Things To Do near Chagford

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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...

Fernworthy Hut Circles, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Hut Circles, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

Three Boys Standing Stone, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Three Boys Standing Stone, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If you look at the Chagford Common and Shovel Down area on the detailed Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, you'll see stone rows, cairns, settlements and field systems marked on the paper landscape. You'll also see Long Stone and, most noticeably, the Three Boys Standing Stone. In reality...

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

Fernworthy Reservoir Potter's Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

Tolmen Stone on the North Teign River, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Tolmen Stone on the North Teign River, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

In the south west corner of the UK, on The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula) in Cornwall, is a prehistoric monument called the Men-an-Tol. We've photographed it for other UK travels sites we run such as PictureTheUK. There's a wonderful description of the Men-an-Tol in William Bot...

Fernworthy Cairn Circle and Cist, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Cairn Circle and Cist, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Superb example of a burial chamber, or cist, on the edge of Fernworthy Reservoir. We've positioned Fernworthy Cairn Circle and Cist on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit, we'd recommend starting from the car park at the entrance to Fernworthy F...

Six Stone Circles Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Six Stone Circles Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The Six Stone Circles Circular Walk, or the Fernworthy Stone Circle, The Grey Wethers Stone Circles, Sittaford Stone Circle, White Moor Stone Circle, Buttern Hill Stone Circle and Scorhill Stone Circle Circular Walk, is a big yomp on Dartmoor's north plateau. The walk covers a lot of moorland and pr...

Scorhill Stone Circle, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

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

Chagford is a popular Dartmoor gateway town. The National Park's high moors rise steeply a few miles to the south and west. There, on Chagford Common and Scorhill Down, you'll find a high number of superb prehistoric sites. Scorhill Stone Circle is one of them. We've positioned Scorhill Stone Cir...

Throwleigh St Mary the Virgin Church, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Throwleigh St Mary the Virgin Church, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

According to the 'Church of St Mary the Virgin Throwleigh' guide, 'the first recorded rector was in 1248, but most of the present church dates from the 15th and 16th centuries'. On the edge of Dartmoor's high north moor, the church is close to Shilstone Tor and the vast bulk of Cosdon Hill which is...

Shapley Common, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

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

The B3212 rises gently from Moretonhampstead past the Miniature Pony Centre and the luxury Bovey Castle Hotel to the high moors. Where the road meets moor, above Lettaford, is a popular viewpoint. There's a spacious car park, ice cream van in the holiday season and you can usually find ponies in the...

Teign-e-ver Clapper Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Teign-e-ver Clapper Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Many of Dartmoor's most photographed clapper bridges are very easily accessible. Coach loads of tourists cross the road from the Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre to walk the famous Postbridge Clapper Bridge. There's a big car park by the ruined Dartmeet Clapper Bridge. Whilst photo...

Wallabrook Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

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

Walla Brook is a narrow stream that flows from Dartmoor's north plateau to join the North Teign River by Teign-e-ver Clapper Bridge. Walla Brook rises below Hangingstone Hill, passes between Watern Tor and Wild Tor before cutting across a wide area of boggy moorland. Just before it meets the Nort...

Fernworthy Picnic Area, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Picnic Area, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

South west of Chagford, Fernworthy Forest wraps around the beautiful Fernworthy Reservoir. A road rises from Chagford to a car park at the entrance to Fernworthy Forest. There are information boards, public toilets and a picnic area that runs down to the edge of the water. The views across...

Heath Stone, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

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

Spend time exploring Dartmoor and you'll come across plenty of curious sights. From rubber ducks dressed as Santa to carved commandments stones, giant chairs to tiny metal crosses, there seems to be endless detail to keep you entertained. One such curiosity is the Heath Stone on the eastern edge of...

Fernworthy Reservoir Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Reservoir Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If you can make it to Dartmoor in autumn (say, October) then this is an especially beautiful walk. On a good day, autumnal leaves reflected in still water create a stunning effect. Bring a camera.   Start from the large car park on the edge of Fernworthy Forest Follow the road from Cha...