Deer Park Guided Walks

Venue Meet under the archway entrance to the Courtyard (by Barn Cinema box office entrance)

Running time 60

When: Every Monday, 2-3pm, and Friday, 11am-12 noon. Tours run until mid October


FREE. No booking required unless you have a group of 10+ people. Please contact if so.

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About this event

A 700-year-old story awaits you on our volunteer-led Deer Park tours – learn about the people who lived here, the magnificent landscape, the deer themselves and the abundant wildlife.

The Deer Park is an exciting new development for Dartington. It includes the repair and restoration of Dartington’s historic Deer Park Wall through essential and lasting conservation works, creating new accessible and interpreted walks through the surrounding parkland, and encouraging more people to engage in the landscape including through a new schools’ programme and new volunteering opportunities.

Every Monday, 2-3pm, and Friday, 11am-12 noon. Tours run until mid October.

– Find out more about the Park in our Deer Park microsite

Tours are free – there is no need to book. In order to help keep this place special for everyone, an opportunity will be provided at the end of the tour for attendees to make an entirely optional donation towards the Gardens’ upkeep.

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About us

The Dartington Experiment began over 90 years ago when our founders, Dorothy and Leonard Elmhirst, set out to build a community inspired by the idea of a ‘many-sided life’.

Today, we believe that their vision is more relevant today than ever before. We aim to be a place where people can realise their individual and collective potential, and are given a chance to connect with themselves, each other, and the environment.

Across the estate, a programme of events and visitor attractions operate year-round; artists, makers, farmers, educators, craftspeople and entrepreneurs live and work; and the community continues to ‘learn by doing’, finding inspiration in the Elmhirst’s progressive ideas and experimental approach.

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