GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ashclyst Forest

2 miles (3 km)

Enjoy miles of woodland cycling and walking trails in this large forest near Killerton. There are a number of waymarked trails to try starting from the National Trust Car Park. The forest is excellent for wildlife spotting with various birds and deer to look out for. It is also well known for its butterflies with white admiral, small pearl-bordered fritillary, dark green fritillary, purple emperor and silver-washed fritillary amongst the species. You can extend your exercise by heading to the nearby Killerton Park where there are more cycling and walking tracks to try.
Ashclyst Forest is located just a few miles north east of Exeter.


EX5 3LE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Ashclyst Forest OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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You could head into the nearby village of Broadclyst for some post exercise refreshment. The New Inn is a nice village pub with a good menu and a beer garden for warmer days. You can find them at Whimple Road with a postcode of EX5 3BX for your sat navs. There's also the Stoke Canon Inn in nearby Stoke Canon. They also have a lovely garden area and can be found on the High Street at postcode EX5 4AR.

Dog Walking

As you'd imagine, the woodland trails are ideal for dog walking. You'll probably bump into other owners with their pets on a fine day.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head west of Killerton and you could pick up the Exe Valley Way. This waymarked footpath will take you through the lovely valley of the River Exe. On the route you will find Brampford Speke and the picturesque Bickleigh Mill. The site is a fine place for an easy stroll with a historic mill and shopping area right next to the river. There's also an excellent riverside pub here too.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Devon Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Broadclyst, Ashclyst Forest - - 81877

Broadclyst: Ashclyst Forest.. Near Rews Cross. The National Trust owns large sectors of the forest, for example at Rews Cross, Sprydon Beacon and Caddihoe and there are many public footpaths

Ashclyst Bridge - - 159200

Ashclyst Bridge. Poplars line the lane between Broadclyst and Westwood as it crosses the River Clyst, here a tiny stream.

Southern edge of Ashclyst Forest - - 141271

Southern edge of the forest. This small southern protuberance of the forest follows the line of a stream that runs down close to Chillacombe Farm, in the distance. View looking SSW. 7:25 am.

Country around Ashclyst Forest from the air - - 1388208

Country around Ashclyst Forest from the air. Seen from a hot air balloon. The south-eastern corner of the forest, with fields beside it sloping into the Clyst valley. The wiggly lane at lower right passes Ashclyst Farm on its way to Westwood, with Channons Farm prominent right of centre. The church tower of Clyst St Lawrence (inSY0299) can be made out on the right. Beyond stretches the east Devon countryside.

By the edge of Broadley Coppice - - 1386141

View of the forest from the edge of Broadley Coppice. From an embayment in the northern side of the small wood, looking across a field of maize and farmland scattered with trees towards Francis Court Farm. On the far hill is Ashclyst Forest.

Broadclyst, east from Caddihoe - - 81884

Broadclyst, east from Caddihoe

Ride in Ashclyst Forest - - 1744843

Ride in the forest. Viewed from Snaffle Park Gate.

Broadclyst, at the edge of Ashclyst Forest - - 81887

Broadclyst, at the edge of the forest. Woodland by Clayway.


GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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