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Stover Country Park, Newton Abbot

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Stover Country Park is situated between Bovey Tracey and Newton Abbot in the beautiful South Devon countryside. It is managed by Devon County Council for the benefit of wildlife, recreation and the local community. 114 acres of woodland, heathland, grassland, lake and marsh provide a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a wide range of activities from an afternoon picnic to serious nature study.
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  • Nice and easy walks, there are versus trails to follow. Plenty of wildlife to see, which I like to take my camera for . It has a visitors centre and toilets and seating all round the site 
  • We walk our dog here, make sure it's on a lead as they are not allowed in the lake as they will frighten the birds. You will see plenty of wildlife and all the different wild flowers at various times ...  read more »
  • Birds, ducks, swans, fish, squirrels… You notice a lot of wildlife whilst circling the lake in total tranquillity. Good to bring binoculars, and now in autumn a camera to catch all these beautiful col...  read more »
  • A lovely walk in a park that can be easily accessed by vehicle.
  • Well maintained flat path around the lake makes for an easy stroll.
  • Beautiful place to visit and walk around
  • Very nice to visit if in the area for an afternoon. Extensive landscaped parkland to the old Stover estate. Have walked on all its paths and such a lot to see. Great to walk the Templar Way path into the great plantation as well on the other side of the Devon expressway. The lake has a variety of ducks and swans on it and you can see squirrels aplenty on the raised walkway. Lots of parking available.
  • Some nice aspects ; wildlife, lake, woodland, etc. Down sides are that several paths lead up to or alongside the road...a reminder that you've not actually left civilization behind. Paths which have been created have not had drainage holes drilled in the retaining boards, so there are a lot of unnecessary puddles to wade through. Trying to locate exactly where you are in the park is difficult when there are very few signs and several random arrows ... You can walk around in numerous circles quite easily. Would i go out of my way to come here ? No. I noted one reviewer mentioned it being ok for push-chairs...don't take that to mean it's wheelchair friendly. Some parts would be ok but most accessible places would still be quite hard work, and limiting to the scope of your walk.
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