Things To Do near Chagford Common

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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...

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...

Gidleigh Park (North/South Park), Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Gidleigh Park (North/South Park), Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Gidleigh Park Hotel is widely recognised as being one of the best hotels in the UK. It's located in beautiful, wooded landscape on the fringe of the high moors near the Dartmoor National Park gateway town Chagford. The woodland is called Gidleigh Park and a section of the Mariners' Way runs through...

Fernworthy Reservoir Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Reservoir Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Beautiful reservoir walk in the Chagford area of Dartmoor National Park Dartmoor is known for its moorland walks. We'd also recommend exploring its many wooded valleys and reservoirs. This walk follows a path that skirts Fernworthy Reservoir in the Chagford area of Dartmoor National Park. It's a...

Gidleigh Tor, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

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

One for the Dartmoor tor bagger, Gidleigh Tor is a small rocky outcrop situated between Scorhill Gorge and Gidleigh near the edge of the National Park's north moor. If you're walking a section of the Mariner's Way, it's a nice place to stop for a rest. There's also room for a car or two by the path...

Manga Hole Waterfall, North Teign River, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

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

Manga Hill rises towards some of the highest ground in Dartmoor National Park between Hangingstone Hill and Whitehorse Hill. The North Teign River flows fast around the eastern side of Manga Hill cutting a steep-sided valley called Manga Hole. In this striking, remote valley is Manga Hole Waterfall...

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...

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...

Gidleigh Common, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Gidleigh Common, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

We include Gidleigh Common as a point of reference. People usually cross the common on their way to other places of interest in the National Park. For example, Scorhill Down and its famous stone circle are just south of Gidleigh Common. You also cross the common to walk up to White Moor Stone Circle...

Round Pound, Gidleigh Park and Scorhill Stone Circle Circular Walk, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Round Pound, Gidleigh Park and Scorhill Stone Circle Circular Walk, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This is a beautiful walk in the Chagford area taking in high moor, wooded valley and some of Dartmoor's best prehistory. As ever, we'd recommend you plan this walk using the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map in conjunction with our photographs and Google mapping.   Start by Bat...

Teignhead Farm Clapper Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Teignhead Farm Clapper Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The North Teign River can be a formidable natural barrier preventing you from walking to Dartmoor's north plateau from the Chagford, Fernworthy Forest and Postbridge areas. Thankfully, there are a number of clapper bridges providing safe passage over the water. The most famous is Teign-e-ver Clapper...

Mariners' Way in Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Mariners' Way in Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The Mariners' Way runs between Dartmouth on the South Devon coast and Bideford on the North Devon coast. Mariners walked the route to work on the ships at these Devon ports. This listing covers the Mariners' Way in Dartmoor National Park. Among the highlights of this route are the ancient farms t...

Manga Hill, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Manga Hill, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Walking Manga Hill is one of the quickest, safest ways to get from the eastern side of Dartmoor's north moor to its high plateau around Hangingstone Hill. The wider area is crossed by rivers, streams, brooks and extensive sections of boggy land and mires. After wet weather, it's always a relief to w...

Gidleigh Holy Trinity Church, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Gidleigh Holy Trinity Church, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The north and eastern fringes of Dartmoor's north moor are lined with villages and hamlets and their churches. Moving clockwise, the towers of Belstone, South Tawton, Throwleigh and then Gidleigh churches rise against the backdrop of high moorland. Gidleigh Holy Trinity Church is...

Gidleigh Castle (Landmark Only), Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Gidleigh Castle (Landmark Only), Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

An information leaflet from the church next door to the castle reads: 'Gidleigh Castle dates from about 1324 and was built over an earlier castle by William le Prouz, a powerful knight and overlord in the district. It was never a true castle in the military sense, but rather a fortified manor hou...