Top five places for a picnic at Killerton
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.
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.
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.