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Bonehill Rocks

Bonehill Rocks offers some of the most stunning views of Widecombe and the surrounding countryside. With its combination of natural beauty and unique formations, it's easy to see why climbers and walkers alike are drawn to this location. Whether you're a seasoned climber or just out for a stroll, Bonehill Rocks has something for everyone. Take in the spectacular views and exhilaration from a bit of bouldering, or simply enjoy a leisurely walk with family and friends.

Bonehill Rocks

START On the B3387 between Haytor and Widecombe

DISTANCE 2.15 miles

TIME 1-2 hours

PARKING Unmarked parking on the B3387 between Haytor and Widecombe 

ROUTE CONDITIONS Steep climbs and rocky paths

REFRESHMENTS Farm, Café | Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot - Ullacombe Farm

TOILETS Widecombe



This is an out and back walk, and it's quite hilly! As well as Bonehill Rocks, it takes in Bell Tor, and Chinkwell Tor. Obviously being an out and back, you can stop and turn around at any point if you think it is too much for the little ones. The car park on the B3387, is a small one, that can accommodate 6-8 cars. It is located on the right, just before you start descending down into Widecombe.

From the car park, facing away from the road, follow the well established broad grassy path towards Bonehill Rocks. The Rocks will always be in sight, and as you approach, you drop downhill to a small car park, where you cross a stream.

From the stream, pass to the right of the rocks on a grassy path that runs around the tor, to another parking area. Turn right to cross the lane and walk up a rocky track that immediately climbs sharply. Soon after joining, the track bears left, but come off the track and follow a grassy path that leads to Bell Tor, that will be quite clear. Follow the path uphill to Bell Tor, then along to Chinkwell Tor. Stop for a rest!! Bell Tor is actually our preferred picnic spot. It is quieter than Bonehill, and there are lots of places where you can shelter in a private spot. You can if you want, follow the path onwards to Honeybag Tor, and bag 4 Tors in one walk! We thought it would be too much for our eldest, but yours may be up for it.

When you have had enough, turn around and retrace your steps back to the car park.


Tot Tips:

Rock Climbing! We are not suggesting a full scale assault on the big rocks, but there are plenty of easy rocks for little ones to practise their balance and co-ordination on. We highly recommend good footwear for this though. Our eldest really benefitted from changing to walking boots rather than wellies.

Bonehill Rocks

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