Chagford

Located above the River Teign on the edge of Dartmoor, the name means, "The ford where the gorse grows", and although the tin mines are a thing of the past, the town continues to be very much a thriving community.

Chagford offers a range of eclectic shops and facilities, including two noteworthy emporia that stand side by side: James Bowden & Son and Webber & Sons are both family-run shops in existence for more than a century, known locally as ‘the shops that have everything’ - a day could be easily lost exploring their contents. It’s worth noting that Bowden’s houses a small museum of local history.

This is also a good location to begin exploring the surrounding moorland and hillsides, or take the three mile route to the historic Castle Drogo, which was built in the early part of the 20th century, this is a replica of the medieval castle, set on a rocky crag, which is well worth the walk.

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