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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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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 3rd October 2018 11:00 am

Location: National Park Centre Dunster
Duration: 1 hour and 30 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
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Porlock Weir and Culbone

Thursday 4th October 2018 10:00 am

Location: Porlock Weir Car Park (charges apply)
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Following the South West Coast Path through woods to Culbone Church, the smallest parish church in England, and Silcombe Farm. Some lane walking before descending through Worthy Wood to Porlock Weir for a late lunch, or bring a picnic. 5 miles, dogs welcome, and families with older children. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.
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Sea Glass Jewellery Making Workshop

Thursday 4th October 2018 1202

Location: Exmoor National Park Centre, Lynmouth
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A workshop where you will create sea glass jewellery to take home or give as a gift. Subject to weather and tides you will go beach combing on Lynmouth beach to find some sea glass (sea glass provided if conditions do not allow this). Debbie Brannen (artist and jewellery designer) gives lots of guidance and support enabling you to create a stunning piece of jewellery. All materials provided. Limited spaces so booking essential on 01598 752509. (Over 16 years only)
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 5th October 2018 1209

Location: Quaket Meeting House, 9 Bancks St, Minehead
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Delicious, nutritious traditional fare to take home, from the market that is not in the High Street. Available every Friday morning indoors in the Quaker Meeting House on Bancks Street in Minehead, the Minehead Country Market is in its 21st year of providing breads, cakes, honey, jams, chutneys, savouries and main dishes, along with plants, veg in season, and handcrafted items to the same standard of quality and hygiene as Country Markets across the nation. Come in and try our tasty foods, yard and farm eggs, seasonal plants and hand crafts – and have a chat to our friendly market staff.
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Cream Tea with Inspirational Women

Saturday 6th October 2018 02:20 pm

Location: Porlock Village Hall
Duration: 3 hours
Description: To help celebrate International Ada Lovelace Day, and her connections to Porlock, we invite you to join five women speakers, who include Dr Sarah Temple, Sarah Shorten and Charmaine Dascombe. A Somerset Cream Tea will be served in the interval, and hopefully some time to ask questions. Tickets are available at Porlock Visitor Centre, and wegottickets.com
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Male Voice Choir Concert

Saturday 6th October 2018 07:30 pm

Location: St Petrock's Church, Church Street, Timberscombe
Duration: N/A
Description: Minehead Male Voice Choir Concert
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Fungi and Foraging

Sunday 7th October 2018 10:30 am

Location: Heddon Valley, Near Parracombe, Barnstaple, Devon
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Fungi come in many shapes, sizes and colours - some very edible, some poisonous. Would you like to learn more? Join fungi & foraging expert Patrick Watts-Mabbott and an Exmoor Ranger for a chance to discover how many wild treats you can find in the Heddon Valley at this time of year.
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Discovering Dulverton's History

Sunday 7th October 2018 03:00 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. No need to book. £3.00 per person. Meet at Dulverton Heritage Centre http://www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/
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Headwaters of the Exe - Exmoor Water Improvement Project

Thursday 11th October 2018 10:00 am

Location: Hawkridge Village
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a member of the Headwaters of the Exe team on this 3-mile walk to hear about the Project to improve water quality within Exmoor National Park as part of Upstream Thinking. Great views of the Danes Brook and River Barle, farmland and birdlife. Some moderately steep sections, nearest facilities (café and toilets) at Hawkridge. 3 miles, dogs on leads welcome. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.
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Watercolour Painting Workshop

Thursday 11th October 2018 1202

Location: Exmoor National Park Centre, Lynmouth
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A watercolour painting workshop with Chris Howe. Learn to paint in watercolour in a friendly, happy, relaxed environment. Chris teachers in a calm and thoughtful way enabling complete beginners to go home with a painting to be proud of. Suitable for all abilities. Everyone is welcome. All materials provided.
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The Two Moors Festival

Friday 12th October 2018 07:30 pm

Location: Dunster, Dulverton, Churches across Exmoor
Duration: 9 days
Description: A classical music festival taking place in churches and other venues across Exmoor and Dartmoor with chamber music, song recitals, an orchestral concert, jazz and talks.
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Countisbury Harvest Auction

Friday 12th October 2018 08:00 pm

Location: Blue Ball Inn ..Countisbury Lynmouth
Duration: N/A
Description: A fun evening supporting one of the smallest churches on Exmoor.Come along and bid for the many varying lots from homemade jams , pickles , cakes etc and amazing atisan lots from the talented craftsmen workig in the twin villages. Everyone welcome ..dare you bid for the marrow..always the outstanding lot of the night !
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Half for the Hospice

Saturday 13th October 2018

Location: Woody Bay Station
Duration: 2 days
Description: The weekend when we donate half of our ticket sales revenue to Barnstaple's North Devon Hospice
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18th Exmoor Archaeology Forum: Mires, Miniliths and Monuments

Saturday 13th October 2018 10:00 am

Location: Brushford Parish Hall
Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Archaeological research on Exmoor’s peatlands, undertaken as part of the Exmoor Mires Partnership, will be the morning focus of our 18th Exmoor Archaeology Forum. Palaeo-environmental, earthwork and geophysical survey results will be presented as part of a multi-disciplinary study of the prehistoric landscapes and settlements of Codsend Moor. An analysis of the efforts of the Knights to ‘improve’ the former Royal Forest will look at the palaeo-environmental evidence and compare the field remains with the documentary archive uncovered in 2016. In the afternoon, the condition of our oldest monuments, Exmoor’s ‘miniliths’, will be examined through the results of our 2017-2018 condition survey and the national perspective of our stone rows will be discussed. To conclude the day, a summary of other recent work will be presented with the final year results of the project to research and conserve some of our most recent historic assets: traditional signposts. Speakers include Ross Dean, Prof. Ralph Fyfe, Dr Sandy Gerrard, Havananda Ombashi and Hazel Riley as well as members of staff from ENPA: Shirley Blaylock, Jack Fuller, Dr Martin Gillard and Charlotte Thomas. Please visit the website link to book a place. Registration begins at 10.00am, with presentations commencing at 10.30am.
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Apple Day 2018

Saturday 13th October 2018 11:30 am

Location: Dunster Memorial Hall, High Street, Dunster
Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Demonstration of apple pressing and juicing Bring own apples, Join in the fun and take away your very own apple juice
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Pastel Art Classes

Saturday 13th October 2018 1202

Location: Exmoor National Park Centre, Lynmouth
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Pastel Art Class. Learn to draw with pastels and produce a beautiful picture to take home. John Crush gives his lessons in a relaxed and fun manner with all equipment provided. Suitable for beginners and experienced artists alike. Everyone is welcome.
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Shammick Acoustic Open Night

Saturday 13th October 2018 07:30 pm

Location: Pack o' Cards, High Street, Combe Martin
Duration: N/A
Description: Open Nights provide an opportunity for people to give new material an airing or visit older items from their repertoire in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Anyone is welcome to come along, whether or not they ‘sing, say or play’, and if you’re a musician and you don’t want to play solo, there’s often a chance during the break for a bit of a jam session.
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RSVP Bhangra

Saturday 13th October 2018 08:00 pm

Location: Porlock Village Hall
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Porlock welcomes back RSVP for another amazing night of Bhangra and other music and songs. Dress up, dress down, we don't mind, as long as you come and dance your socks off. Door, Bar and nibbles from 7pm , music from 8pm Tickets from Porlock Visitor Centre, and we gottickets.com
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Early Morning Deer Walk in Rut

Sunday 14th October 2018 07:15 am

Location: Based Central or Southern Exmoor (exact location given nearer the time)
Duration: N/A
Description: Join an Exmoor National Park Ranger to go early in the morning and see / hear Exmoor’s Wild Red Deer during the rutting season. The walk is no more than 3 miles on quite steep ground and lasts between 2 and 5 hours. Binoculars, walking boots / clothing are essential, please bring rustle free clothing. There are limited spaces so booking is essential via Dulverton National Park Centre on 01398 323841 Meet 7.15 am – Based Central / Southern Exmoor (exact location given nearer the time)
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Morning Deer Walks

Sunday 14th October 2018 1208

Location: Arlington Court Estate
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join one of our rangers for a morning stroll. See if you can spot the Red Deer who live on the estate or just enjoy the colours of autumn. The walk will be approximately 4 miles and sturdy walking boots or Wellingtons and waterproof clothing are advised. Binoculars and cameras optional. Booking essential. Call 0344 249 1895 or online
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Minehead Triathlon

Sunday 14th October 2018 09:15 am

Location: The Adventure Centre, Minehead
Duration: N/A
Description: Channel events are super excited to be bringing you the Minehead Sprint Triathlon this coming October. After events in 2014, 2015 and 2016 delivered by Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership the Minehead Triathlon didn’t run in 2017. Now with the baton being passed to Channel Events we are keen to make this an amazing season finale in the British Triathlon calendar for 2018 and beyond. Previously a sprint triathlon with a 400m pool swim, 20km bike route and a flat seafront 5km run, we at Channel Events have grasped this opportunity to change things up a little. From 2018 the event will now utilise its coastal location by introducing a 750m mass start open water sea swim in the shadows of North Hill but within the safety of the bay. The bike route will remain unchanged due to its fast undulating character, this bike route is an out and back towards the village of Porlock on stunning roads flanked by the high moorland terrain of Exmoor National Park. The views are breathtaking. Finally, you’ll take on the 5km run route. A mix of flat paved seafront promenade and the off-road trails within the woods of Culver Cliff. A cheeky little climb makes for a sting in the tail before returning along the sea front to finish arms aloft on the beach!
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Discover Exmoor's Fungi

Sunday 14th October 2018 01:00 pm

Location: Tarr Steps (SS872323)
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join an Exmoor National Park fungi expert for a 1.5 mile slow walk around Tarr Steps woods. We will look at fungi life cycles, growing patterns and which ones we can eat. Booking essential.
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Open Day at Simonsbath Sawmill

Monday 15th October 2018 1210

Location: Simonsbath Sawmill SS 77153915
Duration: 6 hours
Description: A chance to visit the historic, water-powered sawmill and estate workshops at Simonsbath in the heart of the National Park and to learn about the history of this remarkable village. “Drop in” tours available all day. No booking necessary but if you are coming to Simonsbath particularly to see the mill it is advisable to ring us on 01643 831202 (between 10.00 and 16.00 on the day) to check that we are open. There is usually some parking available (at your own risk) at the mill and we can make special arrangements for visitors with limited mobility if you contact us in advance. Please note that there are no public toilets at the mill. You may find it preferable to park at Ashcombe Car Park, Simonsbath – entrance between the church and the Exmoor Forest Inn - SS774394 and to walk the 500m to the mill but do take special care on this busy road!
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Red Deer Talk

Tuesday 16th October 2018 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: A fascinating and informative Deer talk by Richard Eales (Exmoor National Park Ranger) at The Heritage Centre 3pm. £3 per person. No need to book - just turn up.
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 17th October 2018 1211

Location: National Park Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 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.
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Exmoor Deer Walk

Thursday 18th October 2018 1204

Location: Kipscombe Farm, Countisbury, Devon
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join Ranger Marcus for this special guided walk in search of the beautiful red deer that live on Exmoor. In this autumn walk we hope to see the rutting stags with their impressive antlers. As the deer roam freely on Exmoor there is never a 100% guarantee of spotting them but Marcus's enthusiasm and knowledge of the local deer population and habitats will make this a fascinating walk whatever the outcome.
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Dark Skies Festival Events (various)

Saturday 20th October 2018 1212

Location: Various locations around Exmoor
Duration: N/A
Description: Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2018 has events running throughout the festival period from October 20th to November 4th at locations all over Exmoor National Park. Events include planetarium, stargazing, night walks, night runs, night swims, food events, family events, astronomy talks, music, evening wildlife safaris, planetarium sessions and astrophotography. There are events suitable for all ages.
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Quz with Supper

Saturday 20th October 2018

Location: Dulverton Town Hall, Dulverton
Duration: N/A
Description: Quiz in Dulverton Town Hall at 7 for 7.30pm in aid of Dulverton Heritage Centre – teams of 6 required. Tickets £12pp available from Dulverton Post Office. Hot supper provided with desert. Bar and raffle. A great night out!
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Ralegh's Cross Long Walk

Saturday 20th October 2018 09:45 am

Location: Ralegh's Cross Inn Car Park
Duration: 6 hours
Description: We visit Beulah Chapel, the iron mining village Brendon Hill and the Winding House. Then we go all the way down the incline to Comberow, to appreciate the 19c engineering. Then through the woods to Leyland Chapel and a historic farm, Leyland Barton. We circle back via a picturesque waterfall. About 7 miles; steep. walking boots and a pack lunch are needed.
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Porlock Apple Press and Rural Crafts Festival

Saturday 20th October 2018 10:00 am

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: 6 hours
Description: A fun, apple themed event, with something for all ages. A look back to old country crafts centred around our 1862 'Somerset Pattern' apple press which will be in action pressing many tons of apples into fresh juice for you to taste and take away. Old rural crafts such as wool spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, basket weaving, woodland crafts etc, also demonstrated. Loads of home made appley cakes, pies, jams, chutneys, a fantastic hog-roast, appley soups, tea and coffee means you don't even need to bring a packed lunch. Add to this some hearty singing of a cider song (you can join in too!), birds of prey, vintage engines and machinery in action...plus much more...means a brilliant day out for all the family. The best bit......IT'S FREE! On site loos and parking is only 150yds away. Loads more information on our website www.porlockapplepress.co.uk
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Brilliant Bats Trail

Saturday 20th October 2018 1211

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Follow the bat trail around Arlington to learn more about these amazing creatures and claim your prize.
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Harvest Supper

Saturday 20th October 2018 07:00 pm

Location: Allerford and Selworthy Community Hall, Hare Park, Allerford
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Harvest Supper. Tickets from Porlock Spar (Costcutter), Allerford Post Office and Summerland Road Pet Shop Minehead.
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Art, Ceramics and Jewellery

Sunday 21st October 2018

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 7 days
Description: Edge of Exmoor Artisans Group featuring paintings, ceramics and jewellery
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Morning Deer Walks

Sunday 21st October 2018 08:30 am

Location: Arlington Court Grounds
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join one of our rangers for a morning stroll. See if you can spot the Red Deer who live on the estate or just enjoy the colours of autumn. The walk will be approximately 4 miles and sturdy walking boots or Wellingtons and waterproof clothing are advised. Binoculars and cameras optional.
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Rag Rug Drop-in Workshop

Monday 22nd October 2018 11:00 am

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

Tuesday 23rd October 2018 10:00 am

Location: Barton Woods near Watersmeet House, Lynmouth
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Join the Exmoor Rangers for this fun autumn event in the woods above Watersmeet. Learn about woodland management and have a go at woodland skills, wildlife spotting and other fun activities.
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Hallowe'en crafts

Tuesday 23rd October 2018 12:00 pm

Location: Arlington Court - Education Room
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Bring along your imagination and make some spooky Hallowe'en crafts. Be inspired by bats, wizards, witches, ghosts, skeletons and more. Crafts are different each day.
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Half Term Deer Walk in Rut

Tuesday 23rd October 2018 02:00 pm

Location: Near Simonsbath (exact location given nearer the time)
Duration: N/A
Description: Join an Exmoor National Park Ranger to try and locate the red deer of Exmoor as they come towards the end of the rutting season. The walk is on relatively level moorland and no more than 2 miles. It will last for approximately 2 hours. Binoculars, walking boots / clothing are essential, please bring rustle free clothing. There are limited spaces so booking is essential via Lynmouth National Park Centre 01598 752509. Meet 2pm – Near Simonsbath (exact location given nearer the time). Children are welcome.
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Watersmeet & the East Lyn River

Thursday 25th October 2018 11:00 am

Location: Hillsford Bridge NT Car Park
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Moderate walk down to Watersmeet and along the East Lyn River to the Rockford Inn for lunch. A peaceful walk through the autumn woods beside the chuckling river with its waterfalls. 5 miles, dogs on leads and families with older children welcome. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.
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Hallowe'en crafts

Thursday 25th October 2018 12:00 pm

Location: Arlington Court - Education Room
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Bring along your imagination and make some spooky Hallowe'en crafts. Be inspired by bats, wizards, witches, ghosts, skeletons and more. Crafts are different each day.
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The Exmoor Pony Centre: Halloween Activity Afternoon

Thursday 25th October 2018 12:00 pm

Location: The Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: A spooky themed afternoon of activities with the Exmoor ponies. Halloween themed trails and crafts, pony rides, grooming and hands on with the ponies. Home-made refreshments served in our Green Room.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Friday 26th October 2018 01:00 pm

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: SEASHORE SAFARI Join us for a gentle seashore safari, looking for wildlife in the beach rock-pools. Weekly in Devon school holidays, wear suitable footwear, free rock-pool guide for each family, microscope workshop often available. Find us on facebook for details.
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Spooky Night Walk

Friday 26th October 2018 06:30 pm

Location: Arlington Court Grounds
Duration: 45 minutes
Description: Book on a tour of the grounds at night and follow a spooky tale of unusual happenings at Arlington.
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Pegleg Ferret in concert @ Shammick Acoustic

Saturday 27th October 2018 07:30 pm

Location: Pack o' Cards, High Street, Combe Martin
Duration: N/A
Description: This three-part harmony group’s pedigree goes back to the late 1960s, and they toured extensively for over twenty years before parting company to pursue their individual careers. But it seems you can’t keep good singers apart forever, and the group reformed in the new century, following it up with their album ‘Not Fooling Anyone’. The trio comprises Keith Pollard, Geoff Anderson and Benny Graham, who is no stranger to North Devon having been a concert guest at Shammick Acoustic eight years ago, and more recently as part of ‘The Pitmen Poets’ at The Plough in Torrington. They specialise in a capella singing, mostly of traditional songs or those written in traditional idiom, many from their native North East of England, and have performed both nationally and throughout Europe, as well as on radio and television. Several festivals have enjoyed their performances recently, including the famed Durham Miners Gala, reportedly attended by over 50,000 people! Their album credits include work with the War Horse Songman’ Bob Fox, shanty man Jim Mageean, and the late Johnny Collins, which may give some idea of both their quality and their style of singing. To get this trio down to North Devon is quite a coup, so don’t miss out on a great evening of humour, fine singing, and audience participation.
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Discover the Fungi of Exmoor's Grasslands

Sunday 28th October 2018 10:00 am

Location: Nettlecombe Court
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Come and learn more about the fungi of Exmoor's grasslands, such as waxcaps and puff balls. There will be a beginner’s session and walk around the grounds of the Field Studies Council's Nettlecombe Court in the morning, followed by classroom ID session in the afternoon. Bring a packed lunch and suitable outdoor clothing. Booking essential as places are limited. Cost £5 per person - which contributes to the CareMoor for Exmoor scheme, supporting heritage, nature and access projects on Exmoor. Discounts available for Exmoor National Park volunteers.
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North Hill Guided Walk

Sunday 28th October 2018 10:30 am

Location: Marshalling Yard Car Park at the top of North Hill, Hill Rd, car park is found on right hand side immediately after caravan site on your right.
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join local Heritage Walk leaders on an interesting and informative walk of North Hill. The walk includes some breath-taking views across Bristol Channel, out to Dunkery Beacon and on a clear day as far as the Quantocks. Your walk leader has an interest in the history of North Hill too and will present you with fascinating facts about what the hill was used for in the past. Please wear suitable footwear, a moderate level of fitness is required for the terrain. This is a 4 mile circular walk with time for stops.
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The Webber's Post Big Adventure

Wednesday 31st October 2018 10:00 am

Location: Webber's Post
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Join the adventure! Come and explore the natural world with family games and activities lasting all day. Come play in the woodland, make a den and maybe hear the roaring stags on the nearby hills. Please wear outdoor clothing and suitable footwear. A partnership event with the National Trust
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Halloween stargazing and farmhouse supper

Wednesday 31st October 2018 06:00 pm

Location: Exford main Car Park
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join us for a night hike with a Halloween flavour! Witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls (that may be you!) will join us for a walk up onto the moor to look at the stars and maybe some flying witches if we are lucky. Candle lanterns light the way back to the farmhouse for a wicked feast, washed down with a cauldron of something unidentifiable, and a chat about the stars as well as some more Halloween fun.
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