Discover Parke

View down the valley, Parke, Devon

There's a choice of surroundings to enjoy. You can take in the views from the paths high up in the woods, or have a stroll by the river or in the meadows.

Walled garden

The unusually shaped walled garden is looked after by our staff and volunteers in partnership with members of the Bovey Tracey Climate Action group.

We now produce a wide range of fruit and vegetables. Read about the secret garden.


The orchard was planted up in the winter of 1999/2000 with 150 apple trees. A few of these have been replaced with damson trees, so we now have a mixed orchard.

In October 2014 about 6 tons of apples were picked and pressed into delicious apple juice and also made into cider.

The river

The River Bovey starts its journey on the moor above North Bovey 8 miles north-west of Parke. It continues on through Parke, into Bovey Tracey and eventually joins the River Teign. For centuries, its power has been used in industry.