Hingston Rocks

This set of rocks sits to the east of Moretonhampstead on the eastern side of Dartmoor. Its a tricky spot to get to, as farmland surrounds all the ways in to this one. Thankfully there is one footpath, from the north which is the way in and out to this outcrop. Parking is pretty much impossible along the B3212 so you may need to park further afield and walk to this one, although when I did it I managed to get in on the roadside a bit further east. There is parking at Mardon Down and a footpath across fields to the B3212. The footpath to get to Hingston Rocks starts at a very inconspicuous stile and a fingerpost if it is in situ, then across some stones before a signpost marks the way through a gate. Follow the marker posts uphill through the bracken (come in winter or early spring for this one) and up to the rocks. The views down to Moretonhampstead are brilliant with Dartmoor proper beyond to the west. This is a good walk for a dreary day and can be added as a single quick walk alongside that of Heltor Rock and Blackingstone Rock. There are no military areas this far east.

Height –  311 metres         OS Grid Reference – SX769857             Mark out of 10 – 5.5



The signpost marking the way up to Hingston Rocks


Moretonhampstead below


Looking into Dartmoor from Hingston Rocks


A bit of roadside walking will be needed to get to this point, hop over the stile and head up to the signpost and the gate


No doubt on the route when the fingerpost in by the stile