Autumn walks

A beautiful autumn day over the Buckland estate

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

Whether it's an adventure around the estate or finding a great big pile of leaves to jump in - there's lots to enjoy for the whole family at Buckland this Autumn.

Autumnal colour along Beech Avenue
Autumnal colour along Beech Avenue
Autumnal colour along Beech Avenue

Our ancient woodland is cared for by the Ranger teams here at Buckland and is a perfect place to get closer to nature, particularly in autumn when the woods come alive and are bursting with colour and wildlife.

Our Woodland walk routes

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.  

Yellow Route - Easy

The best buggy and wheelchair friendly route to take would be the yellow route which is currently a 15-20 mins 'there and back' again walk.

This route is also great for toddlers.

The walk takes you over the fields and you can get an excellent view of the valley and the Cistercian buildings.

You might see a sheep or two, who are very shy but love getting a wave from visitors.

Red Route - Medium

This is about 45 minutes long and takes you through both the fields and some of the woodlands. 

This is a very picturesque walk with good paths, but sturdy footwear is reccomended. 

The red walk can get quite muddy, especially after heavy rain - so remember to pack the wellies! 

Blue Route - Hard

This walk is designed for people who like a long woodland walk which contains steep hills and some uneven paths. 

The route can take around 1.30hr to complete and sturdy footwear is absolutely essential. 

The best autumn colours can be found on the red and blue routes, taking you through Great North Wood.

Dog friendly walking 

We are very dog friendly and all the walks are great for dog walking.

Please just remember to keep your dog on a lead at all times.

We do not have any dog poo bins onsite. If your dog has accident whilst you are on the woodland walks - please feel free to 'stick and flick' into the hedgerows. 

Find a peaceful spot on one of the estate walks
A quiet spot on the estate
Find a peaceful spot on one of the estate walks



Feeling peckish?

Stop by the Ox Yard restaurant for lunch or refuel with cuppa and a slice of delicious cake.