Killerton dog walk

Walking trail

This is a circular walk with wide open space for dogs to be exercised on and off the lead. Enjoy far-reaching views and rolling Devon countryside. Normal admission charges apply. National Trust members free.

Dog walking on a lead


Map route for Killerton dog walk


Killerton car park


Starting from the visitor car park, head towards the stable-block to Visitor Reception. Once you're through here turn right onto the main path towards the house. Walk towards the house, you will see a path on your right after the log stepping stones, follow this and head up the hill (steep incline). Please keep your dog on a lead.

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At the top of the hill the path will go right, you'll need to leave the path and go straight on towards the metal gate ahead of you. Once through the gate continue straight on, crossing over a rutted track. Dogs can have fun off the lead in this area but sometimes there are cattle grazing, so please keep your dog in sight and under control. Continue forward and follow the path round to the left revealing great views across a natural valley.

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Follow the well-trodden path around the top of the valley and eventually you will see a wooden gate leading into a wood. Keep your eyes open for an amazing swing on your left - a must-do for the wild at heart! Go through this and follow the path, but don't forget to stop and look at the beautiful Devon view over to Ellerhayes village on your right before you walk on.

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A aerial view of the Killerton estate, Devon


Keep following the footpath. Eventually it will split into two, take the path on the right. You can see Ellerhayes car park over to your right hand side and the river Culm. There is a dog bin near the car park should you need to dispose of any dog waste.


The path will split again, this time go left up the hill. As you climb the hill the path will break, take the path on the right.

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You'll come into a clearing and the path will split into three, take the middle one up the hill to the right. Keep on the path and carry straight on. Eventually you will have two wooden gates appear. Go through the one on the right. Once through, turn left down the hill through the field. If cattle are present then please put your dog on the lead.

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The memorial cross in the garden with fields in the background


At the bottom of the hill on the left, there is a wooden kissing gate, go through this and carry straight on. You will be able to see the Stable-block and your starting point in the distance. Carry on forward past Killerton house, you will see a wooden gate on the left. From here you can make your way back to the stable-block for a well earned rest and cup of tea. Remember to put your dog back on its lead when you enter the main drive area.

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Aerial view of Killerton house, garden and parkland


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The woodland paths can get muddy in places. There is a steep incline at the start of the walk. Please keep dogs on a lead when sheep are grazing the parkland.

Killerton dog walk

Contact us

Telephone: 01392 881345
Killerton dog walk

How to get here

Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter, EX5 3LE
By train

Pinhoe (not Sun) 4.5 miles (7.2km); Whimple 6 miles (9.7km); Exeter and St Davids 7 miles (11.3km)

By road

Follow Exeter to Cullompton on B3181; from M5 northbound, exit junction 30 via Pinhoe and Broadclyst; from M5 southbound, exit junction 28. Parking is free. Postcode for SatNav, EX5 3LE

By bus

Stagecoach in Devon 1/A/B, Exeter to Tiverton Parkway, alight at Killerton then 0.75 mile (1.2km) walk

By bicycle

National Cycle Network, number 52

Killerton dog walk

Facilities and access

  • Dog friendly cafe and shop are open everyday
  • Toilets and dog wash-off in the visitor car park