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The Victorian chapel at Killerton, Devon
The Victorian chapel at Killerton | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Killerton two chapels walk

Taking in both of Killerton's chapels, historic parkland, the River Culm, open farmland and ancient woodland, this walk is great way to explore the wider Killerton estate.

Entry to Killerton

Please note that normal admission charges apply at the main site; National Trust members free.

Total steps: 11

Total steps: 11

Start point

Visitor reception, stable block

Step 1

From visitor reception turn right and take the first path right and go through the gate to enter the chapel grounds. Fork left, following the sign for the chapel.

Killerton's chapel is tucked away in the garden
Killerton's chapel is tucked away in the garden | © National Trust / Malcolm Jarvis

Step 2

Carry on along the left-hand side of the chapel and take the steps down towards the road. Turn sharp left onto the drive that runs parallel to the road. Go through the gates to enter Deer Park. Turn right, following sign to Ellerhayes Bridge.

Step 3

Follow the track next to the hedge and go through a gate. The path runs behind a woodland copse before passing through another gate into Back Park. The two veteran oaks are 200 years old. Above to the left is Dolbury Hill, known locally as The Clump, and the site of an Iron Age hill fort.

Step 4

Bear left to follow the old carriage, following signs to Columbjohn and Park Wood, with the River Culm on your right.

Step 5

Cross the second cattle grid to leave the woods, keep on the main track passing through grazing pastures. Up to the left is Columbjohn Wood.

Step 6

Keep on the track, through the gates and back into woodland, following signs to Columbjohn Chapel and Bridge but ignoring the paths to left and right.

Step 7

Follow the track ahead. Leave Columbjohn Wood and walk ahead for a few minutes before reaching a wooden kissing gate on the right. Go through this gate heading towards Columbjohn Chapel and Bridge.

Columbjohn Chapel at Killerton, Devon
Columbjohn Chapel at Killerton, Devon | © National Trust Images/Fi Hailstone

Step 8

Leave the churchyard through the far gate and follow the track under the grand archway. Alternatively cross the track and bear left, towards a gate in the far wall, following the river. In wet weather this floodplain can be boggy so please watch your step.

Step 9

At the farm track turn left with Columbjohn Farm on your right. Continue straight along the hedged farm track with views of The Clump and Killerton house, following signs to House and Gardens.

Step 10

At the T junction, turn left uphill, marked towards House and Gardens.

Step 11

Turn right through the double gates following the sign to Stables coffee shop and shop, crossing Front Park to return back to where this walk started.

End point

Visitor reception, stable block

Trail map

Killerton two chapels walk map
Killerton two chapels walk map | © National Trust

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