Parkland and Impey woods

Sheep grazing in the parkland at Knightshayes at dusk

Whilst visiting, don't forget to venture into our 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.

 

Parking

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.

 

Dogs

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 near our driveway or close to livestock. 
Find out more about bringing you furry friend to Knightshayes here
 

Picnics

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

View of landscape across Knightshayes parkland

Knightshayes parkland circular dog walk

This is a circular route perfect for dog walking and for exploring the historic parkland. It takes you through open fields and past some of the most special trees in the Knightshayes parkland, including the Turkey Oak, believed to be the largest in the UK.