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A peaceful retreat set within the beautiful Devon countryside

There's something for everyone at Parke, found on the outskirts of the small market town of Bovey Tracey, gateway to mystical Dartmoor. You can walk from the town (about one mile) or stop off as you drive to the open moor, where the next stop is the rugged crag of Haytor.

This compact estate was once the home of a wealthy local family and probably enabled them to be self-sufficient for all their day-to-day needs with

  • a vegetable garden, fruit garden and orchard

  • ice house, fish pond, grazing meadows for livestock and beehives for honey

  • and gardens to wander in for spiritual refreshment.

So, take a short stroll around the garden, or a longer more strenuous walk through the woodlands and along the river to the medieval weir. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for a myriad of wildlife and a host of wild flowers.


Ready for the off ....

Ready for the off ....

There's lots for you to do at Parke - from organised runs and events, to self-led orienteering, walking, geocaching and running.

Water play

’50 Things’

Whether you're by the river or pond, or just out in the rain, there's something to try:

  • Skim a stone
  • Pooh sticks
  • Run around in the rain
  • Discover what's in a pond
  • Build a raft

Home Farm Café

Have a slice of what you fancy

A visit to Dartmoor is not complete without a piece of cake or cup of tea. Indulge yourself with some locally made food at the café opposite the walled garden.

Car park

To  help us care for Parke properly and make it fit for the future, there is a car park charge of £2 a day (free to NT members).

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