Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Contact details

Opening hours

Fernworthy Forest offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year.

How to find us

How to find us
Chagford
Sat Nav Postcode: TQ13 8EA
OS Grid Ref
SX66968374

50.638063449965, -3.8827034917961

Parking and prices

There is a Pay & Display car park at Fernworthy Forest.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4800

Situated by the stunning Fernworthy Reservoir, Fernworthy Forest offers unrivalled opportunities to roam this timeless moorland.

Come and discover the Dartmoor story at Fernworthy. The open, windswept upland moors with wide views gives you a sense of space, perfect for reflecting, escape and creativity.

Escape the intrusions of modern life and see if you can find one of the many prehistoric sites in the area including the Fernworthy Cairn Circle and Fernworthy Assycombe Stone Row. 

Pack a picnic on a perfect summer day or wrap up warm and visit at night to see the night sky like never before. 

At a glance

  • Walking 
  • Picnics 
  • Dogs welcome 

Things to do

Enjoy a tasty treat in the great outdoors at Fernworthy Forest. Just bring along good food and company!

The picnic area is located by the reservoir and has outstanding views across Thornworthy Tor.

To prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any barbecues into our forests.

 

Walking is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

Fernworthy Forest has a range of forest roads and tracks that run through the woodland where you can spot some of the forest's impressive heritage features.

Nearby forests

River and conifer trees

Enjoy the tranquility of a picnic by the East Dart river or an exhilarating walk up to Bellever Tor to take in the stunning views. Explore the forest itself and discover a wealth of wildlife, archaeology and grazing Dartmoor ponies.

Hamsterley Grove Beck riverside

These beautiful woods with stunning walks have paths for all.

You can walk the Tarka Trail and follow the River Okement, or just wind your way through the woodland.

Abbeyford is also a great place to discover the changing colours of the seasons. On a walk through this beautiful wood you will see majestic Douglas fir trees, and pass through areas of autumnal gold beech trees alongside the banks of the Okement River.

Ancient forest on steep hillside

Set in the idyllic hills of Dartmoor National Park just north of Newton Abbot, Canonteign Forest is home to some challenging hikes and stunning natural scenery. 

Walk alongside the Beadon Brook valley and take in the tranquility of the stream-side woodland.

Birch tree blocking out the sun with winding branches

Once part of the Stover Estate, Great Plantation is located just north of the market town of Newton Abbot in the heart of South Devon.

Come and explore this mixed woodland which is home to roe deer, woodland birds and the rare pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly. 

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