We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Dartmoor National Park, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park, England
Phone Number: +44 1647 277587

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 73 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Enjoyable and peaceful

Despite it being July (albeit before schools had broken up) Fernworthy was very quiet. From the car park we first walked out to the dam, then beyond. I followed a path down and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
K31thw
,
Oxfordshire
Add Photo Write a Review

73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 71: English reviews
Oxfordshire
Level Contributor
105 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite it being July (albeit before schools had broken up) Fernworthy was very quiet. From the car park we first walked out to the dam, then beyond. I followed a path down and crossed the South Teign River - more of a stream really, that emanates from the lake and heads off to join the North Teign River near Chagfordt... More 

Helpful?
Thank K31thw
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a fabulouse run around the lake, thanks to a new and improved path, compleating an accessable path, looping all the way round the lake. It gets a bit boggy on the midle section where the path has not been compleated - so not recomended for buggys but otherwise very walkable. Would be excellent if there was tea at the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Josie B
Exmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
65 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch in widecombe at the olde Inn and remembered we had been here years ago.. lovely walk on fairly level ground. Saw these ponies on the way back just grazing.. gorgeous. Peaceful and throughly enjoyed it with my husband, son and best friend

Helpful?
Thank shyboy2011
Paignton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
82 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lanes leading to the reservoir can be a bit on the narrow side, so best to go in the morning and return in the afternoon so that you don't meet too much traffic coming in the opposite direction! Car park (£2+) with toilets and picnic areas, but free parking here and there further round the lake. Path around the lake... More 

Helpful?
Thank grumpypete2014
Torquay, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving through Chagford on your way to Fernworthy Resevoir you will see infront of you a we sell all shop and believe me they do sell it all, in fact if they don't have it you will not need it. You turn right and on to Fernworthy, make sure you have either a stout pair of walking shoes or at... More 

Helpful?
Thank keith c
Totnes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surrounded by the biggest forest on Dartmoor this reservoir is quite beautiful, with toilets lovely walks hut circles and trout fishing.

Helpful?
Thank Adrian A
Paignton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
105 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

My wife and I (58 and 66 respectively) just returned home from a lovely trip to Fernworthy from Torbay. The drive itself takes in beautiful moorland vistas and when you arrive at the reservoir the peace is profound.....simply breathtaking on a sunny day as today. There are several walks ranging from a short , wheelchair friendly path from the car... More 

Helpful?
Thank vialli54
York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
140 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

A lovely walk around the reservoir, mostly very well marked. It took us about an hour and twenty minutes.

Helpful?
Thank RJK-traveller
England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

such a lovely place very peaceful a lovely walk and good for dogs , finish off with a picnic enjoying the sun.

Helpful?
Thank Hev1960
Druskininkai, Lithuania
Level Contributor
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Good place for a walk, enjoyed our day. Beautiful for easy walking and picnicking. You can walk a little or a lot depending on your preference and ability.

Helpful?
Thank Dee987123

Travelers who viewed Fernworthy Lake also viewed

Lydford, Dartmoor National Park
Chagford, Dartmoor National Park
 
Manaton, Dartmoor National Park
Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park
 

Been to Fernworthy Lake? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fernworthy Lake staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?