Best Buckland Abbey Walks


Sir Francis Drake lived in Buckland Abbey (National Trust) near Buckland - Abbey ,  land owned by the monks.

You do not need to be a member of the National Trust for any of the walks

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Free ticket issued to members .
  • The best route to Buckland Abbey is via Yelverton , then Crapstone.
  • SATNAV postcode:PL20 6EY
Point of InterestWhat to explore?
  • Buckland Abbey (National Trust)
  • Garden House in Buckland Monachorum
Where to Eat?
Restaurant Buckfast Abbey

Walk 1 Yellow Walk (1 mile )

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A very pleasant circular walk around Buckland Abbey.

You do not need to be a member of the National Trust to do this walk.

  • It is a flat and easy walk, with no steps or stiles.
  • Access for wheelchair and pushchair

This walk is ideal for exploring the grounds and history of Buckland Abbey , a popular option for families with young children.



Buckland Abbey Yellow Walk

Buckland Abbey Yellow Walk

 Walks near Buckland Abbey
 Tamar Trails
Enjoy two of the best newly created family trails through woodland and an old mining landscape with spectacular views of the Tamar Valley near Tavistock.
Best town walks through this ancient tin producing market town.
A great pub walk to Meavy and Burrator Reservoir with spectacular views of a dramatic landscape featured in the film 'War Horse' .
Princetown offers the walker spectacular views of Dartmoor's almost volcanic landscapes.
Relive a railway journey through quarries.

Walk 2 Green Walk (2.6 miles)


. It starts at the Cart Pond and takes in a variety of habitats, including woodland, meadow, and riverside.

Along the way, you can see a variety of wildlife, including deer, rabbits, and birds. You can also find information about the history of the abbey and the estate.

Point of InterestWhat to explore?
  • t the Cart Pond, used by the monks to water their animals.
  • The remains of the abbey's fishponds
  • Blue bells in spring

This walk includes a steady climb and descent.


Buckland Abbey Green Walk

Walk 3 Blue Walk (3 miles)


This is a most popular walk. .

The route includes a steepish climb.

Buckland Abbey Blue Walk