GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Broadclyst Walks

7 miles (12 km)

This East Devon village boasts a number of historic properties, a pretty village green, an historic watermill, a 15th century church, a 16th century pub and some fine country footpaths.
This circular walk from the village visits two of the highlights of the area at Killerton Park and Ashclyst Forest.
The walk starts in the village where you could pay a visit to the National Trust's Clyston Mill. The mill sits in a fine location on the River Clyst and details the history of milling in the area.
In the village you can pick up the Two Counties Way and follow the waymarked trail north to Killerton Park. The expansive estate is run by the National Trust and surrounds a fine 18th century mansion. There's miles of footpaths with stunning gardens, peaceful woodland and beautiful parkland to see here.
The route then heads east to Budlake before following country lanes to the expansive Ashclyst Forest. The forest is another great place for walking and cycling with several waymarked paths and lots of wildlife to look out for.
After exploring the forest you follow country lanes south west to return to Broadclyst.

Postcode

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

Broadclyst OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Broadclyst Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Back in the village head to the Red Lion for some rest and refreshment after your exercise. The inn dates back to the 16th century and serves good quality food in pleasant surroundings. You can find them at postcode EX5 3EL for your sat navs.
On Whimple Road there's also The New Inn which has a lovely large garden area.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The village is located just a few miles north east of the famous city of Exeter. Here you could continue your walking on the Exeter Canal Walk, the Exeter Green Circle and the Exeter Circular Walk.

Photos

Broadclyst, Clyston Mill - geograph.org.uk - 36595

Broadclyst: Clyston Mill. A watermill owned by the National Trust; restored and open to the public

Broadclyst, Newhall Farm - geograph.org.uk - 104288

Broadclyst: Newhall Farm. Part of Newhall Equestrian, the barn on the right now serves as a bakery and tea room and was open on a January afternoon in 2006. The farm was built around an enclosed yard; buildings on all sides

Broadclyst, Town Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1985648

Broadclyst, Town Hill

Broadclyst, Red Lion Inn - geograph.org.uk - 1985621

Broadclyst, Red Lion Inn

Fields near Killerton House - geograph.org.uk - 965919

Fields near Killerton House

Mooredge Farm - geograph.org.uk - 141318

Mooredge Farm. A lovely thatched farmhouse, set slightly above Broadclyst Moor. Seen from the NW.

Killerton House and grounds - geograph.org.uk - 1943131

Killerton House and grounds

Field by Ashclyst Forest - geograph.org.uk - 2425467

Field by Ashclyst Forest

Video

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