Things to see and do at Parke

View at Parke, Dartmoor, Devon

You have 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 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.
 

Orchard

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 made into cider.
 

Activities

There's so many ways to enjoy a visit to Parke. Bring your bike, go for a run or walk. You could also tick off loads of your 50 things to do before you're 11¾ .
 

Explore

  • Keep your eyes peeled and you might see a kingfisher or dipper on the river
  • Try orienteering, or cycle along the old railway track
  • Enjoy walking the maze of paths through the woodland and parkland
  • See if you can spot the fairy house in the woods
  • Look out for signs of Parke's history on your travels
 

Also at Parke

Dartmoor National Park Authority - Parke House is not open to the public, as it's leased to the DNPA as their headquarters.
 
Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust - The DPHT's education center is based at Parke and is open Sundays 1.30-4pm to the end of October.