Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Chagford Walks
3 Popular Walks
Footbridge across the Teign Footbridge across the Teign
  
Walk 1 to Gidleigh
 9.5 miles (3h 50)
 difficulty 4/4 (challenging)
Walk 2 along the Teign
 2.9 miles (1h 20)
 difficulty 2/4 (easy)
Walk 3 Chagford to Drogo
 3.3 miles (1h 20)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
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Chagford is a bustling Market town surrounded by the stunning beauty of Dartmoor.

Point of Interest Chagford Town
River Teign
Gidleigh Castle
Chagford Octagonal Market

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.

 

 Walks near Chagford:
   
Castle Drogo Walks.
Three delightful walks near Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton , ideal any time of the year!
   
Moretonhampstead
Moretonhamstead , gateway to Dartmoor, is an ideal town for walkers to explore the lush edge of the moor.
   
Fernworthy
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
 
 
Walk 1
to Gidleigh (9.5 miles)
 MAP

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

A Take 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 Wonson south 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 then where 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
   
Difficulty
   
  How to use a GPX / FIT file

 

Walk 2
along the Teign (2.9 miles)
  MAP

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

Difficulty
parking

Park at P&D Car Park

   
Download FIT for Watches / GPS
 
Short Walk Google Earth

 

Walk 3
Chagford to Drogo (3.3 miles)
  MAP

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.

Difficulty

Download GPX route for Mobile / GPS

 

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En Route

Mill End, on A382