This easy walk partly in woodlands starts from the famous Buckland Abbey discovering nature along River Tavy and nice viewpoint over the valley during the return.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Park your car at Buckland Abbey National Trust car park.
(D/A) Go down the small road leading to Buckland Abbey entrance, then turn left towards a small car park and quickly right following down the path. Continue crossing a wooden bridge and turn left after 3 steps.
(1) Keep straight then slightly right the main gravel path until you see a gate leading to a field. Before this gate, turn left and follow the grassy track.
(2) Continue leaving a path on you left until the next junction. From this point, leave the track on you right, bear left, then quickly right following the straight grassy track.
(3) Enjoy this peaceful way along the River Tavy during more or less 2 miles (leave the right track you will see on your way) and pay attention to the bridge in ruins on your left.
(4) You finally join a track coming from your right, then a second. Continue straight until you take a few steps which leave the track indicated on your right. Go up this path heading a passing way between a low wall (notice this majestic sweet chestnut tree on your way).
(5) At Higher Paddock play area, take the gate and walk down the stunning beech trees aisle enjoying the nice view over the River Tavy on your right. Head the main gate in front of you, go past houses on your left and you are back to Buckland Abbey. (D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 338ft - Buckland Abbey National Trust car park
1 : mi 0.63 - alt. 105ft - Gate
2 : mi 0.81 - alt. 56ft - Junction
3 : mi 1.28 - alt. 72ft - Ruins
4 : mi 2.2 - alt. 89ft - Track
5 : mi 2.68 - alt. 325ft - Higher Paddock play area
D/A : mi 3.39 - alt. 338ft - Buckland Abbey National Trust car park
For more information: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bucklan...
A few paths used during this walk can be forbidden or diverted now because of wildlife protection. Check restrictions or read the information before.
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Some paths near Buckland Abbey were blocked off. Signage on route was poor. Good views along the river.
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