Killerton to Broadclyst cycle trail

Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon EX5 3LE

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See the different varieties of apples in the orchard © M. Jarvis

See the different varieties of apples in the orchard

Budlake Post Office at Killerton © Malcolm Jarvis

Budlake Post Office at Killerton

Clyston Mill with the river beside it powering the waterwheel © M. Jarvis

Clyston Mill with the river beside it powering the waterwheel

Route overview

A family cycle track that takes you from Killerton to the neighbouring village of Broadclyst. Take in the rural landscape as you pedal through farmland and stunning Devonshire countryside.

 

Route details

See this step-by-step route marked on a map

The route on OS map to Clyston Mill from Killerton
  • Directions
  • Route
  • Bus stop
  • Parking
  • Toilet
  • Viewpoint

Start: Killerton stable-block, grid ref: SS975001

  1. Come out of the stable-block and turn left and cycle towards the gates, cross the road and go through the wooden gate into Sparrow Park, cycle along the path. To cross the motorway bridge please dismount. Then follow the cycle waymarkers.

    Show/HideOrchard

    Look out for the orchards on your left as you cross the road into Sparrow park. This is one of many orchards at Killerton which cover over 50 acres (20ha) and are home to 98 different varieties of apples.

    See the different varieties of apples in the orchard © M. Jarvis
  2. To cross the motorway bridge please dismount. From there please follow the cycle waymarkers.

    Show/HideBudlake post office

    This small thatched cottage was the village post office, serving Killerton house and the local community until the 1950s. The cottage has a beautiful garden with rose borders and herb and vegetable plots. The post office is open to visit from 1 April to 30 October Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, 2 to 5pm.

    Budlake Post Office at Killerton © Malcolm Jarvis
  3. Follow the waymarkers, which are clearly posted on the track. Just before you reach Broadclyst village you'll pass Clyston Mill.

    Show/HideClyston Mill

    The historic water-powered mill is in a picturesque setting by the river Clyst, surrounded by farmland and orchards. Grain is still ground here to make flour, keeping alive traditional skills. The mill is open from 1 April to 30 October, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The mill is open Saturdays during school holidays, 2 to 5pm.

    Clyston Mill with the river beside it powering the waterwheel © M. Jarvis

End: Broadclyst, grid ref: SX981974

  • Trail: Cycling
  • Grade: Easy
  • Distance: 3 miles (5km)
  • Time: 1 hour
  • OS Map: Landranger 192; Explorer 114
  • Terrain:

    A surfaced and gentle route shared with walkers and horse riders through farmland and along quiet country lanes. The cycle route is clearly waymarked through out.

  • How to get here:

    By bike: National Cycle Network Route 52, see Sustrans

    By bus: Stagecoach in Devon 1/A/B, Exeter to Tiverton Parkway, alight at Killerton then 0.75 mile (1.2km) walk

    By train: Pinhoe (not Sun) 4.5 miles (7.2km); Whimple 6 miles (9.7km); Exeter and St Davids 7 miles (11.3km)

    By car: Follow Exeter to Cullompton on B3181; from M5 northbound, exit junction 30 via Pinhoe and Broadclyst; from M5 southbound, exit junction 28. Parking is free. Postcode for SatNav: EX5 3LE