Batworthy Corner, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Batworthy Corner, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

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 area. You can also walk up but it's a bit of a slog.

If you're coming by car, there's a small parking area at the end of the narrow road that winds its way up the flank of the moors from Chagford to Batworthy Corner. You'll also find parking places along this road. In drier months, there's a grass parking area by Round Pound. Lumps of granite block access to this when the rain comes and the ground softens as most vehicles would get stuck.

We've positioned Batworthy Corner on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. The narrow road to which we refer is clearly visible on the satellite imagery.

As is the case with Nun's Cross Farm, Batworthy Corner is one of the most interesting starting points in the National Park. To help you discover the local area, we've listed some of the best points of interest below.

Shovel Down Stone Rows.

Long Stone Standing Stone (Shovel Down).

North Teign River, Teign-e-ver Clapper Bridge and Wallabrook Bridge. Look for the Tolmen Stone on the North Teign River.

Scorhill Stone Circle.

Round Pound.

Kestor Rock and the tors running down to Thornworthy Tor with its views over Fernworthy Reservoir.

Fernworthy Forest.

Dartmoor's high moor and tors. Batworthy Corner provides access to Watern Tor, Wild Tor, Steeperton Tor, Hangingstone Hill and Cosdon Hill.

Note that lots of rivers rise on the high moor around Batworthy Corner. As a consequence, there are a number of mires and pools you should avoid. Unless you are walking with an experienced guide, avoid the moor west and south west of Teign-e-ver Clapper Bridge. Steer clear of Raybarrow Pool.