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Fernworthy Walks

exploring a prehistoric landscape
1 hour walks
     
Select Your WalkWalk 1 (3.6 miles) Walk 2 (6.1 miles)Walk 3 (7.4 miles) 
 Reservoir,Circle & Stone Row Grey Wethers Kestor Rock 

Fernworthy is a popular place for walkers enjoying quiet woodland walks,the views of the reservoir or its many archaeological sites.

 

Fernworthy Forest was planted in the 1920's.
The reservoir was finished in 1929.and has been stocked with brown trout

starting PointStart :Fernworthy Car Park.
Point of Interest

Fernworthy Circle
Fernworthy Stone Row
Reservoir

  
parkingPay & Display Fernworthy Car Park
toiletsCar Park
  
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Walk 1 Reservoir and ancient circle (3.6 miles)

Fernworthy Circle
Fernworthy Circle
  
Difficulty

From the Car Park take footpath towards reservoir,keeping it on your left.

At the wall of the dam descend into a wooded area then up again and continue keeping reservoir on your left.

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fernworthy Circle
 

 

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Walk 1

 Walks near Fernworthy:
  
 Princetown
Princetown offers the walker spectacular views of Dartmoor's almost volcanic landscapes.
Relive a railway journey through quarries
  
 Two Bridges & Wistman's Wood
A unique walk with extensive views to a prehistoric oak wood.
 
 Postbridge
A popular and varied forest walk with lots to see:bronze age stone & hut circles,a clapper bridge & Bellever Tor.
  
 Grimspound
During the bronze age Grimspound ,made of granite blocks ,enclosed 24 hut circles,suggesting a milder climate and an abundance of trees. Two popular walks.
  

Walk 2 Grey Wethers Stone Circles (6.1 miles)

Difficulty

Wethers is an old English word meaning 'sheep'.

Unusually,there are two stone circles near each other.

It is said that a farmer ,drinking cider at the Warren House Inn,had been old that a magnificent flock of sheep was for sale grazing on the moor.

.After a few pints of cider he decided to check them out. When in the distance throiugh the mist he could see what he thought were the sheep ,he returned to the pub and agreed to buy them.

fernworthy Ford College Block

 

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Walk 2

 

Walk 3 Fernworthy & Kestor Rock (7.4 miles)

Kestor Rock
Difficulty

We recommend a rain free day before you embark on this walk,part of which follows the famous Ten Tor Challenge route.

Paths are generally well defined.

fernworthy Ford College Block
 

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Walk 3