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 at Dunster with Chris Howe

Dunster National Park Centre, Dunster Steep, Dunster
16th May 2019 2:00pm-4:00pm
Watercolour Painting class at Dunster with Chris Howe, this is suitable for all ...
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Minehead Grand Prix 2019

The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset
22nd Jun 2019 12:30pm-9:00pm

The Walking Book Club reads Lorna Doone

outside Number Seven Dulverton
22nd Jun 2019 2:00pm-4:00pm

Minehead Grand Prix 2019

The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset
23rd Jun 2019 9:30am-6:00pm

Charles Village Pageant ( R.D. Blackmore Celebration)

Charles church
23rd Jun 2019 3:00pm

Hidden Porlock Guided Walk

Porlock Visitor Centre
25th Jun 2019 10:15am-12:15pm