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Nature's autumn harvest walk at Parke

Walking trail

Discover the richness of autumn at Parke, near Bovey Tracey. A diverse estate with meadows, woodlands and parkland, providing a spectacular display of autumn colour and an array of fruits and fungi to look out for.

Enjoy the richness of the Autumn harvest	Woodland walk during the autumn at Parke, Devon

Map

Map route for nature's autumn harvest walk at Parke

Start:

National Trust car park, grid ref SX805786

1

From the car park walk down the tarmac track past the information board, sign-posted to National Trust Dartmoor Office.

2

On your left you'll see the orchard filled with apple trees. You'll also see the 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.

3

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. Keep a look out for hazelnuts along this stretch.

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4

Continue past the medieval weir and head further up the river.

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5

Turn left, crossing the River Bovey, and left again into Blackmoor Copse.

6

Turn left and admire the views to the left of Bovey Valley. Continue through woodland, keeping a look out for beech nuts and conkers.

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7

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.

End:

National Trust car park, grid ref SX805786

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Nature's autumn harvest walk at Parke

Terrain

Mixed terrain with both flat and uneven stretches and mainly kissing gates. Some areas may be muddy and wet underfoot. Steep stretch to climb between points 5 and 6. Please be aware of natural trip hazards, such as tree roots, fast flowing river when in spate and falling debris in high winds. Dogs are very welcome.

Nature's autumn harvest walk at Parke

Contact us

Telephone: 01626 834748

Email: parke@nationaltrust.org.uk

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/parke

Nature's autumn harvest walk at Parke

How to get here

Address
Home Farm, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9JQ
By train

Newton Abbot, 6 miles (9.6km); Exeter-St David’s, 16 miles (26km).

By road

2 miles (3km) north of A38, Exeter to Plymouth. Take A382 towards Bovey Tracey. At 1st small roundabout take 2nd exit. At 2nd roundabout take 1st exit. Turn right into Parke Estate and follow signs to car park.

By bus

Devon Stagecoach 39, Exeter bus station to Newton Abbot, daily. Countrybus 271, Widecombe to Bovey Tracey, May to October, Saturdays only. From bus stop 15 minute. 

By bicycle

Newton Abbot to Bovey Tracey cycle way. Visit Sustrans or devon.gov.uk/cycling.

Nature's autumn harvest walk at Parke

Facilities and access

  • Dogs welcome