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


Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - Santa Specials

Woody Bay Station, Martinhoe Cross, Parracombe, BARNSTAPLE
9th Dec 2017 10:30am - 24th Dec 2017 4:00pm
Our very popular Santa Specials operate over the weekends of December 9 &10 , 16...
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Watercolour Painting Workshop

14th Sep 2017 2:00pm-4:00pm

Midwinter Carols Night

Castle Inn, High Street, Combe Martin
17th Dec 2017 7:30pm-10:00pm

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - Mince Pie Specials

Woody Bay Station, Martinhoe Cross, Parracombe, BARNSTAPLE
29th Dec 2017 10:30am - 1st Jan 2018 4:00pm

New Year Jazz with the John Shillito Band

Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
30th Dec 2017 - 2nd Jan 2018

Shammick Acoustic Open Night

Pack o' Cards, High Street, Combe Martin
13th Jan 2018 8:00pm-11:00pm