Buckland-Monachorum Drake country with stunning views
 

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

His ship is carved on one of the pews in the church.

Point of Interest Garden House
Buckland Abbey (National Trust)
  
Point of Interest Garden House
Buckland Abbey (National Trust)

Distance:3.9 miles

  
Difficultydifficulty medium

A very pleasant circular country walk from Buckland-Monachorum 's church following public foot / bridle paths and quiet lanes.

After heavy rain,some stretches can be quite muddy.

It includes a steady climb and descent.

A Follow path to left of church ,near the 12th century village pub the Drake Manor Inn.

Follow this public path for one mile almost in a straight line to a country lane,with North Plantation on your left.

Hilly surroundings

B Cross road and continue for 100 m and turn left into a path,You now join part of the West Devon Way to Tavistock.

Continue for 1.6 miles in a north westerly direction following signs for the West Devon Way .

Ignore paths either side of this route.

C At the top ( an area called Bucktor) leave the West Devon Way and turn left into a bridle path .

Continue descending back towards Buckland-Monachorum

D Turn right at a country lane then after the bend turn left into a public footpath

  

 

length:
3.9 miles
  
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Profile of Walk
 

 

Buckland-Monachorum Walk

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