Our favourite walks around Holnicote

With so many different places to explore, we've put together a list of our favourite walks around Holnicote to get you started. Whether you're looking for a short walk or something more challenging there's something to suit everyone. Autumn is a great time to experience the amazing array of colours on the estate from the moorland, to the woods and down to the misty sea.

An ancient oak tree in Horner Wood on the Holnicote Estate, Somerset
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Horner Wood ancient trees walk 

Explore magical ancient woodland on this two-mile walk. Spot a variety of wildlife that make their home in the magnificent trees.

The view from Selworthy Beacon on the Holnicote Estate, Somerset
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Selworthy and Bury Castle circular walk 

This three-mile walk takes in some of the best views on Exmoor. Explore an Iron Age enclosure known as Bury Castle along the way.

Woodland on Horner Hill, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
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Dunkery and Horner Wood circular walk 

This scenic three-mile walk takes in Dunkery Hill and descends into the East Water Valley. Although it doesn't take you directly to Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor's highest point, you come close and can make a diversion to the Beacon with the instructions in the route below.

Exmoor pony near Webbers Post, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
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Webbers Post wander 

This gentle one-mile wander provides panoramic views across the estate and is suitable for families with young children and off-road buggies. A great spot for finding wood ant nests and other creepy crawlies.

Walking in Selworthy Woods on the Holnicote Estate, Somerset
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Walking in Exmoor: Day one  

If you're up for a challenge, try a two-day trek taking in all the contrasting landscapes the estate has to offer. Tried and tested by environment and travel journalist Mark Rowe, the first leg of his route is a moderate eight-mile walk.

The view from Dunkery Beacon, part of the Holnicote Estate, Somerset
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Walking in Exmoor: Day two  

If you're up for a challenge, try a two-day trek taking in all the contrasting landscapes the estate has to offer. Tried and tested by environment and travel journalist Mark Rowe, the second day is a harder 16-mile route.