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Manga Hole Waterfall, North Teign River, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Manga Hole Waterfall, North Teign River, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

Manga Hill rises towards some of the highest ground in Dartmoor National Park between Hangingstone Hill and Whitehorse Hill. The North Teign River flows fast around the eastern side of Manga Hill cutting a steep-sided valley called Manga Hole. In this striking, remote valley is Manga Hole Waterfall...

Gidleigh Park (North/South Park), Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Gidleigh Park (North/South Park), Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

Gidleigh Park Hotel is widely recognised as being one of the best hotels in the UK. It's located in beautiful, wooded landscape on the fringe of the high moors near the Dartmoor National Park gateway town Chagford. The woodland is called Gidleigh Park and a section of the Mariners' Way runs through...

Manga Hill, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Manga Hill, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

Walking Manga Hill is one of the quickest, safest ways to get from the eastern side of Dartmoor's north moor to its high plateau around Hangingstone Hill. The wider area is crossed by rivers, streams, brooks and extensive sections of boggy land and mires. After wet weather, it's always a relief to w...

Kestor Settlements and Field System, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Kestor Settlements and Field System, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

Spend time walking in the northern section of Chagford Common and you'll see plenty of people heading up to Kestor Rock or wandering across to see the Shovel Down Stone Rows. Others strike out across the common on their way to high north plateau around Wild Tor and Watern Tor. Few explore the settle...

Batworthy Corner, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Batworthy Corner, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 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...

Hare Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Hare Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

Great place and a favourite tor in the western section of Dartmoor National Park. Topped by a pole used to fly a red flag when the British Army are training in Willsworthy Range, the views from Hare Tor are sensational. Drive the A30 from Cornwall to Dartmoor and Great Links Tor and Hare Tor dominat...

Great Links Tor Circular Walk, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Great Links Tor Circular Walk, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

This is a superb walk in the west of the Park close to the National Trust's Lydford Gorge. The views west over the Tamar Valley AONB into Cornwall are great as are those from the summits of Great Links Tor and Hare Tor. The car park. It's actually surprisingly difficult to find this spacious car...

Shovel Down Stone Rows, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Shovel Down Stone Rows, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 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...

Kestor Rock, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Kestor Rock, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 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...

Teignhead Farm (Ruins), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Teignhead Farm (Ruins), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 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...

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

Kestor Rock and Middle Tor Rock Basins, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 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...

The Dartmoor Inn, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

The Dartmoor Inn, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

Superb location on the west side of Dartmoor The A386 runs down the west flank of Dartmoor National Park. The Dartmoor Inn is located on the side of the road by the major Dartmoor visitor destination Lydford and below some of Dartmoor's finest moorland. It's a perfect location from which to...

Teignhead Farm Clapper Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Teignhead Farm Clapper Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

The North Teign River can be a formidable natural barrier preventing you from walking to Dartmoor's north plateau from the Chagford, Fernworthy Forest and Postbridge areas. Thankfully, there are a number of clapper bridges providing safe passage over the water. The most famous is Teign-e-ver Clapper...

Amicombe Brook, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Amicombe Brook, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

You're most likely to walk along, or cross, Amicombe Brook when heading to Fur Tor and the heart of Dartmoor's north moor from the western side of the National Park. The brook rises in an exceptionally boggy valley on remote moorland between Amicombe Hill and Great Kneeset. It passes Dinger Pool and...

Chagford Common, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Chagford Common, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 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...