Total steps: 9
Total steps: 9
Visitor reception, Killerton. Grid ref: SS 97622 00091.
From Killerton's visitor reception, cross the drive and walk towards the house. After a short distance, you'll see a farm gate on the left – head through this to enter Front Park. Walk towards the large pond.
Bear right to follow the remains of an old Roman coach road that appears as a dip in the ground. Head straight across Front Park, keeping the cricket pitch on your right, and enjoy the view of the house and garden.
Turn right to pass the cricket pavilion, which has a signpost pointing towards Bluebell Gate. The pavilion was built in 2014 to replace an older one in bad repair. Larch was sourced from, and milled on, the estate to provide the timber frame and cladding, while the roof features around 9,000 roof shingles made from western red cedar.
Keep straight ahead, leaving Front Park through a kissing gate to the left. Turn right, following the sign to Bluebell Gate, and climb up the hill. Look out for birds and butterflies in the hawthorn hedgerow.
Stop at the bench to enjoy views down the River Culm and across the Exe Valley. Then go through Bluebell Gate on your right and head through the next kissing gate, also on your right. This is a beautiful place to see bluebells in the spring. Follow the path as it bends up to the left towards another bench.
Take the right fork in the path to join the main track, and continue up to Dolbury Hill.
Stick to the path you're on and continue ahead. For a view north-east towards the Culm Valley, take a short detour to your left before returning to the path.
Bear right on a path that leads to some wooden steps. Go down the steps and you'll reach a kissing gate above the Deer Park. Go through the gate.
Bear right towards a black metal gate, and go through it. To return to where the walk started, follow the signs to the Stables Coffee Shop. Alternatively, turn left after the gate for a short detour past the chapel grounds (please note: only assistance dogs are allowed inside the chapel grounds).
Visitor reception, Killerton. Grid ref: SS 97622 00091
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