river bovey near parke

Parke, near Bovey Tracey

Enjoy this 3 mile moderate dog friendly walk at the Parke Estate, located on the outskirts of the market town of Bovey Tracey. Approx. 40 minute drive from Bowerland.

  • From the National Trust car park at Parke, walk down the tarmac track past the information board, signposted 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┬ápast a medieval weir, and then head further up the river.
Turn left at this point to 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 and 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.

We hope you enjoy this beautiful walk. Read more of our Wednesday Walks HERE. And see Devon Dog’s Calendar of Events HERE.

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


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