Around the estate

Early morning sun over the Buckland estate

Meandering paths through woods and farmland, breathtaking views and an abundance of wildlife. 

Follow the three waymarked paths, varying in length from 1 mile to 3 miles, and there are many spots where you can sit and admire the scenery and maybe even spot wildlife such as deer, birds of prey and butterflies.

Enjoy the peaceful estate at Buckland Abbey
Enjoy the peaceful estate at Buckland Abbey
Enjoy the peaceful estate at Buckland Abbey

 For ever for everyone

The Great North Wood at Buckland Abbey is what is known as a Plantation on Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS). Our goal is to restore it to its former glory, so hopefully in a few hundred years it will start to resemble its former glory, with mighty oaks and lofty beech providing shade for a myriad of wild flower species.

Sun in Great North Wood
sun in Great North Wood
Sun in Great North Wood

Family fun

Visit the Higher Paddock play area which is just at the beginning of the red and blue walks, and you'll discover balance beams, great places to build a secret den and even a zip wire. This fantastic area has just had more natural play equipment installed by the Ranger team, who worked with local primary school children to design its layout. Suitable for grown ups too...

Having fun on teh zip wire
Child on zip wire
Having fun on teh zip wire

Bringing your dog

Dogs are welcome on all of the estate walks, but we would ask that you keep your four legged friend on a lead in areas where there is livestock. For more information, give us a call on 01822 853607 or pop in to Visitor Welcome, where you will be given all the information you need to make the most of your day out.  

Family fun dog walking in the woods
Family walking a big dog in the woods
Family fun dog walking in the woods

Tramper Hire

We want to ensure that all visitors get to see as much of Buckland Abbey as possible, so if you find walking very far a bit tricky, why not ask about hiring our Tramper? It's an off road mobility scooter which can be taken around the gardens and the yellow estate walk. For more details give us a call on 01822 856045

Tramper can be used around teh gardens and on the yellow route of the estate
Man reading a map sat on a tramper
Tramper can be used around teh gardens and on the yellow route of the estate