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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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Running Wild Photo Exhibition

Saturday 27th May 2017 10:00 am

Location: Dunster Visitor Center
Duration: 97 days and 7 hours
Description: THE EXHIBITION:The initial idea behind the Running Wild exhibition was a desire to create pictures of the wild Exmoor ponies that would challenge the traditional imagery seen of these iconic animals. The curator, photographer Nina Dodd brought together nine Exmoor-based photographers and asked them to create images of the ponies over a period of six months in 2016-17. The result is an engaging collection of images, presented in a multiple of genres and post-processing styles. A show of taking on a traditional topic and running wild with it. PHOTOGRAPHERS:Geoff BaylisPhotographer, Picture framerwww.gbphotosandframing.co.ukAlex DoddCreative Media studentalexdoddfilms@gmail.comNina DoddPhotographerwww.ninadodd.comGaynor GoughPhotographerwww.photographybygmg.weebly.comLaura GrantArtist, Photographerwww.grantcreativearts.comPaula KirbyPhotographerwww.pkpicsphotography.co.ukJack MccauslandVisual Media studentwww.jackmccausland.co.ukStuart WarstatPhotographerwww.stuartwarstatphotography.co.ukDawn Westcottwww.wildponywhispering.co.uk
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 1st September 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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Discover Porlock Marsh Guided Walk

Friday 1st September 2017 1210

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.
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Lorna Doone

Friday 1st September 2017 1207

Location: EX35 6JH
Duration: 2 hours
Description: The second show in their 2017 season will be R.D. Blackmore's romance of Exmoor: Lorna Doone. With a mixed cast of professional and amateur talent Pleasure Dome Theatre will bring this timeless tale of love and jealousy back into the environment that inspired it. Wrap up warm and come share a love story to last the ages steeped in the history of Exmoor. Feel free to bring a picnic to eat before or in the interval. Safety Notice: The Valley of Rocks is a wild environment so care should be taken to walk on designated footpaths and to not wander away from the performance areas. It is strongly recommended that you bring a torch. Audience members attend entirely at their own risk and Pleasure Dome Theatre Company can accept no liability for any injury, howsoever incurred.
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Challacombe Sheepdog Trials

Saturday 2nd September 2017 10:30 am

Location: Whitefield Barton, Challacombe
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Sheepdog Trials and family dog show (start time 2 p.m. with entries on the day) Refreshments, side shows, stalls, skittles competition.
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Stogumber Festival

Saturday 2nd September 2017 03:00 pm

Location: TA4 3TA
Duration: 8 hours
Description: Classical concerts and free live music at Stogumber Festival 3pm: World-class musicians Oliver Wass (harp) and Huw Wiggin (saxophone) in concert. These musicians are truly great virtuosi in their own right. Last year Oliver was the first ever harpist to be awarded the prestigious Guildhall Gold Medal and has performed at many of the major London venues, as has Huw Wiggin. Huw is professor of saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music and is a former Commonwealth Musician of the Year. Their varied programme will cover a range of works by Albonini, Bach, Debussy and Rachmaninov. The event takes place at St Mary’s Church, Stogumber (TA4 3TA) and tickets, priced at £8 and £15 each, are available from the Festival website (www.stogumberfestival.com), by calling 0845 539 0168 or from Central Stores, Stogumber (01984 656214). 4.30pm Free music performances in the Village Square. 7.30pm Operatic evening featuring Karina Lucas (mezzo-soprano) with accompaniment by Rory Russell (guitar). A highly accomplished artist, Karina Lucas studied at the National Opera Studio and Royal Northern College of Music and has performed at the Royal Opera House and with Opera North. For this concert she will be accompanied by Rory Russell, who is also a member of the well-respected Aquarelle Guitar Quartet. The wide programme will include a selection of baroque arias by Handel and Gluck, traditional Celtic pieces such as the Skye Boat Song, works by Benjamin Britten and Catalan folk songs. Tickets are £10 and £20 and are available as above. 7.30pm Free music at the White Horse Inn, Village Square
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Porlock Carnival

Saturday 2nd September 2017 05:00 pm

Location: Porlock High Street
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Porlock Carnival is one of the few left on Exmoor with traditional floats, walking entries, Carnival Queen, marching bands, vintage vehicles and so much more - everything you would expect from a Carnival Procession! Procession starts at 6.00pm and runs twice through the village. Refreshments available.
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Railways of Exmoor and Flying Scotsman Break

Monday 4th September 2017

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 4 days
Description: In conjunction with the visit of the Flying Scotsman to the West Somerset Railway, enjoy a 3 night break to visit 3 railways of Exmoor, including a day rover ticket for a ride behind the Flying Scotsman along 20 miles of heritage railway. Also included is a day tour to Lynton and Lynmouth for a ride on the cliff railway and a steam train ride at Woody Bay station. The break includes 3 nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast, tickets and transport for the day tour.
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To Culbone in Coleridge's Footsteps - A Guided Walk

Wednesday 6th September 2017 10:30 am

Location: Porlock weir car park Grid Ref SS 864478
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society to walk part of the Coleridge Way to discover the inspiration behind the poem 'Kubla Khan', to visit England's smallest church and to learn about the first computer programmer. 6 miles/6 hours. Please bring a picnic and wear weatherproof clothing and boots. Very occasionally walk details may change, so please check www.exmoorsociety.com in advance.
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Meet the gardener: a seasonal garden tour

Wednesday 6th September 2017 1202

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: N/A
Description: Join one of the Arlington gardeners for a look at the plant highlights for the month from the Victorian garden, kitchen garden and pleasure grounds.
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Sea Glass Jewellery Making Workshop

Thursday 7th September 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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Lynmouth Flood Walk

Thursday 7th September 2017 02:30 pm

Location: National Park Centre Lynmouth
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a Flood Walk of Lynmouth, hear about the Great Flood of 1952 and how it has shaped the village until the present day.
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Stained Glass Workshop

Friday 8th September 2017 1210

Location: LYNMOUTH PAVILION
Duration: 2 hours
Description: 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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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Friday 8th September 2017 01:00 pm

Location: Combe Martin Museum EX34 0DH
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Visit our beach for a seashore rock pool ramble, sometimes followed by microscope workshop. Wear appropriate footwear, Equipment and seashore guide provided. Parents to supervise children. Can last up to 2 hours, but flexible for younger families! See 7th April entry for picture. Find out more on our facebook page: “Combe Martin Museum Seashore Safaris”
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Stogumber Festival

Friday 8th September 2017 07:30 pm

Location: TA4 3TA
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Folk music evening at Stogumber Festival. 5.00pm Free music in the Village Square 7.30pm BBC Folk Award winning singer/songwriter SAM KELLY and banjo player JAMIE FRANCIS Cornwall-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sam Kelly was the Horizon Award winner at the 2016 BBC Folk Awards and has been praised by the likes of Kate Rusby and Seth Lakeman. For this gig, he will duo with the talented, young banjo and guitar player Jamie Francis. Sam is rediscovering the sounds of his Gaelic heritage and creates exciting, up-beat music that transcends the boundaries of traditional folk and popular music. The concert takes place at St Mary’s Church, Stogumber (TA4 3TA) and tickets, which are priced at £10 each, are available from the Festival website (www.stogumberfestival.com), by calling 0845 539 0168 or from Central Stores, Stogumber (01984 656214). 9.30pm Free music at the White Horse Inn, Village Square with Ben Cipolla. Ben is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter who fuses acoustic pop with reggae, rap and swing. He is a ‘BBC Introducing’ artist who has been featured on Clare Teal’s Radio 2 show.
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Heritage Open Day

Saturday 9th September 2017 10:30 am

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Enjoy free entry to Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum as part of Heritage Open Day. Explore the gardens and grounds and discover how the National Trust looks after this beautiful place.
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National Heritage Open Days

Saturday 9th September 2017 1211

Location: Cowbridge Sawmill
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: COWBRIDGE SAWMILL OPEN DAYS Saturday/Sunday 9th/10th September Open 11.00 to 16.30 Guided Tours, Blacksmithing and Woodturning displays throughout the weekend. Refreshments available. Free Admission but donations welcome. At junction of A396 and Wootton Courtenay Road , Timberscombe. TA24 7TD
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A historic tour of Dulverton

Sunday 10th September 2017 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Why not join us on a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales of old from local guides.
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Ralegh's Cross and the Source of the River Tone

Tuesday 12th September 2017 10:00 am

Location: Ralegh's Cross Inn, Ralegh's Cross, Brendon Hill. ST 038 344
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society on this 6 mile/3 hour walk to the source of the River Tone from Ralegh's Cross via Tripp Lane and Stolford Farm. Then crossing the West Somerset Mineral Line, and walking from the winding house via Brown Lane, we return to Ralegh's Cross. Can be muddy and steep in places. Dogs welcome. Lunch /refreshments available at Ralegh's Cross Inn. Fit children welcome. Please wear weatherproof clothing and footwear. Very occasionally walk details may change so please check the website www.exmoorsociety.com in advance.
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 13th September 2017 11:00 am

Location: Dunster National Park Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: A guided walk around this historic village exploring some of the hidden aspects of its fascinating history. Starts at 11am from the National Park Centre, Dunster Duration: 1.5hrs Booking advisable
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'Upstream Thinking' - A walk looking at the project to improve water quality on Exmoor

Thursday 14th September 2017 10:30 am

Location: Small car park close to Bessom Bridge, northern leg Wimbleball Reservoir. Grid Ref SS 974 318
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a member of the 'Upstream Thinking' Project and Exmoor Society on this 3 mile walk to hear about the Project to improve water quality within Exmoor National Park. Great views of the reservoir and farmland and of birdlife. Some moderately steep sections. Nearest facilities (café & toilets) at main reservoir car park. Dogs on leads welcome.Very occasionally walk details may change, so please check www.exmoorsociety.com in advance.
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Watercolour Painting Workshop

Thursday 14th September 2017 1202

Location: LYNMOUTH PAVILION
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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The Exmoor Mires Project

Thursday 14th September 2017 07:30 pm

Location: Congregational Church Hall, Dulverton
Duration: N/A
Description: A talk about The Exmoor Mires Project. Restoring peat bogs has benefits for river water quality and for the plants and animals that thrive in a boggy environment. By blocking drainage ditches, more water is stored and then released slowly back into the rivers, giving more stable river flows and cleaner water for abstraction at the water treatment works. Tea and Coffee will be served after the talk.
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The Landings

Friday 15th September 2017

Location: West Somerset College Farm, Ellicombe, Minehead
Duration: 23 days
Description: The Landings is a performance journey accessed by walking the hinterland of fields, drainage channels, sunken lanes, railway lines, small copses and shore between Blue Anchor and Minehead towards dusk. Here you will find a cast of 20 performers aged 5 to 70. Audiences will travel across this landscape with the performers. Performance Dates: - September 15, 16, 17, 18 and 30 - October 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 Tickets: Adult £7, Under 18 £3 Maximum audience 32 per performance Advance booking essential Performances last for 130 minutes Performance start times vary please visit website for details To book tickets visit www.stackedwonky.com.
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Discover Bossington Guided Walk

Friday 15th September 2017 10:30 am

Location: Bossington car park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the beauty of Bossington. Booking essential via Porlock Visitors Centre.
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The Heddon's Mouth Family Campout

Friday 15th September 2017 04:00 pm

Location: Heddon's Mouth
Duration: 1 day and 19 hours
Description: Join the adventure! Come along and camp in some of the most amazing locations on Exmoor. Set your camp, cook your dinner and enjoy our communal campfire, storytelling, and a night walk. Ideal for first time campers. Camping available for one or two nights, please see website for more details.
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Mineral Line Ralegh Cross Short Walk

Saturday 16th September 2017 09:45 am

Location: Ralegh Cross Inn
Duration: N/A
Description: Explore the main centre of iron mining in the Brendon Hills! We visit the mines sites, Beulah Chapel and the Winding House. We go down part of the incline: steep, spectacular, but optional. About 3 miles. Walking boots needed.
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Exmoor Artists Holiday

Sunday 17th September 2017

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: N/A
Description: An artists painting workshop holiday with tuition by experienced and qualified tutor Lynda Appleby, who will take you out each day to fantastic locations to collect resources to create wonderful paintings later in the studio. The package includes 7 nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast, picnic lunches, all tuition and transport to the locations. Numbers are limited to 12 participants.
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The DULVERTON & DISTRICT FLOWER & PRODUCE SHOW

Sunday 17th September 2017

Location: Dulverton Town Hall
Duration: N/A
Description: The Annual Dulverton & District Flower & Produce Show, registration 8am-9.30amAll welcome to show their produce.If not showing pop along for a relaxed enjoyable afternoon ,refreshments available ,auction of produce ,raffle draw and prize giving. See a bit off traditional country life.You will be warmly wecomed
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Open Day at Simonsbath Sawmill

Monday 18th September 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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Gem Stone Jewellery Making with Treasures of Exmoor

Thursday 21st September 2017 02:00 pm

Location: NPC Lynmouth, Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A workshop to make beautiful Gem Stone Jewellery with the help of 'Treasures of Exmoor' Learn how in a fun and friendly environment. Take home your own beautiful creation as a lasting memento of your day
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Natural History Walk

Thursday 21st September 2017 1202

Location: ENHS Porlock Weir Centre - adjoining car park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: An easy pace stroll to explore the natural history within the wonderful and varied landscape around Porlock Weir. Starts at ENHS Porlock Weir Centre adjoining the car park. 2 - 4 pm on the third Thursday of each month May - September inclusive. Donations welcome.
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Lynmouth Flood Walk

Thursday 21st September 2017 02:30 pm

Location: National Park Centre Lynmouth
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a Flood Walk of Lynmouth, hear about the Great Flood of 1952 and how it has shaped the village until the present day.
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Hope Bourne and her beloved Exmoor - a Guided Walk

Saturday 23rd September 2017 10:30 am

Location: Withypool car park, Withypool Grid Ref. SS844354
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of The Exmoor Society for this walk around the Withypool area in the footsteps of Exmoor artist and author Hope Bourne, taking in her favourite views from her writings . A moderate walk of appx 3 miles, some parts rough underfoot and steep in places. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Followed by optional refreshments in Withypool tea rooms or bring a picnic. Very occasionally walk details may change, so please check www.exmoorsociety.com in advance.
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Barn Dance

Saturday 23rd September 2017 07:30 pm

Location: Allerford & Selworthy Community Hall
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Barn Dance and Ploughman's supper. Licensed bar will be selling drinks. Tickets from Allerford post office, Porlock Costcutter and Summerland Road Petshop, Minehead.
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Art Exhibition

Sunday 24th September 2017

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 14 days
Description: Exhibition supported by the Dulverton Weir and Leat Conservation Trust. Local Artists Jackie Leighton-Boyce (Ceramicist), Roger Hammond (Artist) and Anthony Pickhaver (Photographer) exhibit their artworks.
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LYN FOOD FEST 2017

Sunday 24th September 2017 10:30 am

Location: Town Hall, Lynton
Duration: 6 hours
Description: http://www.lynfoodfest.co.uk/ - https://twitter.com/LynFoodFestival A great event that seems to just get bigger and bigger. Come and enjoy a great variety of food and drink both local and exotic! A great party atmosphere for all and a chance to titillate your taste buds and catch up with everyone after a hopefully busy season The event is run by a volunteer team who have many years’ experience in both the food trade and also exhibiting at local, national and international events so we know what a huge effort it is for exhibitors to attend events. You will find a wonderful selection of food produced around Exmoor.
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A walk through Dulverton's History

Sunday 24th September 2017 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Why not join us on a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales of old from local guides.
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Lynton and Valley of Rocks - An Historic Tour

Monday 25th September 2017 10:00 am

Location: Valley of Rocks ENPA car park with picnic area & toilets. Grid Ref 7113 4968
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of The Exmoor Society on this fascinating 2.5 ml / 2.5 hr walk to see a different view of Lynton, learn how it has been shaped over the years and how the Victorians were drawn to the splendour of Valley of Rocks. Please wear weatherproof clothing and boots. Very occasionally walk details may change, so please check www.exmoorsociety.com in advance.
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Needle Felting Workshop

Thursday 28th September 2017 1201

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Needle Felting with Robyn from Moorland Felts Make your choice of animal, using locally sourced wool. Robyn will guide you and show you the magic of this amazing hobby. This is a fun workshop and has been enjoyed by everyone who has tried it. It is our most popular workshop, book early to avoid disappointment All adults are very welcome, but over 14 years only due to very sharp needles - sorry all materials and tea/coffee is provided
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Book Sale

Friday 29th September 2017

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Mega Book Sale (weather permitting) in aid of Model Railway and Heritage Centre Funds
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Exmoor Open Water Swim

Saturday 30th September 2017 09:00 am

Location: Wimbleball Lake, Brompton Regis, Dulverton
Duration: N/A
Description: Join us for this friendly yet challenging and spectacular event in one of the most beautiful lakes in Great Britain… The Exmoor Open Water Swim is a new event for the 2017 sporting calendar. Taking place in Wimbleball Lake, 30 Sep 17, there will be a 2km and 4km course. - The event is aimed at giving all people the opportunity to swim outdoors in a stunning location. To take part you need to be a competent swimmer and at least be able to swim 1-mile in a swimming pool (64 lengths) in under 45 minutes. However, please ensure that you get experience of swimming in open water, are confident in achieving the distance and are comfortable in your wetsuit prior to taking part. - https://www.facebook.com/events/1406897202695320/ - https://www.facebook.com/exmoorswim/ Registration from 7am.
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Autumn Gala

Saturday 30th September 2017 10:00 am

Location: Woody Bay Station
Duration: 1 day and 7 hours
Description: Several engines in steam, marquee attractions, real ale, and much more
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