Chagford town is surrounded by some of Dartmoor’s most spectacular scenery, with great walks just about everywhere, particular delights in the area are Meldon Hill, which offers panoramic views. Beyond are Kes Tor and Fernworthy Forest, with direct access to the open moors.
To help you make the most of your visit and explore this beautiful area, we have also produced our own leaflet featuring a range of circular walks of varying length and difficulty, starting right from the front door!
If you’d like to explore the pretty town of Chagford itself, the Chagford History Society has produced a Town Trail, sponsored by the Three Crowns, that you can download here.
Please ask at Reception for free copies of these leaflets.
The Granite Way is a spectacular and mostly traffic free cycle route through rural Devon with fantastic views of Dartmoor and the surrounding countryside. The route is part of the National Cycle Network ‘Devon Coast to Coast’ Route 27. For more information, please ask at Reception.
Dartmoor Cycles are located directly on National Cycle Route – the Devon Coast to Coast trail: 01822 618 178
Devon Cycle Hire is situated directly on The Granite Way, part of Devon’s Coast to Coast route – Route 27: 01837 861 14
Fly Fishing Devon leads fishing trips and will teach fly-fishing skills on Dartmoor’s rivers and lakes with their qualified game angling instructors: 01647 433 373
You will need a licence to fish on the rivers, these are available from James Bowden and Sons in The Square, just a few steps from the Three Crowns.
For more information please contact them direct on: 01647 433 271
Stone Lane Gardens, only a 5-minute drive away, is an enchanting 5-acre woodland garden on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. In the summer months, the gardens present a large and imaginative collection of sculptures, going under the name of the Mythic Garden.
Telephone: 01647 231 311
Castle Drogo and its 1920s Lutyens’ garden is the highest property owned by the National Trust at 823 metres. There’s plenty to see – from the colourful rhododendron valley and rose gardens to the quaint Bunty House (Wendy House) complete with its own miniature garden. 01647 433 306
Bovey Tracey Golf Centre, Newton Abbott Situated in a beautiful area on the edge of Dartmoor offers a challenging 9 hole course. 01626 836 464
Bovey Castle, Dartmoor National Park The golf course at Bovey Castle is a challenging and beautiful 18-hole championship course. 01647 445 000
Okehampton Golf Club nestles in the heart of Devon, sheltered by the highest tors of Dartmoor, on the northern edge of Devon’s magnificent National Park. 01837 521 13
Get a different perspective of the moor from the back of a horse! Eastlake Riding Centre caters for everyone, from complete beginners to the more experienced rider, providing riding over some of the most beautiful and breath-taking parts of Dartmoor. 01837 52513
Fancy a game of tennis while you are staying with us? Chagford has all-weather courts located in the park close to the public car park (75 yds away) They can be booked at Fowlers Estate Agents or on Facebook and email by email – £5 an hour. Rackets and balls are available at the clubhouse. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chagford is a thriving community with an unusually wide range of shops for a town of its size. It is also known for its vibrant arts community, celebrated through the autumn Chagford Film Festival, the springtime ChagWord literary festival, the annual Wonderworks crafts weekend, and other regular cultural events.
There are several tea rooms and whole food cafés, restaurants and several pubs. These are all situated within easy walking distance.
Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton 2.3 miles – The last castle to be built in England, with dramatic views over Dartmoor: 01647 433 306
Finch Foundry, Okehampton 5.4 miles – The last working water-powered forge in England: 01837 840 046
Lydford Gorge, Okehampton 12.1 miles – The deepest gorge in the South West, with a spectacular 30-metre waterfall: 01822 820 320
Bradley, Newton Abbott 13.9 miles – Delightful medieval manor house, set in woodland and meadows through which the River Lemon runs: 01803 661 907