Exmoor has long acted as inspiration for writers, artists and poets. From the Romantics like Shelley and Coleridge who loved to walk the moorland paths to RD Blackmore who did much to raise the profile of Exmoor through his famous novel "Lorna Doone" and more recently the writings of Hope Bourne.

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Exmoor's literary Links

From Coleridge and Southey to Hope Bourne and henry Williamson, discover some of the writers inspired by our National Park
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Exmoor Words

Do you know your apple-drane from your vuz-pig?
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Exmoor-inspired art

This Pinterest Board highlights just some of the amazing and varied art that has taken Exmoor as its subject
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This video shows how much Exmoor means to  local artist Terry Gable

Here are some upcoming events that might be particularly suitable for people who love art or culture. Or you can browse all events here


Minehead Literary Festival Art Exhibition

The Regal Theatre and Toucan Wholefoods
2nd Apr 2019 - 6th May 2019
An art exhibition will run from April 2 to May 6 at the Regal Theatre and Toucan...
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Minehead Literary Festival

Minehead Methodist Hall, 31 The Avenue, Minehead
27th Apr 2019 10:30am-5:30pm

Pin Hole Photography Workshop – World Pin Hole Day

Moorland Hall, Wheddon Cross
28th Apr 2019 10:00am-4:00pm

Landscape Restoration in Culbone Wood

Ashley Combe Lodge (Toll Gate)
30th Apr 2019 10:00am-2:00pm

A Town Tour of Dulverton

Dulverton Heritage Centre
1st May 2019 3:00pm

Seaglass and Gemstone Jewellery making

Lynmouth National Park Centre
7th Feb 2019 2:00pm-4:00pm