Hemsworthy Gate, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Hemsworthy Gate, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

We include Hemsworthy Gate on 'Holiday in Dartmoor' as a reference point. As is the case with Nun's Cross Farm and Batworthy Corner, it's a great starting point from which to discover Dartmoor's landscape and history. There's a small car parking area and paths run off in all directions.

We've positioned Hemsworthy Gate on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To help you discover the local area, we've listed some of the best points of interest below.

Try a circular walk taking in Top Tor, Pil Tor, Tunhill Rocks and Wittaburrow. The views down to Widecombe-in-the-Moor and across to Dartmoor's south plateau are awesome.

Wander up to the top of Rippon Tor. In our opinion, this provides the biggest and best views in the local area.

Visit Emsworthy Local Nature Reserve. It's known for its Spring showing of bluebells.

Walk out to Buckland Beacon and The Ten Commandments Stones. Many think the views from up there are the best in the National Park.

Explore the Saddle Tor, Haytor Rocks and Haytor Down area including the Templer Way and Haytor Granite Tramway.