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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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Minehead Country Market

Friday 1st February 2019 1209

Location: Quaker Meeting House, 9 Bancks St, Minehead
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: 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 21st 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.
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Carriage Museum Trail

Friday 1st February 2019 1211

Location: Arlington Court Carriage Museum
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Did you know that Dalmatians were bred as carriage dogs? Find out more and see how many animals you can spot in the Carriage Musuem and stables. Pick up from the Carriage Museum on the days that Arlington Court is open.
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Folk Dance Workshop and Snowdrop Valley Weekend

Friday 1st February 2019 06:00 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 1 day and 21 hours
Description: The Yarn Market Hotel in Dunster has a 2 night folk dance workshop break on a full board basis, with a programme of activities over 3 days including a trip out to Exmoor’s secret Snowdrop Valley. With musicians Dampiers Round Band and caller Ray Goodswen.
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Snowdrop Valley

Saturday 2nd February 2019

Location: Wheddon Cross Car Park (The Rest & Be Thankful Inn)
Duration: 30 days
Description: Snowdrop Valley is open for its annual display of beautiful flowers, heralding the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Park in the village and walk or take the bus to see the snowdrops. Afterwards visit Snowdrop Café or one of the other establishments in the village to enjoy tea and cake, and don't forget to take your souvenirs home with you. Snowdrop Valley is open from Saturday 2 Feb to Sunday 3 March inclusive, with busses operating a Park and Ride service from 9th to 24th February. There are 5 different walks of varying difficulty to access the valley, and Walking Maps are available of each route.
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Social PhotoWalk : Snow Drop Valley

Sunday 3rd February 2019 11:00 am

Location: Wheddon Cross, Carpark
Duration: 4 hours
Description: FREE Social Photography Event, Photowalk of Snowdrop Valley. A stroll taking images and sharing knowledge in photography around Snowdrop valley with optional refreshments at the end. This is a GREAT place to create images in all weathers, including the rain. We will walk from the meeting point, Rest and Be Thankful Inn, there is an optional bus (fee applies), if you decide your unable to walk the 2-3 mile walk each way. All welcome, come a develop and learn photography skills, whether you are a complete beginner in photography or an expert in mobile phone, digital or a film photographer. We have a few seats in a car if someone needs a lift from Exmoor Store, 1 Friday Street Minehead TA24 5UB at 10.30 am sharp (possible car share) or meet on location at the Car Park at The Rest and Be Thankful Inn, Wheddon Cross, Minehead, Somerset TA24 7DR. For more events : https://exmoorcameraclub.co.uk
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Seaglass and Gemstone Jewellery making

Thursday 7th February 2019 1202

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Jewellery making with Debbie. This workshop is suitable for beginners and more advanced crafters. In a friendly environment make a totally unique piece of jewellery using Sea Glass of semi-precious stones. Make it for yourself, or as a gift. Debbie will guide you and teach you the techniques of this amazing craft.
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Choral Singing Weekend in Dunster

Friday 8th February 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 2 days, 2 hours and 22 minutes
Description: A choral singing weekend led by Ian Chesworth who has tutored our choral workshops for over 12 years. The main work to be studied for this break is choruses from St. Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach. 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’s historic Tithe Barn on the Sunday. As well as residential places, singing only places are also available, singing only is from £70.00 per person.
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‘Valentines Day Mascara’ Murder Mystery

Saturday 9th February 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Simonsbath House Hotel
Duration: 21 hours
Description: ‘Valentines Day Mascara’ Murder Mystery Saturday 9th February 2019Stay for our popular Murder Mystery Dinner, returning for a ninth year, we invite you to a night of deadly dealings with the cast from ‘Murder to Measure’.While the detectives amongst you try to solve the murderous tale of the evening you will be served with a delicious three course meal as the tale unfolds before your very eyes. This is a themed night so feel free to dress for the occasion. £199 per couple Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Why not stay an extra night £95.00 per room B&B, if you dare! ‘Only Fools and Hearses’ Murder MysterySaturday 2nd November 2019£199 per couple Dinner Bed and BreakfastWhy not stay an extra night £95.00 per room B&B, if you dare! book early to avoid disappointment .
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Adobe Lightroom : Q&A, I have a Question

Sunday 10th February 2019 10:00 am

Location: Exmoor Store 1 Friday Street, Minehead
Duration: 6 hours
Description: This workshop is for photographers who have a working knowledge of Adobe Lightroom and need questions answered or some help. There is no set topic, your individual questions will create the content of this workshop. It’s a practical session, so please bring; Laptop or computer and power cable Lightroom Installed, with some images. We start at 10 am within the Exmoor Store, 1 Friday Street, Minehead and will be running until around 4 pm There is a small fee (£25 per attendee) to cover the cost of hiring the room. Book your seat. https://exmoorcameraclub.co.uk/product/adobe-lightroom-qa-i-have-a-question/ Need to learn Adobe Lightroom in full? Attend any and all with the clubs 12 months pass, plus a copy of the "The Missing FAQ" Book - more details
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Free Choral Concert - Choruses from St. Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach

Sunday 10th February 2019 02:30 pm

Location: Tithe Barn, Priory Green, Dunster
Duration: 45 minutes
Description: Free Choral Concert – Choruses from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Sunday 10th February 2019. Performed by singers from the Yarn Market Hotel’s choral weekend, led by Ian Chesworth. In Dunster’s historic Tithe Barn. Refreshments available. Admission is free and all are welcome. Starts at 2.30 pm.
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How to sell your photos

Monday 11th February 2019 07:00 pm

Location: 1 Friday Street, Minehead
Duration: 2 hours
Description: This workshop is to help photographers understand how to sell their photographs. The options, workflow, does it cost you money to sell? We will cover; Licensing Stock Agents Sell yourself Online or not Download, Prints, Exhibition Workflow and How much do I sell my image for We start at 7 pm within the Exmoor Store, 1 Friday Street, Minehead and will be running until around 9pm, may overrun There is a small fee (£5 per attendee) to cover the cost of hiring the room. To book your seat - https://exmoorcameraclub.co.uk/product/workshop-how-to-sell-your-photos/ Any questions, please call 07 494 849 849
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Watercolour Painting with Chris Howe

Thursday 14th February 2019 1202

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Learn the art of watercolour painting with talented local artist Chris Howe. Beginners are very welcome, but this session is suitable for all levels of experience. Chris teaches is a very friendly, approachable way. All materials are included, you will create a wonderful picture and have a lot of fun too. You can attend just one session or come each month and see the improvement as you learn more.
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Adobe Lightroom : Develop Workshop

Friday 15th February 2019 07:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Store, 1 Friday Street, Minehead
Duration: 2 minutes
Description: This workshop part 2 of 3, after the first tutorial this workshop is to help photographers, themselves, to understand Adobe Lightroom's Develop Module. We will collectively work together on a series of RAW format images that the club supplies. As a group, we will put in to practice the skills we learnt in the first Develop module workshop. You will need to bring your own laptop/computer and its power supply. There is a small fee (£10 per attendee) to cover the cost of hiring the room - book your seat https://exmoorcameraclub.co.uk/product/adobe-lightroom-develop-workshop/ Need to learn Adobe Lightroom in full? Attend any and all with the clubs 12 months pass, plus a copy of the "The Missing FAQ" Book - for more details https://exmoorcameraclub.co.uk/product/adobe-lightroom-workshop-annual-pass/
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Photography trail

Saturday 16th February 2019 1210

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Explore Arlington through the camera's lens with a brand new photography trail inside and outside. Compare the old with the new, see previously unseen photographs, and share your own pictures with us.
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Birds, bogs and barrows: A walk at Hangley Cleave

Saturday 16th February 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Meet at Ashcombe car park, Simonsbath
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Join the Exmoor Mires Partnership Team on a walk across areas of restored blanket bog to learn about the work taking place on Exmoor’s peatlands, while looking out for a range of bird species associated with the mires, potentially including snipe, short-eared owl, kestrel, golden plover, and perhaps even hen harrier if we’re lucky! We’ll also look at the rich archaeological landscape of the high moor, with a range of features spanning the breadth of pre-history to later attempts at mining and agricultural reclamation.
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Night Hike and Farmhouse Supper

Saturday 16th February 2019 06:00 pm

Location: Exford main Car Park
Duration: 4 hours
Description: We meet in Exford carpark, next to the school, and head up the Exe Valley Way onto the moor for the best views of Exmoor dark skies. You will learn all about the visible constellations and planets with the help of the latest app technology and binoculars, then back to our farmhouse for mulled wine and a delicious home cooked meal, using our own Exmoor farm produce. Lots of information about Exmoor starry skies and the use of our telescopes to find your way around the sky.
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Valentine's Evening & Supper

Saturday 16th February 2019 07:30 pm

Location: Allerford and Selworthy Community Hall
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Valentine's Evening Supper with the Dark Town Strutters. Plus paying bar. Tickets available from Porlock Spar, Allerford post office & Summerland Road pet shop in Minehead.
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North Hill Guided Walk

Sunday 17th February 2019 10:30 am

Location: Follow signs out of Minehead to North Hill, as you drive up Hill Road, you will see a caravan/camp site on your right, continue on and then there is a large concrete area on your right. This is called the Marshaling Yard, please park here and meet walk leader Alan.
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join local walk leader on a fascinating tour of North Hill, taking in glorious scenery and historical sites. Approximately a 3 mile walk, moderate inclines, suitable footwear is essential. Walking boots recommended.
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Mineral Line Walk Ruins in the Woods

Monday 18th February 2019 09:45 am

Location: Chargot Woods Car Park
Duration: 3 hours
Description: A one hour stroll to look at Langham Engine House, then a two hour walk down the steep miner' track to see Bearland Flue and other features connected with 19c iron mining. We may visit Burrow Farm Engine House or Kennisham Hill.
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Simonsbath Sawmill Open Day

Monday 18th February 2019 1210

Location: Simonsbath Sawmill
Duration: 6 hours
Description: An opportunity to look around the historic, water-powered sawmill and estate workshops at Simonsbath. Dating from the early 19th century, this group of buildings, set in a beautiful, riverside location in the heart of the national park, were once the hub of activity for a huge country estate. Volunteers lead regular tours of the mill and will tell you about the history of this remarkable area. Tours are free and no booking is necessary but if you are coming especially to see the mill it's advisable to ring 01643 831202 on the day to check that we are open.
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Rag-rug workshop

Monday 18th February 2019 11:00 am

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Local artist Deborah Hastings will be showing how to make beautiful creations from recycled scraps of material. Find out the basics for free, or make one of her fun designs to take home such as a red squirrel or Jacob sheep.
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Creative crafts

Tuesday 19th February 2019 12:00 pm

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Have some fun with all the family and have a go at creating something crafty to take home. Bring your imagination and we'll provide the materials.
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Activity Afternoon

Thursday 21st February 2019 12:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Fun with the Exmoor ponies. Pony rides, grooming, craft activities and refreshments. Turn up and take part. Meet the the Exmoor ponies and find out more about the charity. Minimum age for riding 4years, weight limit 12st.
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Pips to plants

Thursday 21st February 2019 01:00 pm

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Plant pips with the family - see how to grow plants using pips from your fruit bowl and take home your pots to nurture.
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Adobe Lightroom : Develop Workshop Own Images

Friday 22nd February 2019 07:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Store, 1 Friday Street, Minehead
Duration: 2 hours
Description: This workshop part 3 of 3, after the tutorial and workshop, is to help photographers, themselves, to understand Adobe Lightroom's Develop Module. We will individually work on your own set of RAW formatted images. As a group, we will put in to practice the skills we learnt in the first Develop module workshop. You will need to bring your own images, laptop/computer and its power supply. There is a small fee (£10 per attendee) to cover the cost of hiring the room Book your seat - https://exmoorcameraclub.co.uk/product/adobe-lightroom-develop-workshop-own-images/ Need to learn Adobe Lightroom in full? Attend any and all with the clubs 12 months pass, plus a copy of the "The Missing FAQ" Book - for more details https://exmoorcameraclub.co.uk/product/adobe-lightroom-workshop-annual-pass/
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Minehead and District Gardeners Association Monthly Meeting

Friday 22nd February 2019 1207

Location: The Catholic Hall, Townsend Road, Minehead
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Monthly meetings with a guest speaker. Open to all visitors fee £2. No meetings in August and December.
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Social PhotoWalk : Snow Drop Valley

Saturday 23rd February 2019 11:00 am

Location: Wheddon Cross Car Park
Duration: 4 hours
Description: FREE Social Photography Event, Photowalk of Snowdrop Valley. A stroll taking images and sharing knowledge in photography around Snowdrop valley with optional refreshments at the end. This is a GREAT place to create images in all weathers, including the rain. We will walk from the meeting point, Rest and Be Thankful Inn, there is an optional bus (fee applies), if you decide your unable to walk the 2-3 mile walk each way. All welcome, come a develop and learn photography skills, whether you are a complete beginner in photography or an expert in mobile phone, digital or a film photographer. We have a few seats in a car if someone needs a lift from Exmoor Store, 1 Friday Street Minehead TA24 5UB at 10.30 am sharp (possible car share) or meet on location at the Car Park at The Rest and Be Thankful Inn, Wheddon Cross, Minehead, Somerset TA24 7DR. For more events : https://exmoorcameraclub.co.uk
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