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Visiting Webber's Post with your dog

A small white dog standing in the woods at Killerton
Explore Webber's Post with your dog | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Dogs are welcome at Webber's Post all year round, and there is plenty of space for your four-legged friend to explore while you're here. Please help keep Webber's Post enjoyable for everyone by keeping your dog under close control, cleaning up after them and following the guidance below.

Our pawprint rating system

We’ve been working on making it easier for you to find out how dog-friendly your visit will be before you and your four-legged friend arrive. To help with this, we've created a new pawprint rating system and given all the places in our care a rating. You can find this information in the National Trust members’ handbook.

Webber's Post is a two pawprint rated place.

These places have plenty of dog-friendly walks. Read on to discover exactly where you can take your dog.

Where can my dog go at Webber's Post?

Dogs are welcome in the countryside at Webber's Post and the wider Holnicote Estate.

Follow our circular accessible trail from the car park and soak up beautiful views of Horner Wood and the moorland beyond.

The Canine Code

We’ve worked with our partner Forthglade to come up with this Canine Code, which helps to make sure everyone can enjoy their day:

  • Keep them close: using a short lead helps to keep your dog from disturbing ground-nesting birds and farm animals. It's essential to use a short lead around sheep. But if cattle approach you, it's best to let your dog off the lead, and call them back when it's safe to do so.
  • Pick up the poo: please always clear up after your dog. If you can't find a bin nearby, take the poo bags home with you.
  • Watch the signs: keep an eye on local signs and notices wherever you're walking. They'll tell you if a beach has a dog ban, for instance, or if a path has been diverted, or if you're in an area where dogs can run off-lead.
  • Stay on the ball: remember that not everyone loves dogs, and some people fear them. So make sure your dog doesn't run up to other people, especially children.

Keeping control of your dog

Our definition of close or effective control is: ​

  • Being able to recall your dogs in any situation at the first call
  • Being able to clearly see your dog at all times (not just knowing they have gone into the undergrowth or over the crest of the hill). In practice, this means keeping them on a footpath if the surrounding vegetation is too dense for your dog to be visible
  • Not allowing them to approach other visitors without their consent
  • Having a lead with you to use if you encounter livestock or wildlife, or if you are asked to use one
The trees with the sun shining through in the woodland on Horner Hill, near Webber's Post on the Holnicote Estate, Exmoor National Park, Somerset

Discover more at Webber's Post

Find out how to get to Webber's Post, where to park, the things to see and do and more.

Our partners


We've partnered with natural pet food maker Forthglade so that you and your dog can get even more out of the special places we care for.

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Three mountain bikers cycling through the woods with a dog, near Webber's Post on the Holnicote Estate, Exmoor National Park, Somerset

Things to do around Webber's Post 

Explore Webber's Post, Exmoor’s highest point, and enjoy spectacular views over Horner Wood and the wild expanse of moorland stretching up to Dunkery Beacon.

Visitor walking the 'green corridor' at Bathampton Meadows, Somerset

Dog-friendly places to visit 

Discover the best places for a dog walk, from coastal adventures and dramatic mountains to more leisurely walks near you. Plus find information on dog-friendly cafés and read our Canine Code.

Visitors on a walk with their dog in Heddon Valley, Devon

Visiting National Trust places with your dog 

If you’re bringing your dog to the places we care for, here’s information on the Canine Code and pawprint rating system to plan your visit.


Our butterfly conservation work on the Holnicote Estate 

Learn how the rangers at Holnicote Estate in Somerset have been tackling the decline of the Heath Fritillary butterfly for the past 30 years to ensure the species' survival.

Path through the woodland on the Webber's Post circular trail in Exmoor National Park, Somerset

Webber's Post walk 

This easy access trail for all the family takes in the rainforest surroundings of Exmoor National Park where you can discover a wealth of wildlife.

DistanceMiles: 1 (km: 1.6)
Male heath fritillary butterfly resting on a fern on the Holnicote Estate in Somerset.

Bin Combe butterfly walk 

A challenging trail through tall, dense bracken and the best place to go in pursuit of the rare heath fritillary butterfly in the north of Exmoor National Park.

DistanceMiles: 1.5 (km: 2.4)