The Old Forge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

The Old Forge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

For a small place, Chagford is packed with pubs and cafes. Whilst it's a thriving local community, this reflects the town's popularity as a visitor destination. Clearly, it's a great place in which to holiday or enjoy a day trip. One of the cafes in Chagford is The Old Forge. We've positioned The Old Forge on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.

'Holiday in Dartmoor' helps visitors discover things to do and places to visit when exploring Dartmoor National Park. We are not a review site. See TripAdvisor for that type of information. This listing will help those looking to discover the area around Chagford and The Old Forge.

From The Old Forge, we'd recommend following the Two Moors Way along a bank of the River Teign to the Teign Gorge. One of the most beautiful places in Dartmoor National Park, it provides sensational views. It's also home to the National Trust's Castle Drogo and the local beauty spot Fingle Bridge and Fingle Bridge Inn.

Another great walk from The Old Forge is the yomp up Meldon Hill to its rocky summit. On top, you enjoy huge views of Dartmoor and Mid Devon. On a clear day, you'll see Exmoor on the horizon to the north.

For those wanting to explore the high moor, head up to Batworthy Corner. Kestor Rock rises to the east. If you have the time and energy then we'd suggest you yomp up to the Wild Tor area. Dartmoor's north plateau and the highest ground in southern England opens out. Amazing place.

Chagford's surrounded by impressive visitor attractions. In addition to the National Trust's Castle Drogo, try Stone Lane Gardens, the National Trust's Finch Foundry and the Miniature Pony Centre.

We'd also recommend experience Dartmoor's prehistory at Spinster's Rock and Scorhill Stone Circle.