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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Seashore Safari

Thursday 1st September 2016 11:30 am

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Seashore rock pool ramble, sometimes followed by microscope workshop. Wear appropriate footwear, Equipment and seashore guide provided. Parents to supervise children. See 5th April entry for picture.
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 2nd September 2016 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 indoors in the Quaker Meeting House on Bancks Street in Minehead, the Minehead Country 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 Walk

Friday 2nd September 2016 1210

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
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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Meet and Greet Shaun the Sheep

Saturday 3rd September 2016 10:00 am

Location: West Somerest Railway, The Railway Station, Minehead
Duration: 18 hours
Description: Meet the popular character who will be making appearances at Minehead station during the day. There will also be face painting, a childrens entertainer, activities and free vintage bus rides around Minehead.
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Challacombe Sheepdog Trials

Saturday 3rd September 2016 10:30 am

Location: Whitefield Barton Challacombe
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Challacombe Sheep Dog Trials 10.30am Family dog show 2pm Also, stalls, refreshments, side shows, skittles competition Entries for family dog show on the day
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Porlock Carnival

Saturday 3rd September 2016 05:00 pm

Location: Porlock
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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Late Summer Weekend

Saturday 3rd September 2016 09:00 pm

Location: West Somerset Railway, The Railway Station, Minehead
Duration: 21 hours
Description: An enhanced train service over Engalnd's longest heriatge railway headed by steam and vintage diesel locomtives. Great for the railway enthusiast and also a wonderful way to explore the places along the 20 miles of line to Bishops Lydeard.
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Ralegh's Cross Long Walk

Sunday 4th September 2016 09:45 am

Location: Ralegh'sCross Inn
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Explore the main centre of iron mining in the Brendon Hills. We visit Beulah Chapel, Brendon village and the Winding House. Then we go all the way down the Incline to Comberow, through the woods to Leighland Chapel, circling back via a picturesque waterfall. Bring a packed lunch. About 7 miles. Steep. Walking boots and rain gear are essential.
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Dulverton Heritage Trail

Sunday 4th September 2016 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join us for a guided walk exploring the fascinating history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales of old from local guides.
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In Coleridge's footsteps to Culbone - Guided Walk

Thursday 8th September 2016 10:30 am

Location: Porlock Weir car park, Porlock (parking fee),
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Join a member of The Exmoor Society on this circular 6-mile walk along the most recent section of the Coleridge Way to Culbone Hill and down to England's smallest church at Culbone. Steep hills and probably muddy underfoot, you will be rewarded with spectacular views. Please bring a picnic and wear weatherproof clothing. Dogs on leads welcome.
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Exmoor Stained Glass Making Workshop

Friday 9th September 2016 1210

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Making beautiful Stained glass creations with Lani Shepard. Choose from a selection of beautiful designs with different coloured glass and make a wonderful memento to take home. Friendly fun tuition. Suitable for beginners, but Adults only
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3 Day Country And Western Weekend

Friday 9th September 2016 08:00 pm

Location: Riverside Caravan And Camping Park
Duration: 2 days and 3 hours
Description: 3 Day Country And Western Weekend Yorkie Band Ian HIghland Band Glenn Rogers Daniel Berry The Henry Smith Band camping on the park on our premium fully serviced pitches for RV's, motorhomes, caravans, campervans, grass with or without electric for tents set in 70 acres of landscaped parkland with 10 acres of mature woodland walks on the gateway to Exmoor and the golden coastline of North Devon booking advisable as limited pitches and tickets phone 01769 579269 email
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Heritage Open Days

Saturday 10th September 2016 1211

Location: Cowbridge Sawmill
Duration: 1 day, 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Heritage Open Days COWBRIDGE SAWMILL OPEN DAYS Saturday/Sunday 10th /11th 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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Lady Harriet Acland's Walk

Tuesday 13th September 2016 10:30 am

Location: Haddon Hill car park, off B3190 GR SS970288
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of The Exmoor Society for a walk from Haddon Hill, down to Bury, back along Lady Harriet's Drive beside the River Haddeo to Wimbleball Dam. Then along near the lake and back to the car park. Appx 6 miles. One steep climb. Please bring a picnic.
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A Historic Tour of Dulverton

Tuesday 13th September 2016 04:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join us for a guided walk exploring the fascinating history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales of old from local guides.
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 14th September 2016 11:00 am

Location: Dunster National Park Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 15 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 Booking advisable
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Natural History Walk

Thursday 15th September 2016 1202

Location: Porlock Weir Centre - adjoining car park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A gentle 2 hour stroll to explore and learn about the natural history within the wonderful landscape around Porlock Weir.
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Wild Camping for Wimps

Saturday 17th September 2016 04:00 pm

Location: Heddon Valley National Trust Shop
Duration: 19 hours
Description: A gentle introduction to wild camping for all the family in the Heddon Valley. A fun family evening under Exmoors dark skies learning new and useful skills. You will be cooking on an open fire. The evening will include story telling, foraging and a food tasting with a wild food expert. Bring your own tent, camping equipment and torch. Food to cook on the fire and something for breakfast. Bring clothing suitable for the weather conditions, it may get chilly or wet.
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Discover Exmoor's Bats at Simonsbath

Saturday 17th September 2016 07:30 pm

Location: Simonsbath Sawmill
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Come and get up close with Exmoor’s amazing nocturnal wildlife. Follow the bats with our detectors and see them in flight. Local bat groups will be present with some hand reared bats. Please bring a torch, warm clothing and stout footwear. Food and toilets available locally. Parking at Ashcombe car park. Please meet at Simonsbath Sawmill (TA24 7SH), park at Ashcombe car park (SS774394).
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Dulverton Town Tour

Sunday 18th September 2016 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join us for a guided walk exploring the fascinating history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales of old from local guides.
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Simonsbath Sawmill Open Day

Monday 19th September 2016 1210

Location: Simonsbath Sawmill (SS 772 392)
Duration: 6 hours
Description: A chance to look around 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. Tours available all day. No booking necessary but if you are coming to Simonsbath especially to visit 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 (SS774394) and to walk the 500m to the mill but do take special care on this busy road! Recommended route through the riverside meadow at SS 77353915.
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The Velociraptor

Wednesday 21st September 2016

Location: Tarka Tennis Cente, Barnstaple
Duration: N/A
Description: The Velociraptor is a totally unique charity cycling challenge based right here in North Devon.Why is it unique? Firstly,Velociraptor is not a race, it is a sportive-style challenge and there are no prizes for finishing first or in a set time-frame. It is a social ride where participants are encouraged to come along, take part and enjoy a cycle ride with friends, family or even just like-minded cyclists through some of the finest countryside North Devon has to offer. For the Velo and Raptor you will need a degree of physical fitness and some training for the hills is strongly advised.There are 3 route options on offer to suit your fitness, mood or your challenge aspirations:Route 1 (Velo Group) is 65 milesRoute 2 (Raptor Group) is 100 milesRoute 3 (Dino Group) is 6 milesThe 6 mile route takes place on the wonderful Tarka Trail and is aimed at the novice/inexperienced rider as well as families. Being completely flat it offers an easier option for those wishing to take part and help contribute to the North Devon Hospice. Refreshments are provided at the halfway point.Secondly, the 65 and 100 mile rides have 2 enforced stopping points throughout the day where all riders from both groups meet. Mid-morning we stop for cakes, biscuits and refreshments at a designated point and we stop again at lunchtime for food and drinks.Riders will arrive at these points in their own time and enjoy a break before the entire group from both routes leaves again at a set time. In the afternoon the 65 and 100 mile routes will be able to take advantage of a ride-through feed station to top up supplies of food and drink before heading on to the finish.This really is a great day out for cyclists of all ages and abilities with the emphasis on fun. Our routes are challenging but rideable by all and will showcase the very best of North Devon's ups, downs and in-between's. The ultimate aim of our event though is to raise vital funds for our chosen charity, North Devon Hospice.There will be an entry fee payable when you register to join the ride which covers the cost of putting on the event. In addition to this and by registering for the 65 mile (Velo) or 100 mile (Raptor) routes, you will be agreeing to raise a minimum sponsorship of £50.00 in order to help us support the Hospice as much as we can. Participants on the 6 mile (Dino) ride are not required to raise sponsorship, but we would be very grateful if you do!Every year we have a competition for the highest fundraiser with a superb prize on offer for the winner so get cracking and raise as much as you can! This year a brand new road bike worth £799 and generously donated by Carb Cycles, Barnstaple. So there you have it.............Velociraptor in a nutshell. We really do hope you will join us for this truly unique experience.
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The Mining and Mystery of Wheel Eliza mine.

Thursday 22nd September 2016 07:30 pm

Location: Congregational Church Hall, Dulverton.
Duration: N/A
Description: A talk by Rob Wilson-North, conservation manager Exmoor National Park.
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Friday 23rd September 2016 10:00 am

Location: Hunters Inn Heddon Valley
Duration: 2 days and 7 hours
Description: Ultimate outdoor activity weekend - Exmoor is hosting a new outdoor festival – with hiking, biking, trail running, open water swimming, camping, star gazing and wild food foraging. The National Trust is staging the festival in partnership with Cotswold Outdoor, Panasonic, Exmoor National Park and lots of local outdoor experts. You can come and build your own adventure weekend, or chill out in the West Country's wonderful wilderness.
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Autumn Gala

Saturday 24th September 2016

Location: Woody Bay Station
Duration: 2 days
Description: Seveal engines in steam, marquee attractions, real ale and much more
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The Big Adventure @ The South West Outdoors Festival

Saturday 24th September 2016 10:00 am

Location: Hunters Inn
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Join the adventure! Come and explore the natural world with family games and activities lasting all day in some of the most amazing locations on Exmoor. Please wear outdoor clothing and suitable footwear.
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Hope Bourne and her Beloved Exmoor - a Guided Walk

Saturday 24th September 2016 10:30 am

Location: Withypool car park, Withypool
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 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 lunch in Withypool or bring a picnic.
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Allerford Barn Dance & Ploughman's Supper

Saturday 24th September 2016 07:30 pm

Location: Allerford & Selworthy Community Hall, Allerford
Duration: N/A
Description: Barn Dance and Ploughman's buffet supper. Tickets available from Porlock Costcutter, Allerford Post Office and Summerland Road Petshop in Minehead. Booking advisable but not essential.
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Exmoor Beast cycle challenge

Sunday 25th September 2016

Location: Tiverton - see website for details
Duration: N/A
Description: The 2016 Exmoor Beast cycle challenge will take place on Sunday 25th September. A slightly earlier date which helps ensure better weather and pretty much guarantees no snow! Make sure you check back here for news items about entries, and also our Twitter and our Facebook regularly for further news. Meanwhile, enjoy the movie to get a little of the flavour of ‘The Beast’
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Sunday 25th September 2016

Location: Porlock Toll Road
Duration: N/A
Description: Porlock Hill is strangely known throughout out the world, famed as the steepest A road in the country with many stories of cars over heating going up and burning breaks out coming down. The good news is that the Hill Climb is not going up the 1 in 4 main road climb but the longer, gentler and most definitely more scenic 4.2 mile Porlock Toll Road. We are fortunate to have been offered the use of the Toll Road for this event by Porlock Manor Estate to whom we are most grateful because not only do we have the use of the road but also permission to close it to all traffic for the duration of the events. This is not just a race but a community event supported by the vibrant village of Porlock, the Minehead CC although growing is still a small club and without the support of the Porlock community this event would not be possible. Porlock Ladies will once again be feeding everybody, the Porlock community will be helping with the marshalling, the Porlock Recreation Ground committee are supplying the parking and showers, the village hall the headquarters and without doubt the vocal support for the riders will come from the locals and holidaying visitors alike.
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Lyn Food Festival

Sunday 25th September 2016 10:30 am

Location: Lynton Town Hall
Duration: N/A
Description: Free food festival showcasing the very best food and drink from across the area..street food, bar, entertainment,all in a beautiful Grade 2* listed Victorian building.Admission is free but ,sorry , no dogs allowed although there are lots of outside stalls to explore and enjoy
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Lynton and Valley of Rocks - An Historic Tour

Tuesday 27th September 2016 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 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
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3 Day Beer, Folk And Family Music Festival

Friday 30th September 2016 12:00 am

Location: Riverside Caravan And Camping Park
Duration: 2 days and 23 hours
Description: 3 Day Beer, Folk And Family Music Festival camping for RV's, caravans, mortorhomes, campervans on our premium fully serviced pitches and tents with or without electric on grass on our 4 star park with 5 star award winning facilities camping and entertainment included in the price Acts To B Confirmed booking advisable as limited pitches and tickets
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Submerged Landscapes - Submerged Forest Recording at Porlock Wier

Friday 30th September 2016 09:30 am

Location: Porlock Weir
Duration: 1 day and 7 hours
Description: The Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network (CITiZAN) promotes site recording and long-term monitoring programmes led by volunteers around the English coast. CITiZAN and Exmoor National Park Authority are teaming up to explore the prehistoric landscapes around Porlock Weir. Join us for our two day launch event, with talks and walks around Porlock Bay led by local experts and members of the CITiZAN team. Day Two will include an introduction to site recording. Spaces are limited so please book in advance (link below) to avoid disappointment.
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Book Sale in aid of the Model Railway and Dulverton Heritage Centre

Friday 30th September 2016 10:30 am

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Grand Book Sale in aid of Dulverton Model Railway and the Heritage Centre (weather permitting as the event is to be held outside the Heritage Centre). Model can be seen together with all the usual exhibits - ALL FREE ADMISSION.
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