Parkland and Impey woods

A family and their spaniel walking in the open parkland at Knightshayes in Autumn

Whilst visiting Knightshayes, don't forget to venture into the historic parkland and take in some of the glorious views. With acres of parkland and woodland, it's a great place for the whole family to explore with room to roam, dens to be built, ponds to peer into and plenty of hidden corners to discover.

Let your wild side wander

A working environment to this day, you can watch the farmers tending to their rare breeds of sheep, for the tree enthusiasts, there are many fine and ancient trees look out for, along with red deer, badgers and many different varieties of birds.

Ask in reception for a map with a suggested route to help you make the most of your time if you're looking to venture further afield on the estate.


Heathcoat Cricket Club

Established in the 1920s by John Heathcoat Amory for his Tiverton factory workers, the Heathcoat Cricket Club has always had a strong association with Knightshayes and the local community.

The recently constructed pavilion has been built using many felled trees from the Knightshayes estate and blends harmoniously with the surrounding landscape. Damaged by disease and severe weather conditions, the trees have been brought back to life, bringing joy and use to others.



Members enjoy free parking at Knightshayes. Did you know that by taking out National Trust membership you'll enjoy free parking at most other properties, along with many coastal car parks too? For non-members, charges apply: £1 for one hour, £2 for two hours, £3 for three hours and £4 for the day.



We welcome dogs in the parkland at Knightshayes. All we ask is that they are under close control at all times, and on leads when in any parkland that is not within a gated field. It is absoutely imperative that dogs remain on leads, no matter how well behaved, when in a field with livestock.
Please take a look at the dog policy to be ready for an enjoyable visit with your dog.

Find out more about bringing your furry friend to Knightshayes here



After working up an appetite on one of our walks, why not sit back and make the most of the parkland with a traditional British picnic. Refreshments can be found at the Stables Café

Close up of an orienteering map

Orienteering at Knightshayes 

Knightshayes is home to a range of orienteering courses, which is in the free to access parkland. You can pick up a course map at visitor reception for a small cost. It's also a fantastic activity for local groups.