Walking

Walking trail

Danes Wood walk

Walking trail

An enchanting walk through nearby Danes Wood, a haven for wildlife.

Fungi plays an important part in the ecosystem at Killerton

Logs and leaf mould provide the perfect habitat for insects and small mammals, allowing bird life to flourish here too. Stop and listen to the songbirds, and look out for buzzards wheeling overhead.

Danes Wood, Killerton

Map

Map route for Danes Wood walk

Start:

Stable-block, grid ref: SS975001

1

From the front of the stable-block turn right onto the drive and follow it past the front of Killerton House, straight on to the gate in the far hedge.

2

Going through the gate, turn left onto the track and follow it down the edge of Cross Park, to where another track runs away from it to your right.

3

Don't take this track to the right, but carry straight on to the road.

4

Cross the road and go through the kissing gate opposite to pick up the footpath which runs alongside the hedge, pulls out past the cottage, and then runs into Broadley Copse.

5

At the fork in Broadley Copse, take the right-hand path and follow it through the trees and back onto the road.

6

Turning left onto Danes Hill, walk a little way uphill to Danes Wood and turn right into the car park.

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7

Taking the path leading up the steps in the left-hand corner of the car park, circle round the edge of Danes Wood on the track. At the next fork, take the left path then, a short while later, turn left again at the next fork, following the path around the boundary of the wood.

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8

At the next junction of paths, take the left fork if you wish to follow the boundary right the way round the wood, otherwise, fork right and continue straight ahead when another path crosses yours.

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9

When you reach the hedge by the road, turn right and follow the boundary out onto the road at Danes Cross, a short distance later.

10

On the road, go right a few yards to take the right hand road (Danes Hill) to the gate on the opposite side of the road, which will take you back into Broadley Copse.

11

Going through the gate, follow the path back through the copse, turning left in the trees and then skirting the cottage to return along the hedge to the gate opposite the track you came down on.

12

At the bottom of the track, go through the gate, turning right to follow the Front Park fence along the road as far as the pond.

13

Turn left here and make your way back up through Front Park to the stable-block at the start of the walk.

End:

Stable-block, grid ref: SS975001

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Danes Wood walk

Terrain

Circular walk along footpaths and tracks. Easy terrain with very minor ascents and descents.

Dogs welcome, but please keep on leads near livestock.

Danes Wood walk

Contact us

Danes Wood walk

How to get here

Address
Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3LE
By train

Pinhoe, not Sunday, 4.5 miles (7km); Whimple, 6 miles (9km); Exeter Central and St David's, both 7 miles (11km); Tiverton Parkway, 9 miles (14km).

By road

Off Exeter to Cullompton road (B3181); from M5 northbound, exit 30 via Pinhoe and Broadclyst; from M5 southbound, exit 28.

By bus

Stagecoach 1 (A or B), Exeter to Tiverton Parkway railway station, via Cullompton (passing close Exeter Central railway station), alight Killerton.

By bicycle

National Cycle Network Route 52.

Danes Wood walk

Facilities and access

  • Dogs are welcome in the park but must be kept on leads around livestock