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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.

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor, Dawlish and Kingsteignton.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowBovey Tracey






Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowBovey Tracey



	arrowNewton Abbot


Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot, Paignton and Brixham.

Nearby Attractions


There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:


	arrowCanonteign Falls

Bovey Tracey

	arrowBecky Falls


	arrowMiniature Pony Centre


	arrowCastle Drogo and Gardens




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