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Fernworthy Reservoir

Chagford, Dartmoor National Park, England
+44 1647 277587
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Great for dogs

Fernworthy resivior is a beautiful walk with lots of things to see. Not only is there the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lottiegen
,
Bagshot, United Kingdom
via mobile
A good walk but .......

No one else was around when we arrived at the car park which was pay and display. We walked in a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael W
,
Bedfordshire
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“car park” (19 reviews)
“lovely walk” (7 reviews)
“picnic tables” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Chagford, Dartmoor National Park, England
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+44 1647 277587
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fernworthy resivior is a beautiful walk with lots of things to see. Not only is there the magnificent reservoir there is the forest containing the stone row and hut circles. We went on a wet day and walking around the waters edge can be muddy...More

Thank Lottiegen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No one else was around when we arrived at the car park which was pay and display. We walked in a clockwise direction and found the walk very pleasant although in the early parts of the walk the signposting was poor. Required paths were not...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely walk round the reservoir. Obviously others pike off into the woods so we shall explore those another time.

Thank ChakaNairobi
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Stopped on a hot Bank Holiday Monday. Very peaceful although fairly busy. Good place for walking dogs or having a picnic. There are toilets but they were out of order on the day of our visit. Use the public toilets in Chagford, they are lovely!...More

Thank Mandy R
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Found this gem of a place after having a drive through Dartmoor so peaceful and well looked after. very tranquil

Thank mbeale2014
Reviewed 29 August 2017

You can spend all day here, walking around or simply having a picnic. They have some picnic tables and toilets - be prepared though as you have to pay to park £2 for 2 hours or £4 all day and the machine only takes cash...More

Thank darrow99
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Drive carefully has a series of single track roads gets you there with hazards such has wild life on the roads and idiots driving too fast !. But once you are there fantastic woodland walks etc lovely scenic parking a d worth a visit if...More

Thank 945gary
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Took a family trip out to Fernworthy after spending a day at Tottiford reservoir the day before. If you love Dartmoor and it's stunning scenery then you will love it at Fernworthy lake. There is car parking which does have a pay machine there but...More

1  Thank BINGBONG101
Neil R, Manager at Fernworthy Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review and for doing the right thing by paying for parking. Fernworthy is managed by a charity which relies heavily on car park income to provide great facilities to the public when visiting alongside valuable conservation projects. Reservoirs are...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Fabulous location & a really picturesque drive to it the area being jointly owned by The National Trust & the lake by National Heritage. Well worth a visit if the weather permits.

Thank george b
Neil R, Manager at Fernworthy Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed the reservoir. Just to clarify for other visitors. The lake is owned by South West Water and managed by South West Lakes Trust.

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

A beautiful place for walking and picnics. My sister and I regularly walk around here, through the woods and up onto Dartmoor. Lots of stone rows and circles. Plenty of birds and wildlife around

Thank tattooedbikernanny
Neil R, Manager at Fernworthy Reservoir, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you for your review. Keep an eye out for the hidden hut circles and bridges when the water levels drop

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