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Notice: Periwinkle tea room will be open Tuesday to Sunday and Selworthy shop, Wednesday to Sunday until 2 November. The shop and tea room will then close as usual until March 2015.

Varied landscape of moorland, woods, farms and coast, rich in wildlife

Holnicote Estate makes up 12,000 acres of Exmoor National Park and is a contrasting landscape with everything from wild, rugged moorland and shingle beaches to ancient woodland and charming thatched villages.

A fantastic place for walking, horse riding and cycling, Holnicote has 150 miles of footpaths and bridleways to explore. Walk up to Dunkery Beacon, Somerset's highest point and a spectacular spot for stargazing, or take a more leisurely stroll and enjoy a picnic or BBQ at Bossington.

Red deer, Exmoor ponies, bats and the rare heath fritillary butterfly along with an awesome array of lichens and mosses make Holnicote a unique and very special place to visit.

Selworthy Green is an ideal place to begin with information on walks and other activities available from Selworthy shop. You can also pop into the nearby Periwinkle tearoom for a cream tea to set you up before exploring.

Walking

Walking in Selworthy Woods, Exmoor, Somerset

Holnicote is a great place to stretch your legs and explore. Here are a few of our favourite walks:

Cycling

Holnicote offers fantastic on and off road cycling. Here is a suggested route.

If you're after guided bike activities check out Exmoor Adventures.

We are also hosting three exciting cycling events this summer.

Parking

Enjoy a BBQ at Holnicote

Horner and Bossington offer pay and display parking and include toilets with BBQs at Bossington only. Small, free car parks are available at Allerford, Selworthy, Selworthy Beacon and Webbers Post.

Stay with us

Holnicote has four stunning holiday cottages. Sleeping from 2–8 people with an option to hire two cottages together, they offer a perfect romantic retreat or accommodation for a trip with friends.

Wildlife

An amazing place for wildlife, from 14 different species of bats to more than 440 different species of fungi. Spring highlights include wood warblers and the pied flycatcher at Horner Wood.

Tea on Selworthy Green

Enjoy a light lunch or cream tea at Periwinkle tea-room. Find out more about things to see and do at Selworthy shop. Lots of local gifts and products to buy too if you want a souvenir of your visit.

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