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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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Mothers Day Treat

Sunday 31st March 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Simonsbath House Hotel
Duration: 21 hours
Description: Sunday 31st March Why not have a family gathering for Mothers Day or just treat you Mum to a special day. Drop your bags off early at the hotel and take a beautiful Spring walk on Exmoor (route card provided). Return to a warming Hot Chocolate by the fire. A glass of Prosecco and 2 course evening meal for £24 per person. Stay over for £85 per room B&B
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Easter Book Bonanza

Monday 1st April 2019 10:30 am

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 10 days, 13 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Book Sale from 10.30am with new titles added regularly and many “as new” condition. Prices from only 50p. In aid of Dulverton Heritage Centre and Model Railway Project. Dulverton, TA22 9EZ. Please phone John on 01398 323787 to arrange collection of your unwanted books or bring them along on the day for recycling!
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Carriage Museum Trail

Monday 1st April 2019 1211

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

Monday 1st April 2019 02:00 pm

Location: The Church of Mary the Virgin, Lynton
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join us for a walk along the cliff top and up around the valley of the rocks. Enjoy fabulous views of Lee Bay and "Little Switzerland" then meander back through the town whilst learning some of it's history. 7.3 KM, one hard climb (but worth it!) up for the views, then a gentle ramble back down to the town. Bring stout comfortable walking shoes or boots, and a walking pole if you have one. Please bring waterproofs and a bottle of water,we will provide a snack!
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Minehead Literary Festival Art Exhibition

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Location: The Regal Theatre and Toucan Wholefoods
Duration: 35 days
Description: An art exhibition will run from April 2 to May 6 at the Regal Theatre and Toucan Wholefoods to celebrate Minehead Literary Festival, which takes place at Minehead Methodist Hall on Saturday April 27. The art exhibition focuses on the importance of place, the theme of the literary festival, and features work by accomplished local artists Jo Minoprio, Leo Davey and Pauline Clyde, who are well known for capturing a strong sense of place in their depiction of local scenes.
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A Town Tour of Dulverton

Tuesday 2nd April 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Join us for a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales from local guides.
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Bat's Castle Guided Walk

Wednesday 3rd April 2019 11:00 am

Location: National Park Centre Dunster
Duration: 3 hours
Description: On the first Wednesday of every month join local walk leaders on a guided walk to Bat's Castle, Dunster. Starting from National Park Centre Dunster, you will be guided through hidden parts of the village and into some wonderful scenery and landscape on the outskirts of Dunster. You will learn about the rich history of the area and come across some breathtaking views. Please note this is approximately a 4 mile walk with some steep inclines in places, suitable footwear is essential and bringing a bottle of water is recommended.
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Guided walk around Watersmeet and the East Lyn valley

Wednesday 3rd April 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Combe Park car park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A gentle walk around the woods and farmland surrounding the river valley. Optional cream tea to finish. approx 5 km, please bring good walking shoes and waterproofs and a bottle of water.
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Gourmet Break including Caremoor Dining Event 'Flavours of Spring' on 4th

Wednesday 3rd April 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Coleridge Restaurant, Dunkery Beacon Country House
Duration: 2 days
Description: Join this award-winning hotel for a Gourmet two night break 3rd and 4th April. On Thursday 4th, enjoy 'Flavours of Spring' Tasting Dinner here at the award winning Coleridge Restaurant at Dunkery Beacon Country House when they will be celebrating the best of local produce and raising money to help keep Exmoor special. £5 of the fixed price will go to CareMoor - the National Park's donations scheme.Contact the hotel for more information or to book. You can book for the two night gourmet break or just the CareMoor Dinner.
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Seaglass and Gemstone Jewellery making

Thursday 4th April 2019 1202

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

Friday 5th April 2019 1209

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

Friday 5th April 2019 10:30 am

Location: Porlock Visitors Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Discover Porlock Marsh with it's rich wildlife and history. Join local walk leader for a wonderful walk taking in woodland, as well as the marsh itself. Approximately a 2.5 hour walk, gentle pace and no inclines. Please wear suitable footwear.
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Explore Exmoor Yoga & Walking Holiday

Friday 5th April 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Simonsbath House Hotel
Duration: 2 days and 21 hours
Description: Friday 5th—Monday 8th April 2019 3 days of relaxing morning yoga with plenty of stretching followed by afternoons of spectacular walks (6 miles), taking in the breathtaking Exmoor scenery. £299.00* per person Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, packed lunch, yoga instruction and guided walks (Additional nights available at £78pppn DBB *£15.00 per night single supplement)
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Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt : The Rabbits Tale

Saturday 6th April 2019

Location: Dunster Castle
Duration: 23 days
Description: Follow the trail around the gardens and discover the Rabbit's Tale. Solve the clues and return for your Cadbury chocolate prize.
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Dogs Trust Ilfracombe Seek and Sniff Trail

Saturday 6th April 2019 1209

Location: Wistlandpound Reservoir - main car park
Duration: 8 hours
Description: If you are looking for something the whole family (both two-legged and four-legged members) can enjoy over the Easter holidays – then look no further than Dogs Trust Ilfracombe’s Seek and Sniff Trail! The self-guided trail takes you around the beautiful Wistlandpound Reservoir, on the edge of Exmoor National Park, with answers to questions to ‘sniff’ out along the way. Plus, if you complete the trail questions and return your completed form before the deadline, you will be entered into a prize draw. Trail packs are just £4 and are available from Dogs Trust Ilfracombe (EX34 8NU) from now until Sunday 28 April. Please note, there is also a car park fee of £1.50 at Wistlandpound Reservoir. The trail itself is a 1.5 mile circular walk and is suitable for all ages. Although the trail follows an accessible footpath, there are two moderate inclines, with those taking part recommended to wear suitable footwear. Plus, if you are bringing a canine companion with you, don’t forget to bring some water for them. (Dogs are to be kept on a lead at all times around the Seek and Sniff Trail.)
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Spoon Carving Course

Saturday 6th April 2019 1210

Location: TA22 9NP
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Aimed at beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axe and knife and plenty of time to practice your skills throughout the day. We will make kitchen utensils to get you into the basics of carving a butter spreader, porridge spurtle or spatula in the morning and a cooking or serving spoon in the afternoon.
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Wild about spring trail

Saturday 6th April 2019 1210

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Find out more about the interesting animals that live at Arlington Court in an adventurous wildlife trail across the grounds. Can you collect all the stamps and unscramble the word to claim your prize?
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Have a go archery

Sunday 7th April 2019 1209

Location: Dunster Castle
Duration: 8 hours
Description: Try your hand at archery and see if you can hit the target.
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Lambing Talks

Sunday 7th April 2019 1212

Location: National Trust Horner Car Park
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: Come along to Horner Farm this spring to meet the new arrivals. Meet Holly and Mark the National Trust tenant farmers and hear all about lambing time and meet the newborn lambs. An opportunity to get a peak inside the barn doors and hear tales from the farm. Meet at the farm gate in Horner National Trust car park at 12pm for a 30 minute talk and meet the lambs.
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Rag-rug workshop

Monday 8th April 2019 11:00 am

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

Monday 8th April 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join us for a gentle seashore safari, exploring the beach rock pools for wildlife. Free rock-pool guide for each family, microscope also available back in the museum. Find us on Facebook for details.
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Discover Exmoor National Park

Tuesday 9th April 2019 10:30 am

Location: Dunster National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Come and find out what makes Exmoor such a special place and why it is a National Park. This 2 hour session will start with a quick presentation looking at some of Exmoor's wildlife, history and landscapes, followed by a shortish walk to have a look. This is an introductory event that is suitable for anyone who would like to know a bit more about our National Park, and perhaps find out how to get more involved.
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 10th April 2019 11:00 am

Location: National Park Centre Dunster
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join local walk leader on a stroll around Dunster, taking in sites of historical interest and hidden parts to the village.
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Lorna Doone Safari

Wednesday 10th April 2019 1202

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: To celebrate 150 years since R.D. Blackmore's novel was published, book a place on a special 'Lorna Doone' Landrover safari. Pass through the beautiful Doone country, and visit St Mary's Church in Oare, Badgworthy Water and Robber's Bridge. Sit back and enjoy the fascinating commentary which brings the book to life. Departs from the Porlock Visitor Centre. (Group bookings on other dates also possible).
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Mini Easter garden making

Wednesday 10th April 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Make your own mini Easter garden to take home using plants from Arlington's Walled Garden.
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A Town Tour of Dulverton

Wednesday 10th April 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Join us for a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales from local guides. Dulverton Heritage Centre
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Learn to Draw with Chris Howe

Thursday 11th April 2019 1211

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre, Lynmouth Pavilion, Lynmouth
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Have fun learning to Draw with talented local artist Chris Howe. If you've ever wanted to learn to draw, or you'd like to improve your drawing this is the class for you. It's a relaxing class in a nice environment, with lots of encouragement to help you along. All equipment and tuition is included
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Watercolour Painting with Chris Howe

Thursday 11th April 2019 1202

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Learn the art of watercolour painting with talented local artist Chris Howe. Beginners are very welcome, but this session is suitable for all levels of experience. Chris teaches is a very friendly, approachable way. All materials are included, you will create a wonderful picture and have a lot of fun too. You can attend just one session or come each month and see the improvement as you learn more.
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Spring Conference 2019

Friday 12th April 2019 10:00 am

Location: Tithe Barn, Dunster
Duration: 5 hours
Description: The Spring Conference is an annual event, hosted jointly by The Exmoor Society and Exmoor National Park Authority. This year, the conference is taking place at the Tithe Barn, in the beautiful setting of the mediaeval village of Dunster, on the northern boundary of Exmoor. There are stunning views of the Bristol Channel, Dunster Castle and Dunster Church which set the scene perfectly for this year’s conference theme. Dame Fiona Reynolds, Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and author of ‘Fight for Beauty’. Dame Fiona was Director General of the National Trust 2001-2012. Peter Beacham OBE, Chair of South West Heritage Trust and formerly Heritage Protection Officer for English Heritage. Adrian Colston, PhD Doctoral Researcher, University of Exeter’s Centre for Rural Policy Research and formerly professional ecologist and environmental manager for the National Trust. Places are limited and booking is essential using the form below, or download and print a booking form to book by post.
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7000 Trees For 70 Years

Saturday 13th April 2019 1210

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: The launch of our 7000 trees for 70 years fundraising campaign.
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Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday 13th April 2019 10:30 am

Location: Methodist Church Garden, Porlock
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Easter Egg Hunt for children aged 11 and under in the church garden. Children under 5 years of age must be accompanied. Lots of fun for all the family.
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Flora and Fauna of the East Lyn walk

Saturday 13th April 2019 12:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Guided walk with a National Trust Ranger and National Park representative on the history and Flora/Fauna of the East Lyn to Watersmeet. Start at the NPC Lynmouth at 12.00. Price £7.50 pp (children under 10 - £5.00) to include a cream tea at the beautiful Watersmeet House. Booking and payment in advance essential via NPC Lynmouth on 01598 752509. Children and dogs welcome. By kind permission of the National Trust.
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Charter of the Forest 800yr Anniversary Talk

Saturday 13th April 2019 06:15 pm

Location: Simonsbath House Hotel
Duration: N/A
Description: Charter of the Forest 800 yr Anniversary Talk Myc Riggulsford, science & environment journalist Saturday 13th April 2019 £30 per person Stay over night £90 Bed & Breakfast per room . 6.15pm for 6.30pm Talk followed by 2—Course Taste of Exmoor Dinner and opportunity for after dinner questions. or Come for the weekend and take part in the guided walk to Hoar Oak Cottage and Talk on Life for a Shepherd on one of the remotest parts of Exmoor Sunday 14th April Free (transport required) Turning your pigs out into the local woods to feed on acorns, nuts and beech mast may seem like an archaic privilege, along with digging clay and collecting firewood, but the right to do so may belong to all of us, and may even make your electricity bill illegal. A crucial legal document, the Charter of the Forest, is 800 years old, and it gives ordinary people in Britain their rights, rights such as keeping ponies and sheep or collecting firewood on Dartmoor and Exmoor which are still used by villagers today with ancient links, but which may mean that we should all share this country’s natural wealth. Join science and environment journalist Myc Riggulsford for a bit of history, comedy, and some radical thinking in a fun and thought provoking debate about Devon’s past, the rights we have forgotten or allowed to lapse, and how they could help our society today. Advance booking only. Admission £30, includes Pimms cocktail, or non-alcoholic alternative, two-course meal,  Menus will be sent out on receipt of your booking.  Space is limited so early booking is advised. 
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Pin Hole Photography Workshop

Sunday 14th April 2019 10:00 am

Location: Moorland Hall, Wheddon Cross
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Pinhole photography uses the most basic concepts of a camera. A lightproof box, an aperture, and light-sensitive material. Light is passed through the pinhole to project an inverted image onto the paper or film on the opposite end of the camera. With Pinhole Photography the distance between the pinhole and film determines the angle of view. The more shallow the depth, the wider the angle. Most pinholes are wide angle, this is useful as a longer focal length would make it harder to frame your image. The wide angle makes it much easier to frame your image, as much more of the scene is included. As a beginner, using pinhole can be an exciting introduction to analogue photography as it reduces it to it’s most basic elements. There is a mysterious aspect to pinhole photography. Due to the lack of viewfinder, you don’t know exactly what you are going to capture. Part of the enjoyment can be that there is an element of a mystery until you see the developed exposure. Pinhole photography, although simple, is something that requires some thought. Time has to be taken to think about exposures; the movement in the scene; what is static or moving; what will the blur look like? It can be a calming, meditative process. A perfect way to slow down the process of capturing an image, focusing only on the most important steps. Within this workshop, you will be able to make your own Pinhole camera, explore the world of pinhole photography, the endless possibilities, from point of view to long exposure. You are more than welcome to bring your own pinhole camera. If you have a digital DSLR, Nikon or Canon, we will have pinhole adapters so you can use your DSLR. We are hosting an event on world pinhole day too, so you can enter the World Pinhole day event, April 28th – http://pinholeday.org/ This event is being held at the Beckett Room, Moorland Hall, Wheddon Cross, TA24 7DL This is a paid event to cover the costs of the event and materials and you will need to book your place in advance so we have the correct amount of materials - https://exmoorcameraclub.co.uk/product/pin-hole-photography-workshop-13th-april/
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April Activity Day

Sunday 14th April 2019 11:00 am

Location: The Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Fun with the Exmoor ponies. Pony rides, grooming, craft activities and refreshments. Turn up and take part. Meet the the Exmoor ponies and find out more about the charity. Minimum age for riding 4years, weight limit 12st.
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South West Coast Path Easter Walking Break - Minehead to Combe Martin

Sunday 14th April 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 4 days and 20 hours
Description: A 5 night accommodation break with 4 days walking to complete the first 35 miles of the South West Coast Path from Minehead to Combe Martin. Stay at one location with no need to worry about car parking and luggage transfers. Package includes Dinner Bed and Breakfast accommodation, packed lunches, guiding and transport to and from each days walk.
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West Exmoor Webfoot Walk

Monday 15th April 2019 09:30 am

Location: Goat Hill Bridge, on the B3358 East of Challacombe
Duration: 7 hours
Description: Goat Hill Bridge, Pinkery, Pinkery Pond, Wood Barrow, Saddle Stone, Shallowford, North Furzehill, Furzehill Common, Hoaroak, Exe Head, Chains Barrow, Goat Hill Bridge. A real moorland walk with some historical interest. The west side of Exmoor is consistently wet underfoot. Depending upon conditions near the time it may be necessary to change the plan. In that event, we'll meet as arranged and move to a new start point.
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Simonsbath Sawmill Open Day

Monday 15th April 2019 1210

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

Monday 15th April 2019 02:30 pm

Location: Lynmouth Harbour
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Look for rare nesting birds along Exmoor's dramatic coastline west of Lynmouth with commentary from an Exmoor National Park Ranger. Booking essential via the National Park Centre, Lynmouth. 01598 752509.
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Discover Exmoor National Park

Tuesday 16th April 2019 02:30 pm

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Come and find out what makes Exmoor such a special place and why it is a National Park. This 2 hour session will start with a quick presentation looking at some of Exmoor's wildlife, history and landscapes, followed by a shortish walk to have a look. This is an introductory event that is suitable for anyone who would like to know a bit more about our National Park, and perhaps find out how to get more involved.
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Haddon Hill Big Adventure

Wednesday 17th April 2019 10:00 am

Location: Haddon Hill Car Park, off the B3190, near Upton.
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Join the adventure! Come and explore the natural world with family games and activities lasting all day. Experience the stunning views and open skies of Exmoor’s moorland here on Haddon Hill. Please wear outdoor clothing and suitable footwear.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Wednesday 17th April 2019 10:30 am

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: See Mon.8th April for details
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Watercolour Painting at Dulverton with Chris Howe

Wednesday 17th April 2019 1202

Location: Dulverton National Park Centre, 7-9 fore Street, Dulverton
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Learn to paint in Watercolour with local artist Chris Howe. These sessions are suitable for everyone from complete beginners to those with experience. It is a fun environment to learn in, all materials are included. Anyone 16 or under must be accompanied by a fee paying adult please.
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Lynmouth Flood and History Walk

Thursday 18th April 2019 01:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join our Heritage Walk Leader for a gentle stroll through Lynmouth, looking at the History of this beautiful village. Your guide will explain the effect of the devastating flood in 1952, showing you landmarks and interesting facts. This walk is a slow-paced stroll, with frequent stops to talk about events, the river, buildings and other points of interest. suitable for all.
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South West Coast Path Easter Walking Break - Combe Martin to Barnstaple

Thursday 18th April 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 4 days and 20 hours
Description: A 5 night accommodation break with 4 days walking to complete the 34 mile section of the South West Coast Path from Combe Martin to Barnstaple. Stay at one location with no need to worry about car parking and luggage transfers. Package includes Dinner Bed and Breakfast accommodation, packed lunches, guiding and transport to and from each days walk.
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Beautiful Bossington Guided Walk

Friday 19th April 2019 10:30 am

Location: National Trust car park in Bossington
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Bossington is a picturesque village in Exmoor, the walk starts and ends here. You will be led along the coast, gently climbing towards Hurlestone Point and cutting back through ancient Holm Oak woodland. This is a circular walk with breathtaking views across Porlock Bay. A rich history and interesting facts along the way. Please wear suitable footwear for the terrain. Approx 2.5 miles.
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Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Friday 19th April 2019 1211

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Get outside this Easter and take part in a nature trail across the beautiful grounds of Arlington Court, collecting clues to claim your Cadbury's chocolate prize.
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No Greater Love - an Easter Cantata

Friday 19th April 2019 07:00 pm

Location: St Petrock's Church, Church Street, Timberscombe
Duration: N/A
Description: An Easter Cantata by John Peterson performed by Marcus Capel and friends on Good Friday at St Petrock's Church in Timberscombe. Light refreshments will be served. Retiring collection in aid of Church funds. All are welcome.
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North Hill Guided Walk

Saturday 20th April 2019 10:30 am

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

Saturday 20th April 2019 08:00 pm

Location: Dunkery Gate car park
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: We meet at 8.00 pm and hike up onto Dunkery beacon, the highest point on Exmoor as dusk falls, to be rewarded with a 360' view of our wonderful Exmoor skies, and across to the welsh coast. As night falls I will talk you around the visible constellations and chat about the stars and planets, demonstrating the use of Apps to find your way around the sky. We will walk back down to the cars for a hot drink and homemade snacks., and to use our telescopes to delve into deepest, darkest space. Hopefully we will be able to see other galaxies, ring nebulae, the moon craters etc, clouds willing! please wear plenty of warm,waterproof clothing and good walking boots or shoes Booking essential on 01643 831759
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Have a go archery

Sunday 21st April 2019 08:00 am

Location: Dunster Castle
Duration: 12 hours
Description: See how good your aim is and if you can hit the target.
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Easter Sunday Funday

Sunday 21st April 2019 11:00 am

Location: Woody Bay Station
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Easter Sunday Funday - Lots of fun things for kids to do
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Stargazing at Dunkery

Monday 22nd April 2019 08:00 pm

Location: Dunkery Gate car park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: We hike up to the highest point on Exmoor as dusk falls, to be rewarded with a 360' view of our wonderful Exmoor skies. I will talk you around the visible constellations and chat about the stars and planets, demonstrating the use of Apps to find your way around the sky. We will return to the cars to use our telescopes to delve into deepest, darkest space. We will go ahead with the night hike so long as the weather is dry, as Exmoor cloud can suddenly clear.
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Exmoor’s Rainforest

Tuesday 23rd April 2019 10:00 am

Location: Horner Village NT Car Park
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Exmoor’s woodland is part of the ‘temperate rainforest’—a rare and internationally important habitat found in western coastal and upland Britain. These forests, also known as Atlantic woodlands, are ideal habitats for lower plants including ferns, mosses and lichens. This walk will introduce you to the fern species found at Horner Woods. You will learn a method for identifying ferns and you will be shown key identifying features of the species you encounter. You will also get to find out about some of the other interesting plants and lichens that are special to this habitat. This walk is being led by Plantlife as part of the Building Resilience in South West Woodlands project. No dogs.
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Hidden Porlock Guided Walk

Tuesday 23rd April 2019 10:15 am

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A fascinating walk around Porlock village. An opportunity to visit sites of historical interest and explore hidden parts of the village's past.
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A Town Tour of Dulverton

Tuesday 23rd April 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Join us for a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales from local guides. Dulverton Heritage Centre
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 24th April 2019 11:00 am

Location: National Park Centre Dunster
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join local walk leader on a stroll around Dunster, taking in historial sites and hidden parts of the village.
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Lynmouth History and Flood Walk

Wednesday 24th April 2019 01:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Join our Heritage Walk Leader for a gentle stroll through Lynmouth, looking at the History of this beautiful village. Your guide will explain the effect of the devastating flood in 1952, showing you landmarks and interesting facts. This walk is a slow paced stroll, with frequent stops to talk about events, the river, buildings and other points of interest. suitable for all.
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Porlock Marsh

Thursday 25th April 2019 09:30 am

Location: Bossington NT car par
Duration: N/A
Description: This walk will take us from Bossington over Porlock Marsh, to Porlock Weir. We then return to The Top Ship in Porlock for lunch, via the woodland path and gardens through West Porlock. 6mls. No dogs.
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Dark skies walk and Farmhouse Supper

Thursday 25th April 2019 07:00 pm

Location: Exford main Car Park
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join us for a delicious home cooked meal at our traditional Exmoor farm cottage, with complimentary drinks, and produce from our smallholding. Lots of starry information and the use our telescopes to find those deeper space objects(weather permitting), and a night walk to enjoy the famous Exmoor dark skies. Please bring torches and stout footwear, warm and waterproof clothing.
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Minehead and District Gardeners Association Monthly Meeting

Friday 26th April 2019 1207

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

Saturday 27th April 2019 10:00 am

Location: Lion Stables Car Park
Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join us at this monthly local Farmers Market to see what this area has to offer, locally produce pork, chicken ,beef, lamb. pies, pasties, cooked meats, fish, cheese, butter, cut flowers, plants, fudge,gin,cider,flavoured spirits,jams pickles,basket making, woodturning, wildlife photography, artworks, cards, hot food from German and India, often with live folk music too.
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Inner Wellbeing Lake Retreat Day

Saturday 27th April 2019 10:00 am

Location: Holworthy Farmhouse, Brompton Regis Wimbleball Lake
Duration: 7 hours
Description: SPRING SPARKLE - Holistic Health Day - Put a spring back in your step by having a special day away from it all to relax, recharge and be inspired. Tai Chi, More Energy Workshop, Thai/Yoga Massage, Singing Bowl Session & Guide Meditation. A delicious farmhouse lunch is included in the price.
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Book Fair

Saturday 27th April 2019 10:30 am

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Book Sale with new titles added regularly and many “as new” condition. Prices from only 50p. In aid of Dulverton Heritage Centre and Model Railway Project. Dulverton, TA22 9EZ.
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Minehead Literary Festival

Saturday 27th April 2019 10:30 am

Location: Minehead Methodist Hall, 31 The Avenue, Minehead
Duration: 7 hours
Description: Minehead Literary Festival features presentations by four leading writers with ties to the area who will explore the importance of place in their writing. Speaking at the festival will be one of the country’s foremost writers of novels and short stories Tessa Hadley, winner of the 2018 Edge Hill Short Story Prize and author of critically-acclaimed novels Clever Girl, The London Train and The Past. She is joined by BBC radio producer, writer and bird watcher Tim Dee. whose new book Ground Work – Writings on People and Places is an anthology of exciting new work about the natural world, and Pamela Holmes, best-selling author of first novel The Huntingfield Paintress and winner of the Jane Austen Short Story Award in 2014. Popular local writer and ‘the best contemporary writer of pony stories around’ Victoria Eveleigh will be giving a special illustrated presentation about her much-loved series of children’s books. A writing competition, with separate classes for adults and children, will be organised in the run-up to the festival, and an art exhibition will run from April 1 to May 6 at the Regal Theatre and Toucan Wholefoods, featuring work by local artists also focusing on the theme of the importance of place. Catering for Minehead Literary Festival will be provided by Toucan Wholefoods and tickets may be booked in advance for individual events or for the full one-day festival. For more information and details about how to book visit the website www.mineheadliteraryfestival.org, email mineheadliteraryfestival@gmail.com or telephone Janet Styles on 01643 822097.
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Mineral Line Bus Trip

Sunday 28th April 2019 10:00 am

Location: Watchet Railway Station Bus Stop
Duration: 5 hours
Description: We travel by minibus as closely as possible to the route of the Mineral Line and see the sites along the way. Easy walking. Bring a packed lunch. Please book by Thurs Apr 18.
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Pin Hole Photography Workshop – World Pin Hole Day

Sunday 28th April 2019 10:00 am

Location: Moorland Hall, Wheddon Cross
Duration: 6 hours
Description: We are hosting an event on World Pinhole Day; Day of this event, so you can enter the World Pinhole day event – http://pinholeday.org/ Pinhole photography uses the most basic concepts of a camera. A lightproof box, an aperture, and light-sensitive material. Light is passed through the pinhole to project an inverted image onto the paper or film on the opposite end of the camera. With Pinhole Photography the distance between the pinhole and film determines the angle of view. The more shallow the depth, the wider the angle. Most pinholes are wide angle, this is useful as a longer focal length would make it harder to frame your image. The wide angle makes it much easier to frame your image, as much more of the scene is included. As a beginner, using pinhole can be an exciting introduction to analogue photography as it reduces it to it’s most basic elements. There is a mysterious aspect to pinhole photography. Due to the lack of viewfinder, you don’t know exactly what you are going to capture. Part of the enjoyment can be that there is an element of a mystery until you see the developed exposure. Pinhole photography, although simple, is something that requires some thought. Time has to be taken to think about exposures; the movement in the scene; what is static or moving; what will the blur look like? It can be a calming, meditative process. A perfect way to slow down the process of capturing an image, focusing only on the most important steps. Within this workshop, you will be able to make your own Pinhole camera, explore the world of pinhole photography, the endless possibilities, from point of view to long exposure. You are more than welcome to bring your own pinhole camera. If you have a digital DSLR, Nikon or Canon, we will have pinhole adapters so you can use your DSLR. This event is being held at the Beckett Room, Moorland Hall, Wheddon Cross, TA24 7DL This is a paid event to cover the costs of the event and materials and you will need to book your place in advance so we have the correct amount of materials - https://exmoorcameraclub.co.uk/product/pin-hole-photography-world-pinhole-day/
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Discover Exmoor's Lichens

Tuesday 30th April 2019 10:00 am

Location: Malmsmead car park (SS792478)
Duration: N/A
Description: Exmoor is nationally renowned for its beautiful and diverse lichens with names such as tree lungwort and string-of-sausages. Come and discover how to identify some of the lichens common in Exmoor’s woodlands. Aimed at beginners.
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Landscape Restoration in Culbone Wood

Tuesday 30th April 2019 10:00 am

Location: Ashley Combe Lodge (Toll Gate)
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Following the SW Coast Path from Ashley Combe to Culbone Church and back looking at the surviving features of the Ada Lovelace era designed landscape and work to help restore some of the features. Also some of the earlier history and management of these fascinating coast woodlands. Dogs on leads only.
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