Find places to stay around Hennock and Dartmoor National Park. On the eastern fringe of the Park close to Bovey Tracey and Moretonhampstead, Hennock is also well located for Exeter, the Exe Estuary area and The English Riviera.
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Hennock, Devon, Visitor & Tourism Guide



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National Park: Dartmoor
Nearby AONBs: South Devon, North Devon, Tamar Valley, East Devon, Blackdown Hills
Cities/Towns/Villages: Bovey Tracey, Lustleigh, Manaton, Moretonhampstead, Chagford, Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, North Bovey, Widecombe in the Moor, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmeet, Postbridge, Princetown, Exeter

Easterm fringe of Dartmoor National Park
On the eastern fringe of Dartmoor National Park close to Bovey Tracey and Moretonhampstead, Hennock is close to the very popular Dartmoor attraction Canonteign Falls. This is a lush, wooded section of the Park very different to the bleak moorland stereotype. We'd recommend it highly.

Reservoirs and big views
To the north west of the village is a cluster of reservoirs once filmed in Channel 4's Time Team programme. Trenchford Reservoir, Tottiford Reservoir and Kennick Reservoir are beautiful and there's easy walking around their sides.

For something more dramatic, head to Blackingstone Rock which provides exceptional and massive views west over Dartmoor's high ground. You'll see Haytor Rocks and Cosdon Beacon and Hill, Yes Tor and High Willhays. Once you've enjoyed the views, we'd suggest you push a little further north to the Teign Gorge and Castle Drogo and Gardens. The gorge walk here along the Two Moors Way is quite something.

The local area
The north and north east of Dartmoor National Park has some cracking villages and towns. We'd suggest visits to the towns of Moretonhampstead and Chagford. The latter is one of the Park's best destinations. Climb Meldon Hill for more extraordinary views of the north and east of the Park. Walk the perimeter of Fernworthy Reservoir, too. In addition to these towns, we'd recommend trips to Drewsteignton and Lustleigh.

West of Hennock is the glorious Lustleigh Cleave. The walking and views here are, again, superb. There's access to Lustleigh Cleave from Lustleigh and Manaton. At the north west end of the cleave, stand on Hunter's Tor (Lustleigh Cleave) for views over North Bovey to Cosdon Beacon and Hill.

If you have kids, in addition to Canonteign Falls, visit Becky Falls Woodland Park and The Miniature Pony Centre. East of Hennock, Haldon Forest Park is, in our opinion, the best place for family bike riding.

The rest of Dartmoor National Park
From Hennock, it's easy to get to the Heart of Dartmoor area around Postbridge and Princetown. Visit Bellever Forest and Wistman's Wood, climb Bellever Tor and Great Mis Tor. If you're looking for a big yomp, then head into the high stuff to the north west of the Park. Yes Tor and High Willhays, near Okehampton, are the obvious tors to summit. For very remote, head to Fur Tor. See one of our other sites, 'Holiday in Dartmoor', for further information.

South west of Hennock, the Haytor Rocks area is always popular as is Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick by the Dart Gorge. By Buckland in the Moor, walk to The Ten Commandments Stones for more massive views of wooded valleys and high moors.

Further afield
Hennock's relatively close to the Devon coast. Try the beaches from Dawlish Warren down to Shaoldon. South of that is The English Riviera with all its attractions, beaches and destinations. Beyond that is the South Devon AONB. Click through to the summary guides to learn more about these places.

Take advantage of Hennock's location close to the A38 and head north east to Exeter and south west to Plymouth. Whilst you're at Plymouth, drive across one of the Tamar Bridges to explore the eastern section of Cornwall and the Tamar Valley AONB.

East of Hennock is the River Exe and Estuary and East Devon AONB. Highlights here include Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth, Branscombe and Beer.


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Canonteign Falls, Devon

Located in Chudleigh, Devon, South West England, England

Approximately 1.1 miles away.

'England's highest waterfall'. On the eastern fringe of Dartmoor National Park with awesome views from the top of the waterfall across the Teign Valley . By the entrance are a number of large lakes, grassy picnic areas a...

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Warmhill Farmhouse
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Less than a mile away.

Rates: 615 - 1,425 Per Week

Mentioned in the Domesday Book this 100 acre working farm on the slopes of the pretty Teign Valley is ideal for both family holidays and those wanting peace and quiet. Next to the owner's home this delightful thatche...

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Coombe Cross Hotel, Newton Abbot
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Approximately 1.6 miles away.

Total Rooms: 23; Rates: 52 - 115 Per Night

The Coombe Cross Hotel is set in mature gardens with lovely views to Haytor Rocks Friendly and informal, Coombe Cross Hotel has for many years offered guests a restful and relaxed holiday...

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The Edgemoor Country House Hotel And Restaurant, D
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Approximately 2.6 miles away.

Total Rooms: 16; Rates: 49 - 160 Per Night

On the boundary of Dartmoor National Park, less than 3 miles from the A38, this elegant Victorian country house boasts an award-winning restaurant, fireside bistro and an extensive wine list...

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