Christow village, Devon
The village of Christow lies just to the north of Bovey Tracey on eastern Dartmoor. It is situated to the west of the River Teign and sandwiched between the A382 Okehampton to Newton Abbot road and the B3193.
West of the village, the land rises quite sharply onto Dartmoor proper and the reservoirs of Kennick, Tottiford and Trenchford, incidentally the site of a recent C4 'Time Team' excavation. The reservoirs supply water to the Torbay area.
Nearby settlements include Doddiscombsleigh, Lustleigh, Bridford and Dunsford. South of Christow lies Canonteign Barton, dating from the time of the eleventh century Norman Invasion. The area was an important mining area and grew to prominence in the 18th and 19th centuries. Silver, Lead Copper and Manganese were extracted and sold locally. Today the area has reverted to a quiet moorland village of about 850 people.
Christow is about 5 miles northwest of Chudleigh and about 8 miles southwest of Exeter. The area lies within easy reach of the main A30 trunk road and the M5 motorway and is a great place to use as a base to visit Torbay and the South of Devon, Exeter and East Devon, as well as the whole of Dartmoor.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: