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Best Chagford Walks

chagford area
Select Your WalkWalk 1 (9.5 miles)Walk 2 (2.9 miles)Walk 3 (3.3 miles one way)
 difficulty 4/4 (challenging)difficulty 2/4 (easy)difficulty 3/4 (moderate)
 GidleighRiver TeignChagford to Drogo

Chagford is a bustling Market town surrounded by the stunning beauty of Dartmoor.

Chagford Octagonal Market
  • The name means a ford crossing the river where the broom (chag) grows
  • The octagonal market house dates from 1862 replacing an older building affectionately known by the locals as 'The Shambles'.
  • It boasts several pubs, tea rooms and shops.
  • These carefully selected walks avoid the steep hills and strenuous climbs south of Chagford
Where to Eat?
Rock Inn
The Three Crowns
Tea Rooms
more cream tea walks  The Birdcage , Old Forge
Point of InterestWhat to explore?
  • Chagford Town
  • River Teign
  • Gidleigh Castle
 Walks near Chagford
 Castle Drogo Walks.
Three delightful walks near Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton , ideal any time of the year!
Moretonhamstead , gateway to Dartmoor, is an ideal town for walkers to explore the lush edge of the moor.
.Enjoy a peaceful forest walk around a trout filled reservoir & explore a prehistoric landscape of mysterious stone circles and rows.
 Dartmoor Walks
Carefully selected walks with easy car access!
parking Near the school or Chagford Pay & Display Car Park , the Square
parkingThe Square:SATNAV Postcode:TQ13 8BZ

Walk 1 to Gidleigh (9.5 miles)

Footbridge across the Teign
Footbridge across the Teign

This most enjoyable walk takes you along the ever babbling river Teign.


The Walk

A Start from North Street and follow the B3206 out of Chagford. Take lane on left after primary school then at the bridge take public footpath and head diagonally to a gap in the hedge then bear left with hedge on left and cross footbridge.

Continue along footpath with river on your left.

At lane turn right the soon left following a footpath through some woods, steadily climbing to a lane.

Here turn left and continue along lane into Murchington then Gidleigh.

You follow part of the Two Moors Way and Dartmoor Way - see hiking routes.

B Gidleigh is worth seeing for its church and private ruins of a fortified medieval manor.

Retrace your steps from the church and at the next junction turn right. After 1150m take footpath on left and follow this all the way down to a footbridge

C Nearest pub to Gidleigh is the Northmore Arms in Wonsonsouth of Throwleigh ( 20 mins walk from Gidleigh church).
It has lots of character with a large open fire, even in summer! - a visit is highly recommended.

D Footbridge across the Teign. Cross bridge and climb to a lane.

Cross over onto a track. At the T junction turn left and rejoin a lane. Follow this for 320m thenwhere the road bends to the right follow track ahead.

When you join a lane turn right and follow lane back into Chagford

En Route

No Cafe or Pub but see C above

Map of Walk 1


tracks, paths
main roads
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altitude range
145 - 320 m
quality of track
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Walk 2 along the Teign (2.9 miles)

River Teign

A most pleasant 1 hour circular walk, partly along the river Teign, giving you a real flavour of the majestic Teign Valley.



Park at P&D Car Park

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Map of Walk 2

Walk 3 Chagford to Drogo (3.3 miles)

Castle Drogo

This is a delightful linear walk to castle Drogo following the river Teign, ideal if you want to have some refreshments at castle Drogo or see/visit the castle - see map to download route.


Where to Eat?
Fingle Bridge Inn
Castle Drogo Restaurant


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En Route

Mill End, on A382

Walk 3
Chagford to Drogo 3.3 miles 1hr 10 mins