Festive woodland walks

Winter is a perfect time to wrap up warm, throw on some wellies and go for a woodland walk.

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

Which walks are best?

The Yellow Route - Easy

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 and wheelchairs. This route is currently a 10-15 minute 'There and back again walk'. 

The Red Route - Medium

The red route is about 2.5 miles long and is the most picturesque and takes you through the fields and woodlands. Thid route can get quite muddy, especially after heavy rain, so remember to pack the wellies. 

Walking boots are reccomended for this walk, as the paths can be uneven through the woods.

This walk will take around 45 minutes to complete.

The Blue Route - Hard

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

Walking boots are essential for this walk an will take about 1.30hrs to finish. 

Time out as a family
family walking and swinging a child
Time out as a family

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.

We do not have any dog poo bins onsite. If your dog has an accident whilst you are walking please either 'Stick and Flick' into the hedgerow or pick it up and dispose at home. 

To dry off those muddy paws, why not head to the restaurant for a hot chocolate or two...or even a dog biscuit?

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

Children's play area

Please note that the Higher Paddock play area is currently closed. 


Tramper Hire

Please note, the tramper is not available for hire until further notice. 

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

Buckland Abbey

How to pre-book your visit 

Please head to the Whats On page to book tickets. On weekdays, pre-booking isn't necessary. But to guarantee entry at busier times such as weekends and school holidays, please pre-book your visit in advance.