Around the estate

Sheep in the snow at Buckland

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

Winter Woodland Walks

Blow away the cobwebs this Winter and choose one of the three waymarked paths, varying in length from 1 mile to 3 miles for a great woodland walk.

Winter Walks
four people and a dog walking on a woodland path wearing winter clothing
Winter Walks

All the walks are open during January weekends. The house will re-open for Half term on the 15th February. 

Which walks are best?

For a shorter walk or a quick trek around, the yellow route wold be the best. This is about a mile long and suitable for push chairs, wheelchairs and the tramper.

The red route is about 2.5 miles long and is the most picturesque and is famous for our bluebells in the Spring. 

For a longer and more distanced walk, the blue route through the woodlands over looking the river is glorious this time of year.

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.

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

Childrens play area

Visit the Higher Paddock play area which is just at the beginning of the red and blue walks, and you'll discover balance beams and great places to build a secret den or even have a picnic. 

Snowy play area
Child playing in the play area in the snow
Snowy play area

If you are looking for a quieter experience with your little ones, the week days are the best time to visit. 

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

Time for tea?

Why not head to the Ox Yard restaurant after your walk for a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate?

With a wide selection of light lunches from sandwiches, paninis and jacket potatoes, why not make the most out of your visit? We also have a selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available. 

Hot chocolates in the restaurant
Family sat around a table with their children drinking hot chocolate
Hot chocolates in the restaurant