Exmoor Events Calendar

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How to use our Calendar

Here you will find a range of events and walks provided by Exmoor National Park Authority and other organisations. Each organisation is responsible for their own listings, ring the contact telephone numbers provided if you require additional information. (If you are the organiser of a local event and would like to submit it to appear in the calendar click here)

Use the tick boxes to filter the type of events you are interested in or leave the boxes blank to see all events. Tick as many boxes as you like, but please note you will only see events that meet all the categories you have ticked. For example if you are looking for an event that is both "free" and "great for families" and where "dogs are welcome" - then you need to tick all those boxes and then press "update calendar". The more boxes you select - the more events will filtered out of the calendar to only leave any that meet your search criteria. You can view a week or a month at a time. Click on individual entries in the calendar for more information about the event.

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Sea Glass Jewellery Making Workshop

Thursday 2nd November 2017 1202

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A Workshop to make fantastic Sea Glass Jewellery. Subject to weather and Tides you will go beachcombing on Lynmouth beach to find some sea glass. (Sea Glass is provided if conditions do not allow this). then return to the Pavilion to make some beautiful jewellery with the help of Helen and Debbie from Treasures of Exmoor and Exmoor Arts. Suitable for all abilities, there are simple designs for children to try and may other designs for adults. Lots of help is given and all materials are provided. This is a very popular and fun workshop, you will go home with a lovely memento of Exmoor to keep or give as a gift.
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 3rd November 2017 1209

Location: Quaker Meeting Hall, 9 Bancks Street, Minehead
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Tired of cooking for yourself? Delicious, nutritious traditional fare to take home from the market that is not in the High Street.Available every Friday morning in the Quaker Meeting House on Bancks Street in Minehead, the Minehead Country Market (formerly the Minehead W.I. Market) is in its 20th year of providing breads, cakes, honey, jams, chutneys, savouries and main dishes, along with plants, veg in season, and handcrafted items to the same standard of quality and hygiene as Country Markets across the nation. Come in and try our tasty foods, yard and farm eggs, seasonal plants and hand crafts – and have a chat to our friendly market staff.Open 9:00 – 11:30am each Friday.
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The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Friday 3rd November 2017 07:30 pm

Location: Porlock Village Hall
Duration: N/A
Description: Porlock Village Hall proudly hosts a visit from the Living Spit Theatre Company with their comedy presentation, in conjunction with Take ARt, "" The Six Wives of Henry Vlll. "" Two Actors. Too Many Characters. Howard Coggins looks like Henry VIII. There's no escaping that. Stu McLoughlin doesn't look like any of the wives, but he's going to give it a go. Living Spit was an undisputed hit at the Bristol Old Vic, Salisbury Playhouse and the Edinburgh Fringe, with live original music, embroidery, Barbie dolls, silly songs and historical hysteria, this performance to be an ill-researched lesson in cross-dressing Tudor history that you'll never forget. Bar and Door open from 7pm. Reserved seating and door tickets £10, early bird ( before 1st Nov) , students and concessions £8, from Porlock Visitor Centre, 01643 863150,
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Watercolour Painting Workshop

Thursday 9th November 2017 1202

Duration: 2 hours
Description: Watercolour Painting with Chris Howe (Exmoor Arts) Learn to paint in Watercolour in a friendly happy environment. Chris teaches in a calm and thoughtful way, which enables even complete beginners to take hope a painting they are proud of! Suitable for all abilities, these classes have been enjoyed by everyone from experienced artists to people who have never held a brush before - Everyone is welcome. All materials are provided
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Stained Glass Workshop

Friday 10th November 2017 1210

Duration: 2 hours
Description: ***Please note. October event has been changed to Friday 20th*** Stained Glass Making Workshop - Make a Light Catcher for your window. Choose from a selection of designs - Dragon Fly, Sailing boat, Fish (too many choices to list) and Lani from Glorious Glass will help you make a beautiful light catcher in a fun filled workshop. All materials are provided (no glass cutting required) this is suitable for all adults over 14 years - sorry no children due to hot soldering irons. November and December workshops have the choice of Christmas designs, which can hang in your window or on your Christmas tree.
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Mineral Line Bus Trip

Saturday 11th November 2017 10:00 am

Location: Watchet Railway Station Bus Stop
Duration: N/A
Description: This trip will give you an overview of past iron mining in the Brendon Hills. The Mineral Line carried the ore to Watchet for shipment to South Wales. We travel by minibus as close as possible to the Mineral Line and see the sites along the way. Easy walking. Bring a packed lunch. Please book by Nov 3 2017.
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Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 12th November 2017 11:00 am

Location: Woody Bay Station, Martinhoe Cross, Parracombe, BARNSTAPLE
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Remembrance Sunday with AXE, our World War One loco - dedicated to those who served on the railways of the Western Front
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A Cappella Choral Singing Weekend

Friday 17th November 2017

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 3 days
Description: A choral singing weekend with a Christmas theme, led by Ian Chesworth who has tutored our choral workshops for over 10 years. The 2 night break is on a full board basis and includes all tuition, meals, coffee breaks, excursions and walks. The weekend concludes with a public performance in Dunster on the Sunday. As well as residential places, singing only places are also available. Residential package from £200.00 per person. Singing from £49.00 per person.
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Free choral concert of Advent Music

Sunday 19th November 2017 03:00 pm

Location: Tithe Barn, Dunster
Duration: 45 minutes
Description: A concert of choral singing performed by the choir from the Yarn Market Hotel’s A Cappella Weekend, led by Ian Chesworth. In Dunster Tithe Barn. Starts at 3.00 pm. Admission is free and all are welcome to come and listen. If you enjoy singing, why not participate by becoming a member of the choir for the weekend.
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Open Day at Simonsbath Sawmill

Monday 20th November 2017 1210

Location: Simonsbath Sawmill SS 77153915
Duration: 6 hours
Description: A chance to visit the historic, water-powered sawmill and estate workshops at Simonsbath in the heart of the National Park and to learn about the history of this remarkable village. “Drop in” tours available all day. No booking necessary but if you are coming to Simonsbath particularly to see the mill it is advisable to ring us on 01643 831202 (between 10.00 and 16.00 on the day) to check that we are open. There is usually some parking available (at your own risk) at the mill and we can make special arrangements for visitors with limited mobility if you contact us in advance. Please note that there are no public toilets at the mill. You may find it preferable to park at Ashcombe Car Park, Simonsbath – entrance between the church and the Exmoor Forest Inn - SS774394 and to walk the 500m to the mill but do take special care on this busy road!
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Dunster Festival Break

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: N/A
Description: A 3 night hotel accommodation break during Dunster Festival’s weekend of classical performances which take place in the Priory Church of St. George, Dunster. Performers include The Sacconi Quartet and The Marian Consort. Tickets for the concerts are not included in the package and are available to buy at
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Historic North Hill Guided Walk

Saturday 25th November 2017 10:30 am

Location: Marshalling Yard Car Park, North Hill (car park on right after caravan and camping site immediately as trees end)
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join a walk leader on North Hill for a leisurely walk to enjoy magnificent views and to hear information about the Hill and surrounding areas
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Scrub Management Day

Tuesday 28th November 2017 09:30 am

Location: Haddon Hill Main Car Park
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Scrub management for heath fritillary butterfliesTools and PPE provided, plus marshmallows around the fire. Please bring your own lunch.(A joint project with SWLT and Butterfly Conservation)
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Full Moon and Stars and Candlelight Break

Thursday 30th November 2017

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 5 days
Description: A 4 night Dinner Bed and Breakfast package to see the Super Full Moon and enjoy a walk on Exmoor under the stars. Includes moon walk on Thursday and Sunday. On Friday and Saturday enjoy the evening festivities of Dunster by Candlelight, where the village closes its street to traffic and steps back in time. The shops are open late and there is entertainment throughout the village.
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