Walking

Walking trail

Two Chapels Walk

Walking trail

Taking in both of Killerton's chapels, historic parkland, the River Culm, open farmland and ancient woodland, this walk is great way to explore the wider Killerton estate. It can be muddy in places so is unsuitable for pushchairs. Dogs are not allowed in the chapel grounds.

A great route for wildlife

The Chapel at Killerton

Map

2 chapels walk killerton map

Start:

Visitor reception, Stable Block

1

From visitor reception turn right and take the first path right and go through the gate to enter the chapel grounds. Fork left, following the sign for the chapel.

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Killerton chapel

2

Carry on along the left-hand side of the chapel and take the steps down towards the road. Turn sharp left onto the drive that runs parallel to the road. Go through the gates to enter Deer Park. Turn right, following sign to Ellerhayes Bridge.

3

Follow the track next to the hedge and go through a gate. The path runs behind a woodland copse before passing through another gate into Back Park. The two veteran oaks are 200 years old. Above to the left is Dolbury Hill, known locally as The Clump and the site of an Iron Age hill fort.

4

Bear left to follow the old carriage, following signs to Columbjohn and Park Wood, with the River Culm on your right.

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5

Cross the second cattle grid to leave the woods, keep on the main track passing through grazing pastures. Up to the left is Columbjohn Wood.

6

Keep on the track, through the gates and back into woodland, following signs to Columbjohn Chapel and Bridge but ignoring the paths to left and right.

7

Follow the track ahead. Leave Columbjohn Wood and walk ahead for a few minutes before reaching a wooden kissing gate on the right. Go through this gate heading towards Columbjohn Chapel and Bridge.

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columbjohn chapel killerton

8

Leave the churchyard through the far gate and follow the track under the grand archway. Alternatively cross the track and bear left, towards a gate in the far wall, following the river. In wet weather this floodplain can be boggy so please watch your step.

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9

At the farm track turn left with Columbjohn Farm on your right. Continue straight along the hedged farm track with views of The Clump and Killerton house, following signs to House and Gardens.

10

At the T junction, turn left uphill, marked towards House and Gardens.

11

Turn right through the double gates following the sign to Stables Cafe and Shop, crossing Front Park to return back to where this walk started.

Front Park, Killerton

End:

Visitor reception, Stable Block

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Two Chapels Walk

Contact us

01392 883145

email: killerton@nationaltrust.org.uk

Two Chapels Walk

How to get here

Address
Visitor Reception, 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)
Two Chapels Walk

Facilities and access

  • Toilets
  • Restaurant and cafe
  • Shop
  • Car parking
  • Plant centre