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


Snowdrop Valley Park and Ride

Wheddon Cross Car Park (The Rest & Be Thankful Inn)
27th Jan 2018 - 25th Feb 2018
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Lazy Sunday Lunch and walk around Exford

Exford Car Park
25th Feb 2018 1:00pm-4:30pm

Mothers Day

Woody Bay Station
11th Mar 2018

Spring Wellbeing Retreat

Lower Holworthy Farm, Brompton Regis, Dulverton, Somerset
16th Mar 2018 9:15am-4:15pm

Local residents Sunday

Woody Bay Station
18th Mar 2018

Art Exhibition

Dulverton Heritage Centre
26th Mar 2018 - 31st Mar 2018