Things To Do near Chagford Common

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Tolmen Stone on the North Teign River, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Tolmen Stone on the North Teign River, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

In the south west corner of the UK, on The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula) in Cornwall, is a prehistoric monument called the Men-an-Tol. We've photographed it for other UK travels sites we run such as PictureTheUK. There's a wonderful description of the Men-an-Tol in William Bot...

Teign-e-ver Clapper Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Teign-e-ver Clapper Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Many of Dartmoor's most photographed clapper bridges are very easily accessible. Coach loads of tourists cross the road from the Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre to walk the famous Postbridge Clapper Bridge. There's a big car park by the ruined Dartmeet Clapper Bridge. Whilst photo...

Wallabrook Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Wallabrook Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Walla Brook is a narrow stream that flows from Dartmoor's north plateau to join the North Teign River by Teign-e-ver Clapper Bridge. Walla Brook rises below Hangingstone Hill, passes between Watern Tor and Wild Tor before cutting across a wide area of boggy moorland. Just before it meets the Nort...

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...

Scorhill Down, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

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

Scorhill Down is an area of moorland on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor. To the west, the land rises towards the National Park's highest ground. To the east, the countryside around Chagford becomes green and wooded. Scorhill Down is well known locally as the location of the impressive Scorhill Sto...

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.

Six Stone Circles Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Six Stone Circles Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Six Stone Circles Circular Walk, or the Fernworthy Stone Circle, The Grey Wethers Stone Circles, Sittaford Stone Circle, White Moor Stone Circle, Buttern Hill Stone Circle and Scorhill Stone Circle Circular Walk, is a big yomp on Dartmoor's north plateau. The walk covers a lot of moorland and pr...

Scorhill Stone Circle, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

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

Chagford is a popular Dartmoor gateway town. The National Park's high moors rise steeply a few miles to the south and west. There, on Chagford Common and Scorhill Down, you'll find a high number of superb prehistoric sites. Scorhill Stone Circle is one of them. We've positioned Scorhill Stone Cir...

South Teign River, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

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

The River Teign is one of Dartmoor National Park's most beautiful waterways. It skirts Chagford and flows through the stunning Teign Gorge (National Trust) to the Teign Valley. Study the the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map and you'll see that the River Teign rises at two places on Dart...

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 Froggymead, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Froggymead, 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 Froggymead is to the north as marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map.

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...

Scorhill Gorge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

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

Dartmoor National Park is fringed by some of the UK's best wooded valleys (often referred to as cleaves) and gorges cut by rivers that flow down from the high moors to the coast. Many of these valleys and gorges are classed as access land which means you can follow many paths within them. Others, li...

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...