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Fernworthy Lake

Dartmoor National Park, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park, England
+44 1647 277587
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Chagford
Type: Bodies of Water
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We were on a drive and saw the sign as I'd never been we decided it was to become our destination. We saw lots of sheep & ponies on the drive too it. Car park good, toilets a necessity. For 2 hours we paid £2 for car park We walked around the reservoir. We didn't keep to the path following... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A beautiful location with an excellent walking route around it. Refreshment locations not fixed and tend to pack up early so if you're looking for an evening walk, bring your own refreshments.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Loved this lake, quiet with stunning scenery. Perfect 3 and a hlf mile walk. Bit of a drive along country lanes to get to, but worth it.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is a favourite walk by the waterside and through woods. Easy walking. Great place to take a picnic too. Picnic tables and benches provided. Getting there is fun along narrow lanes with lovely vistas across Dartmoor. Very close to quaint market town , Chagford . Can recommend the scones at the New Forge!

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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

A relatively straightforward 3 1/2 mile stroll around a lovely reservoir. Some great pic-nic spots and good facilities. Liked that it wasnt Haytor Touristy busy, a great walk to just relax and clear the cobwebs out. also nearby chagford has the most amazing 'general stores', seriously, pop in and have a look, and see what you CAN'T find! Nice pubs... More

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Wait till it snows then visit this lake. Magical winter walk. The walk takes about 50 minutes to go round the lake. They do charge for parking but there are some good picnic tables to the side of the lake with great views.

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Devon. England
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119 reviews 119 reviews
25 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Nice combination of open paths and woodland, but £3 for less than half a days parking seems steep given toilets were locked as it's winter and.....that was the only facility. Better free to park alternatives exist.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Short drive from Chagford to the car park at Fernworthy lake, walk down the small road keeping lake on r/h/s and the take a left hand footpath through the woods very pretty leads onto open moorland.

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Newton Abbot
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Despite living in Devon for many years we have never visited Fernworthy. We wouldn't put ourselves out to go back. Its an average walk, yes the scenery is lovely but so is most of Dartmoor. There is a charge for the car park, the toilets were disgusting (I'd rather go behind a bush). A lot of work was being carried... More

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Around 3 mile walk around lake with mix of environments - woodland mostly. Tricky finding the place down some typically Devon single track roads. Several picnic tables available and toilets at the car park. Pay and display.

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