Hennock, Dartmoor National Park

Hennock, Dartmoor National Park

Hennock, on the eastern border of Dartmoor National Park, is to the north east of the gateway town Bovey Tracey.

Strung out along a narrow Dartmoor road and with fantastic views across the Teign Valley, Hennock's a good base for this area of the Park.

1. Hennock St Mary's Church has some magnificent 15th century paintings on its rood screen. Across the road from the church is The Palk Arms.

2. Close by, you'll find one of the Park's most popular family attractions, Canonteign Falls.

3. Tottiford Reservoir, Trenchford Reservoir and Kennick Reservoir are also in the area and are well sign-posted. In summer 2010, Channel 4's 'Time Team' excavated a prehistoric settlement in Tottiford Reservoir. The settlement included a stone circle and stone rows. We'd recommend exploring the reservoirs Tottiford, Trenchford & Kennick Reservoirs Circular Walk.

4. We'd also suggest you head north west to Blackingstone Rock for its superb views across the east and north of the Park.

5. House of Marbles and Teign Valley Glass, Parke Estate, Becky Falls and The Miniature Pony Centre.

6. Outdoor activities. Mountain biking at Haldon Forest. Horse riding on the moors. Cycling on the Wray Valley Trail.

7. The National Trust's Castle Drogo (National Trust) and the stunning Teign Gorge (National Trust).

8. Haytor Rocks area. East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve and Lustleigh Cleave.

9. Exeter.

10. Given Hennock's location, there's also quick access to South Devon's beaches and The English Riviera. To discover these areas, visit our sister site 'PictureTheUK' which has tens of thousands of photos of Devon and South West England.