Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Castle Neroche is open 365 days a year, dawn until dusk.

How to find us

How to find us
Castle Neroche, Nr Buckland St Mary, Somerset
Sat Nav Postcode: TA20 3LB
By Car

From the A30 (travelling from Illminster to Honiton Road) turn right at The Eagle Tavern pub. Turn right again after approx. 1.5miles at the Castle Neroche signage.

OS Grid Ref
ST 273 157

50.935464386331, -3.0351179838181

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Castle Neroche.

Additional information

2m height barrier.



Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

Due to the natural terrain, Castle Neroche is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Explore the Iconic Castle Neroche - part of Blackdown Hills

Take a step back in history to discover the intriguing remains of a prehistoric Iron Age hill fort, later a motte and bailey.

Meander along woodland tracks for a family adventure and explore the forest to find stunning views and landscapes. This is the perfect place to stop for a picnic among the veteran trees.

The car park has a height restriction barrier of 2m.

Forest school Neroche woodlands, AONB logo lock up, Blackdown Hills

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Picnics
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

Walking is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

Castle Neroche offers a variety of paths, bridleways and forests tracks to walk and explore (these are not waymarked). As the area is a historical monument, there are some challenging ascents and descents, and steep steps in areas. Most of the monument, short walks and picnic spots are accessible from the car park and present a gentle circular walk within the confines of the Iron Age hillfort.

Nearby forests

The sun is setting between conifer trees

Nestling in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Staple Hill is perfectly situated for far-reaching views to Exmoor National Park, the Quantock Hills, and even the south coast of Wales.

Wych Lodge river backed by trees

Wych Lodge boasts some of Somerset’s most stunning ancient oak trees, soothing lakeside views and an extensive network of woodland tracks for you to explore. Cyclists and horse riders are welcome to roam the forest roads and public rights of way.

Walking path in autumnal forest

Come and explore this local hidden gem that lies within the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), south west of Bridgwater. 

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East Devon is teeming with stunning views, enchanting woodland walk and unique wildlife. 

Immerse yourself in the serenity of the area on a woodland stroll, bring your binoculars and see what you can spot, or simply stop and take in the fresh air. 

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