Bringing your dog to Killerton

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With miles of paths and tracks, dogs love walkies at Killerton. Find out where you can go with your dog and where they can run off the lead; take a look at some dog-friendly walking routes.

Killerton is a dog-friendly place, and your four-legged friend is bound to get lots of fuss when you pass through visitor reception. Look out for hitching posts and water bowls on your visit. You can even wash down a muddy dog using the hose by the toilet block in the car park.

There are acres and acres of parkland and woods where dogs can exercise off the lead and enjoy all the smells, sights and sounds of the countryside. 

There are several dog waste bins at Killerton. Please clear up after your dog and use the bins provided.


Where can you take your dog?

The traffic light system helps you see where you can bring your dog.
See Killerton's dog policy on this handy map showing areas you can and can't take your dog
The traffic light system helps you see where you can bring your dog.
  • Dogs are not allowed in the house, garden or chapel grounds. Registered assistance dogs are permitted in these areas.
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead between visitor reception and the house, along the drive, and in the area shaded amber on the map.
  • Please look out for seasonal signs advising you that livestock might be present. If you do see livestock then please keep your dog under control. This means they are in sight and will return when called. If they're a bit too excited by their visit then please put them on a lead around livestock.
  • If cattle or horses chase you and your dog, it is safer to let your dog off the lead. Don't risk getting hurt by trying to protect it. Your dog will be much safer if you let it run away from danger. 

These rules are in place to make sure everyone can enjoy their visit to Killerton, to help look after the historic garden and house, and to ensure the wellbeing of livestock and wildlife.

Download the map as a pdf (PDF / 2.4MB) download

For more information about dogs in countryside, see the Countryside Code

Dog friendly walks at Killerton

Dog walking on a lead

Killerton dog walk

A 2.5 mile circular walk with wide open space where dogs can be on and off the lead while you enjoy far-reaching views and rolling Devon countryside.