Horner Wood

Holnicote Estate on Exmoor

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

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Things to see and do

Walking along the coast in autumn

Visiting coast and countryside in the South West: what you need to know 

We look forward to welcoming you to the coast and countryside around the South West. We care for beautiful countryside, from Cornwall's sandy beaches to Dorset's heathland, and you can help us to keep them safe and enjoyable by following a few simple guidelines during your visit and observing the Countryside Code.

Ash tree on Exmoor

Ash dieback on the Holnicote Estate 

There is widespread ash dieback across the Holnicote Estate. To keep our visitors safe, we have re-routed several footpaths, including Horner Mill, Great Wood, Eastwater, Horridge Mill Rey Combe & Yealse Combe.

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Tea-rooms near Horner

Close-up of a cream tea

Horner Vale Tea-room

Horner Vale Tea-room is a place where you can indulge in a hearty ploughman's lunch, a homemade cake or cream tea. It is also a lovely location to hold a celebration. Contact 01643 862506

Enjoying a cup of coffee at The Vyne

Horner Tea Gardens

Horner Tea Gardens sits on the edge of Horner Wood National Nature Reserve. As well as tasty treats, there are also beautiful plants available to purchase for your own garden. Contact 01643 862132

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The Holnicote Estate, Somerset.

Holnicote and the National Trust  

Have you ever wondered about Holnicote's history and how it became part of the National Trust?

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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

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Places to stay

Holidays on Exmoor