Wednesday 7th June 2023, 11:00am-1:00pm

Halse Combe, Exmoor


  • Nigel Cottle
  • 07503 974612

51.19870910023, -3.57911278292

Halse Combe, Nr Horner (Exmoor)

A circular walk around the National Trust's Halse Combe to view Heath Fritillary amongst other species. This is a good opportunity to learn about the ecology and habitat requirements of this butterfly and how experimental management here helped shape the future for Heath Fritillary on Exmoor.

Heath Fritillary - Bob Eade
Heath Fritillary

Walk Leader: Nigel Cottle, Basil Stow (National Trust)

Target species:  Heath Fritillary

Directions:   Meet at National Trust Horners car park (P&D) (OS grid: SS898 455). (Nearest postcode: TA24 8HY). What3Words ///cling.delighted.sound

Public toilets:  Horners

Information that applies to all our guided walks


There is no charge for the walks. Children and beginners are especially welcome. No dogs please as some of the sites have livestock on them.


Except where indicated, all walks start promptly at 11.00 am; please take care to arrive in good time.  They are taken at an easy pace and end around 1.00 - 1.30 pm. 

Many sites include steep, rough or wet ground so stout shoes, boots or wellies are recommended. Please inform the walk leader if you have health problems that might affect you on the walk. 

Please be aware of the growing risk of Lyme Disease and take appropriate precautions against ticks.  (click here for more information about ticks and Lyme disease)

If the weather is wet or unseasonably cold and dull, the walk will be cancelled. If you have a query about the walk please phone the Walk Leader.