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

Opening hours

Nutcombe Bottom is open 365 days a year, dawn until dusk.

How to find us

How to find us
Nutcombe Bottom, West Somerset
Sat Nav Postcode: TA24 6TA
By Car

Go to the A396 between Wheddon Cross and Dunster. From Dunster head towards Wheddon Cross. After about 0.8 miles from Dunster village centre, take the small road on the left towards Luxborough and Nutcombe Bottom. After a further 0.6 miles the Nutcombe Bottom car park is on the left in a valley of trees.

OS Grid Ref
SS 9761 4219

51.1698, -3.46579489

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Nutcombe Bottom. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 2

Facilities and access

The Tall Trees Trail is easy access with disabled parking at the entrance. 

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4800

See England's tallest tree at Nutcombe Bottom!

Nutcombe Bottom is a popular walking and picnic site near Dunster.

Nutcombe Bottom is home to England’s tallest tree, which has been growing here since 1876 and was 60.05 metres when it was last measured in 2009. It also has a trunk estimated to weigh 50 tonnes with a diameter of 1.74 metres.

At a glance

  • Walking trail
  • Picnic area
  • Play equipment
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

Forest Catkins run a range of fun outdoor sessions for children and families at Nutcombe Bottom, designed to generate curiosity, build independence and develop a love for nature.

Come along to Nutcombe Bottom for:

Tree Toddlers - weekly sessions for toddlers and their parents or carers. Forest-Ed - two-hour weekly sessions for home educated children. Family Fern Day – fortnightly weekend sessions for families.

More information and booking

Find all the information you need and how to book on the Forest Catkins Facebook page via the button below.

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at Nutcombe Bottom. Just bring along good food and company!

To prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any barbecues into our forests.

The Tall Trees Trail winds in and out of trees and over a stream in this pleasant grove which was originally planted in the 1870s. The trees here include a 60.05m (197ft) high douglas fir - the tallest tree in England.

This trail is easy access with disabled parking at the entrance.

Nearby forests

Views from top of hill over Exmoor

Found in the Brendon Hills of Exmoor National Park, just north of the small village of Luxborough, Croydon Hill provides the perfect backdrop for you to enjoy the tranquility of Somerset. 

This coniferous forest has rolling hills for you to explore on foot and you'll be rewarded with stunning natural views over the Bristol Channel and surrounding countryside. 

Aerial view of Bearland Chimney at Chargot Wood

Located in Exmoor National Park, Chargot Wood is a beautiful coniferous woodland that provides a tranquil environment and an exciting range of wildlife. Chargot is also a hub for the West Somerset Mineral Line with a variety of fascinating industrial heritage to explore.

Somerset hill

A mixture of broad-leaved trees and conifers, and part of the larger forest stretching right up to the coast, Kennisham Hill is a wildlife-spotter’s paradise.

Bring your binoculars and see if you can spot the Cheddar Pink flower (which can only be found in Somerset) Horseshoe bat, or the Wood White butterfly!

beech and oak tree

Found on the north end of the Quantock Ridge, come and enjoy glorious views out over the Bristol Channel and across to Exmoor at St Audries. This small wood is not well known by tourists making it a stunning secret get away, perfect for a quiet ride or dog walk. 

Historically, the area formed part of the Quantoxhead Estate and was planted in the late 18th Century. By 1911 the woodland supported 120 fallow and 25 red deer! 

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