Front Park and The Clump Walk

Walking trail

A circular dog-friendly stroll across Front Park and up Dolbury Hill. Climb an extinct volcano, home to a legendary dragon. At the top you'll find an Iron Age hill fort and views across the Exe Valley.

Can be muddy so unsuitable for pushchairs.

Please keep your dog on a lead where we are grazing sheep and ponies, and keep an eye on your dog around wildlife and cattle.

Family and dog-friendly walk

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Visitor reception


From visitor reception, cross the drive and walk through the gate a little way towards the house to enter the field. Head towards the large pond. The Acland family were great dog-lovers and the ivy-covered mausoleum on the island in the pond was their pet's final peaceful resting place.

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Aerial view of Killerton house, garden and parkland


Bear right to follow the remains of an old Roman coach road which appears as a dip in the ground. Head straight across Front Park, keeping the cricket pitch on your right, and enjoy the view of the house and garden.

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Turn right to pass the cricket pavilion, marked towards Bluebell Gate. The pavilion was built in 2014 to replace an older one in bad repair. Larch was sourced and milled on the estate for the timber frame and cladding, along with 9000 western red cedar roof shingles.


Keep straight ahead leaving Front Park through a kissing gate to the left. Turn right following the sign to Bluebell Gate, climbing up the hill. Look out for birds and butterflies in the hawthorn hedgerow.

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The memorial cross in the garden with fields in the background


Stop at the bench and take a seat to enjoy views down the River Culm and across the Exe Valley. Go through Bluebell Gate on your right and head through the next kissing gate on your right. This is a beautiful place to see bluebells in the spring. Follow the path as it bends up to the left towards another bench.

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Take the right fork in the path to join the main track and continue uphill onto the Clump. On the left is the top of Dolbury Hill, the site of an Iron Age hill fort dating back to 406BC. The lava rock features in many of the buildings on the Killerton estate including the chapel. The rock was also used for building runways at Exeter Airport during the Second World War.

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An aerial view of the trees surrounding Killerton house


Stick to the path you are on and continue ahead. For a view north east towards the Culm Valley, take a short detour to your left and back again.


Bear off right on a path downhill to some wooden steps to a kissing gate above the Deer Park. Go through the gate.


Bear right towards a black metal gate. Go through this gate, following signs to Stables Café and Shop to return back to where this walk started. Alternatively turn left after the gate. This will lead to a path that goes past the chapel grounds (only assistance dogs allowed in the chapel grounds).


Visitor reception

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Front Park and The Clump Walk

Contact us

01392 883145


Front Park and The Clump Walk

How to get here

Visitor reception, Stable Block, Killerton Estate, Broadclyst, Exeter, EX5 3LE
By road

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

Parking: free, 280 yards. Follow signs (do not go up drive to house)
Front Park and The Clump Walk

Facilities and access

  • Car Parking
  • Toilets
  • Stables Coffee shop
  • Shop and plant sales