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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Chagford, Devon to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Bird Watching Make up an old-fashioned picnic of cucumber sandwiches and scotch eggs and head down to Fenworthy Reservoir for an afternoon bird watching by the water. Constructed between 1936 and 1942, the site is of great historical interest with many Bronze Age remains.

Letterboxing Originating in Chagford in the 19th Century, Letterboxing has now become a world-wide phenomenon with the introduction of modern technology. Give this outdoor hobby a go the traditional way, combining orienteering with puzzle solving to find the collection of small, weather-proof boxes which have been hand-placed in the cracks and crevices of Dartmoor National Park. Once you find one, don’t forget to sign the logbook and make an imprint of the letterbox’s stamp in your holiday diary, as a fond reminder of your adventure.

Myth and Legend On those balmy summer days, pack your favourite book along with some homemade lemonade, and find a secret spot down by the lake. Don't forget to listen out for the giggling of the mischievous elves and pixies, and the tinkling voices of the beautiful flower faeries...

Towns and Villages Dartmoor is peppered with an array of quaint villages and small towns, each full of character and steeped in history. Although tin mining has now ceased in the ancient stannary town of Chagford, there is still a thriving community and this olde worlde town is bursting with charm. 

Friendly Local Inns When your cockles need warming, amble into one of the local pubs with their wonderful Dartmoor characters and friendly landlords- there's simply nothing more authentic and relaxing to calm the soul after a blustery stomp on the moorland.


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