The Great Outdoors

Chartres River Icon for Chartres River

A smaller river than the Warrah, the Chartres is best known for its consistency, deep runs and pools. It is a favourite of many in the Islands. The Chartres river rises in the south-west foothills of the Hornby Mountains and flows wetswards for around 15 miles before reaching Christmas Harbour, running through grassland which provides easy bank access.

Chest waders are useful on some parts of the Chartres River; in places where wading is not possible, it is an advantage to be able to cast the full 30m (30 yards) of fly-line.

Access: Can be arranged through Little Chartres or Port Howard Lodge. Alternatively contact the Falkland Islands Tourist Board or your accommodation provider for details of land-owners.
Accommodation: Crooked Inlet Farm, Port Howard, Little Chartres

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