Dartington Deer park

P1020056 copy 2The leaping deer. One of the most popular interpretive features at Dartington Deer Park. A Heritage Lottery funded project which engages visitors with the story of the medieval deer park and hunt, the remnants of a medieval hunt viewing platform, the building of an 18th century deer park wall, the changing landscape of the area and its wildlife, including a new Fallow Deer herd.

The interpretation had to be sensitive to the landscape and the tranquil sense of place while enticing and engaging for a wide range of visitors, including families from the urban areas of Torbay.

There are a five other corten steel deer located in the woodlands and visible from the trail which takes people around the Deer Park. A family of three and two in the medieval drinking well.

P1020072 copyThe rest of the interpretation comprises a series of graphic panels inlaid on oak monoliths, on benches (the timber came from the estate) and mounted on the restored 18th century wall.

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The interpretation has been extremely well received by visitors to the park, by local users, the Dartington Hall Trust and the HLF. These are just a few sample images form the wider project. For more information please get in touch.

 

 

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