Things To Do near Best Dartmoor Gorges and Valleys

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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)

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

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...

Fisherman's Path Teign Gorge Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fisherman's Path Teign Gorge Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

This is a variation on the circular Teign Gorge Walk. As the name suggests, the Teign Gorge (National Trust) was shaped by the River Teign. This walk explores the banks of the of the River Teign as it flows through the gorge from around Castle Drogo to Fingle Bridge. Park by Fingle Bridge and...

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...

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...

Whiddon Wood, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

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

[Main photo: the upper section of Whiddon Wood]   Southern side of the Teign Gorge The River Teign flows through the stunning Teign Gorge in the north eastern section of Dartmoor National Park near Chagford. On either side of the river, heavily wooded gorge walls rise steeply. The popu...

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...

Dartmoor Temperate Rainforest and Woodlands, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Temperate Rainforest and Woodlands, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

[Main photo: the Teign Gorge above Fingle Bridge and Fingle Bridge Inn in the north eastern section of Dartmoor National Park]   Mosses and lichens hang from the trees By Loch Maree, in north west Scotland, is Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre. It acts as a gateway to ‘precious woodlands [t...

Hunter's Path Teign Gorge Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Hunter's Path Teign Gorge Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Hunter's Path forms part of the Two Moors Way and runs past the National Trust's Castle Drogo (National Trust) on the lip of the Teign Gorge (National Trust). This linear walk offers some of the finest views in Dartmoor National Park. Park at Fingle Bridge. This is a well known Dartmoor beaut...

Castle Drogo Visitor Centre and Cafe, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Castle Drogo Visitor Centre and Cafe, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

To reach Castle Drogo by vehicle, you follow a long driveway from the Sandy Park/Drewsteignton road to the National Trust property. There's a spacious car park and the purpose built Castle Drogo Visitor Centre and Cafe. Stood in front of the building, you'll see the cafe in a wing of the b...

Passage Sculpture Whiddon Deer Park, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

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

Follow the Two Moors Way from Chagford to the north border of Dartmoor National Park and you'll pass a number of exquisite sculptures by Peter Randall-Page. Just off the Two Moors Way, at the top of an avenue of beech trees in Whiddon Deer Park, is another work. A giant ball of granite appears to...

Teign Gorge Circular Walk (Fingle Bridge to Castle Drogo), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Teign Gorge Circular Walk (Fingle Bridge to Castle Drogo), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Walking one of Dartmoor's most beautiful gorges In our opinion, this ranks as one of the best walks in Dartmoor National Park. We've walked it on hundreds of occasions in all seasons and it's always a joy. The walk is by Castle Drogo so, when visiting the National Trust property, make sure y...

Salmon Leaps, Castle Drogo Weir and Drewe's Pool, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Salmon Leaps, Castle Drogo Weir and Drewe's Pool, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The River Teign flows through a spectacular and heavily wooded gorge below the National Trust's Castle Drogo. At the mouth of this gorge, between the picturesque Iron Bridge and Castle Drogo Weir, is a large pool of water which attracts fishermen, wild swimmers, photographers and walkers. In Autu...

Castle Drogo Gardens, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Castle Drogo Gardens, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Castle Drogo is located on an exposed spur of land that rises above a loop in the River Teign at the mouth of the stunning Teign Gorge. Wind and rain whip over the high moor and rolling farmland around Chagford before battering Drogo's high granite walls. Members of the team that runs Holiday in...

Best Dartmoor Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

National Trust properties in Dartmoor National Park Castle Drogo near Chagford in the north east section of Dartmoor National Park. One of the Westcountry's most popular and important National Trust properties, Castle Drogo was the last castle to be built in England. Situated at the mouth of...