Outdoor activities at Killerton
With miles of way marked paths around the estate and woodland to follow for a walk, plus orienteering, cycling and horse riding, there are plenty of outdoor activities to choose from at Killerton.
Walking at Killerton
Whether you're planning a gentle stroll to enjoy the views, an adventure with your family or a lengthy stomp with your dog, the outdoors at Killerton has a walk for you.
Orienteering at Killerton
The orienteering courses at Killerton have had a huge overhaul, with thanks to the Devon Orienteering Club. Whether you fancy a low-key jaunt around the grounds, or you are an experienced map reader and don’t mind leaving the beaten path, there’s now a course suitable for all ages and abilities.
The orienteering courses
- Yellow course, for beginners: 1.5km
- Orange course, moderately difficult: 2.8km
- Light green course, quite difficult: 3.4km
- Green, advanced/difficult: 4km
- Blue, advanced/difficult: 5.8 km
Orienteering for kids
For our intrepid young explorers, the Volcano Challenge activity has been designed in partnership with Devon Orienteering Club. It introduces children to orienteering and the five new permanent courses in place at Killerton. The orienteering activity takes place on Front Park Bank and is suitable for over 8’s who are happy to traverse steep and uneven ground.
The children's Volcano Challenge (eight-plus years) leaflet is available at visitor reception for 50p.
Cycling at Killerton
The best place to cycle on the estate is on the cycle path from Killerton to Broadclyst. Take in the rural landscape as you pedal through farmland and Devonshire countryside. It's a leisurely six-mile round trip from Killerton to Broadclyst village.
There's bicycle parking near the Stable block in Killerton car park.
Please take care
The surfaced and gentle route is shared with walkers and horse riders through farmland and along quiet country lanes.
Horse riders can explore Killerton, Devon thanks to the miles of permissive bridleways that take in Danes Wood, Killerton Park and Ashclyst Forest.
Explore the forests, orchards and parkland on the vast estate at Killerton and discover the creatures that live here, from Highland cows and dormice to bats and butterflies.
Killerton is a two pawprint rated place. With miles of paths and tracks to explore, dogs love walkies at Killerton. Find out the best dog-friendly walking routes and where they can run off the lead.
Discover what to see and do in Killerton's diverse garden. There’s plenty of space for walks and adventure at this country estate near Exeter.
Stop by the Stables Coffee Shop for some refreshments, before browsing for gifts and souvenirs in the National Trust shop or second-hand bookshop.
Explore the garden, woods and parkland at Killerton. With an estate that covers 6,400 acres, you'll find fun and adventures for children of all ages. Join in the fun during the Summer of Play, from 22 July to 3 September 2023.