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Mid Devon Walking Festival: Columbjohn nature-friendly farming

This year, we're celebrating Mid Devon Walking Festival (14 - 29 September). Discover the world of nature friendly farming on the Killerton estate and join us for a walk to Columbjohn.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

Killerton currently leases 16 farms across the estate, covering almost 10 square miles. This walk explores some of this rich farmland, what's known as grade I and grade II agricultural land. You will follow the outer edge of Killerton's historic parkland, around Park Wood close to the River Culm before visiting Columbjohn Wood and then Columbjohn chapel.

Meet our tenant farmer, learn about their nature-friendly practices, and grab the opportunity to buy some fresh produce.

Tickets are free as part of Heritage Open Days, but booking is essential.

Times

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895 Please book a ticket for each individual attending. Tickets are free but booking is essential.

Suitability

Children welcome, subject matter may be too advanced.

Meeting point

Start the walk by meeting in the Killerton visitor car park.

What to bring and wear

Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

Accessibility

This walk is roughly 3.5 miles and comprises of low level walk with few or no gradients, along a tarmacked path, suitable for all levels of walkers, pushchairs and wheelchair users.

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