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.

Explore 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


Exmoor Photography Adventure

15th Apr 2022 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
A small-group photography adventure exploring Exmoor sprinkled with local knowle...
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Ashley Combe Landscape Restoration in Culbone Wood

Worthy Combe Toll Gate car park (£2 fee)
7th Oct 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Exmoor Photography Workshop

23rd Apr 2022 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Exmoor Photography Workshop

23rd Apr 2022 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Walking Book Club: Swanfolk

Seven Fables Dulverton
8th Oct 2022 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Exmoor Photography Adventure

1st May 2022 9:00 am - 5:00 pm