Woodland walks in the South West

Did you know that there are 6,000 hectares of woodland in the South West? Here's a few suggestions of some of the best woodland walks to choose from.

The view across the East Court and beyond to the parkland

Layers of landscapes walk at Montacute

Marvel at a masterpiece of glittering glass and golden stone rising out of the landscape, and the conical hill at the heart of a motte and bailey castle on a walk at Montacute.

Rich reds of Brownsea

Rich reds of Brownsea walk

Take in the best of Brownsea's rich reds of autumn on this downloadable trail.

The avenue of beech trees leading to Kingston Lacy

Walk at the Beech Avenue and Droves, Kingston Lacy

A walk round the network of droves and along 1835 Beech Avenue and back along the outskirts of the Kingston Lacy parkland.

Visitors birdwatching at the Rees Cox Hide in Studland, Dorset

Studland woodland walk

On this walk in the woods, discover some of the birds and animals that make Studland their home.

Stourhead, Wiltshire

Stourhead Park Hill Camp walk

A short circular walk, with some steep ascents, taking in Park Hill Camp Iron Age hill fort and returning along Six Wells Valley.

Sunlight shining through the trees onto the path around Langdon Hill

Langdon Hill walk

A circular woodland walk through the wildlife rich Langdon Hill woodland on the Golden Cap Estate in West Dorset, with coastal and countryside views.

Plymbridge Woods, Devon

Woodland wander

Enjoy an easy meander alongside the River Plym through ancient woodland.

Remains of a tunnel brick kiln, Dewerstone Woods, Devon

Bricks, boulders and bronze walking trail

Step back in time on a walk through Dewerstone woods, the site of many archaeological finds - some dating back as far as the Bronze Age.

killerton wooden signpost fingerpost waymarker

Stretch your legs at Killerton

Whether you're here for a gentle stroll to enjoy the views, an adventure with your young explorers or for a lengthy stomp with the dog, the outdoors at Killerton has a walk for you.