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Outdoor activities at Parke

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Ragged robin wild flower at Parke | © National Trust Images/Mick Jones

There are so many ways to enjoy a visit to Parke. You could bring your bike, go for a run or walk, or if you want to test your map-reading skills, enjoy an orienteering adventure.

Walking

There's a maze of paths throughout Parke which you're free to wander. There are three suggested routes on our map, which will give you an idea of length of time and difficulty.

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Whatever the time of the year, please wear suitable footwear as the ground is uneven and you will come across tree roots and sometimes wet and slippery areas.

Cycling

Cycling is permitted on the old railway line which now forms a small part (about one and a half miles) of the Wray Valley Trail, from Bovey Tracy to Moretonhampstead.

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Running

As well as being able to run on any of the footpaths, Parkrun has an organised run at Parke on Saturday mornings.

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Orienteering

If you want to test your map reading skills or enjoy an adventure around Parke, now's your chance. We have four orienteering courses of varying difficulty.

Please contact parke@nationaltrust.org.uk for a copy of these maps and beginner's notes.

Alternatively, you can find out more about orienteering and download the orienteering maps for Parke via the British Orienteering website here.

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