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Castle Drogo - Fingle Bridge

Teign Gorge Walk

Following the breathtaking Hunters Path high above the River Teign, this walk is filled with chances to spot wildlife and stunning views.

The path is not pushchair or wheelchair friendly as the walk does include unfenced drops, steep terrain and steps (so also prepare for a thigh burner)

The walk took roughly 3 hours (including a lunch stop and picture taking)

Unfortunately when I did this walk most recently The Fingle Bridge Inn wasn’t open due to COVID, good news now though is, it has re opened (outdoor dining only). I highly recommend stopping here for some lunch and a drink, it’s in such an idyllic location situated right on the river!

Were lucky enough to spot some Dartmoor ponies on this walk but this is quite rare, so don’t always expect to find them here, they aren’t the tame Dartmoor Ponies you’d find on Haytor they like to be left alone, admire from a distance.

I love how varied this walk is with having the breathtaking views at the top of the gorge to the riverside walking and even the gorgeous pub to treat yourself to a cold drink and something to eat. This area can get very busy in the peak season so if you did want to avoid the crowds go out of season or get there nice and early in the morning!

You can park for free at Fingle Bridge, providing you get there early enough or alternatively you can park at Castle Drogo for a cost of £6 (national trust car park)

Please remember to leave no trace and take everything home with you.

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