Stover Country Park Walks

Parke Estate
1 hour walks

Stover Country Park,once part of a large estate owned by James Templer, is an ideal centre for both long and short family walks.

The park with its large lake and a rich variety of habitats,all carefully marked with instructive notice boards.,has been declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Follow a Poetry Trail celebrating the poems of Ted Hughes who lived for most of his life in North Tawton,Devon and was a favourite amongst many primary school children.

All walks start facing the lake with the Information centre & Toilets on your right.

How do I get there?

Off the A382,almost opposite entrance to Trago Mills. It is well signed!

Point of Interest Stover Country Park,
Ted Hughes Trail
Disused Canal


parking Pay & Display Car Park at Stover Country Park £1.50 for 2 hours £3 all day


Walk 1 Stover Park (2.1 miles)

Stover Country Park
Part of the Poetry Trail

This delightful and easy walk follows part of the Poetry Trail exploring a number of different habitats.

Stover Gatehouse
Doric columns with only a spare tree to impress

The route takes you along the lake & passes a majestic almost hidden and neglected 19th century gatehouse.

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Walk 1

 Walks near Stover Country Park:
 Bovey Tracey
This popular and fairly easy walk follows well maintained footpaths through the beautiful Parke estate,near Bovey Tracey,now belonging to the National Trust.
 Chudleigh Knighton
A varied walk leading to the delightful Stover Park following part of the Templer Way along the graceful river Teign - with easy access for paddling!
There is much more to Haytor than a steep climb to the Tor and back again! Two very popular and fairly easy walks in search of a lost village.
Several popular walks from a very picturesque village into a most unspoilt and dramatic part of Devon

Walk 2 Stover Park & river Teign (2.4 miles)

River Teign

Another easy and most enjoyable walk following part of the Templer Way to the river Teign.

It is well marked as the Heritage Trail.

2.4 miles
quality of track

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Point of InterestStover Country Park,
picnic area

Walk 2

Walk 3 Stover Park to Chudleigh Knighton (8.5 miles)

Clay Cutters Arms

Enjoy a fairly easy and popular pub walk to the Clay Cutters Arms in Chudleigh Knighton,returning following paths along the river Teign.


After heavy rain a track to Knighton Heath can become quite muddy.

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Walk 3