Amongst the mysteries of the moor are a gorge, a forge and a spectacular modern fortress

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Spring and summer fun

Castle Drogo

Children playing in the Bide Brook and a dog walker in the village Lacock in Wiltshire

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Visitors running at a National Trust site

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Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to spring walks.

Upcoming events

Buckland Abbey

Medieval Beast Hunt

Fri 23 Jun 2017
March past a moldiwarpe, catch a coney and hunt for a herinacius. Come along to Buckland Abbey and track down the medieval beasts on our estate walks.
The Church House

Dartmoor and countryside

Fri 23 Jun 2017
An exhibition of mixed media pictures by local artist, Jen Bradley.


Sat 24 Jun 2017
A free 5k run once a week for all abilities. The run starts on the drive to Parke House. Don't forget to register with Parkrun http://www.parkrun.org.uk/parke/. Further information on 01626 834748 (weekdays only) or parke@nationaltrust.org.uk.
Castle Drogo

Theatre in the garden, 'Far from The Madding Crowd'

Sat 24 Jun 2017
Castle Drogo will be the venue for a very special performance of Thomas Hardy's novel Far from The Madding Crowd by Hotbuckle Productions. Picnics available from the Castle Drogo café, (call 01647 434143 for more information.) Tickets...
Buckland Abbey

Sunday roasts

Sun 25 Jun 2017
Come and enjoy one of our delicious Sunday roasts in the Ox Yard Restaurant. It's the perfect way to warm up and treat yourself after exploring the Buckland Abbey estate.
Lydford Gorge

Wild Sculptures

Sun 25 Jun 2017
Come and join our ranger team who will introduce you to the art of wild sculpture in various natural materials. All materials and tools provided. Make a piece of wild art to take home.
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