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Relax and enjoy fresh air, beauty and inspiration in the Clyst Valley’
  • Path by pond at Cranbrook Country Park

    Cranbrook Country Park

    Big open fields, ponds, traditional apple orchards, places to paddle
    in the brook, quiet spots for picnics and dedicated areas for dog walking. Park Run on Saturday.

  • Danes Wood

    Danes Wood

    With ancient oaks and sweet chestnut trees, this wood was a hiding place for Danes when their arm
  • Huxham Brake

    Huxham Brake

    Off-road tracks, frequently muddy; unsuitable for wheelchairs or buggiesWhat to seeTall poplar, s
  • Killerton from the parkland - Chris Lacey


    Explore the garden, woods, and parkland at Killerton. With an estate that covers 6,400 acres, you'll find fun and adventures for visitors of all ages.

  • Poltimore Park County Wildlife Site

    Poltimore House

    Poltimore House is a Grade II* listed 16th century country house with a fascinating history.

We’re here to help you explore the gems of the Clyst Valley!

Ancient forests, riverside wildlife, perfect picnic spots - it’s time to leave your car at home and explore the Clyst Valley on foot or on wheels!

It’s easy to try one of our car-free journeys across the Park. We have information on connecting trains and local bus routes, as well as journey planners and destination suggestions. Whether you have your own bike or want to try an electric ride, there are footpaths and cycling routes for everyone to explore.

The Clyst Valley reveals its quiet secrets when you travel slowly. By choosing to walk or wheel, it’s great for your health, better for
the environment and can save you money.

Explore local history on foot 
Share cycle trails 

Something for everyone

There are amazing stories of local heritage and archaeology, special wildlife habitats of worldwide significance, quiet spots to admire the view and soak up the atmosphere in the heart of Devon’s Clyst Valley.

Treasures from history tell tales of deathly battles, local craftsmanship and ritual burials. Find out how the Clyst Valley was shaped by volcanoes millions of years ago and see local buildings made using volcanic rock. Find out where the otters play, where cider is made and how wartime history was made here - several times!

Support our work

Everyone can do something to help. Teams across the Clyst Valley are working hard to protect important wildlife, conserve the history and improve the natural resources that are so vital for the health and wellbeing of everyone who lives here.
You can make a difference by taking your litter home, closing gates behind you, treating wildlife with care, respecting the quiet places and keeping dogs under control.

Together we can help to cherish the gems of the Clyst Valley and share their secrets with generations to come

How we’re working hard for the Clyst Valley

Some of these places are new greenspaces, some existing. With our partners, we're working hard to make them better for people and nature. Find out which projects we have underway.