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.

Horner Wood

Things to see and do

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.

Upcoming events

River dipping and forest bathing for families

Sat 28 Sep 2019
At this family event join the National Trust and Plantlife for a day exploring Horner Woods. Come and join us for a river dipping, and explore our ancient woodland.

Post Christmas Ramble at Horner Wood

Fri 27 Dec 2019
Enjoy a post Christmas walk at the Holnicote Estate. Get a breath of fresh air and join the rangers for a ramble around Horner Wood. Followed by soup and roll provided by Horner Farm.

What's on nearby

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Heath fritillary perched on fern leaf

Discover wildlife on Exmoor  

Home to some of Britain's largest mammals and most beautiful insects, a trip to the Holnicote Estate is a must for wildlife enthusiasts.

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Our work

Children enjoying stream dipping

Porlock Vale Riverlands appeal 

We're working to restore rivers and encourage local communities to rediscover them. Find out how you can help.

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Get involved

Woodland on Horner Hill, Holnicote Estate, Somerset

Are you passionate about woodlands? 

Get to know the 2500 acres of woodland on the Holnicote Estate. We have an exciting new volunteer role, why not join us?