South West

Teign Valley, Devon

  • Distance

    1 miles

    Equivalent of walking up the Eiffel Tower 5 times

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Terrain

    Flat, with a few stony paths

  • OS grid reference

    SX724902

  • Calories burned

    100

    The equivalent of one apple

Route Info

This gentle family walk takes you through the edge of the Drogo estate along the sparkling upper River Teign. Built in local granite between 1910 and 1930, Castle Drogo occupies a spectacular position high above the Teign Gorge near Drewsteignton in the north-east corner of Dartmoor National Park.

Pick up the ‘Hunter’s Path’ and make the gradual ascent up Sharp Tor. From here, you’ll be able to soak up the spectacular views of the Teign Gorge carving its way through the steep wooded slopes and back towards Castle Drogo, which blends seamlessly into its surroundings.

Kit List

  • Good walking boots or comfortable trainers
  • Warm jacket
  • Daysack
  • If you want a poke around Castle Drogo, remember to bring your National Trust membership card!

Did you know?

The River Teign flows for some 30 miles.

Route Highlight

There’s no escaping the dominance of Castle Drogo. Perched up high on the northern slopes of Dartmoor, it is one of the region’s most popular National Trust properties.

Where to stop

Head to 22 Mill Street Restaurant & Room, in the the timeless town of Chagford, for a hearty post-walk meal.