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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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3 Day Rock And Roll Weekend

Friday 29th April 2016 07:30 am

Location: Riverside Caravan And Camping Park, south molton , north devon
Duration: 3 days and 12 hours
Description: 3 Day Rock And Roll WeekendElvis Tribute Act, The Alligators Band, Jason Toft4 star park with 5 star award winning facilitiescamping on park for caravans, motorhomes, campervans, RV's and tents with or without electric or our luxurious statics for hire, available for all the family , booking advisable as limited pitches and tickets
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Birdwatching Break in Dunster

Thursday 28th April 2016

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 5 days
Description: A 4 night Dinner Bed and Breakfast stay in the medieval village of Dunster. We will give you a suggested itinerary for great sites and reserves on Exmoor and along the coast for birdspotting, for woodland, moorland, estuary and migrant birds.
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CIvil War Weekend

Saturday 30th April 2016

Location: Dunster Castle and Gardens
Duration: 2 days
Description: Join the Taunton Garrison at their Living History Camp and experience what life was like during the Civil War. Battle re-enactments and weapons demonstrations throughout the day!
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Exmoor Walking Festival

Saturday 30th April 2016 12:00 pm

Location: various around Exmoor and North Devon
Duration: 7 days
Description: A choice of guided walks led by knowledgeable local guides around North Devon AONB and Exmoor National Park. Various lengths to choose from, please visit the festival website for full details.
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Meet and Greet Peppa Pig and George

Saturday 30th April 2016 10:00 am

Location: West Somerset Railway, The Railway Station, Minehead
Duration: 18 hours
Description: Travel to Minehead Station where the childrens favourites will be making appearances during the day. There is face painting , activities, a childrens entertainer and free vintage bus rides around the town.
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Eat Dirt on Exmoor - Mountain Bike Event

Monday 2nd May 2016 10:00 am

Location: Exmoor House, Dulverton
Duration: 5 hours
Description: The route will start and end in the picturesque Exmoor Town of Dulverton. There will be two routes. The endurance event runs over 23 miles and is open to all fit and experienced riders over 18 years old. The second route covers 15 miles and is open to all adults, 16-18 year olds, and 14-16 years olds if accompanied by an adult. The route will pass through the stunning scenery that marks the River Barle up to the ancient stone clapper bridge at Tarr Steps. From there the route will climb up to the moorland from where far reaching views can be seen in all directions. From the moor the route heads south east to the river Exe and then leads back into Dulverton for the finish line. Riders have a unique opportunity to pass over land that is not open to the general public. We are grateful to the Hollam and Broford Estates for allowing access. People wanting to participate in the event can sign up at www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/141908/Eat-Dirt-on-ExmoorThe cost of entry is £15. In addition there is a £2 processing fee that is retained by British Cycling. All of the entry money will go to the work of Calvert Trust Exmoor. The charity helps people with disabilities to participate in outdoor activities and sports including cycling. It promises to be a great event and we are anticipating that it will attract 250 riders from all over the South West.
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Simonsbath Festival Art Exhibition

Monday 2nd May 2016 10:30 am

Location: Boevey's Tea Rooms
Duration: 46 days, 6 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Boevey’s Tea Rooms, the converted linhay of Simonsbath House on the turning into the hotel, will host the Simonsbath Festival Art Exhibition throughout the duration of the festival, from May 2 to June 17. Organised by Sandy Schott, the art exhibition features a selection of work created by artists living in the Parish of Exmoor, and some from a little further afield on Exmoor and from the fringes of Dartmoor. The artwork is largely themed around moorland and coastline and includes paintings in oil, watercolour and pastel as well as printmaking and photography. All pieces of art are for sale so there is an opportunity to purchase original artwork at affordable prices. Many pieces are to be sold framed but there will be a large assortment of paintings and prints available unframed.
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Lynmouth Boat Trip

Monday 2nd May 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Harbour
Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Description: Look for rare nesting sea birds along Exmoor's dramatic coastline west of Lynmouth, with commentary from an Exmoor National Park Ranger.
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North Devon & Exmoor Walking Festival : Spring Lanes & Coastal Vistas guided walk

Monday 2nd May 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Combe Martin car park (above beach)
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join a National Park Ranger for a walk along ancient routes, enjoying fine views of the Welsh coastline from the Hangman Hills on the South West Coast Path on Exmoor. Some hill climbs rewarded by changing views. Book through Ilfracombe TIC on 01271 863001 or via www.exmoorwalkingfestival.co.uk
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Simonsbath Festival May Day Celebrations

Monday 2nd May 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Exford Village Green
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Simonsbath Festival 2016 swings into action on Bank Holiday Monday with a fun-packed afternoon of May Day celebrations for all the family. Besides the customary maypole dancing and country dancing by children from Exford School, the village will be joining in with live music from the Exmoor Doodah Band! and a host of other activities to celebrate the arrival of Spring. There will be competitions between local pubs and clubs, including a tug o’ war, and you can browse the local produce stall and enjoy cream teas with home-made cakes and, with other activities and attractions on offer too.
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Dulverton Town Tour

Tuesday 3rd May 2016 04:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Join us on a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales of old from local guides.
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The Exmoor Pony Society's Annual Stallion Parade

Wednesday 4th May 2016 10:30 am

Location: Ralegh's Cross
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: An opportunity to see both moor bred and in-ground registered Exmoor pony stallions 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.
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Organised Walk around Dulverton

Thursday 5th May 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Organised walk around Dulverton as part of the North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival: Meet at Dulverton Heritage Centre at 2pm for a walk through Burridge Woods, up Looseall Lane and back School Lane. Stunning views with a great opportunity to see wildlife in its natural habitat - with a little bit of local history added to the mix. £2.50 per person to go towards the running of Model Railway and Dulverton Heritage Centre. 3.5 miles long, medium difficulty. Walking boots essential
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 6th May 2016 1209

Location: Quaker Meeting Hall, 9 Bancks Street, Minehead
Duration: 1 day, 2 hours and 30 minutes
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 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. Interested in earning some pocket money? Our membership is 22, but the number of members producing the bread, cakes and savouries which are the mainstay of sales has dwindled to 5. Our sales figures remain high which is a testament to these hard-working producers and our loyal group of regular customers. We would welcome new cooks/bakers as members and producers; neither a weekly commitment nor large quantities of produce are required – we are very flexible! You can pop into the market to meet us or telephone Pauline Davis on 01643 705291.
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Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Friday 6th May 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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Doone Country Guided Walk

Friday 6th May 2016 10:30 am

Location: Malmsmead car park GR 792478
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society on the circular walk of 8 mls visiting the area and sites associated with Lorna Doone. Walking alongside Badgworthy Water, beyond the site of the medieval village to Tom's Hill Barrow and South Common, we reach Oare Church before returning via Oare Water. Boggy in places. Please bring a picnic. Dogs under control welcome.
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Ralegh's Cross Long Walk: part of the Exmoor Festival

Friday 6th May 2016 10:30 am

Location: Ralegh's Cross Inn
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Explore the main centre of iron mining in the Brendon Hills. We visit Beulah Chapel, Brendon village and the Winding House. Then we go all the way down the Incline to Comberow, through the woods to Leighland Chapel, circling back via a picturesque waterfall. Bring a packed lunch. About 7 miles. Steep. Walking boots and rain gear are essential.
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Archery GB Instructors Training Course

Friday 6th May 2016 04:00 pm

Location: Simonsbath
Duration: 2 days
Description: Archery GB have written and developed a new, modernised course for the basic instruction of archery. The course provides training that is focussed on teaching short taster sessions such as those delivered in activity centres; it is predominantly practical in nature, uses professional learning resources and offers improved training for candidates. What does the new course for instructors cover? • Establishing and maintaining safety on a range • Using a session plan to prepare and deliver a session • Identifying appropriate equipment for beginners to use • Explaining / demonstrating the simple steps to shooting barebow • Using engagement, variety and challenge to make sessions fun • Adapting sessions based the individual needs of participants Who is the course for? • Outdoor instructors • Teachers • New or inexperienced archers How long does the course take? • The award takes 2.5 days to complete. (approx. 2 days of training followed by an external assessment) Outcomes of the course and renewals • Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will be awarded a certificate of achievement and become an Archery GB qualified Instructor. • To keep the qualification valid, every three years candidates will need to complete a short on line renewal process. This demonstrates that they understand minimum safety requirements for instructing archery. Bunk house accommodation is available over the weekend £40 per person Bed & Breakfast for 2 nights £74 per person 2 course Dinner, Bed and Breakfast for 2 nights Must be booked in advance by telephoning: 01643 831382 or emailing: enquiries@shoc.info
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Simonsbath Festival presents Concert by the Vicars Choral of Wells Cathedral Choir

Friday 6th May 2016 07:30 pm

Location: St Luke's Church, Simonsbath
Duration: 2 hours
Description: The Trials and Tribulations of the Vicars Choral: A concert featuring the top quality musicianship of the male voices of Wells Cathedral Choir. The Vicars Choral of Wells Cathedral Choir perform a selection of the finest cathedral music and arrangements of popular songs, with readings from their colourful historical archives spanning 650 years. Refreshments available and a tasty savoury snack, costing £6 and prepared by Sue Croft, may be booked in advance for the interval by telephoning Marian Lloyd on 01643 831451.
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Wild Camping for Wimps

Saturday 7th May 2016 04:00 pm

Location: Heddon Valley National Trust Shop
Duration: 19 hours
Description: A gentle introduction to wild camping for all the family in the Heddon Valley. A fun family evening under Exmoor's dark skies learning new and useful skills. You will be cooking on an open fire. The evening will include story telling, foraging and a food tasting with a wild food expert. Bring your own tent, camping equipment and torch. Food to cook on the fire and something for breakfast. Bring clothing suitable for the weather conditions, it may get chilly or wet. You can set up camp from midday on Saturday 7th May.
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Painting Workshop Holiday

Sunday 8th May 2016 05:12 pm

Location: Simonsbath
Duration: 5 days
Description: Each day will will visit a different painting location andl recieve expert tuition from some of Britain's top tutors in their field. The holiday is fully inclusive of dinner, bed and breakfast, lunch & tuition 4 workshops planned for 2016: Sunday 8th - Thursday 12th May Thursday 12th - Monday 16th May Sunday 19th to Thursday 23rd June Sunday 10th to Thursday 14th July
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Monday 9th May 2016 01:30 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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Mining and Mystery at Wheal Eliza

Wednesday 11th May 2016 11:00 am

Location: Ashcombe car park, Simonsbath. Grid Ref. 775394
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a member of The Exmoor Society for this short walk along the River Barle, hear the history of the Knights, mining in this part of Exmoor and the tragic mystery of Wheal Eliza. One or two short climbs but overall an easy walk along the valley. Return to Simonsbath for optional pub lunch or bring a picnic.
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Simonsbath Festival presents A Talk by Local Author Simon Dawson

Wednesday 11th May 2016 07:30 pm

Location: St Luke's Church, Simonsbath
Duration: N/A
Description: Simon Dawson - London Suits to Welly Boots - the true and funny story of how I accidentally fell in love with the Good Life Following a drunken misunderstanding, Simon Dawson agreed to give up his London life and move to the wilds of Exmoor, where he and his wife Debbie started from scratch a 20 acre self sufficient smallholding, cram-packed with opinionated, characterful free-range animals. Simon is an author of several books including, The Self Sufficiency Bible and two comic memoirs, Pigs in Clover and The Sty's the Limit. He is also a journalist and radio personality. He has cooked on TV with Gary Rhodes, appeared on Countryfile with Adam Henson and was featured in Ben Fogle's New Lives in the Wild UK on Channel 5. Refreshments available in the interval and an optional snack, costing £5, may be booked in advance for the interval by telephoning Marian Lloyd on 01643 831451.
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Discover Exmoor's Trees in Leaf and Flower

Thursday 12th May 2016 10:00 am

Location: Hawkcombe Woods meadows (SS86584545)
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Join the Exmoor National Park Authority’s Woodlands Team to learn about the principles of broadleaf tree identification in summer and put them into practice in one of Exmoor’s special woodlands. Please bring a packed lunch; sturdy footwear and waterproofs recommended. Location: Hawkcombe Woods meadows (SS 8658 4545) For more information please contact Robin Offer on 01398 322267
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Talk and Presentation on the historic Dulverton Town Mills

Thursday 12th May 2016 04:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Talk and presentation by Vicki Nuttall as part of the National Mills Weekend. Vikki, a former owner of the iconic Town Mills, will share her fascinating stories, recollections and memories together with photos – many of which have not been seen publicly before.
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Evening@Pavilion - illustrated talk

Thursday 12th May 2016 07:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: N/A
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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West Somerset Morris dancing at The Bicknoller Inn

Thursday 12th May 2016 08:00 pm

Location: The Bicknoller Inn, Bicknoller
Duration: 40 minutes
Description: West Somerset Morris Men and West Somerset Border Morris will be dancing outside the pub for approximately 40 minutes and then moving on to the White Horse at Stogumber (TA4 3TA) for 9:00 pm
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West Somerset Morris dancing at The White Horse, Stogumber

Thursday 12th May 2016 09:00 pm

Location: The White Horse, Stogumber
Duration: 40 minutes
Description: West Somerset Border Morris and West Somerset Morris Men will be dancing outside the pub for approximately 40 minutes after dancing at the Bicknoller Inn (TA4 4EL) at 8:00pm
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Exmoor Stained Glass Making Workshop

Friday 13th May 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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Spring Gala

Saturday 14th May 2016

Location: Woody Bay Station
Duration: 2 days
Description: Celebrate times- past, real ales, marquee attractions. All our resident locos in steam
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National Mills Weekend - Simonsbath Sawmill

Saturday 14th May 2016 10:00 am

Location: Simonsbath Sawmill (SS 772 392)
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Join in the national celebration of Britain’s windmill and watermill heritage by visiting the historic, water-powered sawmill and estate workshops at Simonsbath in the heart of the National Park. The mill will be open specially for this event on Saturday 14 May and Sunday 15 May with tours, displays and demonstrations from 10 am to 4 pm each day. No booking necessary. There is some parking available (at your own risk) at the mill and we can reserve spaces for visitors with limited mobility if you contact us in advance. You may find it preferable to park at Ashcombe Car Park, Simonsbath and to walk the 500m to the mill, but do take special care on this busy road! (Recommended route through the meadow at SS 77353915). Visit nationalmillsweekend.co.uk or simonsbathsawmill.org.uk for more details or see Simonsbath Sawmill’s Facebook page.
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Cowbridge Sawmill as part of National Mills Weekend

Saturday 14th May 2016 11:00 am

Location: Cowbridge
Duration: 1 day, 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: COWBRIDGE SAWMILL OPEN DAYS Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th May 11am to 4.30pm each day Guided Tours, Blacksmithing and Woodturning Displays throughout the weekend. Refreshments available. Free Admission but donations welcome. At junction of A396 and Wootton Courtenay Road , Timberscombe
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Simonsbath Festival presents A Concert by The Kosmos Ensemble

Saturday 14th May 2016 07:30 pm

Location: St Luke's Church, Simonsbath
Duration: N/A
Description: Kosmos Ensemble - Harriet MacKenzie (violin), Meg Hamilton (viola), Miloš Milivojević (accordion) Music from around the globe performed by an exciting young trio who are re-defining the relationship between classical and world music. Kosmos combines scholarship, curiosity and impeccable musicianship to mesmerising effect: sophisticated jazz glides magically into wild gypsy fiddling, emotive Jewish music into hot-blooded tango, Arabic and Turkish improvisation into Greek melodies. The musicians are distinguished soloists in their own right, united by a shared passion for improvisation, music from around the globe as well as the rigours of classical training; each member brings individual flavour to the group. Refreshments available and a tasty savoury snack, costing £6 and prepared by Sue Croft, may be booked in advance for the interval by telephoning Marian Lloyd on 01643 831451. ‘Revelatory’ Michael White, The Telegraph
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National Mills Weekend - Simonsbath Sawmill

Sunday 15th May 2016 10:00 am

Location: Simonsbath Sawmill (SS 772 392)
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Join in the national celebration of Britain’s windmill and watermill heritage by visiting the historic, water-powered sawmill and estate workshops at Simonsbath in the heart of the National Park. The mill will be open specially for this event on Saturday 9 May and Sunday 10 May with tours, displays and demonstrations from 10 am to 4 pm each day. No booking necessary. There is some parking available (at your own risk) at the mill and we can reserve spaces for visitors with limited mobility if you contact us in advance. You may find it preferable to park at Ashcombe Car Park, Simonsbath and to walk the 500m to the mill, but do take special care on this busy road! (Recommended route through the meadow at SS 77353915). Visit nationalmillsweekend.co.uk or simonsbathsawmill.org.uk for more details or see Simonsbath Sawmill’s Facebook page.
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Simonsbath Sawmill Open Day

Monday 16th May 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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Discover Exmoor's Moorland Birds

Tuesday 17th May 2016 07:30 am

Location: Winsford Hill car park (near Warmbarrows) SS879342
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Led by local bird experts, this will be an opportunity to learn more about the identification of moorland birds including bird song and calls. If weather and luck are on our side, we should hear and see a good variety of Exmoor's special breeding birds including cuckoo and whinchat. The morning will involve a gentle circular walk on Winsford Hill and ideally you will need to bring binoculars. We will end up back at the car-park where we will provide tea, coffee and croissants, Meet at car park on Winsford Hill at SS879342 (near Wambarrows). Please bring a drink, appropriate footwear and clothing and binoculars if you have them. Booking essential. For enquiries: Ali Hawkins, ENPA, on 01398 322282. ahawkins@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk
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Discover Exmoor's Lichens

Tuesday 17th May 2016 10:30 am

Location: Malmesmead car park
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Exmoor is nationally renowned for its lichens with names such as lungwort and string-of-sausages lichens. Come and discover how to identify some of the more common varieties. This workshop is aimed at people with no previous experience of lichens. Event run in association with Plantlife’s Heritage Lottery funded Make the Small Things Count project.
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Seaglass Jewellery making workshop

Wednesday 18th May 2016 02:00 pm

Location: National Park Centre, Lynmouth Pavilion, Lynmouth Devon
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A workshop making Jewellery from seaglass, gathered from Exmoor's beaches. Come beachcombing (subject to weather and tides) and then turn your treasure into a beautiful Jewel to take home with you. Seaglass will be provided if beachcombing is not possible. Simpler design available for children to make
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Lynmouth Boat Trip

Wednesday 18th May 2016 04:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Harbour
Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Description: Look for rare nesting sea birds along Exmoor's dramatic coastline west of Lynmouth, with commentary from an Exmoor National Park Ranger.
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Simonsath Festival presents A Local Producers' Tasting and Sampling Event featuring Porlock Bay Oysters and Knighton Farm, Withypool

Wednesday 18th May 2016 07:30 pm

Location: Boeveys' Tea Rooms, Simonsbath
Duration: N/A
Description: Simonsbath Festival celebrates local Exmoor producers in association with West Country Farm and Food Tours - Featuring - Porlock Bay Oysters and Knighton Farm, Withypool - A tasting and sampling event - The finest Pacific oysters are once again being grown in Porlock in an ambitious community-led project initiated by Porlock Parish Council – 120 years after the natural oyster crop was decimated by trawlers. Goeff and Bev Munsey sold their metal sheet manufacturing business in Hampshire to buy Knighton Farm in Withypool where they produce an altogether different range of products. Alpacas provide fibre which is spun into soft yarn and dyed a myriad of colours; goats provide milk which is made into yoghurt, cheese and moisturising soap; rare-breed Oxford Sandy and Black pigs give delicious meat, sausages, bacon and pies. Bar open for refreshments, including wine, beer, tea and coffee.
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Natural History Walk

Thursday 19th May 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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West Somerset Morris dancing at The Ship Inn (bottom Ship)

Thursday 19th May 2016 08:00 pm

Location: The Bottom Ship, 5 Anchor rd, Porlock Weir
Duration: 40 minutes
Description: West Somerset Morris Men and West Somerset Border Morris will be dancing outside the pub for approximately 40 minutes to an hour (light permitting)
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Bobbin Lace Workshop

Friday 20th May 2016 12:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Have a go at learning the art of Bobbin Lace with Christine Doe. Part of your Touching on Tradition Series.
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Simonsbath Festival presents A Concert by Busi Mhlanga and Shosholoza Zulu Choir

Saturday 21st May 2016 07:30 pm

Location: St Luke's Church, Simonsbath
Duration: N/A
Description: Busi Mhlanga and Shosholoza Zulu Choir - Busi Mhlanga is from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and was raised in the Zulu Ndebele tradition. Her grandfather was an ‘inyanga’ (traditional healer) and the whole family would gather for ceremonies and celebrations where Busi would imitate the singing and dancing of her elders. After joining the popular female dance troupe of Black Umfolosi, touring Africa and Europe, she relocated to the UK where she leads troupes of gumboot dancers and has become one of the most recognised female Zulu singers. After Nelson Mandela’s death Busi was invited to lead a performance at the House of Commons during his funeral and she has frequently appeared on TV. Refreshments available and a tasty savoury snack, costing £6 and prepared by Sue Croft, may be booked in advance for the interval by telephoning Marian Lloyd on 01643 831451.
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Exmoor Point to Point

Sunday 22nd May 2016 01:00 pm

Location: Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Point to Point horse racing. Horse racing for amateur jockeys with races over 3 miles jumping over birch fences. Plus 2 pony races at the start of the day. On course bookmakers for betting, refreshments and bar facilities, trade stands and stalls.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Monday 23rd May 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.
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Simonsbath Festival presents A Concert by Wren Music - A Random Melody

Wednesday 25th May 2016 07:30 pm

Location: St Luke's Church, Simonsbath
Duration: N/A
Description: Wren Music - A Random Melody - A concert inspired and featuring photographs by James Ravilious, who chronicled life in rural Devon during the 1970s and 80s. Singers and musicians from Wren Music’s Voices in Common choirs and Rough Music orchestras have selected a wide range of photographs from the James Ravilious Collection and sourced songs to match them in an event which sparkles with local interest. James Ravilious was trusted by the North Devon community in which he lived to photograph all aspects of local life, creating a uniquely detailed portrait of a corner of England on the brink of change. The songs chosen range from older collections like Cecil Sharp and Baring Gould to more modern ones, based on collected memories, to link with, interpret and sometimes comment on Ravilious’s compelling images of life in local farming communities. Project produced by Marilyn Tucker with musical direction by Paul Wilson. Refreshments available and a snack, costing £4 and supplied by Riverford Home Delivery, West Somerset, may be booked in advance for the interval by telephoning Marian Lloyd on 01643 831451.
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Dulverton Town Tour

Thursday 26th May 2016 04:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Join us on a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales of old from local guides.
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3 Day Live Irish Music Weekend

Friday 27th May 2016 07:30 am

Location: Riverside Caravan And Camping Park
Duration: 3 days and 12 hours
Description: 3 Day Live Irish Music Weekend Firewater band, Black Jack Davey, Black Velvet, Gruig 4 star park with 5 star award winning facilties camping on the park available for RV's, caravans, motorhomes, campervans on our premium fully serviced pitches and tents with or without electric booking advisable as limited pitches and tickets phone nicky on 01769 579269 email relax@exmoorriverside.co.uk
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Book Sale

Friday 27th May 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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Meet and Greet Paddington Bear

Saturday 28th May 2016 10:00 am

Location: West Somerset Railway, The Railway Station, Minehead
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Meet the famous bear from darkest Peru who will be appearing at Minehead station at intervals during the day. Other attractions include face painting, a chidrens entertainer, activities and free vintage bus trips around Minehead.
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Family Butterfly Walk

Saturday 28th May 2016 10:30 am

Location: Heddon Valley National Trustr Shop
Duration: N/A
Description: Enjoy a self-led walk for all the family through the beautiful Heddon Valley down to the beach following our family butterfly trail. The Heddon Valley attracts hundreds of butterflies. To celebrate them we have created a fun family trail through the valley. And why not stop for a while and sit in the meadow and draw one? The Rangers' office is looking a little dull so they would love to put your favourite butterfly drawings on their wall.
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Family Craft Workshop - Flying Fish

Saturday 28th May 2016 11:00 am

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Drop into Lynmouth Pavilion and have a go at creating a Flying Fish.
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Brendon Open Gardens 3NGS Gardens Open

Saturday 28th May 2016 12:00 pm

Location: Brendon EX35 6PU
Duration: 1 day and 5 hours
Description: Lunches, teas, plants and bric a brac
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Coast and Common from Barna Barrow - a Guided Walk

Saturday 28th May 2016 02:00 pm

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

Saturday 28th May 2016 02:30 pm

Location: Huish Barton, Nettlecombe. on the B 3190
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Traditional Garden Fete with live music, cream tea's, Cake stall, Bric a Brac, Book stall, Clothes rail, Tombola, Punch and Judy show for the children and a Coconut shy all held in a lovely walled garden.
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Big Breakfast at Allerford

Sunday 29th May 2016 08:00 am

Location: Allerford Community Hall, Hare Park, Allerford
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Enjoy a full English breakfast at Allerford Community Hall. Lots of choice from porridge and fruit juice to bacon & egg, sausages, black pudding etc all freshly cooked. From £5 for up to 6 items - £1 for each additional item.
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Art Exhibition

Sunday 29th May 2016 10:00 am

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 6 days and 6 hours
Description: Out of this world - an exhibition not to be missed by textile artist Jane Andreoli and photographer Sue Baker
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May fair

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Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Come and celebrate all that’s fantastic about rural crafts and country skills. See local craftspeople demonstrating their work and visit the marquee to buy hand-made items. During your visit why not join in with our community craft to make something magical or have a go at den building with the rangers.
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Charity Duck Race

Sunday 29th May 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Sparkhayes Campsite, Porlock
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Fun for all the family to have a quacking good time! There will be refreshments including a BBQ and licensed bar. Admission and parking are free.
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BRAYFORD DUCK RACE

Monday 30th May 2016 01:30 pm

Location: Brayford Village
Duration: N/A
Description: BRAYFORD DUCK RACE : BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 30th May 2016, 1.30pm. A fun day for all the family with cream teas, ice creams and various stalls as well as a Family Dog Show (Pedigree, Family and Obedience classes). Duck Race prizes £75, £50, £25 plus many others.
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Knight School

Tuesday 31st May 2016

Location: Dunster Castle and Gardens
Duration: N/A
Description: Learn about what it was like to be a knight. Create your own helmet and try jousting on our wooden hobby horses. Suitable for ages 5 to 8.Guardians must supervise their child during Knight School. Sessions are 11.30am - 1pm and 2 - 3.30pm.
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Lynmouth Boat Trip

Tuesday 31st May 2016 01:15 pm

Location: Lynmouth Harbour
Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Description: Look for rare nesting sea birds along Exmoor's dramatic coastline west of Lynmouth, with commentary from an Exmoor National Park Ranger.
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Dulverton Town Tour

Tuesday 31st May 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Guided tour to explore Dulverton's past. Suitable for children aged 9-12 (children must be accompanied by an adult).
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