Exmoor poniesWe hope you find something useful on this website to help you enjoy your visit.

Wootton Courtenay is an historic and beautiful village set amongst stunning scenery, and is conveniently located close to a wide variety of local attractions and events.

We are so fortunate that our biggest all year round attraction is our countryside. At any time of year you will be amazed at the awe-inspiring landscape.

The village has also some excellent accommodation for your holiday or short break, including an award winning hotel and restaurant: Dunkery Beacon Country Hotel

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Local Walks

Wootton Courtenay offers a wonderful selection of diverse and varied walks. The village nestles beneath Wootton Common, with Great Headon Plantation and Periton Plantation to the north.  To the south-west are spectacular walks, including one which leads through the hamlet of Brockwell and up over the cairn of Robin How to reach Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor.

Croydon Hill and Grabbist Hill lie to the east, offering remarkable views across to Wales and along the coastline towards Burnham-on-Sea.

The Vale of Porlock lies to the west, with beautiful moors, wooded valleys and rocky coastline waiting for you to discover and enjoy.  Nearby Horner Wood (part of the National Trust Holnicote Estate) is an ancient oak woodland, internationally important for its huge variety of lichens.  It is home to 14 of the 16 breeding species of bats in the UK and is the national stronghold for rare heath fritillary butterflies.  Otters, red deer and Exmoor ponies roam the uplands.

For suggestions on routes and walks please go to Exmoor National Park website, or for more ideas there are more walks here and even walks with a pub at the end here!

The Macmillan Way and The Coleridge Way pass close to Wootton Courtenay, and you can find more details of these beautiful walks by clicking on the links.

Activities in the wider area


Exmoor hosts many activities, some listed below. For full details visit the Exmoor National Park website.