Things To Do near Cranbrook Castle Hillfort

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Castle Drogo Estate, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Castle Drogo Estate, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Fingle Bridge, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park

Fingle Bridge, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Fingle Bridge is an exceedingly popular and well known Dartmoor beauty spot. Whilst the bridge that spans the River Teign below steep sided wooded valley walls is the focal point, Fingle Bridge as a beauty spot refers to the wider area. Situated in the Teign Gorge (National Trust), this is one of th...

Fingle Bridge Inn, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park

Fingle Bridge Inn, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Fingle Bridge beauty spot Fingle Bridge is one of Dartmoor National Park's most popular beauty spots. The bridge spans the River Teign at the eastern end of the sublime Teign Gorge (National Trust). Fingle Bridge Inn sits on the north bank of the river overlooking bridge and water. Heavily wooded...

Teign Gorge (National Trust), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Teign Gorge (National Trust), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Walking/views The Teign Gorge is located in the north eastern section of Dartmoor National Park close to the ancient stannary town Chagford and the pretty villages Drewsteignton and Dunsford. The National Trust's Castle Drogo is at the mouth of the gorge. The National Trust's Dunsford Wood and St...

Dartmoor Canoeing, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Canoeing, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Canoes are a regular sight around the Park but conditions apply. For example, local notices on the River Dart read: 'Notice to canoeists. Sharing the River Dart. Canoeists are permitted to canoe on the River Dart downstream of Newbridge between 1st October and 15th March, and downstream of Dar...

Butterdon Down Standing Stone, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Butterdon Down Standing Stone, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

There's what is thought to be a prehistoric standing stone on the western side of Butterdon Down where the Dartmoor Way Walking Route skirts the moorland. See our Butterdon Down listing for directions. Note that there are cairns topping the down. In addition, there are cairns, a stone circle a...

Teign Gorge and Fingle Woods to Steps Bridge Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Teign Gorge and Fingle Woods to Steps Bridge Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

You can pretty much follow the River Teign from the mouth of the Teign Gorge below the National Trust's Castle Drogo all the way east to Steps Bridge at the far end of Fingle Woods. Whilst it seems like a long way, you're walking by a river so it's reasonably flat. About 20km there and back (detours...

Deer Stalkers Paths, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Deer Stalkers Paths, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Teign Gorge (National Trust), located in the north eastern section of Dartmoor National Park near Chagford, is known for its natural beauty. Castle Drogo (National Trust) is at the western end of the gorge. Fingle Bridge is to the east. Most people walk between these two attractions when explori...

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

Mary Michael Pilgrims Way Route Across Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Whiddon Deer Park Bluebell Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Whiddon Deer Park Bluebell Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

In 2014, the bluebells up at Whiddon Deer Park were at their best in the middle of May. Clearly, this is a Spring walk when the bluebells are out. For other bluebell walk recommendations, see our listing for Bluebell Walks. Start at Iron Bridge below the National Trust's Castle Drogo (National Tr...

Whiddon Deer Park, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Whiddon Deer Park, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Walk the south bank and wall of Dartmoor's stunning Teign Gorge and you'll see plenty of signs marked Lower Deer Stalkers Path, Upper Deer Stalkers Path and Deer Stalkers Path. Refer to the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and you'll see Whiddon Park (Deer Park) across the River Teign fr...

Prestonbury Castle Hillfort, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park

Prestonbury Castle Hillfort, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

There are four 'castles' in the Teign Gorge/Fingle Woods area of Dartmoor National Park. The National Trust's Castle Drogo guards the mouth of the gorge. South of the River Teign, overlooking Drogo, is the Iron Age hillfort Cranbrook Castle. Downstream, towering above the Dartmoor beauty spot Fingle...

Butterdon Down, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Butterdon Down, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Butterdon Down tends to be one of those places on Dartmoor that you pass through as opposed to being a destination in its own right. Located between Fingle Bridge and Moretonhampstead, the Dartmoor Way Walking Route runs around the western and southern fringes of this small island of moorland. Th...

Best Dartmoor Gorges and Valleys, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Gorges and Valleys, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Gorges and valleys in the northern section of Dartmoor Teign Gorge (National Trust). Belstone Cleave. West Cleave. West Okement Valley.   Gorges and valleys in the eastern section of Dartmoor Lustleigh Cleave. Dart Gorge.   Gorges and valleys in...

Sharp Tor (Teign Gorge/North East Dartmoor), Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park

Sharp Tor (Teign Gorge/North East Dartmoor), Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

There are lots of 'Sharp Tors' in Dartmoor National Park. This one, located near the National Trust's Castle Drogo in the Teign Gorge to the north east of the Park, provides one of our favourite views. The tor is also very easily accessible and can be visited as part of one of the best walks in Dart...