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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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Lynmouth Seaside Safari

Monday 1st August 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion, seafront
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a National Park Ranger to find out "who is eating who?" in the rockpools and "what is hiding where?" Meet at Lynmouth Pavilion, seafront.
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Exmoor Pony Festival Guided Walk

Tuesday 2nd August 2016

Location: Dunkery
Duration: N/A
Description: Guided Walk (Dunkery, Exmoor) Exmoor Pony Society member Tricia Gibson has followed the three herds on Dunkery (mainly the Westwilmer and Tawbitts herds) for the past 6 years getting to know all the ponies and providing the Society and the herd owners with vital information regarding the stallions and mares and each year's foals. Tricia's love of photography has also provided many photographs of the interaction between stallions, mares and foals providing our facebook followers with many intimate moments. Tricia co-owns 3 young Westwilmer mares out on the hill as well as her own two 3 year olds youngsters who were born on Dunkery. If luck is with the walkers, there will be plenty of photographic opportunities and lots to see! Places restricted and all individuals must adhere to the guidance notes regarding suitable footwear etc. Tricia says 'people will need to bring whatever they want to eat and also water!! We could easily cover up to 15 miles in the 6 hours.... but they will be wonderful miles - whatever the weather throws at us! Do please wear walking boots and gaitors as there are many adders in the area and also ticks...' Please book your place via the Exmoor Pony Society - 01884 839930 The exact meeting point for the start of the walk will not be known until the day before as the groups of ponies move over fairly large areas!
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Macbeth in The Valley of the Rocks

Tuesday 2nd August 2016 07:30 pm

Location: The Valley of the Rocks Lee Rd Lynton Devon
Duration: 18 days, 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Pleasure Dome Theatre Company presents Shakespeare's timeless tale of ambition and greed set against the dramatic landscape of the Valley of the Rocks. This inaugural run of Macbeth will mark the beginning of a seasonal programme of outdoor entertainment consisting of classical theatre, opera and modern productions situated in our stunning surroundings. Water, wind, earth and fire combine as we turn this otherworldly location into our stage to realise an elemental production with visionary direction by Scott LeCrass and extraordinary lighting design by Oliver Bush. So bring along a picnic, sample the delights of Mother Meldrum's Tea Garden or enjoy pre-theatre dining at the Vanilla Pod in Lynton.
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Lynmouth Green Family Wildlife Day

Wednesday 3rd August 2016 11:00 am

Location: Lynmouth Green
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Discover what amazing bugs and beasties live in the rivers and woodlands of Exmoor as we stream dip and bug hunt down at Lynmouth Green.
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Quilling Workshop

Wednesday 3rd August 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join Debbie Brannen from Exmoor Arts to make a tea light holder using the technique of quilling. Items need gluing so will still be wet at end of workshop participants can leave them to dry and collect later in the week. Part of our 'Touching on Tradition' series of activities.
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Activity Afternoon

Thursday 4th August 2016 12:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Enjoy and afternoon of fun and games at the Exmoor Pony Centre. Meet the ponies, rides and grooming- activities for all. Refreshments in the Green Room. Riders must be 4 yrs and over. All weather activities.
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Deer and nightjar twilight walk

Thursday 4th August 2016 06:45 pm

Location: Please meet at Webbers Post car park SS903438.
Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Description: Discover deer and their newborns in an adventure that's fun for all the family. Help our Deer Ranger seek out the mysterious nightjar (little leg friendly). You will meet Charles Harding at Webbers Post car park, near the highest point on Exmoor. As night falls you will begin your Exmoor adventure. This is time to keep your eyes peeled for red deer and their newborns roaming in the sunset, as you make your way up Dunkery Hill. You'll make your return as the dark closes in, listening out for the enigmatic churring of the nightjar.
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Minehead Country Market

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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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Flower Festival

Friday 5th August 2016 10:00 am

Location: St. Dubricius's Church, Porlock
Duration: 3 days and 7 hours
Description: For four days the church is filled with flowers by members of the church and village. There will be organ, piano, and other live instrumental and choral music, and light refreshments will be available. There is one step into church [ramps available], and one further step within the church.
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Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Friday 5th August 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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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Friday 5th August 2016 01:15 pm

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. Includes a microscope workshop.
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Wild Pony Whispering 'Discover Exmoor Ponies' Workshop

Friday 5th August 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Holt Ball Farm, Luccombe, Minehead, Somerset
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Find out all about Exmoor ponies - what they're like and how we listen to and interact with them, build trust, care for and provide the right environment for them. Meet the herd of Exmoor ponies and learn more about this immensely characterful endangered ancient native breed in this fascinating afternoon workshop with Moorland Exmoor Foal Project founder and Wild Pony Whispering author, Dawn Westcott. General interest - you don't need to be a horse owner to enjoy this event, however, there will be invaluable tips and insights regarding keeping ponies happy and meeting their needs, so it's ideal for owners (and potential owners) too. This event is supporting the Moorland Exmoor Foal Project.
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Annual Flower Show

Saturday 6th August 2016

Location: Dunster Tithe Barn
Duration: 1 day
Description: Public display of villagers' exhibits in annual Flower Show, including Vegetables, Fruit, Flowers, Flower Arranging, Cookery, Art, Craft, Photography and Children's classes. An opportunity to view the inside of the fully restored historic Tithe Barn. Refreshments, Sales Table and Raffle.
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The Heritage Exmoor Pony Festival

Saturday 6th August 2016

Location: Exmoor National Park
Duration: 9 days
Description: The Heritage Exmoor Pony Festival celebrates and promotes the Pedigree, Purebred & Exmoor Type Exmoor ponies of Exmoor National Park and their herd owners. The Festival is organised by the Moorland Exmoor Pony Breeders Group (MEPBG), the Exmoor Pony Club and the Moorland Exmoor Foal Project - a group of Exmoor farmers and land owners dedicated to safeguarding the future of the free-living semi-feral and tame Exmoor ponies and promoting awareness of the immense qualities of the Exmoor pony breed. Events include the gathering of the world's largest herd of wild Exmoor ponies, Wild Pony Whispering workshops and demos encouraging positive, trust-based horsemanship, Exmoor pony talks and social events, the MEPBG Exmoor Pony Show at Brendon Show, Exmoor pony photography workshops and safaris - and much more.
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Tiverton Horse Show

Saturday 6th August 2016 09:00 am

Location: Marley Fields, Bolham Lythecourt Near Bolham Tiverton Devon (A396 Tiverton - Bampton Road)
Duration: N/A
Description: TIVERTON HORSE SHOW Saturday 6 August 2016 Marley Farm, Bolham EX16 7RF (On the A396 Tiverton to Bampton Road) Progressive and Club Classes, Novice & Open Jumping classes, Dressage & Showing classes Iberian Horses (Spanish, Lipizzaners etc.) classes Refreshments – Draw – Trade Stands 2.00pm Family Dog Show Parade of the Tiverton Staghounds Entrance £1.00 per person
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Exmoor Rail

Saturday 6th August 2016 10:00 am

Location: The Minehead Eye, Mart Road
Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes
Description: This is a great family event, offering high quality working model railway layouts, plus demonstrations and wide trade support. The bright, modern venue is disabled friendly and is just across the car park from the West Somerset Railway's station in Minehead. Hot & cold food and drink will be available all day, and parking is available right outside (Pay & Display), plus free parking in surrounding roads. The West Somerset Railway is holding its annual Steam Fayre on the same week-end, so for anyone remotely interested in railways, it makes a great week-end!
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Cutcombe Fete & Dog Show

Saturday 6th August 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Wheddon Cross Playing Fields
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Annual Cutcombe Fete & Dog Show 6th August 2016 from 2pm, FREE entry!! Rob Wilson North from Exmoor National Park is opening the Fete this year! Dark Town Strutters Jazz Band will be playing, Grand Draw, Exmoor Ponies and Exmoor Horn Sheep. Traditional Stalls, Tea Coffee and cakes.... Childrens Races! And finally the Grand Sale of Produce!!
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Exmoor Holidays Past - Your Exmoor Event

Saturday 6th August 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Exmoor has been a favorite place to visit for many since the Romantic Period when Coleridge and Shelley roamed the moors. Visit the pavilion to discover other peoples holidays past on Exmoor and have a chance to share your own stories, memories, photos and postcards.
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Stogumber Show

Saturday 6th August 2016 02:30 pm

Location: Stogumber Village Hall
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: A traditional Village Show in this attractive small village. The Show features vegetables, fruit, arts and crafts, flowers and flower arrangements, and most especially cakes and other home cooking - like the 'Great British Bake-off' but for real! Teas are served on the terrace, and there is an auction of exhibits at the end. Come and see a living rural tradition.
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Horse & Pony Author Event

Saturday 6th August 2016 04:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre, Dulverton
Duration: 3 hours
Description: A wonderful opportunity to come along and listen to 6 well known writers of both fiction and non-fiction, there will be something for everyone and all ages here! The six authors will be Olivia Tuffin, Victoria Eveleigh, Vanessa Bee, Sheena Wilkinson, Sam Angus and Dr. Sue Baker. Olivia and Vanessa are both Exmoor pony owners, Victoria owns and breeds pony having the Ilkerton herd that run on Ilkerton Ridge and Sue is both a breeder and a owner. You can found out more about the authors by visiting the Exmoor Pony Festival facebook page or website or emailing Sue McGeever susan.mcgeever@btconnect.com for the information poster. This event will be followed by the Exmoor Pony Festival Annual Barbeque and Quiz starting at 19.30. This is event is part of the Exmoor Pony Festival: FROM GATHER TO GLORY! So we will be celebrating the moor bred registered Exmoor pony as recognised by the Rare Breed Survival Trust (Watchlist Category 2, Endangered) across the UK. There will be opportunities for people to meet Exmoor ponies and learn about the breed whether you are lucky enough to be down on Exmoor during the summer months or situated in other parts of the country. We have our own special Exmoor Pony Festival rosettes that will be given out to the best moor bred pony in in-hand and ridden classes at the Exmoor Pony Society’s area shows – so that everyone can see that moor bred ponies do go on to become fantastic family ponies. And we have walks on a number of conservation grazing sites from around the UK to highlight the role of the moor bred Exmoor pony in re-establishing natural habitats in our beautiful countryside – a role they have carried out on Exmoor for centuries.
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Annual Barbeque and Quiz

Saturday 6th August 2016 07:30 pm

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre, Dulverton
Duration: N/A
Description: The quiz and BBQ is always very popular and this year we have the added bonus of having some of the authors from our Horse and Pony Author Event joining us and testing their knowledge of Exmoor ponies! Dr Sue Baker has compiled the quiz (so will not be on anybody's team!) and we are hoping that all the Exmoor Pony Society areas will take up the challenge to see which team across the country gets the most points! Please telephone 01884 839930 and let us know you are coming so we can ensure we have enough copies of the quiz and enough for the BBQ - especially if people have special dietary requirements. A donation of £10 per person to help out with the cost of the BBQ would be much appreciated.
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Allerford Big Breakfast

Sunday 7th August 2016 08:00 am

Location: Allerford & Selworthy Community Hall, Allerford
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Come and enjoy a full English Breakfast in relaxed, friendly surroundings. Cooked while you wait, and with plenty of choice. From just £5 for 6 items.
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Anchor Herd - Open Morning

Sunday 7th August 2016 10:00 am

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre, Dulverton
Duration: N/A
Description: 10am Meet at the Exmoor Pony Centre Walk to see the stallions, mares and youngstock held in ground for showing and specific breeding programmes. 11am approximately – Return to Exmoor Pony Centre Discussion on the breed and in-hand showing demonstration. Tea/coffee and cake will be served in the Green Room following the demonstration. There will then be an opportunity to walk out on to Varle Hill to see the ponies in their natural environment and for those who have not visited Exmoor before, the chance to see the famous Tarr Steps. This event is part of the Exmoor Pony Festival: FROM GATHER TO GLORY! So we will be celebrating the moor bred registered Exmoor pony as recognised by the Rare Breed Survival Trust (Watchlist Category 2, Endangered) across the UK. There will be opportunities for people to meet Exmoor ponies and learn about the breed whether you are lucky enough to be down on Exmoor during the summer months or situated in other parts of the country. We have our own special Exmoor Pony Festival rosettes that will be given out to the best moor bred pony in in-hand and ridden classes at the Exmoor Pony Society’s area shows – so that everyone can see that moor bred ponies do go on to become fantastic family ponies. And we have walks on a number of conservation grazing sites from around the UK to highlight the role of the moor bred Exmoor pony in re-establishing natural habitats in our beautiful countryside – a role they have carried out on Exmoor for centuries.
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Porlock Country Fair

Sunday 7th August 2016 11:30 am

Location: Porlock Recreation Ground, Parsons Street
Duration: 6 hours
Description: A traditional Country Fair with stalls, games, displays, Children's races, a dog show, music, refreshments and so much more! A great day out for all the family.
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Music Week in Dunster

Sunday 7th August 2016 03:00 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 6 days and 20 hours
Description: A residential fun filled weekend of music making for both choir and orchestra. Package includes full board accommodation, music tuition and rehearsals, entertainment, outings, walks.
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The Tippbarlake 'Wild Westcountry' Pony Herd Gathering

Monday 8th August 2016

Location: Brendon Barton Farm, Brendon, Lynton, Devon
Duration: N/A
Description: Experience the majestic gathering of the world's largest free-living herd of Exmoor ponies. The Floyd family's Tippbarlake herd will be brought in from Brendon Common to the home farm. Opportunity to join as a rider by special arrangement and also to spectate. For more information please telephone Maria Floyd on 01598 741201. email: mariafloyd@gmail.com
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Mineral Line Walk: Ruins in the Wooda

Monday 8th August 2016 09:45 am

Location: Chargot Woods car park
Duration: 3 hours
Description: A 1 hour easy stroll to look at Langham Engine House and the history of iron mining in the Brendon Hills. Then a 2 hour walk down the steep miner's track looking at other features connected with iron mining. We may visit Burrow Farm Engine House or Kennisham Hill. Walking boots required
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Lynmouth Seaside Safari

Monday 8th August 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion, seafront
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a National Park Ranger to find out "who is eating who?" in the rockpools and "what is hiding where?" Meet at Lynmouth Pavilion, seafront.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Monday 8th August 2016 02:30 pm

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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Combe Martin Carnival Sandcastle Competition

Tuesday 9th August 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Sandcastle competition on Combe Martin beach
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Exmoor Pony Festival Guided Walk

Tuesday 9th August 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Haddon Hill, Exmoor
Duration: N/A
Description: Exmoor National Park Authority Ranger Richard Eales will be your guide and you can learn about the ENPAs own herds – Warren and Haddon - and their current breeding programme as well as meeting the Knightoncombe herd that are currently running with the ponies on Haddon Hill. Don’t forget to bring along a camera
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Dulverton Town Tour

Tuesday 9th August 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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Evening Deer Search

Tuesday 9th August 2016 07:00 pm

Location: Ashcombe Car Park - Simonsbath
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. Meet Ashcombe car park, Simonsbath SS774395 - 7:00pm for 2hrs / 3 miles. Binoculars, walking boots / clothing are essential. No dogs.
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Exford Show

Wednesday 10th August 2016 08:30 am

Location: Court Hill Exford showground off the B3223 Roome Hill Road Grid 852/369
Duration: 8 hours
Description: Horse show with hunter mares, foals and youngstock, show jumping and pony classes. Annual Exmoor pony breed show. Local breeds sheep Show. Craft marquee and trade stands; dog show and stags horn classes. Full catering.
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The Exmoor Pony Society Breed Show

Wednesday 10th August 2016 09:00 am

Location: Exford Show
Duration: 7 hours
Description: The annual Breed Show celebrating Exmoor's own ponies now in its 95th year!An opportunity to see both moor bred and in-ground registered Exmoor ponies and learn about this wonderful native breed. Recognised by the Rare Breed Survival Trust (Category 2, Endangered), the Exmoor pony voted one of the 60 Best Things About Britain in 2015 was near extinction at the end of the Second World War with the population dropping to just 50. Remarkably there are now 500 registered Exmoor ponies running in twenty herds on Exmoor today and a further 3500 worldwide. The Exmoor Pony Society was established in 1921 and in 2016 will be celebrating 95 years as the Guardians of Breed tasked with the conservation and preservation of this important part of Exmoor's heritage. Thankfully due to the dedication of the moorland herd owners and the pioneering work of Exmoor Pony Society members and supporters like Mary Etherington, there are still 'little horses on the Exmoor hills'. Do come and join us.Full details will be on the Exmoor Pony Society and Exmoor Pony Festival websiteshttp://www.exmoorponysociety.org.uk/http://exmoorponyfestival.com/
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A stroll around historic Winsford

Wednesday 10th August 2016 10:30 am

Location: SS90593489 Winsford War Memorial, centre of village
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A stroll around the village of Winsford discussing its historic development and looking at some of its historic features.
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Combe Martin Carnival Pile-a-Pebble Competition

Wednesday 10th August 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Build the tallest "pile", made only from beach pebbles!
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BRENDON & DISTRICT SHOW

Thursday 11th August 2016

Location: Brendon Barton, Brendon, Lynton
Duration: N/A
Description: Brendon Show & Gymkhana is one of the oldest horse shows on Exmoor - Brendon Show – A great day out for all the family at one of Exmoor’s longest-standing, traditional Horse & Country shows - Horse & Pony classes, Gymkhana, Show Jumping (with 2017 North Devon Qualifier), Exmoor Pony Show, Exmoor Horn Sheep Classes, Sheep Shearing Display, Stags Horns, Dog Show, Lurcher Racing and Dog Agility Course, Vintage Machinery, Parade of Hounds, Birds of Prey Demo, Ferret Racing, Trade Stands, Licensed Bar and RefreshmentsWe look forward to seeing you there!
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Cream Tea and Tippbarlake Herd Tour (Afternoon)

Thursday 11th August 2016

Location: Brendon Barton Farm, Brendon, Lynton, Devon
Duration: N/A
Description: View the amazing Tippbarlake herd of free-living Exmoor ponies and enjoy a wonderful homemade Exmoor cream tea. Advance booking essential please.
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Activity Afternoon

Thursday 11th August 2016 12:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Enjoy and afternoon of fun and games at the Exmoor Pony Centre. Meet the ponies, rides and grooming- activities for all. Refreshments in the Green Room. Riders must be 4 yrs and over. All weather activities.
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An archaeological walk to Chains Barrow

Thursday 11th August 2016 01:00 pm

Location: SS76734104 meet at car parking layby at Prayway
Duration: 4 hours
Description: A 6-8 km walk (depending on progress) part on tracks, part over rough ground, looking at the archaeology of the area including Chains Barrow
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Combe Martin Carnival Scavenger Hunt

Thursday 11th August 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Find 25 items or pieces of information from around Combe Martin beach... before anyone else does!
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Evenings@Pavilion - Illustrated Talk

Thursday 11th August 2016 07:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Description: A relaxed evening exploring deeper into Exmoor's heritage. Topics have ranged from traditional woodland skills to lime kilns! Refreshments provided so there's plenty of opportunity to ask questions and have a chat.
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Carhampton Flower Festival

Friday 12th August 2016 10:00 am

Location: St. John's Church Carhampton
Duration: 3 days, 6 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Let Flowers Tell a Story - Authors, Poets & Playwrights, a flower festival using the written word as inspiration for floral designs. 2016 marks the anniversary birth of Beatrix Potter, Charlotte Bronte and Roald Dahl and the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Club members have staged floral arrangements using poems, novels, and plays from the great writers for creativity and design. The festival runs from Friday 12th August until Monday 15th 10am - 4.30pm each day at St John's Church, Carhampton. Light refreshments, teas and coffee available every day as well as some local stalls.
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Exmoor Stained Glass Making Workshop

Friday 12th August 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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Free Choral and Orchestral Concert

Saturday 13th August 2016

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: N/A
Description: A free concert of choral singing and light orchestral music, performed by attendees of the Yarn Market Hotel's Music Week. Open air outside the Yarn Market hotel during the afternoon, please contact the hotel for the time. All are welcome to come and listen.
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RNLI HarbourFest 2016

Saturday 13th August 2016 11:00 am

Location: Minehead Harbour
Duration: 1 day and 12 hours
Description: RNLI Harbour Fest Minehead is an annual event bringing people together to celebrate our amazing piece of coast and raise funds for the RNLI. It incorporates the Fatyak Races on Saturday 13th August and the famous RNLI Raft Race on Sunday 14th August within a weekend packed with family entertainment and activities. Music, food and drink all weekend from The Old Ship Aground. Watersports taster sessions from Channel Adventure. Stalls, street entertainers, RNLI barbecue, kids activities, bouncy castle, so much to do. All finished off with a spectacular fireworks display on Sunday night at 9pm. Don't miss this incredible free weekend on Exmoor's stunning coast. Check out last year's event reviewed here: http://www.fatyak-kayaks.co.uk/rnli-minehead-harbour-fest/ Look at the event video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5r6KksgsC8
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Anstey District Garden Show

Saturday 13th August 2016 02:30 pm

Location: West Anstey Village Hall, Yeo Mill
Duration: 3 hours
Description: The annual Anstey Garden Show is a traditional village show. Come and browse the beautiful cut flowers and flower decorations as well as a wide array of vegetables produced in local gardens. There will also be local produce and handicraft sections including children's classes. Over 70 classes in all. Public admission from 2.30pm with refreshments available all afternoon and a raffle. Ends with an auction of produce.
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The Big Adventure Family Camp Out @ Wimbleball Lake.

Saturday 13th August 2016 04:00 pm

Location: Wimbleball Lake Cafe
Duration: 19 hours
Description: “Join the adventure! Come along and camp out in some of the most amazing locations on Exmoor. Site opens from 4pm, set your camp, cook your dinner with activities starting from 6pm. Tents down by 11am the next day. Ideal for first time campers.”
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The MEPBG Exmoor Pony Show at Brendon Show

Sunday 14th August 2016 10:00 am

Location: Brendon Barton Farm, Brendon, Lynton, Devon
Duration: 8 hours
Description: Part of the Heritage Exmoor Pony Festival - See quality pedigree and purebred Exmoor ponies exhibited in the heart of Exmoor at this long-standing Show. MEPG Exmoor classes finish early afternoon. Judge: Mrs Anne Whittle. Brendon Show continues til late afternoon. Fun day out for all the family. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome. Visitor Info:www.brendonshow.co.uk
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Watchet Summertime Family Dog Show

Sunday 14th August 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Watchet Esplanade
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Family Dog Show, with classes for family dogs. Part of a weeklong family festival on Watchet Esplanade and the surrounding town.
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Pleasure Ride

Sunday 14th August 2016 03:00 pm

Location: Brendon Two Gates
Duration: N/A
Description: Now in its fifth year we are heading setting off from another one of Exmoor’s beautiful well known landmarks – Brendon Two Gates. We have been photographed at Dunkery Beacon, Tarr Steps, Caractacus Stone and Landacre Bridge! Brendon Two Gates as the name suggests used to be a two gate system that allowed farmers to ride onto the moor in the strongest of winds without having to dismount – sadly the gates are no longer there. It was also the site of a quidnunx – four stones in a square with one in the middle – today there are only three stones in a row but the site remains a landmark to visit.The guided ride will cover about 8 miles and travel at walk, trot and canter. Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult and all riders should have a hard had and suitable footwear. Booking is essential – please call 01884 839930 to reserve your place and get a copy of the Rules of the Ride. This ride is part of the Exmoor Pony Festival:FROM GATHER TO GLORY!So we will be celebrating the moor bred registered Exmoor pony as recognised by the Rare Breed Survival Trust (Watchlist Category 2, Endangered) across the UK. There will be opportunities for people to meet Exmoor ponies and learn about the breed whether you are lucky enough to be down on Exmoor during the summer months or situated in other parts of the country.We have our own special Exmoor Pony Festival rosettes that will be given out to the best moor bred pony in in-hand and ridden classes at the Exmoor Pony Society’s area shows – so that everyone can see that moor bred ponies do go on to become fantastic family ponies.And we have walks on a number of conservation grazing sites from around the UK to highlight the role of the moor bred Exmoor pony in re-establishing natural habitats in our beautiful countryside – a role they have carried out on Exmoor for centuries.
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Outdoor theatre: Canterbury Tales

Sunday 14th August 2016 06:00 pm

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A family friendly adaptation of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. Expect lots of laughter as the Pantaloons race through all the tales using a variety of performing arts.
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Simonsbath Sawmill Open Day

Monday 15th August 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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Lynmouth Seaside Safari

Monday 15th August 2016 11:00 am

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion, seafront
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a National Park Ranger to find out "who is eating who?" in the rockpools and "what is hiding where?" Meet at Lynmouth Pavilion, seafront.
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Exmoor Pony Festival Guided Walk

Tuesday 16th August 2016 10:00 am

Location: Dunkery
Duration: N/A
Description: Exmoor Pony Society member Tricia Gibson has followed the three herds on Dunkery (mainly the Westwilmer and Tawbitts herds) for the past 6 years getting to know all the ponies and providing the Society and the herd owners with vital information regarding the stallions and mares and each year's foals. Tricia's love of photography has also provided many photographs of the interaction between stallions, mares and foals providing our facebook followers with many intimate moments. Tricia co-owns 3 young Westwilmer mares out on the hill as well as her own two 3 year olds youngsters who were born on Dunkery. If luck is with the walkers, there will be plenty of photographic opportunities and lots to see! Places restricted and all individuals must adhere to the guidance notes regarding suitable footwear etc. Tricia says 'people will need to bring whatever they want to eat and also water!! We could easily cover up to 15 miles in the 6 hours.... but they will be wonderful miles - whatever the weather throws at us! Do please wear walking boots and gaitors as there are many adders in the area and also ticks...' Please book your place via the Exmoor Pony Society - 01884 839930 The exact meeting point for the start of the walk will not be known until the day before as the groups of ponies move over fairly large areas!
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Evening Deer Search

Tuesday 16th August 2016 07:00 pm

Location: Ashcombe Car Park - Simonsbath
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. Meet Ashcombe car park, Simonsbath SS774395 - 7:00pm for 2hrs / 3 miles. Binoculars, walking boots / clothing are essential. No dogs.
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Jamie Waters' 'Photographing Exmoor Ponies in the Wild' Workshop (Morning)

Wednesday 17th August 2016 09:00 am

Location: Whitstones Hill Car Park, Porlock Hill
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Do you love free-living, moorland bred Exmoor ponies and are you interested in taking lovely photographs of them? If so then these workshops are for you. Jamie will show you how he takes pony photos and give you some hints and tips on how you can do the same. Including going through the settings on your camera, which will improve your pony photography. The workshop will take place at some beautiful locations on Exmoor. You will need your camera, spare battery and plenty of space on your memory card. Please bring sturdy footwear. The workshop will take about 2 hours. To book please contact Jamie Waters by email shelduck54@yahoo.com or by phone 01643 841747
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Tawbitts Stud Visit and Demonstration

Wednesday 17th August 2016 10:00 am

Location: Luckwell Bridge
Duration: N/A
Description: Jackie Ablett and Gill Langdon welcome you to the Tawbitts Stud at Luckwell Bridge. Established in the late 1970s, the breeding herd runs predominantly on Dunkery and Codsend. Mares that are not being bred from in any given year together with a number of geldings run on conservation sites in the South West. The Tawbitts herd also retain a number of ponies in ground each year to promote the breed both in-hand at shows and as ridden ponies. Last year the Tawbitts team came second in the 50th Anniversary Team Competition at the Golden Horseshoe Ride and have, in past years, qualified ponies for the Horse of the Year Show.The event is part of the Exmoor Pony Festival:FROM GATHER TO GLORY!So we will be celebrating the moor bred registered Exmoor pony as recognised by the Rare Breed Survival Trust (Watchlist Category 2, Endangered) across the UK. There will be opportunities for people to meet Exmoor ponies and learn about the breed whether you are lucky enough to be down on Exmoor during the summer months or situated in other parts of the country.We have our own special Exmoor Pony Festival rosettes that will be given out to the best moor bred pony in in-hand and ridden classes at the Exmoor Pony Society’s area shows – so that everyone can see that moor bred ponies do go on to become fantastic family ponies.And we have walks on a number of conservation grazing sites from around the UK to highlight the role of the moor bred Exmoor pony in re-establishing natural habitats in our beautiful countryside – a role they have carried out on Exmoor for centuries.
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 17th August 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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Withypool Flower Show and Fete

Wednesday 17th August 2016 02:30 pm

Location: Withypool
Duration: N/A
Description: Flower and Produce Show held in the village hall. Fete held on the green by the river. Traditional stalls and sideshows, raffle, refreshments and children's races. Come and join us for a family afternoon out in Withypool.
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Exmoor Pony Festival Safari

Thursday 18th August 2016

Location: Wheddon Cross
Duration: N/A
Description: Join us as we go up on the moor with Exmoor Wildlife Safaris. An Exmoor pony expert will be on board to tell you all you need to know about this fantastic breed (as reported in the Mid Devon Gazette 2015) Bookings through Daphne at Exmoor Wildlife Safaris - exmoorwildlifesafaris@gmail.com
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Herd 23 Anstey Common Walk, Talk and Tea with the Milton Family

Thursday 18th August 2016 10:00 am

Location: Froude Stone, Anstey Common, Exmoor
Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Description: Learn about the world's oldest family-owned Exmoor pony herd. Meet the ponies and enjoy refreshments afterwards. Meeting point will be the Froude Stone where Rex Milton's talk will commence at 10.00 am. This will be followed by a walk with Banger Milton lasting approximately 2 hours with refreshments at the Froude stone on return. To book your place please telephone 01398 341 217
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The Woods of Simonsbath and the Historic Sawmill

Thursday 18th August 2016 10:30 am

Location: Ashcombe car park, Simonsbath. Grid ref. SS 773 394
Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society on this guided walk taking in Ashcombe Wood, Birchcleave Wood and Simonsbath Sawmill. Hear about the history and management of these plantations created by the Knights around Simonsbath in the 19th century. Appx. 2 miles over slightly uneven ground with some short steep sections. Please bring a picnic and if the weather is bad we can lunch in the sawmill. We will never be more than appx half a mile from the car park, which has toilet facilities. Families welcome and dogs under close control.
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Activity Afternoon

Thursday 18th August 2016 12:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Enjoy and afternoon of fun and games at the Exmoor Pony Centre. Meet the ponies, rides and grooming- activities for all. Refreshments in the Green Room. Riders must be 4 yrs and over. All weather activities.
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Natural History Walk

Thursday 18th August 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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POTTERY TALK AND DEMONSTRATION

Thursday 18th August 2016 06:00 pm

Location: LYNMOUTH PAVILION
Duration: N/A
Description: A talk and Demonstration by Brian Andrew and Russell Kingston of Ruffen Common Pottery (Lynmouth) An insight into the workings of Ruffen Common Pottery and the life of a potter. This will be an interesting, informative and entertaining evening suitable for all ages Free Event but booking is advised
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Dunkery By Moonlight

Thursday 18th August 2016 07:45 pm

Location: Webbers Post
Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes
Description: Be guided by a National Park Ranger up the steep track to the highest point on Exmoor, Dunkery Beacon. As the sun sets and the full moon rises, we may well see red deer moving through the gathering darkness. Alternatively, we will find our way up through mist, listening to the wild night sounds in which Exmoor excels.
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Seashore Safari

Friday 19th August 2016 12:30 pm

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. Includes a microscope workshop.
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Summer Jazz at Woolhanger

Friday 19th August 2016 07:00 pm

Location: Woolhanger Manor, Parracombe
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Friday 19th of August 2016 will see Woolhanger Manor host a Summer Jazz concert by renowned Devon musicians Chris Gradwell, Mike Thorn and Andrew Daldorph, performing as ‘Le Jazz’. The event, which is raising funds for two charities, Calvert Trust Exmoor and Share Music South West, will feature favourite jazz standards including numbers by George Gershwin, Django Rienhardt and George Shearing. Doors open at 7pm, with the performance taking place in Woolhanger Manor’s beautiful Music Room. Tickets, which cost £17.50 including a glass of wine and canapes, are available from www.calvert-trust.org.uk/jazz. For more information please contact Robin Nicoll at Calvert Trust Exmoor on robin@calvert-trust.org.uk or 01598 763221.
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From here to Absurdity

Friday 19th August 2016 08:00 pm

Location: Porlock Village Hall
Duration: N/A
Description: Comedy sketch show from the Edinburgh Fringe. Real Ale bar from 7pm, pre booked suppers £3.00
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Brompton Regis Village Show, Horse Show & Gymkhana

Saturday 20th August 2016 09:00 am

Location: Brompton Regis Cricket Ground
Duration: 8 hours
Description: Enjoy a day in the beautiful West Somerset countryside at the annual Brompton Regis Village Show and Gymkhana now in its 63rd year. It remains a traditional village show and provides a fantastic day out for local families and visitors alike. The Horse Show (from 9.00am) is a full day event with riders and horses competing in 35 Show Jumping and Showing classes, including special classes for Exmoor ponies, Britain’s oldest breed of native pony, a Gymkhana and a Mounted Fancy Dress competition. The Dog Show (1.00pm), for which entries are taken on the day, is always much enjoyed by participants and spectators alike, with pedigree as well as family dog fun classes. There will be Cookery, Flower, Handicraft, Vegetable and Egg Shows where you can admire the many exhibits (show tent open from noon). Bargains galore are to be had at the Local Produce, Plants, Bric a Brac and Book Stalls (from 10.00am). You can try your luck in the Show Raffle, at the Bottle Stall or make bids for some attractive pledges at the Auction of Pledges. There will be a Parade of the West Somerset Foxhounds in the afternoon and many Vintage Tractors on display.For children there is plenty to occupy them. There will be Face Painting or they can have a go on the Bouncy Castle or Coconut Shy, try their skill at the Making Bat Boxes stand or enjoy the Play Area. A Refreshments Tent will be open throughout where you will be able to enjoy a great range of freshly made sandwiches and cakes, tea & coffee and fantastic hot food from the BBQ. At the end of the day there is a Grand Auction of exhibits from the Show Tents.For full details see our website: www.bromptonregis.com/show
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Dulverton & District Flower and Produce Show

Saturday 20th August 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Town Hall
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join us at our Annual Show for a glimpse of rural life, Home produce,Vegetables,Flowers,Floral Art,Arts & Crafts,and photography. Teas,Cakes,Cream Teas,Strawberrys & Cream ,Raffle and Auction of Produce All Welcome
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Sense and sensibility outdoor theatre

Saturday 20th August 2016 06:00 pm

Location: Dunster Castle and Gardens
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Bring a blanket and a picnic and while away the evening in front of the magnificent Dunster Castle watching the Dashwood sisters search for love in this ever popular Jane Austin tale.
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Fireworks

Saturday 20th August 2016 10:00 pm

Location: Watchet Esplanade
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: A day of entertainment on Watchet Esplanade, with live music during the day and evening and a fantastic firework display in a beautiful setting from 10 pm. Part of a weeklong series of events in and around Watchet, including music, crafts and entertainment - look out for the full programme on our webpage and Face Book page nearer the time.
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The Keith Hole Memorial 23rd Classic Tour of Exmoor

Sunday 21st August 2016 09:30 am

Location: Doniford Farm Park
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: The Keith Hole Memorial Classsic Tour of Exmoor is one of the major events organised by Minehead Motor Club with entrants returning year after year. Starting with Bacon Butties and Tea or Coffee from Doniford Farm with a relatively relaxing route of about 100 miles mainly over Exmoor, before returning to the finish with at Doniford for an excellent cream tea. The event is Touring Car Assembly open to members and non members of the club with classic cars or vehicles of interest
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Allerford Summer Fayre

Sunday 21st August 2016 10:30 am

Location: Allerford & Selworthy Community Hall, Allerford
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Stalls, raffle, games for children, home-made light lunches and teas. Sell your own goods - book a car-boot pitch or table for £5.
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The Wild Stuff

Sunday 21st August 2016 11:00 am

Location: Brendon Common, Dry Bridge (raised parking area)
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Meet a National Park Ranger at Dry Bridge for a circular walk across the open moorland, enjoying the carpet of honey scented heather, fine views over wild countryside and dipping in and out of small combes. Meet at Dry Bridge (raised parking area) SS 759451. 11am for 2hrs/3.5 miles. Walking clothing/boots essential.
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Moorland Exmoor Pony Breeders Group & Holt Ball Open Afternoon

Sunday 21st August 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Holt Ball Farm, Luccombe, Minehead, Somerset
Duration: 4 hours
Description: So much to see - meet the Exmoor pony herd owners, visit Wild Pony Whispering and Wild Stallion Whispering HQ, enjoy mini-demos, chats, photo displays, lots and lots of Exmoor ponies, refreshments and much more. Please let us know if you are coming so we can cater for refreshments. Email: moorlandexmoorgroup@hotmail.co.uk
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A Historic Town Tour of Dulverton

Sunday 21st August 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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Lynmouth Seaside Safari

Monday 22nd August 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion, seafront
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a National Park Ranger to find out "who is eating who?" in the rockpools and "what is hiding where?" Meet at Lynmouth Pavilion, seafront.
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Seashore Safari

Monday 22nd August 2016 02:30 pm

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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Exmoor Pony Festival Guided Walk

Tuesday 23rd August 2016

Location: Dunkery
Duration: N/A
Description: Guided Walk (Dunkery, Exmoor) Exmoor Pony Society member Tricia Gibson has followed the three herds on Dunkery (mainly the Westwilmer and Tawbitts herds) for the past 6 years getting to know all the ponies and providing the Society and the herd owners with vital information regarding the stallions and mares and each year's foals. Tricia's love of photography has also provided many photographs of the interaction between stallions, mares and foals providing our facebook followers with many intimate moments. Tricia co-owns 3 young Westwilmer mares out on the hill as well as her own two 3 year olds youngsters who were born on Dunkery. If luck is with the walkers, there will be plenty of photographic opportunities and lots to see! Places restricted and all individuals must adhere to the guidance notes regarding suitable footwear etc. Tricia says 'people will need to bring whatever they want to eat and also water!! We could easily cover up to 15 miles in the 6 hours.... but they will be wonderful miles - whatever the weather throws at us! Do please wear walking boots and gaitors as there are many adders in the area and also ticks...' Please book your place via the Exmoor Pony Society - 01884 839930 The exact meeting point for the start of the walk will not be known until the day before as the groups of ponies move over fairly large areas!
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Outdoor theatre: Peter Pan, Chapterhouse Theatre Company

Tuesday 23rd August 2016 06:00 pm

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company for their adaptation of Peter Pan. A great evening out for all the family. Presented by special arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Samuel French Ltd.
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Evening Deer Search

Tuesday 23rd August 2016 06:30 pm

Location: Ashcombe Car Park - Simonsbath
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. Meet Ashcombe car park, Simonsbath SS774395 - 7:00pm for 2hrs / 3 miles. Binoculars, walking boots / clothing are essential. No dogs.
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Archaeological Walk with Exmoor Ponies - "Packhorse Ways and A Deserted Village"

Wednesday 24th August 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Crawter Hill (south of Porlock) Meet in layby at SS 8907 4557
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A fascinating walk with an Exmoor National Park Archaeologist (and an Exmoor pony or two from the Moorland Exmoor Pony Foal Project) in the hoofprints of the old packhorse trains that crossed Exmoor. On the way will visit an abandoned medieval village and its fields. The walk is about 3 kms long over moorland and through the upper parts of Horner Wood. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome. Contact and to book your place: Rob Wilson-North, ENPA 01398 322 280
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Exmoor Pony Festival Guided Walk

Wednesday 24th August 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Luckwell Bridge
Duration: N/A
Description: A guided walk on Codsend moor to see the Tawbitts and Hawkwell herds and an opportunity to meet the breeders of these two herds! To book your place contact Gill Langdon on 01643 841330 This event is part of the Exmoor Pony Festival: FROM GATHER TO GLORY! So we will be celebrating the moor bred registered Exmoor pony as recognised by the Rare Breed Survival Trust (Watchlist Category 2, Endangered) across the UK. There will be opportunities for people to meet Exmoor ponies and learn about the breed whether you are lucky enough to be down on Exmoor during the summer months or situated in other parts of the country. We have our own special Exmoor Pony Festival rosettes that will be given out to the best moor bred pony in in-hand and ridden classes at the Exmoor Pony Society’s area shows – so that everyone can see that moor bred ponies do go on to become fantastic family ponies. And we have walks on a number of conservation grazing sites from around the UK to highlight the role of the moor bred Exmoor pony in re-establishing natural habitats in our beautiful countryside – a role they have carried out on Exmoor for centuries.
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Activity Afternoon

Thursday 25th August 2016 12:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Enjoy and afternoon of fun and games at the Exmoor Pony Centre. Meet the ponies, rides and grooming- activities for all. Refreshments in the Green Room. Riders must be 4 yrs and over. All weather activities.
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Book Sale

Friday 26th August 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). Something for everyone! Model railway can be seen working together with all the usual exhibits - ALL FREE ADMISSION.
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Far West Exmoor - A Guided Walk

Friday 26th August 2016 10:30 am

Location: NT car park, Hunter's Inn, Heddons Mouth. Grid Ref. 655482.
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society on this challenging circular walk of appx 9 mls from Hunter's Inn up the South West Coast Path (narrow and sheer drop in places) to Holdstone Down, returning via Trentishoe Down and Ladies Mile. Fairly rough walking with some very steep climbs and descents. Please bring a picnic. Dogs under control welcome.
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BANK HOLIDAY MUSIC, FOOD AND ALL FAMILY FUN CELEBRATION SUPPORTING DEVON AIR AMBULANCE

Friday 26th August 2016 12:00 pm

Location: The Jubilee Inn, West Anstey, South Molton, Devon
Duration: 2 days, 10 hours and 30 minutes
Description: BANK HOLIDAY FUNDRAISING CELEBRATION – SUPPORTING DEVON AIR AMBULANCE RAISING MONEY FOR DEVON AIR AMBULANCE AND CELEBRATING THE ONE YEAR REOPENING OF THE ICONIC JUBILEE INN THIS BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND, SITUATED ON THE TWO MOORS WALK, WE HAVE A FUN, FOOD, MUSIC AND DANCE FILLED WEEKEND OF EVENTS TO ENJOY FOR ALL, FAMILIES, FOODIES AND PETS …. ALL WELCOME…. FRIDAY26 August 2016, from 7pm FOODIES EVENING WITH A SENSATIONAL 7-COURSE FINE DINING TASTING MENU OFFERED ACCOMPANIED BY (FOR ALL) ….. THE SMOOTH TONES OF JAZZ AND SWING SINGER STEVE VALENTINE, CROONING RAT PACK CLASSICS AND REQUESTS THROUGHOUT THE EVENING, WITH PERFORMANCES ON THE SOUTH FACING TERRACE (WEATHER PERMITTING) AND THROUGHOUT THE VENUE. FOR DINNER RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL 01398 341401 – LIMITED TABLES FOR DINING GUESTS. Dress with style and celebrate locally produced foods, fabulous flavours and indulge with a touch of class. Sam Salway has created a delectable seven course Tasting Menu which consists …. AMUSE BOUCHE served with a glass of Kir Royal GAZPACHIO served with Cornish Crab or Jambon Bellota JOHN DORY with Mediterranean vegetables, pesto and Parmesan WICKED WOLF ‘EXMOOR’ GIN & TONIC GRANITA… to freshen the palate BEEF WELLINGTON with Chantenay carrots and purple sprouting broccoli CHEESE A selection of West Country cheeses AN ASSORTMENT OF MINI DESSERTS Enjoyed with tea or coffee and a digestive of choice £45 per person 10% discount for parties of 6 or more Pre-Booking is essential for this evening so please don’t leave it to the last minute! Telephone 01398 341401 or email info@thejubileeinn.co.uk And don’t forget this is the first event of the Annual Celebration for the reopening so do watch our website for more information at www.thejubileeinn.co.uk FINE DINING, AFFORDABLE FAVORITES FROM HEAD CHEF SAM SALWAY throughout bank holiday weekend …. FRIDAY, SATURDAY MENU DU JOUR (2 COURSES FOR £15 AND 3 FOR £18 LUNCH SERVICE) AND 6-7PM SATURDAY. SUNDAY LUNCH (NOON – 3PM). AL A CARTE RUNNING THROUGHOUT ALL SERVICES. CHILDREN’S (AND TODDLER MENU’S RUNNING THROUGHOUT) SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST – LIVE ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCES, FROM NOON 1pm Sam Dowden 2pm Jenna Witts 3pm Sophie Sutton 4pm Yazzy 5pm Sam Dowden EVENING (TO MIDNIGHT) – live PA from Chris Pro Discos, dancing and dinner (dinner reservations recommended: Telephone 01398 341401) SUNDAY 28th AUGUST – FAMILY FUN INFLATABLE DAY, WITH BOUNCY CASTLES AND GLADIATOR STICKS FOR THE MORE COMPETITIVE…. SUNDAY LUNCH SERVICE (BOOKINGS RECOMMENDED) AND LIVE ACOUSTIC MUSIC PERFORMANCES BY… 12pm Sam Dowden 1pm Matt Seatherton 2pm Karen Yates 3pm Sam Dowden 4pm One man bicycle 5pm Sam Dowden 6pm Laura Proudfoot All donations to Devon Air Ambulance greatly received……
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Wild Pony Whispering 'Connection' Workshop

Friday 26th August 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Holt Ball Farm, Luccombe, Minehead
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Discover more about establishing trusting connection and understanding with horses and ponies in preparation for liberty, agility and ridden activities. Twice international horse agility world champion and Wild Pony Whispering author, Dawn Westcott, will explain and demonstrate the Core Connection Warm-up exercises she uses with Exmoor ponies, and which feature in her new book, Wild Stallion Whispering (available late August). There will be an opportunity for questions and answers and discussion as we explore core energy connection, two-way communication and enabling ponies to express how they feel as we work towards willing partnership in training. Advance Booking essential as places are limited. Email: dawnwestcott@hotmail.com or call 01643 862466 This event is supporting the Moorland Exmoor Foal Project.
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Treborough Hill Horse Trials

Saturday 27th August 2016

Location: Treborough Hill
Duration: 2 days
Description: British Eventing Horse Trials return to Treborough Hill in 2016 with two days of competition over the Bank Holiday weekend. Riders and horses take part in dressage, show jumping and cross country in this unique and stunning setting. Ideal viewing for spectators to watch the skill and bravery of local riders and see close up, top riders who bring their younger horses to gain experience.
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The Big Bank Holiday Adventure

Saturday 27th August 2016 10:00 am

Location: North Hill Tank Grounds
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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Woollen woods in autumn

Saturday 27th August 2016 1210

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes
Description: As summer turns to autumn, see a display of knitted, felted and crocheted woodland flora and fauna hidden in the woods at Arlington. Contribute your own woollen creation and see if you can spot it in the trees.
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Family Craft Workshop

Saturday 27th August 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
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Exford Flower & Produce Show

Saturday 27th August 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Exford Village Green
Duration: N/A
Description: Flower & Produce Show in large Marquee with stalls and activities on the Village Green
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Discover Exmoor's Bats at Wimbleball

Saturday 27th August 2016 08:00 pm

Location: Wimbleball Lake
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Come to Wimbleball Lake for an exciting evening walk spotting bats. Hear the bats with our detectors and see them in flight. Please bring a torch, warm clothing and stout footwear. Children must be accompanied by adults. Food, drinks, toilets and parking available (normal car park charges apply). Meet at Wimbleball café, TA22 9NU. Camping available when booked in advance, so why not make a night of it! For enquiries: Alex Forster on 01398 371116 or aforster@swlakestrust.org.uk
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Terrier Lurcher & Kennel Club Companion & Family Dog Show

Sunday 28th August 2016 12:30 pm

Location: Melcombe, Exford
Duration: N/A
Description: Annual dog show. Qualifiers/Trophies Tea tent & homemade cakes Barbeque
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Exmoor Pony Festival Safari

Tuesday 30th August 2016

Location: Wheddon Cross
Duration: N/A
Description: Join us as we go up on the moor with Exmoor Wildlife Safaris. An Exmoor pony expert will be on board to tell you all you need to know about this fantastic breed (as reported in the Mid Devon Gazette 2015)Bookings through Daphne at Exmoor Wildlife Safaris - exmoorwildlifesafaris@gmail.com
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An Illustrated Talk on Exmoor Ponies and Their Future and Q&Ax with Dawn Westcott

Wednesday 31st August 2016 07:00 pm

Location: Exmoor National Park Authority Centre, 7-9 Fore Street, Dulverton, Somerset
Duration: N/A
Description: Looking at why Exmoor ponies are so special, what opportunities are available to them and how we're endeavouring to safeguard the future of this endangered native breed. Dawn will be signing copies of her best-selling Wild Pony whispering and newly published Wild Stallion Whispering (out 23rd Aug) books. To book your place please call Exmoor National Park Centre 01398 323841 Entry is free and donations to the Moorland Exmoor Foal Project are welcome. Tea and coffee available.
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