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Address: Dartmoor National Park, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park, England
Phone Number: +44 1647 277587
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Tranquil area and a gentle interesting walk

A lovely walking area for when visiting the area and perhaps misty on moor as often clear here. Worth a visit at low water level when old submerged clapper bridge and buildings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Colin D
Hanley Castle, United Kingdom
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a super relaxing tranquil scenic muscle-pulling stroll around lake. on a beautiful autumn day, take a picnic of soup and sandwich, picnic tables and benches dotted around, walk, watch, sit, eat. it's just a lovely day away from civilisation close to home. NB there is no shelter (well there is a bird hide) so rain would get ya!!

Thank sayM65
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at 11am and had a steady walk round the reservoir which took just under 3 hours. It was October and we were fortunately to have a warm sunny day walking through moorlands, woodland and fields. We all enjoyed the walk and our dog loved it. Fantastic scenery whilst walking around the reservoir. Would highly recommend. However, a word... More 

Thank Dave F
Hanley Castle, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A lovely walking area for when visiting the area and perhaps misty on moor as often clear here. Worth a visit at low water level when old submerged clapper bridge and buildings are visible. Parking charges now in main car park but if you drive past the main one and drive round the reservoir there are free parking areas but... More 

1 Thank Colin D
Mannheim, Germany
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Quiet even at the weekend. Persevere with the drive till far end of the access road to find nice little car park and picnic area. Very relaxing lunch and walk.

Thank TherealJoe90
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A joy, if hard to navigate at times. Totally worth the visit. Delightful and very educational at the dam.

Thank horsewildwolf
Devon, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Lovely and quiet even on a warmish Sunday in August. Be prepared for the narrow road up from Chagford. Pay & Display car park so take change. Toilets. We walked ant clockwise around the reservoir which was hard to follow at the end - might be more obvious the other way. Beautiful, peaceful setting.

Thank fisheatingveggie
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We visited this lovely reservoir with our 2 dogs in early July. The views are stunning, the whole area is very peaceful. On the day we visited, the car park machine was not working, there was a few of us trying to pay - so ended up putting notes on our windscreens! A couple were frying bacon at the side... More 

1 Thank Beachside96
Stafford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

it does take a while to actually drive to the reservoir through narrow lanes and waiting for the cows to move out of the way but well worth the effort. A beautiful lake and a great walk available should you want to do more than sit and absorb the view. Don't forget to take some change with you because the... More 

1 Thank serviceetc
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

First visit to this reservoir and loved it. Very beautiful and peaceful place to chill out. Did find it difficult to find but once there it was worth it! Nature at its best.

Thank Lisa130467
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Amazing place, boots or wellies needed. Finding a down to the lake took a while but well worth the walk.

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