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Address: Dartmoor National Park, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park, England
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+44 1647 277587

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Walking in the snow in February

Lovely walk around reservoir and surrounding forest in the snow. Would recommend going there, it has easy walks around and a lovely picnic area for the summer months.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ellen K

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely walk around reservoir and surrounding forest in the snow. Would recommend going there, it has easy walks around and a lovely picnic area for the summer months.

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Beaworthy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Welw had heard the water was low, revealing the old clapper bridge. Wow. Easy parking, and a great walk.

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Thank Dave K
Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the tranquility of this stunning place. Enjoyed the glorious long walk and the magnificent architecture of the dam and the countryside that you pass through. There are parking charges, toilet facilities and picnic tables

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Thank Janet W
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

A birding trip to the area, it was very misty and drizzly to start with. Dressed and having paid for the car park we set off. Good numbers of birds especially Fieldfare, Goldcrest and luckily a few Crossbill. A single Brambling was a highlight, on the return around the dam the weather lifted for awhile. Lovely way to spend a... More 

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Thank Neal M
Weston-super-Mare
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Lovely walk round the lake, took us about 1.5 hours with stops to admire the views. Very safe for the dog, didn't encounter any livestock, and lots of streams for him to have a dip and a drink. Easy parking and toilets open in the summer.

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Thank Pollydolly44
Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Always a lovely walk around the lakeside and plenty of bird life. Especially interesting at the moment as the water level is so low. A rare chance to walk over the little stone bridge. Easy parking, all well maintained and plenty of information boards at the first car park.

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Thank Rex H
Sliema, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

My partner & I visited the reservoir, as locals informed us that due to the long hot/dry Summer/Autumn the water level was very low. Indeed, it was so low the archaic little stone bridge (built in pre-dam days) in the middle of the lake, was not only completely visible but open to walkers of all ages. Wellies were the most... More 

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Thank pony M
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Fabulous walk around the reservoir - the dogs loved it seeking out squirrels. With the right clothing it would be good any time of the year. Easy to park and easy to walk along trail paths. No cafe but the nearest village, Chagford is well blessed with really good places to eat.

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Thank Dartm00r
Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Beautiful walks around the Reservoir and stunning Autumn colours. There is ample parking which is pay and display and maps of the woodland and lakeside walks are displayed there.

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Thank Leonis29
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

This is a lovely place to walk, with various levels of walking abilities available, well worth a visit.

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