Wild trails at Killerton, near Exeter

View of a wooded glade in the parkland at Killerton, Devon, in September

‘Killerton is an antidote to road running, with 6,400 acres of parkland, rolling hills and dense woodlands including over 60 miles of footpaths.

‘Ashclyst forest is a must if you’re looking for a more intense trail. It’s a mixture of well maintained footpaths and bridle paths, offering some challenging terrain in the winter months.
‘We get a lot of interest in our parkrun. These are super friendly events, with a strong sense of community. They’re open to all abilities, happen every Saturday morning, and are followed by tea and cake in the café.’
- Laurence Eastment, staff member and keen runner
For the best running or walking experience it’s recommended you hit the trail as the sun rises, when you can have the forest all to yourself and hear the dawn chorus. Or enjoy Killerton’s parkland as the sun sets.