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Dog walk

Parke, Bovey Tracey

Newton Abbot

Type of walk

Hilly, Flat, Forest, Park

What's here

Free Parking, Off Lead Areas, Pathed Routes, Animals On Route, Toilets

About this walk
The walk at Parke is around the grounds and woodlands of a grand country house, which is now the offices of the Dartmoor National Park. Follow the signs to the large free car park, here you will find a map so you can plan your walk. There are so many different walks through woodlands, meadows, along the rivers and streams. You can continue all the way into Lustleigh where there is a nice dog friendly pub called The Cleave (we like to have a drink and lunch outside in the sunshine!) In some of the meadows leading up to the country house there are sometimes so sheep so I leave my dogs on the lead until we are through the gate and into the woodland area. If your dog is a fan of the water you can walk through the woods following the river which has lots of opportunities for dogs who love swimming! This is a lovely quiet walk that you can make as long or short as you want.
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Comments (5)

  • walkiees profile

    8 years ago

    Some lovely photos there, thank you for adding this!
  • sunshinelou profile

    7 years ago

    Parke is a lovely place. Went on holiday to Devon last year and visited Bovey Tracey. My dog Teddy loved Parke and so did we.
  • hunnzie profile

    6 years ago

    Went here yesterday with our 2 dogs. Managed the walk to Lustleigh to find the pub, took us about an hour each way. Great for the dogs as they can be off the lead the majority of the time. Would thoroughly recommend the pub as well The Cleave at Lustleigh!!
  • nickndebs profile

    6 years ago

    We picked up a leaflet at the cafe and planned our walk from the map it contained. We decided to combine the start of the red route and the end of the purple route as this offered a good mix of different paths and scenery. We were under the impression that the different routes would be way-marked but as we discovered this isn't the case, so it took us a while to get our bearings and as the map is very basic, it wasn't that much help. Having said that, once we were under way and knew where we were(!) this was a WONDERFUL walk. A lovely broad former railway track made its way through woodland which the dogs had great fun exploring the trees and undergrowth. We then followed the path down to the river and followed this back to the start point with the boys in and out of the water the whole way. In all, the paths we chose took about an hour to walk around and the variety and prettiness of the walk ensured we all enjoyed it immensely.
  • gharris profile

    5 years ago

    There is a £2 (all day, 7 days a week) parking charge if you are not a member of the National Trust
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How to get there


B3387, Newton Abbot TQ13 9LE, UK

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