I was first introduced to Dumpdon Hill Fort by fellow local blogger Clare from Flip Flops or Wellies. We enjoyed a dog walk and a chat back in the summer and I resolved to bring the family back to enjoy the far reaching views and sense of space. Protected and managed by the National Trust, … Continue reading Dumpdon Hill Fort
Our love for the beautiful Parke is well known - it's an absolutely fabulous place for a walk, a paddle and a lovely treat afterwards in the yummy Home Farm Café. You can read more about our adventures there here. However, I've often wondered how best to get to the old railway track that runs … Continue reading Bovey Tracey Bike and Play
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/killerton/features/clyston-millA fantastic event for all - this annual picnic is a lovely opportunity to take an evening out and enjoy time with family and friends. Completely free to attend there was music, a magician, face painting and games.The watermill was open all evening, with free entry, and the orchard had straw bale seating and lots … Continue reading Clyston Mill Big Picnic
http://www.devonheritage.org/Places/Broadclyst/Broadclyst-TheWindmill.htm This lovely circular walk starts from Elbury Lane in Broadclyst. It is reasonably short and very child friendly, whilst still feeling like you’ve had a change of scene! There is a free carparking area opposite the garage, and the footpath is immediately after this on your right. The windmill (without sails) is visible across … Continue reading Windmill Walk – Broadclyst.
http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood/27866/killerton-estate-danes-wood/ A fantastic spot for walking with dogs and/or children, Danes Wood is part of the Killerton Estate. To find the main car park you follow the signs for Killerton (through Broadclyst on the B3181) and then drive straight past Killerton’s main entrance on your right. When you reach a fork take the left side … Continue reading Danes Wood
A fantastic place for a variety of walks, an off-lead doggy run or a picnic and play. You can come for half an hour or easily while away a day. We always head to ‘the activity tree’ - a large fallen log with a cargo net, rope swing and branch steps that can be sat on, … Continue reading Ellerhayes Activity Tree
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/killerton/features/ashclyst-forestOne of our favourite places, Ashclyst is part of the National Trust’s Killerton Estate. It’s hidden away but not hard to find off the B3181 from Exeter to Cullompton. After you pass through Broadclyst and pass the turning for Killerton House on your left you will enter Budlake, and the next right turn is signposted … Continue reading Ashclyst Forest
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/parkeA fantastic place to really stretch your legs, Parke is found just outside Bovey Tracey off the road to Haytor. There is a pay and display car park (£2/day if not NT members). Buses from Exeter to Bovey get you fairly close but you would have to walk on road for a few hundred metres.There … Continue reading Parke