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Horner Wood

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

on Exmoor, near Minehead, Somerset

A medieval packhorse bridge surrounded by trees at Horner Wood

Planning your visit


Horner Wood map 

Take a look at the map of Horner Wood to help plan your visit.

Visitors walking their dog through the forest at Allen Banks and Staward Gorge, Northumberland.

Visiting Horner Wood with your dog 

You and your dog are welcome to explore the footpaths around this ancient oak woodland on the Holnicote Estate. Horner Wood is a two pawprint rated place.

Beaver swimming in the beaver enclosure at Holnicote Estate in Somerset

Virtual tour of Holnicote beaver enclosure 

Take an interactive 360° virtual tour of the beaver enclosure on the Holnicote Estate in Somerset and discover how the beavers have been transforming this wetland habitat.

Wildflower meadow at Holnicote Estate, Somerset

Holnicote Estate virtual tour 

Take an interactive 360° virtual tour of the diverse landscapes and habitats on the Holnicote Estate. Explore beaver enclosures, ancient oak woodland, saltmarshes and more in this immersive audio experience, and learn about the vital work for nature in west Somerset.

A young child and her mother bending down to look at flowers in the Sunken Garden in May at Castle Ward, County Down, Northern Ireland


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