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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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snowdrop valley

Saturday 30th January 2016

Location: Rest & Be Thankful Inn in the car park, Wheddon Cross , Minehead, Somerset
Duration: 30 days
Description: Snowdrop Valley is home to a beautiful spectacle when thousands upon thousands of tiny white flowers push through the cold earth to create a carpet of white snowdrops, heralding the beginning of spring in this sheltered corner of Exmoor. Once a secret known only to locals, this floral extravaganza now attracts visitors from all over the UK. Cutcombe Parish Council runs the Park and Ride Service to allow visitors access to this remote valley, with the support of Exmoor National Park, and with the permission of land owner Badgworthy Land Company (who also own the famous Doone Valley). Snowdrop Valley itself includes the former site of a sawmill, which was powered by the River Avill runing through the valley, and processed larch and oak from the surrounding woods. WALKING See map and follow the marked route from the long stay car park. Allow at least 1½ hours for return trip. Wear appropriate winter walking clothing & footwear. FARES (return trip) Adult £5.00 Senior Citizen £3.00 Children 5-15 £1.00 Children under 5 free. Dogs carried at driver’s discretion. Adults only - concession if one way trip back from valley £3.00 PARKING Short stay at Rest and Be Thankful Inn car park Long stay at cattle market except on market days Buses depart Rest and Be Thankful car park regularly 10:30am - 4.15pm Last bus back from valley 4:30pm First week 30th January to 5th Febuary WALKERS ONLY Weekend 30th to 31st DIABLED PASSES Buses running 6th Febuary to 21st Febuary DISABLED FRIENDLY ONLY WHEELCHAIRS MUST BE PRE-BOOKED Last week 22nd Febuary to 28th Febuary WALKERS ONLY Weekend 27th to 28th DISABLED PASSES EMAIL:- snowdropvalley@googlemail.com
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EXMOOR FOOD FEST

Friday 5th February 2016 1212

Location: Across Exmoor
Duration: 25 days
Description: Eat your way across Exmoor during February 2016! Participating restaurants across the region will offer 2 courses for £10.00 / 3 courses for £15.00 between 1 and 29 February. Please check with the restaurants directly for availability and mention the Exmoor Food Fest when booking your table. A wide range of events will be celebrating local food and drinks at various locations across Exmoor, starting with an Exmoor Market at Kentisbury Grange and culminating in a two-day-food extravanganza in Dunster. Street food traders and local producers will have stalls at the Tithe Barn, at Dunster Castle and wherever else we find a place for them in Dunster!
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Chamber Concert - Thorne Trio (oboe, clarinet and bassoon)

Friday 5th February 2016 07:30 pm

Location: West Somerset College, Bircham Road, Minehead
Duration: N/A
Description: A varied selection of works by: Handel Elgar Corelli Stravinsky Bach Françaix Mozart Britten Walthew McDowall An established wind group formed in 1999, comprising graduates of the Royal College of Music. In their time together they have achieved success with a varied and wide range of experiences. They have won a number of awards including the Martin Music Trust Scholarship Fund and the Anglo-Czechoslovak Music Competition.
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Valentines Weekend in Dunster

Thursday 11th February 2016

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 1 day
Description: Treat your loved one to a 2 night Dinner Bed and Breakfast break in the romantic medieval village of Dunster. Includes a candlelit dinner on Saturday with a glass of champagne, treats in the room on arrival, and optional breakfast in bed on Sunday. During the daytime enjoy a walk in Exmoor National Park, coastal and woodland walks start from the hotel's doorstep. During the evenings, there is the option to join in our Stargazing Weekend to see the night skies at a location in Exmoor's Dark Skies Reserve. (£50.00 pp extra for the stargazing)
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Watercolour Painting Workshop

Thursday 11th February 2016 02:00 pm

Location: LYNMOUTH NATIONAL PARK VISITOR CENTRE
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Exmoor Watercolour Painting Workshop with local artist Chris Howe Friendly tuition, all abilities are welcome and all materials are provided paint a beautiful Exmoor painting to take home with you, even beginners will produce a painting to be proud of
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Evening@Pavilion - "West Country Farm & Food Tours" by Shaun Bryant

Thursday 11th February 2016 07:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 2 hours
Description: West Country Farm and Food Tours offer a new opportunity to link farmers, producers and customers. Shaun encourages tour guests to ask questions, taste samples and buy direct. Be surprised by his ‘behind-the-scenes’ farm stories from across Exmoor as he entertains us with tales from this new Exmoor tour business.
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Stained Glass Workshop

Friday 12th February 2016 10:30 am

Location: Lynmouth NPC
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Stained Glass Making Workshop with Lani Shepherd Preparing, soldering and finishing (no glass cutting)
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Stargazing Break

Friday 12th February 2016 03:00 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 1 day and 20 hours
Description: A 2 night residential break to explore the dark skies of Exmoor, led by Steve Owens.Package includes Dinner Bed and Breakfast accommodation, astronomy talks and lectures, transport and from to a location on Exmoor for the stargazing. Suitable for all levels of interest in the night skies.
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Roses & Poems

Saturday 13th February 2016 11:00 am

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Pop along to our fun family workshop and try your hand at making origami roses for your Valentine
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Valentine Supper & Film Show at Allerford

Saturday 13th February 2016 07:00 pm

Location: Allerford Community Hall, Hare Park, Allerford
Duration: N/A
Description: Valentine Supper followed by film show in Allerford Community Hall. Film to be announced. Details on website nearer the time.
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Potato Day

Sunday 14th February 2016 10:30 am

Location: Dulverton Middle School
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Come and see a huge range of seed potatoes, some of which will be available to taste. Heritage and hairloom seeds,onions,shallots,garlic,fruit trees,soft fruitand other edible plants such as rhubarb and asparagus. All the above will be on sale, buy as little or as much as you want.Come and talk to the Experts, advice given freely Teas cakes and raffle
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Snowdrops and Steam Break

Monday 15th February 2016

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 7 days
Description: In conjunction with the West Somerset Railway. Enjoy a steam train ride from Minehead to Williton, with coach transfer to Wheddon Cross for a minibus ride down Exmoor's hidden Snowdrop Valley. 3 night Accommodation package available to include Dinner Bed and Breakfasst, train ride and transport to see snowdrops.
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Simonsbath Sawmill Open Day

Monday 15th February 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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Snowdrops and Steam Trains on the West Somerset Railway

Tuesday 16th February 2016 10:15 am

Location: West Somerset Railway, The Railway Station, Minehead
Duration: 4 days, 7 hours and 15 minutes
Description: Travel by steam train from Minehead to Williton for onward coach link to one of the great sites of Exmoor, Snowdrop Valley.
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Spinning Demonstration

Wednesday 17th February 2016 11:00 am

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join local smallholder Lou Baddick for this hands-on spinning demonstration. Part of our 'Touching on Tradition' series of activities.
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Stained glass making workshop

Friday 19th February 2016 10:30 am

Location: Lynmouth NPC
Duration: N/A
Description: Learn how to make a beautiful stained glass ornament with the help of Lani Shepherd. Suitable for beginners. Take home what you make.
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Meet Moorland Mousie

Saturday 20th February 2016 02:30 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Come and meet the Moorland Mousie Trust who run the Exmoor Pony Centre. Find out all you ever wanted to know about the endangered rare-breed Exmoor Pony!
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Minehead Winter Tour

Sunday 21st February 2016 09:00 am

Location: Doniford Farm Park
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Minehead Winter Classic Tour, organised by Minehead Motor Club starting with Bacon Butties and Tea or Coffee from Doniford Farm with a relatively relaxing route of 65 miles partly through the Exmoor National Park, before returning to the finish at Doniford where an optional two course Sunday Lunch is will be available. The event is open to both members and non members with classic cars or vehicles of interest
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Exmoor Farm and Food Tour Break

Tuesday 23rd February 2016

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 3 days
Description: A residential Dinner Bed and Breakfast break to include a tour out on Wednesday 24th February from Dunster up onto the moors to visit a farm full of agricultural and crafting interest. During the afternoon meet alpacas, goats and pigs, and find out what can be made from Alpaca fibre. There will also be the opportunity to buy direct from the producer. The tour is part of the Exmoor Food Festival.
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Farm Tour

Wednesday 24th February 2016 01:15 pm

Location: Dunster Steep car park
Duration: 3 hours and 45 minutes
Description: Enjoy a scenic tour from Dunster up onto the moors to visit a farm full of agricultural and crafting interest. During the afternoon meet alpacas, goats and pigs, and find out what can be made from alpaca fibre. There will be the opportunity to buy direct from the producer, so bring some spending money! Includes tea/coffee, return transport, and tour guide. Part of the Exmoor Food Festival - enjoy an Exmoor Food Fest lunch deal (2 courses for £10/ 3 courses for £15) at the Luttrell Arms or the Yarn Market Hotel in Dunster. Please book your lunch at least 24 hours in advance directly via the hotels.
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Exmoor Walking Holiday

Friday 26th February 2016 12:00 am

Location: Simnosbath House
Duration: 3 days
Description: Explore Exmoor with 3 days of short walks (5 - 6 miles), taking in the breath taking Exmoor scenery and snow drop valley. Guided Walking holiday. Includes 3 nights dinner bed and breakfast at the Simonsbath House Hotel plus all guided walks over 3 days. Other holidays Tuesday 31st May - Sunday 5th June 2016 Wednesday 17th to Monday 22nd August 2016
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Snowdrop Valley Guided Walk

Friday 26th February 2016 10:30 am

Location: Wheddon Cross outside Rest and Be Thankful Inn
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society on this circular walk and experience the glorious splendour of ‘Snowdrop Valley’ in full bloom. Appx 4.5 miles (3 hours), hilly and certainly muddy. Wear weatherproof everything. Dogs on leads welcome. Refreshments available in Wheddon Cross on our return.
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Family Craft Workshop

Saturday 27th February 2016 11:00 am

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Running throughout the year, these craft workshops are based around a nature theme and range from soil printing onto cloth, making bug hotels, butterfly kites, seaweed monoprinting, and more...! Pop along and join in the fun
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