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Hembury Woods, Devon


  • Located in Ashburton, Devon, South West England, England
  • Beautiful and popular woodland near the eastern border of Dartmoor National Park
  • Attractions within Hembury Woods include the River Dart and Hembury Hillfort/Castle
  • We'd recommend exploring the woods starting from the car parking area to its southern boundary. This parking area is just off the road that cuts through the lower part of the woods from Holne to Buckfast. It's clearly marked on both the Ordnance Survey OL28 'Dartmoor' map and the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. Follow one of the tracks that climb the steep hillside to Hembury Hillfort/Castle before descending to the western bank of the River Dart. This area is particularly beautiful. It's then an easy walk back to the car park
  • By James Penman

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Hembury Hillfort/Castle, Devon

Located in Ashburton, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

The remains of an Iron Age hillfort and Norman castle in Hembury Woods in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park. 'Hembury Castle was built in two phases, an Iron Age hillfort followed by the construction of a Nor...

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Buckfast Abbey, Devon

Located in Buckfast, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

On the eastern fringe of Dartmoor National Park, St Mary's Abbey is an active monastery belonging to the Benedictine Order. Founded in 1018, Buckfast Abbey was destroyed during Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries...

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Assault course

Located in Ashburton, Devon, South West England, England

Approximately 1.1 miles away.

Outdoor fun & adventure set in 90 acres. Includes a play fort, pirate ship surrounded by water, toddlers beach, zip wires, lovely scenic walks through woodland and assault course - perfect for competing with friends or f...

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Dartmoor Lodge Hotel, Dartmoor
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Approximately 1.4 miles away.

Total Rooms: 22; Rates: 50 - 100 Per Night

Now under new private ownership, this friendly and welcoming hotel provides comfortable accommodation on the A38, within easy reach of Dartmoor, halfway between Plymouth and Exeter...

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Dartbridge Inn, Dartmoor
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Approximately 1.6 miles away.

Total Rooms: 10; Rates: 45 - 179 Per Night

Just off the A38 on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, The Dartbridge Inn has en suite rooms, a relaxed bar with Real Ales, and a restaurant serving food daily The Dartbridge Inn is opposite the River Dart and close to...

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Newcombe Cottage
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Approximately 1.6 miles away.

Rates: 349 - 789 Per Week

Commanding glorious views over lovely surrounding countryside in Dartmoor National Park this comfortable cottage is ideally placed for enjoying the wonderfully mild climate of the South Hams. Adjoining the owner's ho...

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