Deodar Glen

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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. 

Directions:

  • 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.

Come and stay with us in our cottage style apartments, right in the heart of Dartmoor, and try our amazing Wednesday Walks for yourself.

 

 

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