Things To Do near Fernworthy Reservoir Circular Walk

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Fernworthy Picnic Area, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Picnic Area, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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. 1 mile 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 Potter's Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Reservoir Potter's Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Fernworthy Hut Circles, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Hut Circles, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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 Cairn Circle and Cist, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Cairn Circle and Cist, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Fernworthy Reservoir, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Reservoir, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Fernworthy Bird Hide, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Bird Hide, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

We've positioned Fernworthy Bird Hide on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit, follow the road that climbs from Chagford to Fernworthy Reservoir. Continue past the main car park at the entrance to the forest until you come to the southern end of the re...

Fernworthy Forest, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Forest, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Over the years, we've met plenty of people who would put a day exploring Fernworthy Forest and Fernworthy Reservoir above any other experience in Dartmoor National Park. Whilst there are other forests and conifer plantations surrounding reservoirs in Dartmoor, none has the scale and presence of...

Thornworthy Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Thornworthy Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Thornworthy Down, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Thornworthy Down, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Fernworthy Froggymead Stone Rows, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Froggymead Stone Rows, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Fernworthy Froggymead Stone Rows run pretty much north and south of Fernworthy Stone Circle. Click through to that listing for directions.

Fernworthy Stone Circle, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Stone Circle, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Hurston Ridge/Chagford Common Stone Row, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Hurston Ridge/Chagford Common Stone Row, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

This double stone row runs along the rise of Assycombe Hill at Hurston Ridge in the eastern section of Chagford Common. Just off the Two Moors Way, by Fernworthy Forest, it's easily accessible. We've positioned Hurston Ridge/Chagford Common Stone Row on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' s...

Fernworthy Assycombe, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Assycombe, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Fernworthy Forest is a big place. It's surprisingly easy to get lost in its maze of forestry tracks and uniform conifers. As such, the forest is split into a northern and southern section. Fernworthy Assycombe is to the south and is named after Assycombe Hill that peaks at 497 metres above sea level...

Fernworthy Assycombe Stone Row, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Assycombe Stone Row, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

One of Dartmoor National Park's more understated stone rows, Fernworthy Assycombe Stone Row is tucked away in a clearing in the Assycombe section of Fernworthy Forest. We've positioned Fernworthy Assycombe Stone Row on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its lo...