Exploring Buzzards woodland

View of the valley at Buzzards, Devon

Buzzards is a new addition for us, and was handed over to the Knightshayes team to care for a few years ago. This tranquil woodland in the Dart Valley is off the beaten track and well worth exploring. Otters, dormice and rarer bat species are known to be living here, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a sighting of one of these fantastic creatures.

Buzzards woodland was handed over to Knightshayes team in late 2014, and since then work has been underway to work out a plan for the best way to continue to care for and conserve the woodland and its habitats. There's plenty to spot, particularly in Spring when the woodland floor becomes carpeted with beautiful bluebells.

The woodland is off the beaten track, with bridges, steep hills and unsteady footing, so this is worth bearing in mind if you're planning a visit. There are two viewpoints which can be found in the car park, so there's an opportunity to see some of the stunning views.

To get to Buzzards, simply follow the B3137 from Tiverton to Withleigh. When you enter Withleigh, upon seeing a sign marked 'parish church', turn down a small track to the left of this sign. Follow the road until you see the National Trust car park on the right.
Grid reference: SS909114

A map of routes to walk at Buzzards (PDF / 0.2MB) download

A family and their spaniel walking in the open parkland at Knightshayes in Autumn

Parkland and Impey woods

There are acres of parkland to explore at Knightshayes. Let the kids run wild while you enjoy the stunning views on offer.