Winter walks at Knightshayes

What better way to enjoy Knightshayes in the winter, than with a refreshing, energising walk, crunching through leaves, wrapped up in cosy knits in the woodland, and stepping across the sparkling, frosty parkland. From 1 November - 28 February, dogs on leads can join you exploring the woodland garden. Pick up a welcome map at reception to see the routes around the garden to choose from.

Visitors walking a dog in the 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.

the parkland on a misty day

Knightshayes veteran and champion tree walk

Discover the champion trees which grow at Knightshayes on a walk through the garden, taking in redwoods, holly, sweet chestnut, the tallest redwood in Devon and the biggest turkey oak in the UK.

The formal garden in spring

Seasonal beauty in the formal and woodland garden

Explore one of England’s great post-war gardens, with one of the National Trust’s most important plant collections.

Visitors walking their dog

Bringing your canine friends

Everything you need to know about bringing your dog to Knightshayes, including walks in the parkland and woodland.