Parke, near Bovey Tracey – 3 mile moderate, dog friendly walk


River Bovey near Parke Bridge by Martin Wyatt | CC BY-SA 2.0 | via Wikimedia Commons

The Parke Estate is located on the outskirts of the small market town of Bovey Tracey. From the National Trust car park at Parke, walk down the tarmac track past the information board, which is sign-posted to National Trust Dartmoor Office.

You will see to your left an orchard filled with apple trees. There is also a walled garden, if you can, try to look through the doorway. Then continue past the offices on your right and along the path.

Walk over the bridge at Parke. Then turn left and follow the signs for riverside walks. You will go through a field into a woodland area. Walk on via a raised wooden walkway to the river. You will go past a medieval weir, and then head further up the river.

Turn left at this point and you will cross the River Bovey. Once you on the other side turn left again into Blackmoor Copse. Continue through the woodland area, a great spot for a game with your dog!  There is nothing better than kicking up your heels whilst keeping a look out for beech nuts and conkers.

Turn right on to the National Trust Estate track. Continue past their offices on your left, and then back up the tarmac track to the car park. This should take you about 1.5 hours.

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About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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