“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

Finch Foundry



Set amidst beautiful Dartmoor countryside in the village of Sticklepath, this last remaining water-powered forge in England, gives an unique insight into village life in the 19th-century. In its heyday the foundry made 400 tools a day including sickles, scythes and shovels for West Country farmers and miners.

Finch Foundry is open for pre-booked tours Wednesday to Sunday. Booking is recommended to guarantee entry, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/finch-foundry. Please arrive promptly at the start of your booked slot. Thank you.

Opening times

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Key Facilities


Picnic Area

Guide Dogs permitted

Additional Facilities

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