Distance: 9.6 km or 6 miles one-way. Option of return via bus (No. 1 Service), or retrace route (for a total of 12 miles).
Time: Approximately 2.5 - 3 hours in one direction.
Summary: From Exeter (Pennsylvania and University Campus) to Killerton. Much to see including: nature, wildlife, history and archaeology. Fine views over Exe, Culm and Clyst Valleys. Walks ends at historic Killerton House and Park (National Trust) where refreshments are available.
A very varied route. Some on surfaced paths and tracks. Some on unsurfaced footpaths. Some sections on quiet country roads. One short section on busier minor road. Several moderate hills. A few sections can be muddy following wet weather, so stout footwear advised. Some gates, no stiles. Not suitable for Buggies/wheelchairs.
Return journey: Bus available (Stagecoach no.1 Service) back to Exeter from near Killerton at Budlake, or from Broadclyst, or retrace route on foot.
Killerton House. If you were intending to visit Killerton house and gardens check for details and availability at Killerton | National Trust.
Getting to The Start: take a P Bus from Exeter city centre. Or a ten minute walk from top of University of Exeter Campus (Northcott Theatre, Great Hall, Innovation Centre etc) via Belvedere Road or Higher Hoopern Lane.
Photo: Lewis Clarke https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3417473
Fancy an adventure? Video guide for this lovely 9km walk from Exeter to Killerton with the #RoutesForRoots project here:
Part 1 https://youtu.be/g8zKQsSzOoE
Part 2 https://youtu.be/CbhpuMBGlsI
Connect with nature and make it one of your brilliant #30dayswild
Don't forget your raincoat, sun cream, water, delicious snack treats and sensible footwear! ... it can be really muddy in places. Enjoy!