Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Abbeyford Woods is open 365 days a year, dawn until dusk.

How to find us

How to find us

Abbey Woods is located approximately two miles north of Okehampton.

Abbey Woods, Okehampton
Sat Nav Postcode: EX20 1RN
OS Grid Ref
SX590973

50.758118, -4.0004295

Parking and prices

There are no formal parking facilities at Abbeyford Woods.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4800

Explore the sights and sounds of Abbeyford Woods, near Okehampton

These beautiful woods with stunning walks have paths for all.

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

Abbeyford is also a great place to discover the changing colours of the seasons. On a walk through this beautiful wood you will see majestic Douglas fir trees, and pass through areas of autumnal gold beech trees alongside the banks of the Okement River.

With its varied tree species structure and crystal clear river, it is no wonder that wildlife also flourishes in these woods.

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Picnic area
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at Abbeyford Woods. Just bring along good food and company!

To prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any barbecues into our forests.

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.

Nearby forests

Sunlight shining through woodland scenery

Come and 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

Come and discover the Dartmoor story at Fernworthy. The open, windswept upland moors with wide views gives you a sense of space, perfect for reflecting, escape and creativity.

Escape the intrusions of modern life and see if you can find one of the many prehistoric sites in the area including the Fernworthy Cairn Circle and Fernworthy Assycombe Stone Row. 

Pack a picnic on a perfect summer day or wrap up warm and visit at night to see the night sky like never before. 

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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