Summer walks

Visitors walking around the estate

It's time to get out into the countryside to chase butterflies, smell the biscuity warm earth and picnic on the grass. There are lots of routes to try here at Buckland Abbey to help you get out and about this Summer.

Get out and about this Summer

Headout on a woodland walk this Summer and see spectacular views across the Tavy Valley, the river and the wide open fields. 

Your post lockdown visit

We are currently running a one way system around the gardens and woodland walks in order to maintain social distancing. 

The tramper, buggy and wheelchair service is currently unavailable during this time.

Which walks are best?

All the walks are currently open but might be slightly different routes to what you are used to.

For a shorter walk or a quick trek around, the yellow route wold be the best as this route is about 15-20mins long. This is currently a 'there and back again' route over the fields. This route is ideal for push chairs and wheelchairs. 

The red route will take you approx 45 mins to walk and is the most picturesque and is particularly great for stopping for a picnic.

For a longer and more distanced walk, the blue route through the woodlands over looking the river is glorious this time of year. This will take you just over an hours to walk. 

Enjoy a walk on the beautiful Buckland Abbey estate
Follow one of the four way marked trails on the Buckland estate
Enjoy a walk on the beautiful Buckland Abbey estate

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 in areas where there is livestock.

Family fun dog walking in the woods
Family walking a big dog in the woods
Family fun dog walking in the woods

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.

Walking through the Great North Wood
Walking through the Great North Wood
Walking through the Great North Wood