Take a gentle stroll through the changing colour of Buckland's woodlands. Jump into piles of crunchy leaves and admire the autumnal views of the Tavy valley landscape. Here are our picks of what's not to be missed this autumn.
Crunch through the autumn leaves
Soak up the beauty of the season on a walk in the peace and tranquillity of Buckland’s woodlands.
Your trail begins on the Beech Avenue; there’s a bench half way along where you can pause to marvel at the view of the Tavy Valley.
The best autumn colours can be found on the red and blue routes, taking you through Great North Wood. The walks start from the Great Barn and are suitable for four-legged friends too.
Soak up the colours in the garden
Closer to the Abbey, shrubs such as acers, viburnum, cornus, hydrangea and more start to show their spectacular autumn shades. Stop by the steps leading to the herb garden to admire the borders as well as taking in the views of the wider estate with oak, beech, chestnut and larch all changing into their seasonal colours – it’s our head gardener Sally's favourite spot.
Top of the crops
After months of care, the garden team are now harvesting a tasty crop of fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden, which will all be making their way to the restaurant kitchen.
You'll find lots of seasonal flavours on the menu this autumn, so after a stroll around the estate, why not pop in for a tasty home cooked meal, a warming hot chocolate or a mighty slice of homemade cake as you relax and warm up in front of the roaring log burner. Hot food is served in the Ox Yard restaurant from 12noon-2.30pm daily, with tasty roasts on Sundays.
Stop by the Ox Yard restaurant for lunch or refuel with cuppa and a slice of delicious cake.
More chances to admire Buckland’s beauty
Buckland is so beautiful in autumn and winter, so to allow you to enjoy it more we’re extending our opening times this October and November.
Until 29 October, the whole property is from 10am-5pm daily. From 30 October – 30 November, the estate, garden, restaurant and shop open form 10am-4pm daily, with the Abbey opening its doors at the weekends. Hop over to our opening times to find out more about what’s open when.