Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Castle Drogo Walks
4 Popular Walks
Hunter's Path Hunter's Path
  
Walk 1 Popular
 4.1 miles (1h 40)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 2 Cranbrook Castle
 5.7 miles (2h 20)
 difficulty 4/4 (challenging)
Walk 3 towards Drewsteignton
 3.8 miles (1h 40)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 4 Chagford to Drogo & back
 6.6 miles (2h 40)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
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Three delightful walks near Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton ideal any time of the year!

Castle Drogo

This impressive 'mock' castle was built between 1910 and 1930 by Lutyens (see Cockington walk) for Julius Drewe who became rich by importing tea.

The house has much to fascinate the whole family including its own telephone and hydro-electric systems - the river was used to provide the electricity!

Several long distance hiking routes follow stretches of both walks.

 

 Walks near Castle Drogo:
  Chagford.
Superb walks from this bustling Market town exploring the stunning beauty of this part of Dartmoor.
 
  Moretonhampstead
Moretonhamstead , gateway to Dartmoor, is an ideal town for walkers to explore the lush edge of the moor.
 
  South Zeal
Two popular pub walks exploring North Dartmoor
 
Point of Interest Castle Drogo,
Cranbrook Castle
Fingle Bridge
   
parking a) Free Castle Drogo National Trust
b) Fingle Bridge
 
 
Walk 1
Popular (4.1 miles)
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A castle, pub and river walk combined through one of the most magical landscapes in Devon!

Follow the famous Hunters' Path and return at Fingle Bridge via a riverside path, Fisherman's Path.

Note:this public path is rocky in parts and can be quite slippery.

A hundred years ago Black wrote :

'Thus one mounts to the Hunter's Path along the top of the gorge, on this side heather clad and crowned with firs, while the other is mantled with the copsewood of Whyddon Park...The windings of the river make a fine sight from the upper path, on which comes a reputed logan - stone. After following this for a mile one comes into sight of the lonely bridge'

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ROUTES

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En Route
All walks pass    the popular
Fingle Bridge Inn.

 

Walk 2
Cranbrook Castle (5.7 miles)
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Fingle Bridge Inn
Fingle Bridge Inn

A longer, varied, more strenuous but equally rewarding walk to Cranbrook Castle, an Iron Age hill fort, with it's magnificent panoramic views of Dartmoor and Castle Drogo.

There is a steepish climb at Fingle Bridge - see below.

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Walk 3
towards Drewsteignton (3.8 miles) without the crowds
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view of Drewsteignton
View of Drewsteignton

A quieter route through ancient woods & with spectacular views of Drewsteighton.also leads to Fingle Bridge and its Inn.

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Walk 4
Chagford to Drogo & back (6.6 miles)
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A great river walk from Chagford to Castle Drogo or vice versa.

Fingle Bridge Inn at Fingle Bridge