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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 find the type of events you are interested in. Tick as many boxes as you like. 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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Dulverton Town Tour

Wednesday 1st July 2015 04:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
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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Morris Dancing

Thursday 2nd July 2015 08:00 pm

Location: Stogursey - on The Gravel
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: Morris Dancing
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Morris Dancing

Thursday 2nd July 2015 09:00 pm

Location: Nether Stowey-by the Clocktower
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: Morris Dancing
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Friday 3rd July 2015 12:30 pm

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Seashore rock pool ramble usually followed by optional microscope workshop. Wear appropriate footwear. Equipment and seashore guide provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Bus Trip

Saturday 4th July 2015 09:30 am

Location: Minehead station
Duration: 5 hours
Description: We travel by minibus as close as possible to the route of the old mineral line, which carried iron ore from the Brendon Hills to Watchet, and see the sites along the way. We stop for coffee at Ralegh's Cross Inn, but bring a packed lunch if you want it.Very easy stroll. Please book by June 30
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The End of the Forest

Saturday 4th July 2015 10:00 am

Location: Simonsbath Sawmill (SS 772 392)
Duration: 6 hours
Description: A day of events to mark the 200th anniversary of the passing (on 4 July 1815) of the Act of Parliament that brought to an end the Royal Forest of Exmoor - which had existed for more than a thousand years - including an illustrated talk on the history of the Royal Forest at 11.00am in the sawmill (booking essential) and a guided walk looking at changes in Simonsbath since the end of the Royal Forest at 2.15pm. Please email enquires@simonsbathsawmill.org.uk for more details or see the sawmill website.
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Big Beach Picnic

Saturday 4th July 2015 12:00 pm

Location: Bossington Beach
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Join us on Bossington Beach for some stonetastic fun and games by the seaside. Don't forget to pack a picnic!
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Discover the Wildflowers of Exmoor

Tuesday 7th July 2015 10:00 am

Location: Simonsbath Sawmill
Duration: 5 hours
Description: A day for beginners looking at how to identify common wildflowers to be found in grassland, riverside and hedgerows. Please bring a packed lunch and suitable outdoor clothing. Tea and coffee provided. Booking essential via www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/get-involved. Meet at Simonsbath Sawmill (TA24 7SH), park at Ashcombe car park, SS774394. For enquiries: Ali Hawkins, ENPA, on 01398 322282, ahawkins@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk
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History of Lynmouth

Tuesday 7th July 2015 02:30 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: N/A
Description: Join a local walk leader to discover more about Lynmouth's past and the changes to the area since the 1952 flood.
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Landscape of the Dead? - An exploration of the Chapman Barrows

Wednesday 8th July 2015 11:00 am

Location: SS 692 443 at the end of Parracombe Lane - please park carefully
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Join a National Park archaeologist and members of the Longstone Landscapes Project team on an exploration of the Chapman Barrows in the light of recent research. The walk is over rough moorland so please bring appropriate clothing and wear walking boots. Bring a packed lunch.
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Lynmouth Boat Trip

Thursday 9th July 2015 11:00 am

Location: Lynmouth Harbour
Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Description: Look for rare nesting sea birds along Exmoor's dramatic coastline west of Lynmouth with commentary from an Exmoor National Park Ranger. As it is an open boat bring waterproofs and warm clothes. Booking essential via the National Park Centre, Lynmouth Tel. 01598 752509. Trip lasts 1 1/4 hours
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Discovering Dunster's Hidden History

Thursday 9th July 2015 02:00 pm

Location: Dunster Castle NT car park GR 992 437
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society on this easy going walk around Dunster Village looking at its historic buildings, with a leisurely climb up to the Conygar Tower, appx 3 mls in total. Followed by an optional tea in the village
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Evenings@The Pavilion

Thursday 9th July 2015 07:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: N/A
Description: Julian Gurney (National Trust Head Ranger)- A Virtual Woodland Walk
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Morris Dancing

Thursday 9th July 2015 08:00 pm

Location: Watchet - Star Inn
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: Morris Dancing
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Morris Dancing

Thursday 9th July 2015 09:00 pm

Location: Watchet - Esplanade
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: Morris Dancing
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Charcoal Making Day

Saturday 11th July 2015

Location: Bulworthy Project, Rackenford
Duration: N/A
Description: Spend a day in a beautiful woodland setting learning how to make high quality sustainable charcoal with professional charcoal makers. Enjoy a great locally sourced and foraged lunch provided by the Bulworthy Project Barbecue Café. Explore the woodland with a guided walk, meet our chickens and pigs who love the woodland life as much as we do.
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Carhampton Village Fete

Saturday 11th July 2015 02:00 pm

Location: Carhampton Recreational Hall & Field
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Village Fete with attractions and various stalls including plants, books, tombola, bric-a-brac, toys, crafts etc. Croquet & Pymms on the field. Refreshments and cream teas available. All welcome.
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Sandcastle competition

Saturday 11th July 2015 02:00 pm

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A very enjoyable experience for all the family. Creativity is essential!
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Carnival Scavenger Hunt

Sunday 12th July 2015 02:00 pm

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A exciting event for all the family.
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Exmoor Painting Holiday

Sunday 12th July 2015 03:00 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel
Duration: 4 days and 20 hours
Description: A 5 night residential artists workshop with tuition from Lynda Appleby. Full board Accommodation package includes all tuition, transport to locations, walks and activities.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Tuesday 14th July 2015 10:30 am

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Seashore rock pool ramble usually followed by optional microscope workshop. Wear appropriate footwear. Equipment and seashore guide provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Coast and Common from Barna Barrow - A Walk with Glorious Views

Tuesday 14th July 2015 02:00 pm

Location: Barna Barrow car park. Grid Ref. 7528 4962
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society to enjoy glorious views of Devon's most northerly point, remote coastal scenery and haunts of bygone smugglers on this 2.5 hr / 3.5 mile walk. 100 m ascent on lighthouse road to finish. Please wear suitable weatherproof clothing and footwear.
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Discover Exmoor’s Bees

Wednesday 15th July 2015 10:00 am

Location: Simonsbath Sawmill
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: This introduction to bee identification aims to teach you how to recognise the most commonly encountered bumblebee species and types of solitary bees. In a morning workshop you will learn about their ecology and have the opportunity to identify specimens under a microscope. You will then be able to practice your identification skills in an afternoon field session. Please park in Ashcombe car park, SS774394, and meet at Simonsbath Sawmill (TA24 7SH). Booking essential via www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/get-involved. For enquiries: Cathy Horsley, 01823 652424, Cathy.horsley@somerc.com
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Cliff Railway Talk & Tour

Wednesday 15th July 2015 11:00 am

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: N/A
Description: Meet engineers from Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, watch a film about how it runs on water and enjoy a tour from the Lime Kilns.
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Cliff Railway Talk & Tour

Wednesday 15th July 2015 02:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: N/A
Description: Meet engineers from Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, watch a film about how it runs on water and enjoy a tour from the Lime Kilns.
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Natural History Walk

Thursday 16th July 2015 1202

Location: Porlock Weir Centre adjoining the car park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: An easy pace stroll to explore the natural history within the wonderful landscape around Porlock Weir. Led by a knowledgable member of the Exmoor Natural History Society.
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Dulverton Town Tour

Thursday 16th July 2015 04:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
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. Only £2.50 per person. Meet outside Dulverton Heritage Centre TA22 9EX. Tel 07969243887
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Morris Dancing

Thursday 16th July 2015 08:00 pm

Location: Minehead Seafront - opposite Station
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: Morris Dancing
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Morris Dancing

Thursday 16th July 2015 09:00 pm

Location: Minehead - on the Quay
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: Morris Dancing
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Jazz Weekend in Dunster

Friday 17th July 2015 03:00 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel
Duration: N/A
Description: Residential weekend of 3 nights of great jazz with popular West Country band John Shillito's Select Six. Accommdation package for dinner bed and breakfast and a different programme of great entertainment each evening.
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West Country Night Out

Friday 17th July 2015 07:30 pm

Location: Timberscombe Village Hall
Duration: N/A
Description: West Country Night Out Friday 17th July @ 7:30 (doors 7:00) Timberscombe Village Hall A relaxed, intimate concert evening, with Tom and Barbara Brown, which explores the rich, and diverse song traditions of the South-West peninsula. From classic folk songs to modern writing, the songs are set in context with humour, harmony and skilled musicianship that make the time simply fly by. A relaxed, fascinating and entertaining show with sentiment (rather than sentimentality) and with a deep affection for the area it portrays. Admission £6:00 Tickets available from 9th June from: Timberscombe Post Office 01643 841225 or Tel; 01643 841803 Bar and Tea/Coffee Presented by Umber Music as part of the ENP Lynmouth Pavilion Project
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About the Trees of Exmoor

Saturday 18th July 2015 10:30 am

Location: Exmoor Trees, Church Lane, Exford GR SS 857 387
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society to enjoy a stroll around Exmoor's only Tree Nursery and discover a broad selection of common and not so common British native trees. On a short walk, discover how trees work, their history and their place in our landscape. One short downhill and uphill. Please confirm attendance on 07971 580057
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Summer Show

Saturday 18th July 2015 02:00 pm

Location: Porlock Village Hall, Toll Road
Duration: N/A
Description: With floral classes including roses, Sweet Peas, hydrangeas and herbaceous perennials and other classes including vegetables, fruit, decorative, handicrafts and photographs this really is a show for everyone. There are also plant sales, a raffle and refreshments are available. What a great way to spend the afternoon, whatever the weather!
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Simonsbath Sawmill Open Day

Monday 20th July 2015 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. “Drop in” 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 – 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! Recommended route through the meadow at SS 77353915.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Monday 20th July 2015 02:00 pm

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Seashore rock pool ramble usually followed by optional microscope workshop. Wear appropriate footwear. Equipment and seashore guide provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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History of Lynmouth

Wednesday 22nd July 2015 02:30 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Join a local walk leader to discover more about Lynmouth's past and the changes to the area since the 1952 flood.
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THE JUNGLE BOOK PRESENTED BY CHAPTERHOUSE THEATRE CO.

Thursday 23rd July 2015 04:00 pm

Location: WIMBLEBALL LAKE CAFE
Duration: 2 hours
Description: In the magical Indian jungle a new arrival changes the animal kingdom forever. Your favourite animal characters are brought to life to create an enchanting and fun-filled musical show for children of all ages. Join Mowgli on his wonderful adventures with the loveable and wise Baloo the Bear, the powerful panther Bagheera, and not to mention mischievous monkeys and the terrifying tiger Shere Khan! Rudyard Kipling’s best known and most loved story will be a guaranteed summer hit for all the family at this stunning location nestled in the Exmoor Hills and overlooking Wimbleball Lake. For this performance children are invited to dress up in their favourite animal costume and join in the Jungle Parade in the interval.
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Evenings@The Pavilion

Thursday 23rd July 2015 07:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: N/A
Description: Liz Bradshaw - The Bats of Exmoor's Woodlands
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Morris Dancing

Thursday 23rd July 2015 08:00 pm

Location: Cotford St Luke - by "The Chapel"
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: Morris Dancing
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Morris Dancing

Thursday 23rd July 2015 09:00 pm

Location: Bicknoller - Bicknoller Inn
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: Morris Dancing
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Selworthy and North Hill

Friday 24th July 2015 10:30 am

Location: Selworthy Church Overflow Car Park GR 920467
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society on this 9ml circular walk from Selworthy up to North Hill, Selworthy Beacon, Hurlestone Point and Bossington Hill. Some steep climbs and descents. Bring a picnic. Dogs under control welcome.
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Family Walk; a Treasure Hunt

Saturday 25th July 2015 02:00 pm

Location: Ralegh Cross Inn
Duration: N/A
Description: We visit Beulah Chapel, the winding house and Brendon village. This is accessible for pushchairs. Then we go down part of the incline. Plenty of fun for children. Plenty of treasure to find.
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Brompton Regis Sheepdog Trials

Sunday 26th July 2015 08:30 am

Location: Barns Close Field, Ruglands Farm, Brompton Regis.
Duration: 8 hours and 30 minutes
Description: All day competitive sheepdog trials. Light refreshments and produce table available from 09.30am. All monies raised for 'Childrens Hospice Southwest.'
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Porlock Horse Show

Sunday 26th July 2015 10:00 am

Location: West Luccombe Farm
Duration: 8 hours
Description: Horse and Pony Showing, Jumping, Gymkhana. Exmoor Horn Sheep Show, Staghorn Show, Terrier, Lurcher, Companion Dog Shows. Bar & Refreshments
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MINEHEAD TOY & TRAIN SALE

Sunday 26th July 2015 10:30 am

Location: MINEHEAD EYE,MART ROAD, MINEHEAD, SOM.
Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes
Description: ANNUAL COLLECTOR'S EVENT FOR TOYS, TRAINS, MODELS & RELATED ITEMS, OLD & NEW. 80 TABLES WITH TOP DEALERS. BYY * SELL * EXCHANGE. CAFE.
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Drop-in family crafts

Monday 27th July 2015 12:00 am

Location: Crafts will take place in the Education Room
Duration: 16 hours
Description: Drop-in for some creative fun and bring your imagination. There will be different crafts taking place each day such as hand puppet decorating and making tablemats. The room is accessible for all Suitable for children of all ages - children must be supervised
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Lynton & Valley of Rocks - An historic tour

Tuesday 28th July 2015 10:00 am

Location: Valley of Rocks ENPA car park & picnic area.(the car park with public toilets) Grid Ref. 7113 4968
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society on this fascinating 2.5-hour walk to see a different view of Lynton, to learn how it has been shaped over the years and how the Victorians were drawn to the splendour of the Valley of Rocks. 2.5 mls/2.5 hours
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Simonsbath Evening Deer Search

Tuesday 28th July 2015 07:30 pm

Location: Ashcombe Car Park Simonsbath SS774395
Duration: N/A
Description: Join an Exmoor National Park Authority Ranger for an evening deer search to try and locate the Red Deer of Exmoor. 2 hours/3 miles. Binoculars, walking clothing boots/ are essential. No dogs
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Bogtastic

Wednesday 29th July 2015 10:00 am

Location: Simonsbath
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Bogtastic celebrates the special qualities of Exmoor’s wildlife, heritage and moorland as part of National Parks Week 2015. This year’s ‘drop in’ is event will feature the Bogstacle course, stream dipping, wildlife walks, Bog safaris, the opportunity to visit one of the South West’s last remaining operational water powered sawmills, and lots more all-weather and undercover activities. There is something for everyone. Children must be accompanied by adults please. Toilets, food and parking available locally. Please wear outdoor clothing and suitable footwear, wellies advised. Activities based at Simonsbath Sawmill (TA24 7SH) and Blackpitts (TA24 7LB), 2 Km North of Simonsbath on the B3223. For further information and a free event poster please contact, contact 01598 752509, or for accommodation 01643 863150. www.heartofexmoor.org.uk/ or our face book page www.tinyurl.com/Bogtastic15, #Bogtastic15
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Wednesday 29th July 2015 10:00 am

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Seashore rock pool ramble usually followed by optional microscope workshop. Wear appropriate footwear. Equipment and seashore guide provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Ranger days

Wednesday 29th July 2015 11:00 am

Location: The activities will take place in different places, please follow signs on the day.
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Join our rangers on a fun day in the outdoors. Learn about the work they do and try your hand at picking up some rangering skills, such as shelter building, cooking on a fire, tracking animals, hunting for bugs and more. All activities will take place outside and will only be cancelled in very wet weather. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Suitable for all ages - children must be supervised. Dogs on leads welcome. Different activities will take place on each day.
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Seaside Safari

Thursday 30th July 2015 11:00 am

Location: Lynmouth
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a National Park Ranger to find out "who is eating who?" in the rockpools and "what is hiding where?". How effective is their camouflage? Fun for all ages for approx 2hrs. Meet at Lynmouth Pavilion on seafront nr Cliff Railway, Lynmouth @ SS722497.
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Seaside Safari

Thursday 30th July 2015 11:00 am

Location: Lynmouth
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a National Park Ranger to find out "who is eating who?" in the rockpools and "what is hiding where?". How effective is their camouflage? Fun for all ages for approx 2hrs. Meet at Lynmouth Pavilion on seafront nr Cliff Railway, Lynmouth @ SS722497.
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Dulverton Town Tour

Thursday 30th July 2015 04:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
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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Deer and nightjar twilight walk

Thursday 30th July 2015 07:30 pm

Location: Webbers Post
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join deer ranger, Charles Harding for a fascinating Exmoor adventure seeking out deer and their new born calves. This will also be a good opportunity to seek out the elusive nightjar, listening for its distinctive call and song.
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Morris Dancing

Thursday 30th July 2015 08:00 pm

Location: Burrowhayes Farm, West Luccombe
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: Morris Dancing
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Morris Dancing

Thursday 30th July 2015 09:00 pm

Location: Porlock - High Street by Church
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: Morris Dancing
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Flower Festival

Friday 31st July 2015 10:00 am

Location: St. Dubricius' Church, High Street, Porlock
Duration: 3 days, 6 hours and 30 minutes
Description: The church is beautifully decorated with flowers. Refreshments are available, and church members are there to guide [and to chat to visitors] Live organ or piano music will sometimes be played, and usually there is an evening organ recital. Donations go to church funds.
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Minehead Photo Exhibition

Friday 31st July 2015 11:00 am

Location: The Beach Hotel, Minehead
Duration: 12 days and 7 hours
Description: 31 JULY - 12 AUGUST: MINEHEAD POP-UP PHOTO EXHIBITION - Minehead based photographers exhibit their visions of this beautiful sea side town in a fine art meets street photography style. Prints available for purchase. Free admission. Open daily: 11 AM - 6 PM, except on the opening night 31 July: 7 PM - 10 PM. Location: The Beach Hotel, The Avenue, Minehead, TA24 5AP. More information: mineheadstudio@ninadodd.com
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Ranger days

Friday 31st July 2015 11:00 am

Location: The activities will take place in different places, please follow signs on the day.
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Join our rangers on a fun day in the outdoors. Learn about the work they do and try your hand at picking up some rangering skills, such as shelter building, cooking on a fire, tracking animals, hunting for bugs and more. All activities will take place outside and will only be cancelled in very wet weather. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Suitable for all ages - children must be supervised. Dogs on leads welcome. Different activities will take place on each day.
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Dunkery By Moonlight

Friday 31st July 2015 08:00 pm

Location: Webbers Post
Duration: N/A
Description: Be guided by a National Park Ranger up the steep track to the highest point on Exmoor – Dunkery Beacon. Watch the sun set over the Bristol Channel & the distant mountains of Wales, and see the full moon rising like a huge Somerset Brie above the Brendon Hills. Look out for red deer moving about in the twilight. ALTERNATIVELY feel your way up Dunkery in thick fog, seeing nothing but swirling mist and listen to the many strange, wild night sounds in which Exmoor excels.
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