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Dunster Forest and Estate

  • Dunster
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • National Parks

Attraction Information

Dunster Forest is part of the Dunster estate on the edge of Exmoor National Park.

The forest is a great place to explore, with the chance to spot deer, see an Exmoor pony or see some of the farm animals on our working farms, it is perfect for wildlife spotting.

We are good at growing timber, and have managed to grow the tallest tree in England: a 60m tall douglas-fir. To enable people to get close to the tall trees, and to learn more about them we have built the Tall Trees Trail in and amongst them.

Waymarked walking and cycle trails, designed for different abilities, and starting either from Dunster or from our forest car park mean that you can see some of the best bits without getting lost; but for the more adventurous, we also have an orienteering trail to get you to explore the bits of the forest that people don't normally find!

With regular events, adventure play area, picnic areas, downloadable quizes and the chance to make your own fun, there is always something to do: whatever your age, whatever the weather.

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Opening hours

All year round, daylight hours.


No cost.

Travel & Contact Information


The Crown Estate, Loxhole Sawmill, Dunster, Somerset and Bristol, TA24 6NY, England

Phone number

01643 821309



Click here to visit Dunster Forest and Estate's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

No, there are no toilets available.

There are no toilets in the forest, but they are available in Dunster, less than a mile from the forest car park.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Dunster Forest and Estate has not told us about their dining options.

Dunster Forest does not have a cafe, but you can bring your picnic and enjoy it at our picnic areas, please take your rubbish home with you!

No, Dunster Forest and Estate is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Dunster Forest and Estate have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Dunster Forest and Estate has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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