Things To Do near Chagford Common

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Long Stone Standing Stone (Shovel Down), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Long Stone Standing Stone (Shovel Down), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

On the edge of Shovel Down by Chagford Common is a large standing stone known as the Long Stone. The Long Stone is part of the Shovel Down complex of prehistoric monuments and is at the southern end of the Shovel Down Stone Rows. Letters were subsequently carved into the stone for use as a boundary...

Shovel Down Stone Rows, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Shovel Down Stone Rows, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Three Boys Standing Stone, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Three Boys Standing Stone, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Batworthy Corner, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Batworthy Corner, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Kestor Rock, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Kestor Rock, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

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

Kestor Rock and Middle Tor Rock Basins, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

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...

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...

Middle Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Middle Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Middle Tor is one of three rocky outcrops running along the edge of the northern section of Chagford Common. Unsurprisingly, Middle Tor's the middle outcrop. Great spot for an evening picnic as the sun arcs west and lights the beautiful countryside around Chagford, Meldon Hill and the mouth of the T...

Shovel Down Settlements and Field System, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Shovel Down Settlements and Field System, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The high moor above Chagford is packed with prehistoric attractions from stone circles to standing stones, stone rows to ancient settlements. There's a particularly impressive cluster of attractions on Shovel Down by the northern section of Chagford Common near Batworthy Corner. The Long Stone St...

Round Pound, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Round Pound, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Chagford is a gateway town to Dartmoor's north plateau and its high moors. A narrow road rises west of Chagford to the northern section of Chagford Common at Batworthy Corner. This section of Chagford Common and Shovel Down are known for their prehistoric attractions such as stone rows and standing...

Frenchbeer Rock, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Frenchbeer Rock, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Frenchbeer Rock is a small granite outcrop on the edge of the moors in the northern section of Chagford Common. There are various hut circles near Frenchbeer Rock and it provides great views of Fernworthy Forest and the Chagford area with Easdon Tor beyond. It's one of three rocky outcrops running i...

Kestor Settlements and Field System, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Kestor Settlements and Field System, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Scorhill Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Scorhill Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

On the edge of Dartmoor's north moor, overlooking the beautiful Scorhill Gorge, is the small rocky outcrop Scorhill Tor. Located on Scorhill Down near Scorhill Stone Circle, the tor provides exceptional views of Kestor Rock to the south east and the National Park's north plateau to the west. Members...

North Teign River, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

North Teign River, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Teign is one of Dartmoor's great rivers. It rises in two places on the National Park's north moor. The North Teign Head is located between two of the highest points on Dartmoor. The South Teign Head is located on lower ground by the western boundary of Fernworthy Forest. From these headwaters, t...