Outdoor activities at Parke
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.
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.
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 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.
As well as being able to run on any of the footpaths, Parkrun has an organised run at Parke on Saturday mornings.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Explore the historic estate of Parke on the edge of Dartmoor, with its walled garden and mixed orchard plus abundant wildlife on the river.
The River Bovey runs through Parke and was an important source of water to power Bovey Tracey's historic mills sited downstream. Find out more about its history.
Discover the important work of the ranger and garden teams at Parke, from conservation grazing and woodland management, to the productive crop and cutting garden.