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Hawns and Dendles Gorge, Devon


  • Located in Cornwood, Devon, South West England, England
  • The River Yealm rises on the high moors of the south west section of Dartmoor National Park. The moors here are flat and boggy before they drop steeply south. Where the moors drop, the River Yealm cuts its way through Hawns and Dendles Gorge. This feature is marked on the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. Browse our 'Photo Gallery' to view the gorge. As you'll see, it's a beautiful and remote place. Yealm Steps Waterfall is a highlight. South of Hawns and Dendles Gorge are Dendles Wood National Nature Reserve and the village of Cornwood close to the border of the National Park
  • When we researched and photographed Hawns and Dendles Gorge, we started from the car parking area at New Waste. We followed the curve of Coombe Hill towards the River Yealm before walking up its east side to Yealm Steps Waterfall. Note Stall Moor and Coombe Hill Settlements and the remains of a blowing house as marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OLO28 'Dartmoor' map
  • Hawns and Dendles Gorge is one of many stunning valleys and cleaves cut by rivers that flow down from the two high plateaus of Dartmoor National Park. Other valleys and cleaves we'd recommend visiting include:
  • Lydford Gorge and Waterfall
  • Teign Gorge
  • Lustleigh Cleave
  • Dart Gorge
  • Tavy Cleave
  • By James Penman

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Yealm Steps Waterfall, Devon

Located in Cornwood, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Yealm Steps Waterfall is in the Hawns and Dendles Gorge. Both gorge and waterfall are located within the south west section of Dartmoor National Park. We've positioned Yealm Steps Waterfall on Google maps so zoom in on t...

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Stall Moor, Devon

Located in Cornwood, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Stall Moor captured our imaginations because it's home to the largest prehistoric stone row in Europe. South of the moor, near Stalldown Barrow is another stone row. On its eastern and western flanks, by the Rivers Erme...

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The Moorland Hotel, Plymouth
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Approximately 4.1 miles away.

Total Rooms: 18; Rates: 30 - 60 Per Night

This hotel sits on the quiet southern slopes of Dartmoor National Park and is 20 minutes from the centre of Plymouth It has views across the South Hams to the sea The Moorland Hotel is ideal for touring this beautiful pa...

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Elfordleigh Hotel, Plymouth
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Approximately 5.4 miles away.

Total Rooms: 34; Rates: 60 - 105 Per Night

Nestled amid 100 acres of glorious parkland, this traditional English country house is perfectly positioned for exploring both the timeless elegance of Devon and the bustling centre of Plymouth...

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Boringdon Hall Hotel, Plymouth
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Approximately 5.9 miles away.

Total Rooms: 41; Rates: 49 - 130 Per Night

Boringdon Hall is set in its own grounds on the edge of Dartmoor The hotel combines the charm and ambiance of years gone by with every modern comfort...

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