abbeyford-woodsAbbeyford Woods

This is an easy walk and takes between 1 – 3 hours. This beautiful wood contains majestic Douglas Fir trees, areas of old beech and runs alongside the banks of the River Okement. There are also lots of cycle trails.

Take the road through Okehampton, towards Crediton. At the roundabout take the left hand road towards Okehampton Hospital. Travel down to the end of the road and then take the right hand turn off. Follow this road for about a quarter of a mile. Go over the bridge, and then take a sharp left up the hill in front of you.

You will find that all the way along this road there are places to park where you will be able to take a walk through the woods. But please take care, and stick to the paths as the wood can be quite dark and muddy at times, especially if you go off the beaten track.

I would love to hear how you get on, tell us what you think about this walk, or share with us your favourite local walk, by posting your comments below. Why don’t you Share this with your friends and family by clicking the Facebook icon?

(image credit: Miles Wolstenholme)

Carole Langman

About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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