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

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Beautiful countryside

A beautiful walk but we managed to miss the signposted footpath at an early stage so decided to continue around the reservoir edge. It was a bit muddy in places but it did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rob0853
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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southampton Uk
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

went yesterday for a short walk - went into one of the bird hides and wow! there were 2 kingfishers who stayed by the lake for some time - i had never expected I would ever see one in my life let alone a couple - it was for me the ultim,,,ate experience -we did see other wonderful birds including... More 

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Thank ems1cu
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the most beautiful location. Our walk around the lake took just over an hour. There is a car park but you need change for the machine. A 2 hour stay was £2 , the money going towards the upkeep of the area. It's a very pleasant walk with no big hills, but the scenery is stunning . Beautiful... More 

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Thank Gary S
Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful walk but we managed to miss the signposted footpath at an early stage so decided to continue around the reservoir edge. It was a bit muddy in places but it did provide us with some lovely views which we would not have had using the pathed walk. Well worth a visit and the walk is not too strenuous... More 

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Thank Rob0853
Oxfordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 

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Thank K31thw
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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 

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Thank Josie B
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 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

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Thank shyboy2011
Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

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 

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Thank grumpypete2014
Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

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 

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Thank keith c
Totnes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

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

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Thank Adrian A
Paignton, United Kingdom
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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 

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