Best Hennock Walks

escape into a tranquil past
1 hour walks
Walk 1 (6.8 miles)Walk 2 (2.1 miles)Walk 3 (6.5 miles)
Bovey Tracey to Hennock Hennock Area Trenchford Reservoir

Hennock is one of the highest villages in Devon commanding spectacular views of the Teign valley.

The name means At the high Oak Tree

Point of InterestVillage of Hennock
Point of InterestSome spectacular views
PubsPalk Arms
parkingSee below

You have a feeling that the region surrounding Hennock (Hanoch or Hainoc in the Domesday book ) is still steeped in the past , with ancient tracks & signs of pre-Victorian rock mining as you walk through the bluebell woods.

Parking:Free Car Park near the school.

Walk 1 Bovey Tracey to Hennock (6.8 miles)



Car access to Hennock is via narrow lanes. However, this delightful walk starts in Bovey Tracy and steadily climbs up to Hennock, so it makes an ideal pub walk.

Though the route follows fairly long stretches of quiet lanes, the views of the Valley and Dartmoor are stunning.

After Hennock, you follow a public foot path through Great Rock Copse, known for its Victorian iron mines - here they also extracted a mineral used by the Royal Navy to make their battleships rust proof.

Great Rock

The paths are well defined and the rich fauna, particularly in early summer, is a treat to behold.

Note:There are some steady climbs and the descents , especially at the end , can be quite steep.

main roads
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altitude range
41 - 250 m
quality of track


GPX Route for Mobile / GPS


FIT Route for Watches / GPS


See on Google Earth


the palk arms Hennock

It boasts a school, village hall and a pub , the Palk Arms.

parkingCoombe Close, Bovey Tracey

Map of Walk 1

 Walks near Hennock
 Bovey Tracey
This popular and fairly easy walk follows well maintained footpaths through the beautiful Parke estate, near Bovey Tracey, now belonging to the National Trust.
Delightful walk from this picturesque village to Tottiford Reservoir.
Delightful walks from a very picturesque village into a most unspoilt and dramatic part of Devon .
 Tottiford & Trenchford Reservoir
Great picnic walks around a peaceful reservoir where Time Team in 2010 made some unique finds.

Walk 2 Hennock Area (2.1 miles)


This walk gives you a flavour of the beautiful area surrounding Hennock.

The route follows quiet lanes and public footpaths.


parkingHennock Car Park

Walk 2

Walk 3 Trenchford Reservoir (6.5 miles)

This most varied walk takes in Trenchford Reservoir.


parkingHennock Car Park



Walk 3