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“From a disabled perspective”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Fernworthy Lake

Fernworthy Lake
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Chagford
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“From a disabled perspective”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Eventually reached this spot after travelling on a one track road for what seamed like forever, but we didn't mind (except when another vehicle came the other way and one of us had to reverse!). We entered from the direction of Chagford.

Car park is chargeable, no exceptions for blue badge holders or disabled (tax exempt) vehicles listed - min £2 for upto 2 hours, and no designated disabled bays.

There is a stone chip pathway on the right hand side exiting from the car park, personally I find it a bit heavy going to push a wheelchair on stone chips, no chance if you're on your own and don't have an electric one. You could use the grass instead, but the grass is very uneven and it's quite an incline. The stone chip path leads to an "easy walk", supposedly accessible by wheelchair, but we didn't venture down it as it was too hot on the day we went.

If you can manage to walk short distances then you can try to reach one of the permanent seats or if you take your own chairs you can sit anywhere. Definitely take some shade with you, or at least a hat, for those hot sunny days and water or fluid would be good.

The view is stunning and whilst we were there, there was a good breeze, but you definitely need sun block as quite unshaded. There was a whole flock of geese on the day we sat for a while which was lovely. Definitely worth the drive for the view.

Visited July 2013
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Warminster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fly fishing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Although we failed to catch any trout the peace and quiet and natural beauty of the lake was great, we will be back but not stay at the Globe in Chagford, see separate review !

Visited July 2013
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oxfordshire
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46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“Peaceful and tranquil”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

Visited on a warm sunny afternoon and what a place - so beautiful and peaceful. Definitely a place to visit if in the area.

Visited June 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Walking in the rain”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

A damp area by all accounts very wet when we visited,we still very much enjoyed our walk beside the reservoir down to the dam then up into the woods (a tad muddy in the wet) maybe the weather accounted for the fact that we never saw another soul even in june which was quite unique.But overall worth a vsit.

Visited June 2013
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Devon
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fernworthy reservoir”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

Really pleasant walk for dogs and owners, would highly recommend, all monies charged for parking are put back into the local reservoir , maintenance etc. so I didn't mind paying.

Visited May 2013
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