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


Running Wild Photo Exhibition

Dunster Visitor Center
27th May 2017 10:00pm - 1st Sep 2017 10:00pm
THE EXHIBITION:The initial idea behind the Running Wild exhibition was a desire ...
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Book Sale

Dulverton Heritage Centre
24th Jun 2017

Lynmouth Regatta and Maritime Festival

24th Jun 2017 12:00pm-11:00pm

Bulworthy Project Barbecue Café Evening

Bulworthy Project
27th May 2017 6:00pm-11:00pm

Art at Arlington

Arlington Court
26th Jun 2017 11:00am-3:00pm

Art at Arlington

Arlington Court
26th Jun 2017 11:00am-3:00pm