How walking in nature can help wellbeing
Going on a walk can revive us. Whether we explore quiet woodlands or stroll around our favourite gardens, spending time in nature can give us a sense of peace.
Walking helps to keep our bodies and minds healthy, giving us a breather from the stresses of daily life and the space to gather our thoughts. Exploring open countryside also brings us closer to nature, giving us time to notice how the raindrops cling to a spider's web or listen to the wind in the trees.
" Walking gives me the chance to see my favourite places which brings back special memories. It is a chance for me to escape daily life and experience nature in it's raw form. "
Where can I walk at the moment?
The Great Barn, gardens and the red estate walking trail are open free of charge everyday for you all to enjoy while observing social distancing measures.
Please download the map below to see what is open.
For ever for everyone
The Great North Wood at Buckland Abbey is what is known as a Plantation on Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS). Our goal is to restore it to its former glory of diverse habitats by removing the plantation trees and re-planting with mixed native broad leaf trees. Hopefully in a few hundred years it will start to resemble its former glory, with mighty oaks and lofty beech providing shade for a myriad of wild flower species.
Garden and Estate Trail
If you are exploring the gardens and estate this Spring, please feel free to download this family nature trail sheet.
If you are exploring nature and the outdoors during this time. Please continue to observe the social distancing measures laid out by the Government.