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


Watercolour Painting Workshop

Exmoor National Park Centre, Lynmouth
13th Sep 2018 2:00pm-4:00pm
A watercolour painting workshop with Chris Howe. Learn to paint in watercolour ...
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Watercolour Painting with Chris Howe

Lynmouth National Park Centre
10th Jan 2019 2:00pm-4:00pm

St Petrock's Timberscombe Local History Group Meeting

St Petrock's Church, Church Street, Timberscombe
21st Jan 2019 7:00pm

Folk Dance Workshop and Snowdrop Valley Weekend

Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
1st Feb 2019 6:00pm - 3rd Feb 2019 3:00pm

Seaglass and Gemstone Jewellery making

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

Choral Singing Weekend in Dunster

Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
8th Feb 2019 3:00pm - 10th Feb 2019 5:22pm