Page 2

Dunkery Beacon

Red deer group in Holnicote © Nigel Hester

Red deer group in Holnicote

Dunkery Beacon is the highest point on Exmoor. On a clear day you can see all the way over to the Brecon Beacons in Wales and to Bodmin Moor in Cornwall.

On the summit are numerous Bronze Age burial mounds.

Horner Wood

Fallen tree © Paul Wakefield

Fallen tree

This woodland is full of ancient trees, and there are many footpaths for you to explore.

It's the perfect place to enjoy a walk with the family along the river bank.

Webber's Post

Horner Wood and Porlock Vale © Nigel Hester

Horner Wood and Porlock Vale

This is a spectacular viewpoint on the hillside above the Horner Valley. From here you can begin a walk to Dunkery Beacon, or down into Horner Woods.

There is also an easy access trail offering magnificent views.

Selworthy Woods

Sir Thomas Acland's memorial hut © Nigel Hester

Sir Thomas Acland's memorial hut

Begin your exploration of the woods from Selworthy village green.

Don’t miss the fascinating stone memorial hut, inscribed with verse, which commemorates Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, the 10th Baronet.

He planted the woods here from 1802 onwards, adding a block for each of his nine children.

Cool your feet in clear stream waters in Horner Wood © National Trust/Paul Camp

Cool your feet in clear stream waters in Horner Wood

A fun, new outdoor challenge


A stream in Horner Combe

Enjoy the views, valleys, woods and villages of the Holnicote estate by downloading our fantastic walks.

You can download one of our walks in the 'Explore' section above.


Horner Cottages

There are lots of ways to get involved with cycling on Exmoor. Hire, or bring your own bike. Why not cycle around the villages, stopping off at Selworthy tea-room.

Take part in the Exmoor Beast challenge in October.

Mountain biking

Try our rugged bridleways for muddy mountain biking

Experience the thrills of challenging mountain bike routes across the varied landscape of the Holnicote Estate.

There are a range of routes available for everyone from beginners through to experienced and extreme riders.