|deer,buzzards and rare butterflies|
|1 hour walks|
|Walk 1 (3 m)||Walk 2 (3.6 m)||Walk 3 (1.6 m)||Walk 4|
|Ashclyst Forest||Ashclyst & Killerton||Ashclyst (short walk)||Coloured Trails|
Two delightful walks:
Ashclyst Forest ; butterflies ;old hedges
Walk 1 Ashclyst Forest (3 miles)
The tracks are generally well maintained but some stretches can be muddy after heavy rain.
During the summer Ashclyst teems with butterflies and wild life; it is an ideal place for bird watchers,too.
The best route to Ashclyst Forest is via a lane offthe B3181 at Budlake .
Free Ashclyst Forest
|1 hr 10 mins|
67 - 121 m
quality of track
Walk 2 Killerton to Ashclyst Forest (3.6 miles)
This very pleasant walk follows mainly permissive paths or tracks - some have been opened only recently!
Brief desrciption of walk:
A From entrance to Killerton (car park) cross the lane to a gate .Follow path into an orchard; this curves right to another gate.
Head left to join footpath to Killerton post office.
B Continue along lane until just after the Motorway bridge. Turn left onto some steps leading to a permissive path.
C Follow path and keep right of house.
Cross main road onto a track. Then soon turn right onto another path which runs parallel to the track.
Where it joins another track turn right. After 180m turn left through kissing gate,just before entrance to a house .Continue along path ,through an orchard - walk diagonally right to a kissing gate then continue though woodlands
D Turn left at a junction onto a track ,through gate.Head in south easterly direction to another gate then in a north easterly direction towards Ashclyst forest - this permissive path through fields is not not clearly defined.
E At the gate turn left into Ashclyst Forest following the blue trail. From here all paths are well maintained.
Head north until you reach a lane. Turn left and continue along this lane until it joins the main Exeter to Cullumpton Road. Cross carefully into BudlakeAt a junction turn left.
F After a small residential area turn right and follow a permissive path which skirts and ,in the end ,crosses the motorway. Walk straight ahead onto a path which eventually leads you to a lane. A Romanfort has been discovered left of the woods.
G Turn right at the lane thenleft onto a track taking you back to Killerton.
Killerton Car Park
Walk 3 Ashclyst short walk (1.6 miles)
|This is one of our 'Thirty Five Minute Walks'|
A great easy family walk to sample Ashclyst forest following part of the green ,blue & yellow trail.
Walk 4 Ashclyst Forest Red,Green,Yellow,Blue and Purple Color Trails
There are 5 color trails all of different lengths.
The most popular are green and red.
|Download map of Colour Trails|
Free Ashclyst Forest
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map of Ashclyst paths & tracks
Killerton to Ashclyst
Walk 3 (short)
Various colour trails
Download larger map as PDF - see walk 3
|Walks near Ashclyst Forest:|
|A delightful family walk skirting Killerton Gardens to Columbjohn's chapel.|
|Enjoy an easy (pub) walk to Broadclyst's derelict windmill|
|A short and easy walk through a still unspoilt part of Devon with its charming thatched cottages and old orchards.|