Things To Do near Shilley Pool

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Best Dartmoor Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

National Trust properties in Dartmoor National Park Castle Drogo near Chagford in the north east section of Dartmoor National Park. One of the Westcountry's most popular and important National Trust properties, Castle Drogo was the last castle to be built in England. Situated at the mouth of...

Castle Drogo Gardens, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Castle Drogo Gardens, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Castle Drogo is located on an exposed spur of land that rises above a loop in the River Teign at the mouth of the stunning Teign Gorge. Wind and rain whip over the high moor and rolling farmland around Chagford before battering Drogo's high granite walls. Members of the team that runs Holiday in...

Teignhead Farm (Ruins), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Teignhead Farm (Ruins), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

Iron Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Iron Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Iron Bridge is situated at the west end of the Teign Gorge below Hunter's Tor and the National Trust's Castle Drogo. The bridge spans the River Teign and is part of a very popular circular walking route that runs from Fingle Bridge. We include Iron Bridge as a point of reference. You'll usually find...

Fernworthy Stone Circle, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Stone Circle, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Certain areas of Dartmoor National Park are known for their concentration of prehistoric sites. Merrivale near Princetown and Shovel Down near Chagford are two good examples. The stone rows, standing stones and stone circles in these places are highly visible and easy to explore. Other areas, such a...

Best Dartmoor Wild Swimming, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Wild Swimming, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Most popular Spitchwick (Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common). The River Dart curls around a picnic area. The most popular wild swimming spot on Dartmoor. There's parking and public toilets by New Bridge.   Paddling and picnics Bellever Forest The East Dart River skirts Bellever Forest....

River Teign, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Teign, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

One of Dartmoor's most beautiful rivers, the Teign rises in two places on the National Park's north moor. The North Teign River and South Teign River then meet near Chagford. Downstream of Chagford, the River Teign flows under Iron Bridge below the National Trust's Castle Drogo and into...

Salmon Leaps, Castle Drogo Weir and Drewe's Pool, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Salmon Leaps, Castle Drogo Weir and Drewe's Pool, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The River Teign flows through a spectacular and heavily wooded gorge below the National Trust's Castle Drogo. At the mouth of this gorge, between the picturesque Iron Bridge and Castle Drogo Weir, is a large pool of water which attracts fishermen, wild swimmers, photographers and walkers. In Autu...

Teign Gorge Circular Walk (Fingle Bridge to Castle Drogo), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Teign Gorge Circular Walk (Fingle Bridge to Castle Drogo), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

In our opinion, this ranks as one of the best walks in Dartmoor National Park. We've walked it on dozens of occasions in all seasons and it's always a joy. The walk is by Castle Drogo so, when visiting the National Trust property, make sure you plan a few extra hours to complete the circular walk....

Meldon Hill Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Hill Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

Castle Drogo Visitor Centre and Cafe, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Castle Drogo Visitor Centre and Cafe, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

To reach Castle Drogo by vehicle, you follow a long driveway from the Sandy Park/Drewsteignton road to the National Trust property. There's a spacious car park and the purpose built Castle Drogo Visitor Centre and Cafe. Stood in front of the building, you'll see the cafe in a wing of the b...

Fernworthy Reservoir, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Reservoir, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Reservoir in stunning Fernworthy Forest near Chagford High moor rises west and south of the popular Dartmoor town Chagford. On the edge of this high moor, pushing into Fernworthy Forest, is the wonderful Fernworthy Reservoir. Plenty of people think exploring forest and reservoir is one of th...

Yes Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Yes Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Yes Tor is Dartmoor’s second highest peak. It's located in the north west section of Dartmoor National Park close to the gateway town Okehampton. High Willhays, Dartmoor's highest peak, is a few minutes' walk to the south. These two peaks are situated on the highest ground in Dartmoor Nati...

Fernworthy Hut Circles, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Hut Circles, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Fernworthy Forest and the surrounding moorland are home to a high number of prehistoric sites. Highlights include Fernworthy Stone Circle and Hurston Ridge/Chagford Common Stone Row. The most common prehistoric sites you'll see are hut circles. There's a particularly good example just off...

Fernworthy Reservoir Potter's Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Reservoir Potter's Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

There's a large public car park by Fernworthy Reservoir at the entrance to Fernworthy Forest. Fernworthy Reservoir Potter's Walk starts, and ends, at the car park. A local information board we photographed back in January 2010 reads: 'Potter's Walk. Footpath suitable for disable...