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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 in Selworthy Woods, Exmoor, Somerset

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


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.


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.

Outdoor events

Celebrate coast at Bossington and experience a Big Adventure Day in partnership with Exmoor National Park.

Get closer to nature on a nightjar and deer walk, seeking out hinds and their new born calves.

Tea at Selworthy

Periwinkle tea-room is open again selling lots of tasty treats including our famous whortleberry cream tea.

Lots of local gifts and products to buy if you're looking for a souvenir of your visit.

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.