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Christine Phillips
Christine Phillips
Although Bovey Tracey is officially a town, local resident Christine Phillips has always considered it more of a large village.

Here Chris introduces us to her home town - a place she says she would never want to leave.
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Bovey Tracey is within striking distance of Dartmoor's popular Haytor and the famous beauty spot, Becky Falls.

In 1646, Cromwell's new model army crossed the Bovey bridge, which had been built a few years earlier, and the battle of Bovey Heath commenced.
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Bovey Tracey is a small town, peacefully situated on the southern edge of the Dartmoor National Park. It's home to less that six thousand inhabitants, and the main gateway to the beauty of the moors.

Parke - the headquarters of
The Dartmoor National Park Authority

This area has enormous appeal to visitors seeking a slower pace, with time to absorb the natural beauty and friendly atmosphere.

The River Bovey meanders through the lower end of town and to wander alongside and follow it through the woodlands of the Parke estate is highly recommended.

Pick up a copy of The Trust's leaflet "Bovey Tracey Town Trail". An excellent guide to 40 special interest points which encompasses a gentle 90 minute walk.

Bovey bridge
The bridge with the craft centre in the background

From The Centre, start at the bridge, constructed in 1642, and wander up through Fore Street where you'll see many of the places mentioned. Cromwell's Arch is all that remains of a monastery which stood on the site and was finally demolished in 1822.

Continue on, past Courtenay House (Pinks Place) which initially was the site of Bovey Grammar School. It became a Mission House and was used for parish relief work, to help the less fortunate.

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