Todays post is based on our woodland adventure from last weekend. We visited Hembury Woods near Buckfastleigh in Devon. Its quite difficult to find. Take the Buckfastleigh turning off the A38. Go past Buckfast Abbey, almost immediately take the next turn on the right, signposted Buckfast. Go through Buckfast village and take right fork signposted Hembury Woods. If you miss this you may end up in the village carnival like we did! After the bridge, ascend the hill and park on left hand side of the road where it levels off at top or turn in and park at the picnic area. This is quite off road terrain so park at the top if you dont have a 4 x 4.
I found this dog friendly woodland on the Woodland Trust Website there are lots of woodland walks in their database. They also appear on the These woods also are documented as a good place to go for Wild Swim.
Whilst walking to the Fort/Castle ( scroll down for a small map of this area) be sure to keep the dogs on the lead as there are occasionally livestock grazing in this area. This was a lovely big woodland which was quite peaceful and has the fast flowing river Dart next to it. So it was a good place for the dogs to stretch their legs and also cool down when they got quite hot. Poppy accompanied us on this trip and she and Milo were inseperable. I would recommend this walk for dogs. 🙂
Below are some pictures of the day including Joe and his brother being children!!