Explore Dartmoor’s most spectacular scenery

Explore from the Three Crowns, Chagford

Beyond the doors of Three Crowns lies a myriad of wonders waiting to be explored. Nestled within the breath-taking landscape of Dartmoor, Chagford stands as a charming and historic gem, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and unique character of the moorland surroundings. This picturesque town, set against the backdrop of rolling hills and lush greenery, exudes a tranquil ambiance that captivates all who venture here.

Chagford’s appeal lies not only in its quaint streets and traditional architecture but also in its proximity to the vast expanses of Dartmoor National Park. Wander through the town centre, where welcoming shops, boutiques, and cafes beckon exploration. Discover local crafts, indulge in delicious treats, or simply take in the serene atmosphere that defines Chagford.


Chagford town is surrounded by some of Dartmoor’s most spectacular scenery, with great walks just about everywhere, in particular Meldon Hill, which offers panoramic views. Beyond are Kes Tor and Fernworthy Forest, with direct access to the open moorland.

If you enjoy a good stomp and wish to explore this beautiful area, we have produced our own leaflet with a range of long and short circular walks – all starting right from the front door of the Three Crowns.

As you venture beyond the town limits, Dartmoor unveils its awe-inspiring beauty. Striking tors, ancient woodlands, and meandering rivers create a canvas of natural wonders. Chagford provides an ideal starting point for those eager to explore the moor’s diverse landscapes. Whether embarking on leisurely walks, invigorating hikes, or scenic drives, visitors are rewarded with panoramic views and encounters with Dartmoor’s distinctive wildlife.

Chagford’s rich history is evident in its medieval church, charming cottages, and the iconic Three Crowns Inn, which has been a central part of the town’s social fabric for centuries. The vibrant community, coupled with the enduring charm of the moor, makes Chagford a destination that resonates with those seeking tranquillity, adventure, and a genuine connection with nature.

Chagford Town

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. Please ask at Reception for free copies of these leaflets.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Chagford and Dartmoor offer a playground of activities, including hiking, horse riding, and cycling. The rugged terrain provides a dramatic backdrop for exploration, with paths leading to ancient ruins, secluded valleys, and hidden waterfalls. Chagford’s accessibility to Dartmoor’s National Park makes it an ideal base for those yearning to uncover the mysteries and wonders of this unique landscape.

As the day transitions to night, the dark skies above Dartmoor reveal a celestial spectacle. Stargazers and astronomy enthusiasts are treated to unparalleled views of the cosmos, as the lack of light pollution enhances the brilliance of the stars.