Guided walk - The Lower Plants of Exmoor’s Temperate Rainforests
Exmoor’s woodland is part of the ‘temperate rainforest’—a rare and internationally important habitat found in western coastal and upland Britain. These forests, also known as Atlantic woodlands, are ideal habitats for lower plants including ferns, mosses and lichens.
This three hour stroll will introduce you to the fern species found at Horner Woods. You will learn a method for identifying ferns and you will be shown key identifying features of the species you encounter. You will also get to find out about some of the other interesting plants and lichens that are special to this habitat.
This walk is being led by Plantlife as part of the Building Resilience in South West Woodlands project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project is helping conserve Atlantic woodlands and their internationally important lower plants: https://www.plantlife.org.uk/uk/our-work/conservation-projects/woodland/building-resilience-in-south-west-woodlands
No dogs. Horner Tea Gardens are next to the car park for those looking for refreshment at the walk end.
Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for uneven ground and unreliable weather.
Meet Horner Village Pay & Display Car Park TA24 8HY / SS 898 454. 10am