Parke

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Autumn Walk at Parke

Home Farm, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9JQ (Map)

Discover the richness of Autumn at Parke, near Bovey Tracey during this moderate, 3 mile, dog friendly walk. A varied estate with meadows, woodlands and parkland, providing a spectacular display of autumn colour and an array of fruits and fungi to look out for. Whatever the season, this woodland walk is a beautiful amble. The trees turn copper on a lovely Autumnal walk and don’t forget a pair of wellies for wading and squelching through mud.

Directions

  • From the car park walk down the tarmac track past the information board, sign-posted to National Trust Dartmoor Office.
  • On your left you’ll see a walled garden. Take a peek through the round holes in the doors and then go on to explore the orchard.
  • See how many different types of fruit and vegetables you can spot.
  • Continue past the offices on your right and along the path.
  • Walk over Parke Bridge.
  • Turn left and follow the signs for riverside walks through the field into woodland, then on a raised wooden walkway to the river. 
  • Continue past the medieval weir and head further up the river.
  • Take a left, crossing the River Bovey, and left again into Blackmoor Copse.
  • Take a left and admire the views to the left of Bovey Valley.
  • Continue through woodland, keeping a look out for beech nuts and conkers.
  • Turn right on to the estate track.
  • Continue past the offices on your left, and then back up the tarmac track to the car park.

Read more of our Wednesday Walks HERE.

Come and stay with us in our cottage style apartments, right in the heart of Dartmoor, and try our amazing Wednesday Walks for yourself.

 

 

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