Chagford has many attractions to occupy your time during your visit. Some that may even capture your imagination and leave you breathless, and some that might just get you that adrenaline rush you crave.
To find the three-and-a-half-mile walk that circumnavigates the lake, you can either follow the brown road signs up into the hills from charming Chagford, or follow the signs from the Moretonhampstead-Princeton road. Either way is narrow and full of bends. But don’t be put off – Fernworthy is a wonderful place to visit. www.westcountrywalks.com
Stone Lane Gardens
An enchanting 5-acre woodland garden on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park in Devon, famous for National Collections of Birch trees and Alder trees and the annual ‘Mythic Garden’ sculpture exhibition. Winner of the Gardener’s World magazine ‘Gardens to Visit SW’ award 2010. www.stonelanegardens.com
In a field due north of Chagford off a minor road leading to the village of Drewsteignton there stands an unusual structure consisting of a large stone slab or capstone supported by three upright stones. This is Spinster’s Rock, the best surviving example in Devon of a Neolithic burial chamber known as a dolmen or cromlech. Three stones are necessary and sufficient to support the capstone of a dolmen, though instances of these megalithic antiquities with more than three supports exist. www.devonperspectives.co.uk