Top five places for a picnic at Killerton

Find a picnic spot for an al fresco lunch at Killerton, Devon

We all love a picnic on a warm summer's day. Here's five of our favourite picnic spots for you to enjoy at Killerton. Please be aware you'll need to book your visit to Killerton by following the link at the end of this page.


1. The garden lawn

A great place in beautiful setting of the garden. On the main lawn, little ones can roll down the hill, or there are plenty of quieter spots to find.


2. Sparrow Park orchard

Just a stone's throw from the main car park, you'll find picnic benches scattered among the apple trees. It's full of wildlife all through the year, and is dog friendly, too.


3. Columbjohn

This quiet corner of the estate is full of history. Columbjohn Chapel enjoys a riverside setting and the banks are an idyllic spot for a picnic. It's about a half an hour stroll from visitor reception - follow the below walking trail to find it.


4. Deodar Glen

This secret valley was originally designed to resemble an alpine scene, and takes its name from the Deodar cedars that were brought here from the Himalayas. The glen has amazing views of Dartmoor, and is a great place to escape the world for a bite to eat.

Foxgloves in Deodar Glen
Foxgloves in Deodar Glen on the Killerton estate near Exeter
Foxgloves in Deodar Glen

5. Clyston Mill orchard

Please be aware that Clyston Mill is closed for the time being.

A real hidden gem, Clyston Mill is working piece of history and still makes flour for Killerton's restaurant using a traditional stone mill. In front of the mill, you'll find a small orchard with picnic benches next to the River Clyst. It's only a short walk from the village of Broadclyst, and there's an off-road cycle path that links to Killerton.

The orchard overlooking Clyston Mill

Clyston Mill

A working watermill nestled by the River Clyst on the Killerton estate

Please book ahead before visiting 

The car park, garden, park and toilets at Killerton are now open. You’ll need to book tickets online or by calling 0344 249 1895 by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.