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Lakes & Facilities Fernworthy

Fernworthy, near Chagford, Devon
map ref: LR191 665840

Close to the pretty Dartmoor town of Chagford and home to a wide variety of birds and wildlife, Fernworthy is a great place to visit whether it is to walk, bird watch, fish or picnic.

There are a number of way-marked walks around the lake and forest including a circular waterside walk of about three miles and a walk designated for less able visitors with seats and information en-route.

A number of picnic tables are sited near the main car park overlooking the water and toilets are located in the car park. There is also a catering van located in the main car park during the weekends and bank holidays.

A Special Protection Zone on the south western arm of the lake is managed in conjunction with Devon Bird Watching and Preservation Society. Visitors will find two hides, one of which is suitable for wheelchair access.

Low cost brown trout angling is available at Fernworthy with permits purchasable on site from the self-service kiosk.

Daily car parking charges apply. Why not purchase an annual parking permit for only £30 to give you free parking at all South West Lakes Trust venues?  Available from our head office on 01566 771930. By purchasing an annual parking permit you will automatically become a Friend of the Trust.


For further information

Telephone: 01647 277587

  • bird watching
  • disabled access
  • ice cream
  • picnic area
  • toilets
  • trout fishing
  • woodland walk footpath

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