Latest news from the Deer Park project


Freshly-cast pewter arrowheads and their rubber mould, as created by KEVICC students

Secondary students’ arrows ready to fly in Dartington Deer Park education programme

Over 220 students from King Edward VI Community College (KEVICC), Totnes, have been spending time on the Dartington estate as part of a project combining historic and contemporary craft skills. Read More >>

SoundArt at the Deer Park

SoundArt Radio are working with the Dartington to help deliver outreach work to schools and families as part of our Deer Park project. Head to their website to listen to their first podcast about the project and their pageant recording from Community Day. Read More >>

Fallow deer arrive at Dartington. Photo: Into the Woods Photography

Dartington Deer Park sees fallow deer arrive for Easter

Seventeen fallow deer have arrived at the Dartington Deer Park - the latest addition to a new visitor attraction being created that will bring 700 years of history alive for people of all ages, including local school children. Read More >>

A pupil demonstrates the best bit about getting hands-on at the Deer Park

Primary school children explore cob, wattle and ancestral treasure at Dartington’s Deer Park

The Dartington Hall Trust recently welcomed 57 primary school children, their teachers and volunteers from St Margaret's Academy in Torbay to its first pilot workshop for primary schools in its Heritage Lottery Fund supported Deer Park project. Read More >>

Volunteers from the Language of Totnes School help clear and clean Deer Park wall rubble

Works starts to conserve Dartington’s Deer Park Wall following funding success

Work is now underway to breathe new life into Dartington’s 66 acre medieval Deer Park after The Dartington Hall Trust successfully met its £998,000 fundraising target in September. Read More >>

Deer Park Wall Phase 1 restoration

New heritage attraction gets green light – nearly!

The Dartington Hall Trust has secured new funding of almost £750,000 to repair and conserve a historically significant area of the 800-acre estate – a medieval Deer Park and its 18th century Grade II listed stone wall. Read More >>

Deer Park Wall Phase 1 restoration

Initial work starts to repair and conserve Dartington’s historic Deer Park Wall

Thanks to funding secured from Natural England, Dartington has started initial work to repair and conserve the historic 18th century Grade 11 listed Deer Park Wall on the estate. Read More >>

Potential design for an 'interactive point of interest' area at the Deer Park Wall

It’s done! Our final stage Heritage Lottery Fund application is now in

Dartington has submitted the final stage grant application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its major ‘Heritage Revealed’ project, based around Dartington’s historic Deer Park area. Read More >>

Visualisation of how the Deer Park Wall development could look. (c) Lacey Hickie and Caley Ltd

The Dartington Hall Trust wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

The Dartington Hall Trust has received initial support for its ‘Heritage Revealed’ project from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Read More >>

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The Deer Park project is all about opportunity. If you think you would like to learn more about history or conservation, get out and meet new people or just try something new, take a look at our volunteering opportunities.

Volunteers from the Language of Totnes School help clear and clean Deer Park wall rubble

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