Abbeyford Woods

Visitor information

Explore the sights and sounds of Abbeyford Woods, near Okehampton

These beautiful woods with stunning walks have paths for all, just a few minutes from Okehampton.

You can walk the Tarka Trail and follow the River Okement, or just wind your way through the woodland.

Abbeyford Woods is rich with woodland wildlife and usually has a brilliant display of autumn fungi. Please enjoy the fungi in their natural habitat and don't pick them. Find out more about forest fungi.

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Picnic area
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

Walking in the woodland is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

Take a walk along the Tarka Trail to follow the River Okement or find your own path along our forest roads.

Abbeyford Woods is a great place to discover the changing colours and wildlife of the seasons. Look out for majestic Douglas fir trees, and pass through areas of autumnal gold beech trees along the river banks.

Nearby forests

Sunlight shining through woodland scenery

Walk Northcombe's circular forest road loop, starting from the parking area. The wide tracks with gentle gradients make for easy going walks or rides, with amazing views and lots to explore.

Shaded walking trail in Stoke Woods, Exeter

Once part of the area’s industrial past, this diverse woodland now supports a wide variety of plant and animal life including some of the UK’s rarest butterfly species. Come and see what you can spot! 

 

Reservoir surrounded by forest

Fernworthy's position at the edge of Fernworthy Reservoir provides extensive opportunities for walking, nature spotting, and enjoying the peace of Dartmoor.

See if you can find one of the many prehistoric sites in the area including the Fernworthy Cairn Circle and Fernworthy Assycombe Stone Row.

Girl walking through muddy puddle in the forest

With several well-maintained tracks which provide opportunities for your wanderings, Witherdon Wood is a great forest location for all explorers, runners and meanderers. 

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