Update 24th May 2023
A flock of our Hebridean sheep have now returned to an electric-fenced enclosure at ‘The Enchanted Place’ near Gills Lap. The sheep join the Exmoor ponies which are in a separate but neighbouring enclosure. There is a path between the two enclosures, which maintains public access down to the Heffalump Trap. We recommend keeping dogs on leads until you get past the electric fence, so you become familiar with the location of the boundaries of the enclosures. As always, please keep dogs under close control at all times. For more information on dog walking and our Code of Conduct.
Early May 2023
Grazing livestock are now back on the Forest.
The Commoners’ sheep and cattle are now in the permanent enclosure on the South Chase. This area is shown in orange on the map.
There are three temporary enclosures with the Conservators’ Exmoor Ponies and cattle located near Long and Crown of Thorns to the west of the Forest (nearest car park is Long) and Jumpers to the north near Chuck Hatch (nearest car park is Gills Lap). These areas are shown in light blue on the map.
The temporary enclosures will be moved around the Forest to support grazing needs. Please check the website for updates.
As always, please keep dogs under close control at all times. For more information on dog walking and our Code of Conduct.