Countryside

Killerton offers a large and varied outdoor space for active learning © Malcolm Jarvis

Killerton offers a large and varied outdoor space for active learning

Countryside

Killerton Estate is 6,400 acres of outdoor space encompassing a network of over 60 miles of footpaths and cycle tracks.

Walk, run, cycle and take the time to explore and relax in this enchanting and historical countryside in the heart of Devon. Discover the ancient woodland, orchards and parkland. One day is not enough to explore.

We're currently working with Sport England on a number of exciting projects to make the best outdoor experience for all walking lovers, running enthusiasts and cycling junkies. We would love to know how you use Killerton's open spaces and countryside now by filling out this short survey. 

Killerton to Broadclyst cycle track

Explore as a family and discover the wider estate. © D Levenson

Explore as a family and discover the wider estate.

This family cycle track will take you past Budlake post office and Clyston mill. A flat 5K route that lets you explore the estate following scenic country lanes. This cycle track has been developed in partnership between National Trust and the Devon county council leisure cycling project. 

Killerton park cycle track

Enjoy a family cycle around Killerton © David Levenson

Enjoy a family cycle around Killerton

This circular 5K route starts and finishes at Killerton stable-block, taking you through the parkland, woodlands and countryside. There are some hilly bits and parts of the route may get muddy. This track has been developed in partnership between National Trust and the Devon county council leisure cycling project. 

parkrun

A free 5km family run for all abilities. It takes place every Saturday of the year at 9am. Run along woodland tracks and grassy parkland taking in views across to Haldon Hill.

Ashclyst forest

This wildlife-rich wood is one of the largest forests in East Devon. Home to a variety of trees with glades and heath, there are several trails, all clearly marked. Free car park OS grid ref SY001995.

Play trail

A woodland play trail all built using sustainable timber from the estate. The 1.5km trail brings to life a local legend about a friendly dragon named Dolbury who once lived at Killerton.

Orchards

The orchards at Killerton cover over 50 acres and are home to 98 different varieties of apple. These include varieties unique to Killerton, the Killerton Sharp and Killerton Sweet. These apples are used to make the Killerton cider and apple juice as well as the award-winning chutney.

The orchards are open all year and are ideal for picnics. Watch the video and see how our countryside team look after our orchards.

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