Horner Wood

Horner Water in Horner Wood

One of the largest and most beautiful ancient oak woods in Britain, a National nature Reserve nestled on the Holnicote estate.

More about this place

Horner Wood

Things to see and do

Dunkery Beacon on the Holnicote Estate, Somerset

Spring on the Holnicote estate 

Download your guide to the best wildlife, walks and conservation work to experience in spring on the Holnicote estate, Exmoor

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

Horner Wood ancient trees walk 

Start with a picnic in the meadows before exploring this extensive ancient wood pasture, and greeting the deer, stag and impressive 500-year-old oak tree.

Woodland on Horner Hill, Holnicote Estate, Somerset

Dunkery and Horner Wood circular walk 

A circular walk with no waymarkers and little signage, passing through the steep-sided river valley, which is very steep on both the descent and ascent.

Horner Wood

What's on

Upcoming events

Deer and nightjar twilight walk with supper

Thu 19 Jul 2018
18:30-22:00
Join Deer Ranger, Charles, for supper and a chat about Exmoor's deer and nightjar populations, before heading out for a spot of wildlife spying in the low light dusk. Look out deer and their newborns and listen for the call of nightjar.

Family deer and nightjar twilight walk with supper

Thu 02 Aug 2018
18:00-21:00
Join Deer Ranger, Charles, for supper and a family friendly chat about Exmoor's deer and nightjar populations, before heading out for a spot of wildlife spying in the low light dusk.