Parke

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.

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. Parke 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 Parke 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.

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.

Address

  • Parke
  • Near Bovey Tracey
  • Devon
  • TQ13 9JQ

Contact

  • Telephone: 01626 834748

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