Geo-Trips :: A circular walk from Parke

Parke and Yarner Wood

A walk from Parke, Bovey Tracey, Tue, 15 Mar 2016 by David Smith

A circular walk (8-9 miles) from the National Trust car park at Parke, following the old railway, then the River Bovey, going through Yarner Wood, touching the Templer Way and returning to Parke. A nice variety; woods, rivers, moorland and no difficult climbs

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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SX7979 : Wilford Bridge over River Bovey by David Smith
Wilford Bridge over River Bovey

SX7979 : Modern bridge on old railway track, near Wilford Bridge by David Smith
Modern bridge on old railway track, near Wilford Bridge
To allow walkers to use the former railway track, this bridge crosses the road at... more

SX7979 : Yeo Copse near Wilford Bridge by David Smith
Yeo Copse near Wilford Bridge
Woodland by the River Bovey

SX7979 : Footpath along former Bovey Tracey to Moretonhampstead railway by David Smith
Footpath along former Bovey Tracey to Moretonhampstead railway

SX7979 : Disused railway bridge over Lower Knowle Road by David Smith
Disused railway bridge over Lower Knowle Road
Carrying the former Bovey Tracey to Moretonhampstead line

SX7980 : Evergreen trees by Lower Knowle Road near Packsaddle Bridge by David Smith
Evergreen trees by Lower Knowle Road near Packsaddle Bridge

SX7880 : Double arch railway bridge near Knowle by David Smith
Double arch railway bridge near Knowle
The bridge carries the former line to Moretonhampstead from Bovey Tracey

SX7880 : Packsaddle Bridge  by David Smith
Packsaddle Bridge

SX7880 : Field by River Bovey by David Smith
Field by River Bovey
A footpath crosses the field and follows the river

SX7880 : River Bovey by David Smith
River Bovey

SX7879 : Footpath by River Bovey in Hisley Wood by David Smith
Footpath by River Bovey in Hisley Wood

SX7879 : Walkers by River Bovey in Hisley Wood by David Smith
Walkers by River Bovey in Hisley Wood

SX7879 : Footpath between open space and River Bovey in Hisley Wood by David Smith
Footpath between open space and River Bovey in Hisley Wood

SX7879 : River Bovey in Hisley Wood by David Smith
River Bovey in Hisley Wood

SX7780 : Footbridge over River Bovey by David Smith
Footbridge over River Bovey

SX7780 : Bridge over River Bovey by David Smith
Bridge over River Bovey

SX7780 : Houndtor Wood by David Smith
Houndtor Wood
The track leads through the woods to the hamlet of Water

SX7879 : Footpath in Pullabrook Wood by David Smith
Footpath in Pullabrook Wood

SX7879 : Trendlebere Down  by David Smith
Trendlebere Down
Open moorland to the west of the wooded valley of the River Bovey

SX7879 : Flood precautions in Pullabrook Wood by David Smith
Flood precautions in Pullabrook Wood
The track can easily become a stream in heavy Dartmoor rain, so at intervals on... more

SX7879 : Gate into Pullabrook Wood by David Smith
Gate into Pullabrook Wood

SX7780 : Trendlebere Down, Hisley Wood and the valley of the River Bovey by David Smith
Trendlebere Down, Hisley Wood and the valley of the River Bovey

SX7879 : Footpath on Trendlebere Down by David Smith
Footpath on Trendlebere Down
Also much used by horseriders

SX7779 : Path in Yarner Wood by David Smith
Path in Yarner Wood

SX7779 : Wood ants' nest in Yarner Wood by David Smith
Wood ants' nest in Yarner Wood
One of many beside the paths in the nature reserve

SX7678 : Footpath in Yarner Wood by David Smith
Footpath in Yarner Wood

SX7778 : Bare winter trees by footpath in Yarner Wood by David Smith
Bare winter trees by footpath in Yarner Wood

SX7778 : Forest access track in Yarner Wood by David Smith
Forest access track in Yarner Wood

SX7778 : Dartmoor ponies and artwork, Yarner Wood by David Smith
Dartmoor ponies and artwork, Yarner Wood

SX7778 : Stream in Yarner Wood by David Smith
Stream in Yarner Wood

SX7878 : Trees and undergrowth on the edge of Yarner Wood by David Smith
Trees and undergrowth on the edge of Yarner Wood

SX7878 : Automatic weather station, Yarner Wood by David Smith
Automatic weather station, Yarner Wood

SX7878 : Modern marker by the Templer Way (Granite tramway) by David Smith
Modern marker by the Templer Way (Granite tramway)

SX7978 : Rail of the Haytor Granite Tramway by David Smith
Rail of the Haytor Granite Tramway

SX7978 : Footpath on Lower Down by David Smith
Footpath on Lower Down

SX7878 : Utilities building, Reddaford Water by David Smith
Utilities building, Reddaford Water
A modern prefabricated building with a stone wall around it

SX7878 : Bridge at Reddaford Water by David Smith
Bridge at Reddaford Water

All images © David Smith and available under a Creative Commons licence external link.

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