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    Teign Gorge Walk

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    17.2 km
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    639 m
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    The Teign Gorge Walk is a fantastic experience in Dartmoor National Park that will expose you to some truly beautiful settings and interesting historical sites. While out walking this trail, you will navigate through the wooded expanse of the gorge along the River Teign, passing by historic bridges, ancient hillforts, and the iconic Castle Drogo in the process. This is an amazing adventure whether you enjoy local history, stunning natural settings, or both!

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    Route Description for Teign Gorge Walk

    Walking through the Teign Gorge is a fascinating adventure that should be undertaken by anyone that plans on visiting Dartmoor National Park, particularly if you love picturesque riverside settings and/or charming historical buildings. Setting out from the car park next to the historic 17th Century Fingle Bridge, you will first make your way east along the River Teign to pass through the beautiful expanse of Cod Wood and visit the remains of an Iron Age hillfort known as Wooston Castle. From here, you will loop back to the west across the undulating terrain of the gorge until you reach Fingle Bridge, continuing west along the river. Reaching another bridge, you will cross over to the other side and head uphill along Hunter’s Tor, utilizing the Hunter’s Path to walk below the 20th Century Castle Drogo, the last castle to be built in England. Head east along the trail and follow it downhill to return to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Teign Gorge Walk Trailhead

    To reach the trailhead for the Teign Gorge Walk from Drewsteignton, drive east for 145 m and turn right to continue on for 1.0 km. Make another right here and follow the road for 0.5 km to arrive at the car park next to Fingle Bridge.

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