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See & Do

Hennock is situated on the North West border of Dartmoor National Park. On the map, look between the reservoirs and Bovey Tracey

The nearest town is Bovey Tracey 15 Minutes away for essentials, two Lloyds chemists are also here as well as plenty of independent shops, cafes, more info about Bovey is below. 

Haytor the closest tor on Dartmoor is 20 minutes away

Teignmouth our nearest beach, is 30 minutes away

Torbay Hospital, 24-hour A & E, 25-minute drive

Newton Abbot is a community hospital but has a minor’s A & E department open between 9-10 pm a 20 Minute drive, they have an X-ray facility on site.

Dartmoor National Park

Wild, open moorlands and deep river valleys, with a rich history and rare wildlife, Dartmoor is a unique place. 

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Farms, Zoos & Sanctuaries in Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Otters and Buckfast Butterflies, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Family attraction, Dartmoor Otters and Buckfast Butterflies is the best place to see and experience otters in the region. It's a compact a...


Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, Totnes, Dartmoor National Park

Totnes is a thriving South Devon town topped with an English Heritage castle. Clearly, it's not within Dartmoor National Park. We include it on Holiday in Dartmoor because it's at the end of the South Devon Railway that runs between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. It's a great place for young kids to enjo...


Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Pennywell Farm is a great day out for families with young kids. There's a huge range of things to do and animals to meet. Thankfully, all these activities are packed into a relatively small area which helps prevent tired legs. The farm animals are the focus of attention. Pennywell's miniature pigs*...


Dartmoor Zoo, Sparkwell, Dartmoor National Park

Located between the southern border of Dartmoor National Park and the South Devon coast near Plymouth, Dartmoor Zoo is a superb zoological park made famous by a Hollywood film. The story behind the zoo is remarkable and told in the book 'We Bought A Zoo' by Benjamin Mee to which we provide an ext...

Bovey Tracey

You’ll find Bovey Tracey perched on the edge of dramatic Dartmoor National Park, and an ideal base if you want to explore the outstanding natural landscape of South Devon and the moorlands.


Known as the gateway to Dartmoor, Bovey Tracey is a charming and historic place to stay, with a strong rural heritage.

Bovey Tracey is a beautiful and welcoming town where the winding streets and picturesque parks provide the perfect environment to relax in. Home to many restaurants, bars, coffee shops and attractions, Bovey Tracey is the ideal place to unwind.

For retail, Bovey Tracey is typical of the strong tradition of towns in Devon offering a range of quality independent retailers, with delicatessens, high-class butchers, farm produce, and fair-trade shops. 

Personally recommend to park at the large car park at the base of Bovey Tracey. Pop over to Cafe 360 for brunch or light lunch. Kids and dogs are welcome, also kitted out for cyclists as well as a repair shop inside. If you have kids the main Play Park is across the road from the car park, surrounded by a huge green space to picnic and take dogs, the river also runs here that little ones love to paddle in. Follow up with a trip to Joises Ice Cream/Jolly Roger models, which is located by walking from the back of that playpark. There's also a skate park here too.


Teignmouth is a stunning coastal town with historic Georgian buildings, long sandy beaches, and fresh local food.

The town sits on the edge of the mouth of River Teign and the South Devon coast – and is surrounded by lush Devon countryside, so you won’t find a more beautiful setting for a holiday.

Located on the main South West train line, Teignmouth is an easy journey from London, along the most spectacular coastal train route in the country. 


Dartmoor National ParkExeter and Torquay are just a few miles from Teignmouth, making it an ideal central location to explore the rest of South Devon.

Personally recommend, parking at the end of Teignmouth and catching the foot ferry across to Shaldon, walks, beach lovely pubs here. Quieter than Teignmouth. Or from this car park the "back beach" as locals call it is also a great spot for paddleboarding and paddling with toddlers.


You can spin or plug for Bass and Mackerel from the beach in Shaldon in the Summer. Paddleboarding is very popular as well

Canonteign Falls

Canonteign Falls – a great day out for young and old on the fringe of Dartmoor National Park. 

Canonteign Falls is a stunning natural attraction in the heart of Devon. Visit us for peaceful walks among the waterfalls and lakes and family fun in the gardens and playgrounds. Escape the crowds and experience the highest waterfall in Dartmoor National Park.  

For garden lovers, the Victorian Fern Garden is a historic snapshot of the 19th Century craze for ferns and fairies. Climb up through ancient woodland via the original 90 steps into a magical landscape before carrying on to view the Falls themselves and see the panorama of the Devon countryside at your feet. Return down to the Lakes and explore all seven as they meander across the meadows, providing habitats for a profusion of wildlife.

For families, Canonteign gives children the opportunity to roam free, and parents a place to escape the hustle and bustle of normal life. Explore the adventure playgrounds, complete with trampolines, wooden galleon, zip wire and mini assault course before visiting the cafe to refuel for the next activity. Children adore the challenge of the steps up to the Falls, spotting our resident fairies and Terence the T-Rex along the way.

Tottiford and Trenchford Reservoirs

Discover a haven of history and beauty at three reservoirs on the eastern fringe of Dartmoor National Park. Soak up the peaceful atmosphere of the surrounding farmland, forests and water on a woodland walk. Follow some lovely off-road paths and footbridges; Trenchford and Tottiford are linked by a network of trails, culminating in a rugged round lake walk at Tottiford.

Dartmoor Whisky Distillery


Inspired by the rugged landscape of Dartmoor on which we live and guided by our Master Distiller, Frank McHardy, our mission is to produce single malt English whisky of unrivalled quality that encapsulates the true spirit of Dartmoor National Park.

Our single-malt, single-cask whisky is distilled in our beautiful ex-Cognac still. Sourced from the French countryside, the copper still was hand-beaten in 1966 and has produced quality spirit for the likes of Hennessy, Martel and Remy Martin for most of its life. Saved from sitting dormant since its decommission in 1994, our still has been fully refurbished to restore it back to its former glory and is now producing our smooth, sweet, new make spirit made from Dartmoor barley.

Huxbear Vineyard

Tours and their own wine is available to buy

Boutique English wine, grown and made in the Teign Valley, Devon.

Huxbear Vineyard was planted by Ben and Lucy Hulland in 2007 on 14 acres of south and south west facing slopes in the Teign Valley, Devon. A further planting was undertaken in 2013 bringing the total planted area to just over 15 acres.

The vines are planted in two fields, one of 9,500 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines which is currently used entirely for sparkling wine production. The other field holds a further 7,000 vines, a mixture of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Bacchus, Schonberger and Siegerrebe, from which a mixture of still and sparkling wines are produced.

Finlake Falls

Waterpark & indoor pool

Finlake Falls provides the very best in family entertainment and healthy living.

Make a splash, whether that be racing down our thrilling flume rides or doing powerful lengths in our 20 metre heated indoor pool, kept at a constant 30°C.

Swimming is a great all round workout, as well as being a fun leisure activity. Whether it’s distance swimming you are into, or you prefer a more leisurely pace, the choice is yours.


Given that only owners, holidaymakers and members can book online at this time, if you are member of the public and would like to visit the Finlake Waterpark for a Swimming Session, please call the park no more than 72 hours prior to when you want to visit on 0800 464 0900 and the team will advise if there is any remaining availability. Thank you for your patience whilst Government capacity restrictions advice is in place.

Make Southwest Craft - Formally Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Local exhibits and Cafe in Bovey Tracey

We represent over 250 makers throughout the entirety of the Southwest; we promote making practices through our craft education charity and champion creativity through our programme of free craft exhibitions. We feel that MAKE Southwest (formerly Devon Guild of Craftsmen) more accurately represents us as an organisation.

The Jolly Roger

The JOLLY ROGER is the largest supplier of quality resin and fibre-glass 3D life-size models, advertising figures and themed replica props in the UK. Items in our exciting range of life-like models, decor pieces and props are ideal to be used to decorate and theme a private home and a wide spectrum of businesses.   FREE ENTRY

JOSIE's ICE CREAM Parlor is also onsite here

House of Marbles

We’ve been around since 1973, supplying customers worldwide with our own unique range, designed right here at our Head Office in Bovey Tracey. Our site has grown over time to become the shops, glassworks, restaurant, games garden & museums you’ll see today.

Buckfast Abbey

Located at the centre of a picturesque valley on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, Buckfast Abbey is home to a community of Roman Catholic Benedictine Monks, who live their lives of prayer, work and study according to the ancient rule of St Benedict. 

The heart of our site is the Abbey Church and Monastery – the place in which the Monastic Community lives and prays at various times throughout the day. Our site is historic – the original Abbey was founded in 1018 AD, by King Cnut.

Today, our site is a flourishing complex of buildings that the monks have continually developed to aid them in realising their vision for Buckfast - to be a national centre of witness to God, and the Roman Catholic faith. To that end, the community places a great value upon hospitality and welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Our site includes beautiful, spacious gardens, a restaurant, multiple shops, a conference centre, a hotel plus a range of guest accommodation.

Haldon Forest Park

3,500 acres of woodland 

Whether you want a quiet gentle stroll or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there’s something for you at Haldon Forest Park.

Haldon Forest offers a range of walking and cycling trails to suit all abilities, as well as a pump loop, cycle skills area, orienteering courses and so much more just waiting to be discovered.


Against the backdrop of the stunning Dartmoor, Go Ape Haldon Forest is as far south as we venture. Your adventure though is definitely northwards as you scale the heights of the treetops. A great location for thrill seekers and family adventurers with hilltop to hilltop zip wires and daring high level crossings. You may be deep in the forest but the 360-degree views from your treetop vantage point are spectacular.

Discover the beauty of Teign Valley, just a short walk, cycle or drive away. Visit Haldon Forest Park, charming local villages, Canonteign Falls, or the stunning Tottiford, Trenchford and Kennick Reservoirs. Explore the vast Dartmoor National Park for outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, fishing, canoeing and horse riding. Take in the breathtaking views of the iconic Dartmoor Tors, such as Haytor or Hound Tor. For a perfect picnic spot by the river, visit Bellever. Discover the charming coastal towns nearby, including Salcombe, Dartmouth, Shaldon, Teignmouth, Dawlish, and Brixham, or walk the South Devon Coastal Path. Explore the ancient city of Exeter with its cathedral, Roman walls, underground tunnels, and Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery. For a vibrant waterfront city, Plymouth is just 40 minutes away. Keep the little ones entertained with family days out at Crealy Theme Park, River Dart Country Park, Babbacombe Model Village, Woodlands Family Theme Park, Paignton Zoo, National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, or Splashdown Waterpark in Paignton.


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