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Fingle Bridge, Drewsteignton, Devon

Fingle Bridge

Fingle Bridge, Drewsteignton, Devon


Fingle Bridge is a lovely place to walk or just sit by the river and enjoy the surroundings. The Fingle Bridge Inn is there for you to enjoy before or after your walk. Definitely worth a visit when you are on Dartmoor.

Why did we go there?  

We love walking in the countryside, and I consider Fingle Bridge to be one of the top ten walks on Dartmoor. The spectacular riverside walk starts by the Fingle Bridge Inn and the two hour round trip through the gorge takes you to Castle Drogo built in 1911. If you prefer, you can take the steep climb up Hunter’s Hill for stunning views of the Castle.

What is there to do?

This is a walking territory and being relatively flat you can cover quite and area quickly. There are plenty of people out with the dogs. Due to the fact that it is in a gorge, it is protected you from the strong winds you can sometimes find on other walks on Dartmoor which can be more exposed to the winds that sweep in from the Atlantic.

One of the nice things with the circular walk that you have here is that you can end up at the Fingle Inn on the way back. It has an excellent carvery on Sunday and plenty of seating inside or out, so there is plenty of space for everyone.

Where did we eat?

As we had a designated driver, we took advantage of this and ate and had a few pints at the Fingle Inn. There was plenty of food for the appetite we had gained whilst walking.

What did it cost?

Parking is free close to the Fingle Bridge. Lunch and the beer for 2 was around £30, which we felt was money well spent. However, it could have been zero if we had brought our own sandwiches and a flask. Either way, this is a great place out to walk.

What is the climate like?

Sunny about 20 degrees. In fact, we felt we were so lucky as we travelled around England.

Fingle Bridge


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