Discover places to stay in and around Chagford in Dartmoor National Park. Great for one of the UK's most popular attractions, Castle Drogo and Gardens, and the sublime Teign Gorge.
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Meldon Hill, Devon


  • Located in Chagford, Devon, South West England, England
  • Meldon Hill rises above the popular gateway town of Chagford towards the northern boundary of Dartmoor National Park. Not particularly well known, it's easy to summit and offers spectacular views of the north and east of Dartmoor. It's one of our favourite places in the Park
  • It's a short, sharp walk up the hill from Chagford. Head west from the centre of town and drop down towards the cricket pitch. You'll cross common land and see a path up the side of the hill in front of you. Alternatively, take the road that circles Meldon Hill and start from one of the parking areas you encounter along the way. The most popular parking area is on the south east flank of the hill. Zoom in on the Google map provided using the satellite setting to see detail
  • From its rocky summit, you'll see Yes Tor to the west and Haytor Rocks to the south east. Exmoor National Park is visible on clear days to the north. The large, domed hill to the north west is Cosdon Beacon and Hill
  • Members of the team at PictureTheUK live in the area and we've walked to its summit in all seasons and weather. Winter, after snow, is a particular joy
  • There are often Dartmoor Hill Ponies on or around the hill, especially during the summer months
  • The National Trust's Castle Drogo and Gardens and the Teign Gorge can be seen to the north east
  • If you're staying in Chagford for a long weekend break or holiday, we'd also recommend exploring Nattadon Common and Week Down. A little further away, visit Kestor Rock. It's also very pleasant walking around Fernworthy Reservoir by Fernworthy Forest
  • By James Penman

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Nattadon Common, Devon

Located in Chagford, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

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The Globe Inn, Chagford
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 7; Rates: 90 - 100 Per Night

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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 9; Rates: 69 - 129 Per Night

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Total Rooms: 65; Rates: 125 - 295 Per Night

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