Winter walks

family walking and swinging a child

Join us for woodland walks and warming drinks throughout January weekends. The house will re-open for Half Term on the 15th February.

What's open?

Head outdoors this January and explore nature in its purest form. With miles of footpaths on the estate to explore, its a great time to enjoy some peace and quiet. 

Winter walks
Trees in a forest with sun coming through them and two people walking
Winter walks

Can I bring my dog?

We are very dog friendly here at Buckland and there are 3 waymarked paths to chose from. Please remember to keep your dog on a lead, especially through the farm fields. 

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.

Dog walking through the estate
lady walking her dog through the fields
Dog walking through the estate

Where can we eat?

Warm up with a hot chocolate or a bowl of soup in the restaurant which will be open every weekend in January until we re-open on the 15th February. 

Bringing a dog? Not to worry, we have a doggy diner which you and your dog can enjoy under cover in the Ox Yard. 

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

What is happening to the Abbey in the Winter?

The Abbey will be undergoing its winter clean with our conservation team. All collection items, floors, walls and ceilings will be cleaned top to bottom and conserved during this time.

The Abbey will be closed an re-opens on 15th February.

Abbey conserving
Female volunteer cleaning an item of collection
Abbey conserving

Want to know more about how we care for the collections we look after? Perhaps get a bit more hands on with helping out? We're always looking for volunteers for a variety of roles, so if a new year challenge is what you're looking for, why not give us a call and find out more?