Hazel, horses and holly

West Exmoor, Barnstaple
Horse-logging, Devon
The exterior of Exmoor Bunkhouse, Lynmouth, Devon
The sitting and dining room at Exmoor Bunkhouse, Lynmouth, Devon
A dormitory at Exmoor Bunkhouse, Lynmouth, Devon
Horse-logging, Devon The exterior of Exmoor Bunkhouse, Lynmouth, Devon The sitting and dining room at Exmoor Bunkhouse, Lynmouth, Devon A dormitory at Exmoor Bunkhouse, Lynmouth, Devon

At-a-glance details

  • Dates13 October 2019 to 19 October 2019
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Rural skills, Special interest
  • Cost£160
  • Physicality8
  • Holiday code19ATZ266
  • AccommodationExmoor Bunkhouse

About Hazel, horses and holly

Learn the art of traditional horse-logging.

Our West Exmoor estate incorporates some of the Trust’s largest woodlands in the South West and needs careful management to preserve its unique character and beauty. To ensure that our woodland management is effective, truly sustainable and low impact we are using traditional horse logging techniques. Join our ranger team to learn how this ancient skill translates into up-to-date management and help us coppice hazel, clear holly and check out fungi in the glorious autumn woods.

About the accommodation

A stone-built barn that was converted in the 1970s and is situated on the Watersmeet Estate on the North Devon coast. The bunkhouse provides a warm and comfy place to relax after a hard day’s work. There are two dormitories, a leader’s room and bathroom upstairs plus an additional bathroom downstairs. There is a pleasant garden with picnic benches and a barbecue. If you want to venture a little further, there is a delightful country pub a short walk away. The views of the coast and surrounding countryside are dramatic and spectacular. 

Notes for guests

A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page. 

Enquire and book

Call 0344 800 3099

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 9am to 9pm
Saturday: 9am to 7pm
Sunday: 9am to 1pm
We are also open 9am to 5pm on bank holidays.

Email working.holidays@nationaltrust.org.uk

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