start from the car park at Nutcombe Bottom. The trails range from 0.5 to 6.5 miles long, so you can make a visit as short or as long as you like. Look out for the small wooden sculptures dotted throughout the forest, too. Details are in a downloadable leaflet, (which you can access at: thecrownestate.co.uk/ media/5388/dunster_estate.pdf ). The forest further uphill can also be accessed using two wide tracks, with limited parking at the start of them. The best area for Nightjars (mid-may to August) is accessed from the higher of these two, following a track east steadily uphill to the circular track just below the summit. Arrive just before sunset for Nightjars. Take a torch for the walk back – the woods get very dark here The tracks from here offer relatively flat or gently sloping access to the woods, and a more open aspect. Can be a good area for Woodcock in winter.
3The other area offering limited roadside parking, this gives access up a steep(ish) gradient to the summit track.
4The track circling the summit is a good area for Nightjars in summer.