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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Mince Pie Specials

Thursday 29th December 2016

Location: Woody Bay Station
Duration: 4 days
Description: Mince Pie Specials - Every passenger receives a mince pie with our compliments
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New Year Jazz in Dunster

Friday 30th December 2016 12:00 am

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 3 days
Description: Stomp out the old year and swing in the new with festive season hot music from the fantastic John Shillito Jazz Band who play a different programme of great music each night with jazz, jive, boogie woogie, blues and swing. Residential weekend ticket only on a Dinner Bed and Breakfast basis, to include entertainment from the band each evening.
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New Years Eve Special

Friday 30th December 2016 08:00 pm

Location: Riverside Caravan And Camping Park
Duration: 1 day and 18 hours
Description: New Years Eve Special camping on our4 star park with 5 star award winning facilities on our premium pitches for RV's, motorhomes, caravans, campervans and on our grass with or without electric for tents entertainment Morpheus entertainment Jason toft booking advisable as limited pitches and tickets available phone on 01769 579269 email
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Sea Glass Jewellery Making Workshop

Thursday 5th January 2017 1202

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A workshop to make beautiful Jewellery out of the Sea Glass which can be found on Lynmouth beach. All materials including Sea Glass if it is required are provided. Subject to weather and tides you will go beachcombing with Helen and Debbie from Treasures of Exmoor and Exmoor Arts, to find some sea glass (sea glass is provided if this is not possible) . Then return to the Pavilion to make some wonderful jewellery to take home. This is one of our most popular workshops, it is suitable for all abilities. Helen and Debbie will help you make something you can give as a gift or keep as a beautiful memento of Exmoor Simple designs are available for children to try, many other designs are available for adults.
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Porlock Wassail

Friday 6th January 2017 06:00 pm

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: This event is a revival of the local historical tradition of wassailing ancient apple trees. Parade through the village and visit local orchards led by the Wassail Queen and accompanied by traditional songs, ending with a Porlock Mummers Play.
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Fireside Tales for Families

Saturday 7th January 2017 1204

Location: TA24 8ET
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Taking place at 4.15-5pm on the first Saturday of January, February and March 2017, the idea is to bring the ancient craft of storytelling together with family life whilst enjoying fireside warmth and friendly company.Join me this Saturday and listen to an enchanting European folktale. Hear how a young girl meets the months of the year in person and how they help her to overcome a cruel stepmother and stepsister. Everyone is welcome though because this is a family event I insist that all adults are to be accompanied by a child please! Cost: £3 (suggested) donation per person For those of you who have never visited New Place it is a delightful house and home on the edge of Porlock village. The fire will be lighted, the cushions plumped and I look forward to welcoming you, your family and maybe your friends as well! Places are limited and seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To reserve your places please email the number of seats for adults. how many children + their ages. Directions to New Place, Bossington Lane, TA24 8ET. If coming from Porlock village go up the steep hill and take the left hand turning on the hairpin bend towards Bossington If coming from Minehead on the A39 as you get to Porlock veer right at the top of the steep hill and then take the first right hand turning on the hairpin bend into Bossington Lane. After approx 50 metres, New Place is the first drive on the left – parking is available.Please feel free to forward and share this email with colleagues, friends and family.Wishing you and all your loved ones a healthy and joyful happy new year.
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The Brendons in Winter

Wednesday 11th January 2017 09:45 am

Location: Ralegh's Cross Inn
Duration: 3 hours
Description: See what it was really like living in Brendon village in winter! Depending on weather, we will visit Ralegh's Cross mine, Beulah Chapel, the Winding House and part of the Incline. Icicles may be wonderful. Walking boots and wind/rain gear are essential.
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Exmoor Watercolour Painting Workshop

Thursday 12th January 2017 1202

Duration: 2 hours
Description: Watercolour Painting Workshop with Chris Howe (Exmoor Arts) Chris will teach you how to paint in watercolour. Whatever your experience or artistic ability you will produce a painting to feel proud of. Chris teaches in a gentle and friendly manner, the classes are full of fun and have been enjoyed by everyone from complete beginners who have never picked up a brush before to established artists wanting to try a new skill. You can take one class on it's own or come to several Everyone is welcome all materials are provided
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Stained Glass Making Workshop

Friday 13th January 2017 1210

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Stained Glass Workshops with Lani from Glorious Glass Come and make a 'Light Catcher' to hang in your window. Many designs are available to choose from including boats, dragonflies, fish and stars (Too many to list all of them) All materials and tuition are included, NO GLASS CUTTING. Lani will teach you how to make a lovely decorative, light catcher in a fun environment. This workshop is suitable for all adults (Over 14 years old only due to the hot soldering irons) but be warned once you've made one you will want to make more!
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Open Day at Simonsbath Sawmill

Monday 16th January 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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Stained Glass Workshop

Friday 20th January 2017 10:30 am

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Make a beautiful Tealight or a light catcher with Lani from Glorious Glass Fun workshop, to make a beautiful souvenir of Exmoor This Workshop has been moved from 13th February 2017 to 20th February 2017
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West Challacombe Manor Tour

Saturday 21st January 2017

Location: Kiln car park, Cross Street, Combe Martin
Duration: N/A
Description: This is your chance to have a guided tour of a hidden North Devon treasure - a magnificent medieval manor house at Combe Martin. This holiday cottage contains one of the finest examples of a 'hammerbeam ceiling' and many other secrets to delight you. Open for just one day a year, don't miss out on your chance to explore this fascinating mystery.
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Jumble Sale

Saturday 21st January 2017 02:00 pm

Location: Allerford & Selworthy Community Hall
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Jumble Sale. If you have items you would like to donate to the jumble sale, please contact Kathy on 01643 862831.
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Exmoor Does Jazz

Saturday 21st January 2017 07:30 pm

Location: Brushford Parish Hall
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Dart Valley Stompers, a New Orleans Style jazz band. Tickets £10 in advance, from Bampton Fruit and Veg or Tantivy, Dulverton or £12 on the door. Full Bar Facilities Available.
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Needle Felting Workshop

Thursday 26th January 2017 1201

Duration: 4 hours
Description: Needle Felting Make a needle felt Exmoor Animal with Robyn from Moorland Felts and Exmoor Arts. Robyn will teach you how to make your choice of animal, using locally sourced wool. This workshop is huge amount of fun, it is our most popular workshop and many people who have attended find they have a new hobby to carry on with at home. Places are limited, due to popularity you are advised to book in early. All materials are provided (also tea and coffee) Everyone is welcome - but over 14 years old please due to sharp needles
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Folk Dance and Snowdrop weekend

Friday 27th January 2017

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 2 days
Description: A 2 night folk dance workshop with a programme of activities including a trip with a walk to Exmoor's Snowdrop Valley. Music is from popular West Country band The Weston Country Dance Band with caller Ray Goodswen. Residential ticket only on a full board basis.
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 27th January 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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Concert - The BSO Strings from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Friday 27th January 2017 07:30 pm

Location: The Regal Theatre, The Avenue, Minehead
Duration: N/A
Description: Concert - The BSO Strings from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra playing: Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik K525 Vaughan Williams: Dives and Lazarus (Eluned Pierce: harp) Elgar: Introduction and Allegro Op. 47 Barber: Adagio Dvorák: Serenade for Strings in E major Op. 22
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Snowdrop Valley 2017

Saturday 28th January 2017 10:00 am

Location: Wheddon Cross
Duration: 29 days and 7 hours
Description: Snowdrop Valley, near Wheddon Cross on Exmoor, will be open to visitors from Saturday 28 January until Sunday 26 Febuary 2017. For years this remote valley with its magnificent blanket of snowdrops was a secret known only to locals. However, as visitor numbers increased, so did congestion on the single track sunken lane leading to the valley, obstructing access to houses and farms, and damaging the roadside verges. To combat this, Exmoor National Park Authority began a park and ride scheme, which was taken over by Cutcombe Parish Council in 2008. The Snowdrop Valley Park and Ride service, which transports passengers down into the valley, runs from the village car park at Wheddon Cross, next to the Rest and Be Thankful Inn. For the more energetic, there is 3 marked walking route down into the valleyand a small walk around the valley so everyone gets to walk among the Snowdrops, but there is the option of either the bus or the footpath to get down to the valley and back, but perhaps the best option is to walk down and take the bus back. The first weekend 28 and 29 January and the last weekend 25 and 26 February are for disabled badges and the hut will be opened from 11am to 3pm to collect the permit The first and final week allows walking access only to the snowdrops. Buses will run from the village car park regularly from 10:30am to 3:40pm with the last bus back from the valley at 4:30pm for 2 weeks of the scheme from the 4th February until the 19th February. The return bus journey costs just £5 for Adults, £3 for Senior Citizens, and £1 for children aged 5 – 15, with children under 5 travelling free and £3 for One Way. For anyone with mobility or wheelchair we have with tail lifts and please ring 07531680445 to book in incase we need to remove seat to accomendate or email befor hand or for anything else The village car park will be used as a short stay car park, with long stay and coach parking at the livestock market 150 yards further down the road towards Dunkery Beacon. The walking route into the valley will be specially waymarked from the long stay car park, and all visitors should wear appropriate clothing and footwear walking boots or at the very least a good pair of wellies, are essential for winter walking as the weather can change very quickly. The Snowdrop Valley scheme is run by Cutcombe Parish Council with support from Exmoor National Park Authority, Badgworthy Land Company and Exmoor Farmers Livestock Auctions. Full information, as well as regular updates throughout the scheme can be found on or email
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Quantock Stargazing

Saturday 28th January 2017 05:00 pm

Location: Crowcombe
Duration: N/A
Description: Join local astronomer Simon Ould for a fascinating family friendly session of guided stargazing. Including a high tech planetarium experience inside the Space Odyssey Galileo planetarium. With a guided stargazing session outside weather permitting, or an extended planetarium session. Adults £10 Children (U16) £7.50. 3 sessions available 5pm, 6.30pm and 8pm Event goes ahead whatever the weather, suitable warm clothing and suitable footwear/wellies. Binoculars and telescopes welcome.
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Exmoor Trial 2017

Sunday 29th January 2017 08:00 am

Location: Cedars Inn Barnstaple
Duration: N/A
Description: A new sporting year and we start with one of our main events the Exmoor Trial. Welcome to the 2017 Exmoor Trial, which is a round of the 2017 ACTC Car and Motorcycle Classic Trial Championships, ASWMC ‘REIS’ Classic Reliability Trial Championship. This year there are a few new lanes in this event which we hope will provide you with some new challenges. The route is approximately 75 miles on OS Map 180 in the very north of Devon with a real mixture of sections which are non-car/motorcycle breaking including the infamous Beggars Roost, High Bray and others enjoyed by competitors in previous years. The route will include stops for fuel near the start, approximately half way and near the end of the route. If you fancy having a go because you don’t need a competition licence. The Cedars Inn Barnstaple is the start venue with the Staghunters Inn, Brendon, Exmoor the finish line. -
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