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Fernworthy Lake

Dartmoor National Park, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park, England
+44 1647 277587
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Chagford
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Car park machine broken so free parking was a bonus, but great dog walk, beautiful scenery as ever , always enjoy this walk, but do not try to get all the way around as it is quite difficult

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Poole
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A lake in unspoilt moorland, loads of places to park in the vicinity, so why does the NT have to charge? You can walk around the lake but with all that moorland to explore why would you?

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Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
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122 reviews 122 reviews
56 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We stopped by Fernworthy Lake for a picnic after taking the long walk to Fernworthy and Grey Wethers stone circles. If we hadn't already had a good long walk we would have taken the walk at the reservoir. It is a lovely, tranquil spot for a quiet day out. Several picnic tables are nicely placed and the area is well... More

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
93 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Forest trail that led up to an ancient stone circle! Might be midges near water, so take care! For a proper hike round, good boots a must in wet weather.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
23 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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