Deodar Glen Dog Friendly Walk
Stable Block, Killerton Estate, Broadclyst, Exeter, EX5 3LE (Map)
Why not take a 50 minute drive from Bowerland and discover this 2.5 mile, easy and picturesque dog-friendly walk through the park. During this beautiful walk you will discover Park Wood, Deodar Glen and the Plains before finishing with a close-up view of the old quarry and extinct volcano.
- From visitor reception turn right and right again uphill past the chapel grounds.
- Once you reach the crossroads, continue straight on and go through the black metal gates on your right following the sign to Deer Park and The Plains.
- Continue straight ahead onto a wide path that is the historic carriage drive, crossing over a track and continuing straight ahead through Deer Park.
- Bear left to a kissing gate, passing the bench overlooking the local hamlet of Ellerhayes.
- Go through the gate and follow signs to Park Wood. Continue along the carriage drive, passing under The Clump and The Plains.
- Where the paths meet, follow the sign left towards Deodar Glen, heading uphill.
- Keep walking until the path forks, then take the smaller path to the right.
- Follow the signs to Park Wood. Cross the nineteenth century deer park pale, a stone-faced ditch built to keep deer in the park.
- Bear right at the junction. You will emerge into a valley reaching a bench. This is Deodar Glen.
- Once the bench is behind you, go straight uphill to a kissing gate.
- Turn left along the path through another kissing gate to The Plains, home to two giant redwoods that stand guard over this landscape.
- Continue ahead following signs towards Deer Park and follow the track down to a gate.
- To the right is an old quarry. The exposed rock face is volcanic lava now stained green with mosses and lichens. The rock here was used to build Killerton chapel.
- Continue right, following a path towards the black metal gates.
- To return to where the walk started follow the sign to Stables Cafe and Shop.
Please keep your dog on a lead where sheep and ponies are grazing, and please be mindful of your dog around wildlife and cattle.
Read more of our Wednesday Walks HERE.