Stover Country Park is home to 114 acres of prime dog walking terrain, and it’s got it all – from lakes to woodland, heathland and marshland. The car park charges are £1 for up to two hours or £3 for the whole day (all money is invested back in to the park). Dotted with picnic areas, the park attracts families and dog owners throughout the year – and there’s a lot to see as you wander.
Stover Country Park may have a refreshing feel of being away from the hustle and bustle, but it’s carefully tended and includes information along the way so that you don’t miss anything.
You’ll find a Nature Interpretation Centre close to the entrance, which has visitor information, toilets and a rangers’ office. If you’ve got children with you they can learn more about what lives in the park in the way of wildlife and plants, so this should be a fun place for a walk with the whole family. Also, Stover Country Park is home to 24 of the 26 different species of dragonfly found in Devon, so you may well spot your share of interesting marshland and woodland life!
Visitors can follow a whole network of surfaced (and unsurfaced) pathways amidst a wide range of wildlife habitats. Look out for the many species of bird that live on and around the lake, and you’ll find the bird watching huts dotted around the park make the perfect vantage points for photographers and ornithologists.
Stover Country Park