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.

Horner Wood

What's on

Upcoming events

Bat Walks

Sat 03 Aug 2019
20:00-21:30
A guided walk around Horner Wood with a ranger to discover more about the bats on Holnicote Estate.

What's on nearby

Horner Wood

Wildlife

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.