Horse riding at Killerton

Horse and rider travelling through the woods

Horse riders can discover the estate on miles of public and permissive bridleways. This page explains where is accessible on horseback and where you can park to explore Killerton's parkland and Ashclyst Forest.

Killerton park

Where can I go?

The parkland is criss crossed by tracks and footpaths. There are public bridleways and permissive bridleways open to riders. These routes are marked with signs. Please be aware of other visitors, including children on bicycles, dog walkers, and livestock. In winter many of the tracks will be muddy and rutted.

You can make a long loop of the parkland, but this will involve joining up the sections with walking on roads. The routes are shown below.

Where should I park?

You can park at Danes Wood car park, but will have to connect via a short road section. 

You can also park at a small National Trust parking area near Columbjohn Farm, but this is not recommended for large horseboxes.

Ashclyst Forest

Where can I go?

Ashclyst Forest is home to lots of footpaths and bridleways. There is a long looped route you can follow, with short linking sections on quiet roads. Ashclyst is the perfect place for a quiet family ride or quick hack in the woods. Ashclyst can be very muddy in the winter, and restrictions might be in place due to conservation or forestry work.

Where can I park?

Forest Gate car park, in the middle of the forest, has space to accommodate several trailers or boxes. The road up there can get a bit narrow. There are also some smaller car parks dotted around the forest which might fit a small trailer. 

The blue routes are public bridleways on the Killerton estate
Map showing public bridleways on the Killerton estate for horse riding
The blue routes are public bridleways on the Killerton estate