Things To Do near Chagford Common

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Buttern Hill, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Buttern Hill, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Buttern Hill is one of a number of unremarkable domed hills on the edge of the National Park's north moor. There are hut circles, cairns and a chambered cairn on this stretch of moorland. To its west, in a shallow valley, is Buttern Hill Stone Circle. Most people pass Buttern Hill as they walk be...

Buttern Hill Stone Circle, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Buttern Hill Stone Circle, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

There are many stone rows and circles on the moors above Chagford. Some, like Scorhill Stone Circle and The Grey Wethers Stone Circles, are well known and much visited. Others, like Fernworthy Stone Circle, are less well frequented because they are a little harder to find. Buttern Hill Stone Circle...

Leigh Bridge Stepping Stones/Milfordleigh Wood Stepping Stones, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Leigh Bridge Stepping Stones/Milfordleigh Wood Stepping Stones, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

There are various clapper bridges and sets of stepping stones you can use to cross the North Teign River, South Teign River and the upper section of the River Teign after its two tributaries converge. At Leigh, on the North Teign River just before it meets the South Teign River, is a set of stone...

Teignhead Farm (Ruins), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Teignhead Farm (Ruins), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Whilst chatting to a local farmer on Thornworthy Tor, we were told that two farms lay in ruins or were submerged by water in Fernworthy Forest and Fernworthy Reservoir. Another ruined farm lies just west of the forest near Sittaford Tor, Quintin's Man and the source of the North Teign River. This is...

Milfordleigh Wood (National Trust), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Milfordleigh Wood (National Trust), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Dartmoor is home to some of the National Trust's best Westcountry properties such as Castle Drogo and Lydford Gorge. Collectively, these properties pull in huge numbers of visitors. However, there are also smaller National Trust properties and chunks of land that are less well visited. To our knowle...

Fernworthy Assycombe, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Assycombe, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Fernworthy Forest is a big place. It's surprisingly easy to get lost in its maze of forestry tracks and uniform conifers. As such, the forest is split into a northern and southern section. Fernworthy Assycombe is to the south and is named after Assycombe Hill that peaks at 497 metres above sea level...

Fernworthy Assycombe Stone Row, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Assycombe Stone Row, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

One of Dartmoor National Park's more understated stone rows, Fernworthy Assycombe Stone Row is tucked away in a clearing in the Assycombe section of Fernworthy Forest. We've positioned Fernworthy Assycombe Stone Row on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its lo...

Manga Hill Cairn, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Manga Hill Cairn, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The high moor west of Chagford has many impressive prehistoric attractions from stone rows to ancient settlements, stone circles to evocative standing stones. Overlooking these attractions, near a section of Dartmoor's highest ground, is a large cairn topping Manga Hill. It's a g...

Watern Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Watern Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Along with Haytor Rocks and Great Staple Tor, Watern is one of the most distinctive tors on Dartmoor. Thin strips of granite appear to have been carefully layered one on top of another and then sculpted to produce extraordinary shapes. The rocky outcrop is impressive. Its location even more so. O...

Meldon Hill, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Hill, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Chagford is one of Dartmoor National Park's most popular visitor destinations. The town's located in pretty, rolling countryside in the north east section of the Park on the fringe of the high north moor. It's set beneath a large hill topped with rocky outcrops and a trig point. This is Meldon Hill....

Three Stone Circles Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Three Stone Circles Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The Three Stone Circles Circular Walk, or the Fernworthy Stone Circle, Sittaford Stone Circle and The Grey Wethers Stone Circles Circular Walk, takes you through Fernworthy Forest out onto Dartmoor's high north moor. It takes in three of the many stone circles and stone rows in this section of...

The Grey Wethers Stone Circles, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

The Grey Wethers Stone Circles, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Head west through the dense conifer plantations of Fernworthy Forest and you come to the edge of Dartmoor's high north plateau. In cold or dry months, long blond grass covers the moors. The giant granite blocks that form the two Grey Wethers Stone Circles jut out from this grass and shape a figure o...

Hurston Ridge/Chagford Common Stone Row, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Hurston Ridge/Chagford Common Stone Row, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This double stone row runs along the rise of Assycombe Hill at Hurston Ridge in the eastern section of Chagford Common. Just off the Two Moors Way, by Fernworthy Forest, it's easily accessible. We've positioned Hurston Ridge/Chagford Common Stone Row on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' s...

Meldon Hill Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Hill Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Meldon Hill is the peak above Chagford. There's a road that runs from the centre of Chagford that loops around the hill. Whilst there are plenty of parking spots on the side of the road, we'd recommend starting where we've located the marker on the Google map provided. Follow one of the paths tha...

White Ridge, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

White Ridge, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Fernworthy Forest is the largest forest in Dartmoor National Park. Its southern border runs along high moorland that's visible from miles around. This high moorland is formed by Assycombe Hill and White Ridge. The latter is a broad ridge of moorland between Stannon Tor and Sittaford Tor/The Grey Wet...