Walking

Walking trail

Webbers Post wander

Walking trail

Situated in the heart of one of the National Trust’s largest countryside properties, the route provides wonderful panoramic views across the 20 square miles of the Holnicote Estate, encompassing some of the most stunning landscape within Exmoor National Park.

Exmoor pony near Webbers Post, Holnicote Estate, Somerset

Map

Map route for Webbers Post wander

Start:

Main Webbers Post car park, grid ref: SS903438

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Leave the main Webbers Post car park by the wooden information panel; you are at the start of the Webbers Post Easy Access Trail.

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After a short distance the Easy Access Trail forks, take the left hand fork.

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As you emerge from the woods you will see the first of several wooden sculptures that are dotted along the trail. The sculptures were created during Wood 2004, the international wood carving festival that was hosted on the estate. Shortly after the first sculpture, you will see the stone 'Acland' seat, which commemorates the gift of the Holnicote Estate to us by Sir Richard Acland in 1944.

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Continue along the Easy Access Trail. Ignoring the signpost for the Priestway bridleway, follow the trail until you reach the next wooden signpost marked Permitted Bridleway to Horner - the Easy Access Trail begins to turn abruptly to the right at this point.

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Leave the Easy Access Trail and follow the permitted bridleway to Horner. This is a great spot for finding wood ant nests, which are extremely active on warm, sunny days.

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As you emerge from the woods you will see the wooden Jubilee Hut in front of you. It was originally constructed in 1897 to mark the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria. This is a beautiful spot to stop for a while and take in the extensive panoramic views over the ancient Horner Woods, part of the Dunkery and Horner Wood National Nature Reserve.

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Retrace your route back to the Easy Access Trail.

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Once you have rejoined the Easy Access Trail, turn left. Continue along the trail through the conifer plantation and past several more wooden sculptures back to the car park.

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We hope that you really enjoyed this one-mile walk. The National Trust looks after some of the most spectacular areas of countryside for the enjoyment of all. We need your support to help us continue our work to cherish the countryside and provide access to our beautiful and refreshing landscapes. To find out more about how you too can help our work as a volunteer, member or donor please visit our website.

End:

Main Webbers Post car park, grid ref: SS903438

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Webbers Post wander

Terrain

This circular walk takes you along an Easy Access Trail and level bridleway. The ground can be a little muddy in places, especially after wet weather, but is suitable for families with young children and off-road buggies. Dogs are welcome but keep them on a lead, as you will be walking near livestock.

Webbers Post wander

Contact us

Webbers Post wander

How to get here

Address
Webbers Post, Holnicote Estate, west of Minehead, West Somerset
By train

Taunton mainline station is 28 miles (45km) away. West Somerset Railway runs trains between Minehead and Bishops Lydeard with a bus link to Taunton station.

By road
4 miles (6.4km) west of Minehead along A39. Turn off for Luccombe and continue out of the village towards Horner. One mile after leaving the village turn left at the Chapel Cross crossroads and climb half a mile (800 metres) up the hill to Webbers Post.
 
By bus

Quantock Motor Services bus 39/300 stopping along the A39 at Selworthy Turn, approximately 2 miles (3.2km) away.

Webbers Post wander

Facilities and access

  • 150 miles of footpaths and bridleways to explore
  • Pay and display car parking at Horner (SS920469) and Bossington (SS920469)
  • Small free car parking available at Allerford, Selworthy (overflow only), Selworthy Beacon and Webbers Post
  • Toilets including baby changing facilities at Bossington. Toilets also available at Horner
  • Dogs welcome under close control
  • There are no designated accessible parking spaces
  • Rugged terrain, ranging from level paths to steep slopes and hills, with several gates and stiles around the estate