant chair but, sadly, they took it down. You'll still find plenty of other quirky sights and names across the moors. There are exquisite sculptures dotted around the landscape and in the towns and plenty of weird rock structures. Many of the ponies are remarkably small, some o...

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

Best Dartmoor Spring Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Holiday in Dartmoor is part of a network of local UK travel sites. Information (photos/words) is provided by locals who live in a local area. We see beautiful spring photos from places like West Cornwall and South Devon when Dartmoor is still in the grip of winter. In short, spring arrives late...