GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Killerton Park Walks

3 miles (5 km)

The Killerton Estate is 6,400 acres of parkland and countryside containing over 60 miles of footpaths and cycle tracks. It is located near Broadclyst in the Exeter region of Devon.
The estate also contains a beautiful landscaped garden with rhododendrons, magnolias and rare trees surrounded by rolling Devon countryside. The walk also passes Killerton House - an 18th-century house with a marvellous collection of 18th- to 20th-century costumes.
The route below is devised for walkers but there is also cycle track at Killerton. It is great for families and follows a safe circular route around the beautiful parkland at Killerton, starting and finishing at Killerton's stable-block. Please click here to download the gpx file for the Kilerton Park cycle route (it follows a similar path to the walk).
If you'd like to continue your exercise then you could head a couple of miles east to Ashclyst Forest where there are more cycling and walking tracks to try.

Postcode

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

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Killerton Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Killerton Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The on site Stables cafe is a nice place to relax after your exercise. They sell a good range of meals and snacks.

Dog Walking

The extensive parkland is great for dog walking so you'll probably see plenty of other owners on a fine day. Most of the site is off lead but please use a lead between the visitor reception and the house and along the drive.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the west there's the village of Brampford Speke and the picturesque Bickleigh Mill to visit. 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.
The Two Counties Way passes through the park. The long distance trail takes you to some of the highlights of Devon and Somerset including the Grand Western Canal and the historic Powderham Castle.
The circular Broadclyst Walk explores the estate from the nearby village. The historic settlement is well worth a visit with an historic watermill, a 15th century church and a 16th century pub to see.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Devon Walks page.

Photos

Gardens at Killerton - geograph.org.uk - 239517

Gardens at Killerton. The lawns, with the house in the distance beyond the urns.

Autumn crocuses at Killerton - geograph.org.uk - 239436

Autumn crocuses at Killerton. Growing in the shade of a tree, with Sedum in a border in the background.

The gardens at Killerton - geograph.org.uk - 239431

The gardens were laid out for Sir Thomas Acland (10th baronet) on a south-facing hillside in the 1770s by the young John Veitch, a pioneer of exotic plants, who established a very successful nursery next door at Budlake. The view here is from close to the south front of the house.

Plant sales at Killerton - geograph.org.uk - 239534

Plant sales at Killerton. Just beside the stable block, seen in the background.

Crocuses in Killerton Garden - geograph.org.uk - 2276518

Crocuses in February

Killerton House and Gardens - geograph.org.uk - 2034516

Memorial and gardens

Killerton Old Post Office - geograph.org.uk - 1838488

The Old Post Office

Daffodils at Killerton - geograph.org.uk - 2813926

Daffodils in March

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Killerton Park.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Killerton Park.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)