Enjoying Exmoor's Woodlands

There are over 9,000 ha of woodlands to be explored in Exmoor National Park. Full of nature, heritage and scientific interest, there is something to delight everyone. The woodlands are scattered across the park, often in deep valleys, or along the steep coastal cliffs. Many of the woodlands are accessible on public rights of way, and include some of the long distance walking routes, such as the South West Coast Path and the Coleridge Way. 

We own a number of woodlands within the park, which are ready to be explored. There are several other organisations which look after some of the largest blocks of woodland on Exmoor. These organisations include:

The National Trust own some woodlands near Porlock such as the National Nature Reserve of Horner Wood, as well as woodlands near Lynton and Lynmouth such as at Watersmeet and Hunter's Inn.

The Forestry Commission manage large areas of mostly coniferous woodland such as Croydon Hill near Timberscombe and Chargot Wood near Luxborough.

Below is a gallery of woodland images from Flickr.

Here are some upcoming events that might be particularly suitable for people who are interested in enjoying Exmoor's woodland. Or you can browse all events here


Historic North Hill Guided Walk

Marshalling Yard Car Park, North Hill (car park on right after caravan and camping site immediately as trees end)
25th Nov 2017 10:30am-1:30pm
Join a walk leader on North Hill for a leisurely walk to enjoy magnificent views...
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Scrub Management Day

Haddon Hill Main Car Park
28th Nov 2017 9:30am-3:30pm

Ruins in the Woods

Chargot Woods Car Park
7th Dec 2017 12:45am-12:45pm

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - Santa Specials

Woody Bay Station, Martinhoe Cross, Parracombe, BARNSTAPLE
9th Dec 2017 10:30am - 24th Dec 2017 4:00pm

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - Mince Pie Specials

Woody Bay Station, Martinhoe Cross, Parracombe, BARNSTAPLE
29th Dec 2017 10:30am - 1st Jan 2018 4:00pm

Discover Trees in Winter

Exmoor House, Dulverton
18th Jan 2018 10:00am-3:00pm