“Parke(Bovey Tracy), Lustleigh and the Bovey River”
Meet: Newton Poppleford Rec Ground (OS 115, SY 088 899) at 9.00am to share cars or meet at the start point.
Start: Parke (NT) CP (OS 110, SX 808 782 (Parke Entrance) / TQ13 9JQ), 8 miles.
NT Membership cards will be required for free parking.
The walk commences with a ‘walk thru the park’ followed by a steady climb to Higher Knowle Wood and a coffee stop. A shortish downhill segment will then bring us to the pristine cottages of Lustleigh where refreshments at a tea shop or The Cleave will be available.
The next stage will take us past the May Queen’s Chair to Combe Edge and then up a short, but challenging, path to Hammerslake for lunch by the Hut Circle under the shadow of the Sharpitor Nut Crackers.
The homeward stretch to Parke is steady downhill through the length of Hisley Wood and ultimately alongside the River Bovey. On reaching Parke we join the old railway track for a short walk through the Grounds to Home Farm Café for tea and a bun!
Walk Leaders: Paula & Mike Paddison, 01395 446550