Old English Rural Life

Exmoor National Park

The experience

Step back in time and discover the history of the community on the Holnicote Estate, including the story of the largest single land ownership gifted to the National Trust and the family who called it home. Embark on a guided walk through ancient woodland from Selworthy to Allerford Rural Life Museum. Spot the varied wildlife that makes Holnicote important today and learn how the National Trust rangers look after this landscape and wildlife. Start with a locally sourced breakfast and end on a traditional Cream Tea.

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The National Trust

  • Breakfast in a traditional English tea room and Cream Tea on a beach
  • A moderate walk through stunning ancient woodland with a National Trust ranger to help with wildlife spotting – bring a camera!
  • See blacksmiths practicing their craft and have a go yourself

The detail

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4 hours

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Group size

12 - 20 people

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Cost per person

£75 per person

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Fitness level

Moderate. 2-hour walk over mixed terrain footpaths.

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Refreshments and meals

Locally sourced breakfast and Cream Tea included.

Special equipment needed

Suitable clothing for the weather conditions. Walking boots recommended.


May – June, September – October. Advance booking required.

Accessibility considerations and facilities

Not accessible for people with mobility issues. No hearing loop.


Basic English required to fully appreciate the experience.

Group information

  • Tour operator rate
  • Ad hoc group rate
  • Tour series rate

Exmoor National Park

Wild open heather moorland and shady coastal woodlands perch atop the highest sea cliffs in the country, and have provided inspiration to William Wordsworth and other poetic greats.