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

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Winter walking

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Neal M
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Weston-super-Mare
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Torquay, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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3 reviews
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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3 reviews
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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4 reviews
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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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Peacehaven
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Make sure you have a map with you, there are some amazing features at Fernworthy, but you need to know what to look for! The walk can be a bit tricky in places, but there is a shorter walk which is wheelchair accessable, and all the walks are informative and interesting. Walking boots or wellies are needed on the circular... More 

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Thank YoungatheartBrighton
southampton Uk
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 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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