Things To Do near The Old Forge

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Round Pound, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Round Pound, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Chagford is a gateway town to Dartmoor's north plateau and its high moors. A narrow road rises west of Chagford to the northern section of Chagford Common at Batworthy Corner. This section of Chagford Common and Shovel Down are known for their prehistoric attractions such as stone rows and standing...

Kestor Rock and Middle Tor Rock Basins, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Kestor Rock and Middle Tor Rock Basins, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Across Dartmoor, you'll find plenty of basins worn into the flat granite surfaces of tors. These are referred to as rock basins. Some of the best examples can be found in the northern section of Chagford Common. They look like miniature paddling pools that have been carved and polished into the rock...

Kestor Rock, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Kestor Rock, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

If you're on holiday in the Chagford area of Dartmoor National Park and want to start exploring the high moors, we'd recommend following the narrow road that winds up to Batworthy Corner. As this road flattens out when it reaches the moors, you'll see a large granite outcrop to your left. This is Ke...

Mary Michael Pilgrims Way Route Across Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Mary Michael Pilgrims Way Route Across Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The Mary Michael Pilgrims Way is a long distance walking route that runs between Cornwall and Norfolk. In Dartmoor, it runs from Brentor on the western border of the National Park over to the Drewsteignton area on the northern border. Look out for the distinctive waymarkers as sh...

Cranbrook Castle Hillfort, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Cranbrook Castle Hillfort, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The National Trust's Castle Drogo dominates the western end of the Teign Gorge. Move east through this exceptionally beautiful area of high gorge walls and steep-sided wooded valleys from the Teign Gorge into Fingle Woods and you'll be passing three other 'castles'. Dating from the Iron Age, these '...

Green Combe, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Green Combe, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

You're not likely to walk in Green Combe. However, if you're on holiday in Dartmoor for a period of time and you're exploring the National Park, it's very likely that you'll see it. Located by a popular viewpoint, the area can get very crowded in high summer. The B3212 is Dartmoor's main trans-mo...

Scorhill Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Scorhill Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

On the edge of Dartmoor's north moor, overlooking the beautiful Scorhill Gorge, is the small rocky outcrop Scorhill Tor. Located on Scorhill Down near Scorhill Stone Circle, the tor provides exceptional views of Kestor Rock to the south east and the National Park's north plateau to the west. Members...

Batworthy Corner, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Batworthy Corner, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

We include Batworthy Corner on 'Holiday in Dartmoor' as a point of reference. If you are on holiday in the Chagford area, Batworthy Corner provides access to the high moor and a wealth of local prehistory. We usually drive to Batworthy Corner before heading out onto the moor from the Chagford are...

Castle Drogo Estate, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Castle Drogo Estate, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The National Trust's Castle Drogo is a superb place. The estate in which it sits is even more impressive. The estate makes Castle Drogo one of the finest visitor attractions in the Westcountry. Stunning walks, views, wild swimming, wildlife and a great pub in a Dartmoor beauty spot make for great da...

Chagford Common, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Chagford Common, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

As marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, Chagford Common wraps around the eastern and northern border of Fernworthy Forest and Fernworthy Reservoir. The land is on the edge of the high moor. Below, a gentler and more pretty rolling countryside surrounds the National Park gatewa...

Thornworthy Down, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Thornworthy Down, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

On the fringe of the high moors in the north eastern section of Dartmoor National Park, Chagford Common curls around Fernworthy Forest and Fernworthy Reservoir. Towards the centre of the common, topped by a tor and logan stone, is Thornworthy Down. We'd recommend visiting for the views across the fo...

Thornworthy Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Thornworthy Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Explore the northern section of Chagford Common and, against the backdrop of Fernworthy Forest, you'll see a rocky outcrop topping a reasonably large hill surrounded by a chunky stone wall. The outcrop is Thornworthy Tor and we were told by the local farmer that the wall demarcates a newtake or Dart...

Shovel Down Stone Rows, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Shovel Down Stone Rows, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

There are numerous stone rows running across a compact section of moorland on Shovel Down near Chagford. Some are very obvious double stone rows and can been seen from a long way off. Others consist of smaller stones obscured by tussocks and long grass. There's also evidence of stone rows no longer...

Scorhill Down, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Scorhill Down, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Scorhill Down is an area of moorland on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor. To the west, the land rises towards the National Park's highest ground. To the east, the countryside around Chagford becomes green and wooded. Scorhill Down is well known locally as the location of the impressive Scorhill Sto...

Long Stone Standing Stone (Shovel Down), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Long Stone Standing Stone (Shovel Down), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

On the edge of Shovel Down by Chagford Common is a large standing stone known as the Long Stone. The Long Stone is part of the Shovel Down complex of prehistoric monuments and is at the southern end of the Shovel Down Stone Rows. Letters were subsequently carved into the stone for use as a boundary...