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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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Minehead Country Market

Friday 1st July 2016 1209

Location: Quaker Meeting Hall, 9 Bancks Street, Minehead
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Tired of cooking for yourself? Delicious, nutritious traditional fare to take home, from the market that is not in the High Street. Available every Friday morning indoors in the Quaker Meeting House on Bancks Street in Minehead, the Minehead Country Market is in its 20th year of providing breads, cakes, honey, jams, chutneys, savouries and main dishes, along with plants, veg in season, and handcrafted items to the same standard of quality and hygiene as Country Markets across the nation. Come in and try our tasty foods, yard and farm eggs, seasonal plants and hand crafts – and have a chat to our friendly market staff. Open 9:00 – 11:30am each Friday.
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Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Friday 1st July 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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Art @ Arlington

Friday 1st July 2016 1211

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Two local artists will be exhibiting their work at Arlington. Deborah Hastings works with recycled fabrics to create beautiful textile pieces, whilst Diane Bailey uses nature as inspiration to create striking paintings.
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Bobbin Lace Workshop

Friday 1st July 2016 11:00 am

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Interested in traditional crafts? Come along and learn the art of Bobbin Lace from Christine Doe. Beginners welcome and encouraged.
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Kilve and East Quantoxhead Walkabout

Friday 1st July 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Car park, Kilve Beach Grid Ref. SS 155442
Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Description: Join a member of The Exmoor Society on this easy 2 and a quarter mile / 2 and a quarter hour walkabout to discover some of the historical highlights of this fascinating area. Please wear weatherproof boots and clothing. Optional cream tea to conclude the afternoon.
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Mineral Line Bus Trip

Saturday 2nd July 2016 09:30 am

Location: Minehead Railway Station
Duration: 5 hours
Description: This trip gives you an overview of the mining activities in the Brendon Hills. We travel by minibus close to the route of the Mineral Line and see the sites along the way. Easy walking. Return to Minehead approximately 2.30pm. Please book by June 25 on 013298 323841.
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Patchwork Wallhanging Workshop

Saturday 2nd July 2016 11:00 am

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Join local quilting and patchwork expert Norma Ley to hand stitch your own patchwork wall hanging. Materials and guidance all provided. Part of our 'Touching on Tradition' series of activities.
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Exmoor Painting Holiday

Sunday 3rd July 2016 03:00 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 4 days and 20 hours
Description: A 5 night residential painting workshop based in Dunster, with tuition from experienced artist Lynda Appleby. Includes Dinner Bed and Breakfast accommodation, picnic lunches, all tuition and use of studio, and transport to the locations for painting.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Monday 4th July 2016 11:30 am

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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Lynton and Valley of Rocks - an Historic Tour

Tuesday 5th July 2016 10:00 am

Location: Valley of Rocks ENPA car park & picnic area (car park near public toilets). Grid Ref. 7113 4968
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of The Exmoor Society for this fascinating 2.5 hour/2.5 mile walk to see a different view of Lynton, to learn how it has been shaped over the years and how the Victorians were drawn to the splendour of the Valley of Rocks.
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Dulverton Heritage Tour

Tuesday 5th July 2016 04:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join us for a guided walk exploring the fascinating history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales of old from local guides.
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Butterfly and nature walks

Wednesday 6th July 2016 12:00 pm

Location: Heddon Valley National Trust Shop
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A chance to see the butterflies of Heddon Valley and other nature that lives in the valley, guided by a knowledgeable expert. Heddon Valley is home to hundreds of butterflies as well as all manner of birds and insects as well as, of course, beautiful trees. This is a lovely opportunity to go on a guided walk with the butterflies and nature pointed out by an expert.
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Conservation in action

Thursday 7th July 2016 1201

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Discover how our team care for the numerous items in our collections from miniature model ships, to stuffed birds and grand state coaches. See the tools they use and learn the techniques they've mastered, plus pick their brains about how to care for your precious belongings at home.
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Exmoor Stained Glass Making Workshop

Friday 8th July 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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TOYAH WILCOX AN AUDIENCE UP LIVE AND CLOSE

Friday 8th July 2016 08:00 pm

Location: Riverside Caravan And Camping Park
Duration: 2 days and 18 hours
Description: TOYAH WILCOX AN AUDIENCE UP LIVE AND CLOS camping on park available for RV's, motorhomes, caravans, campervans, on premium fully serviced pitches, and grass with or with out electric 4 star park with 5 star award winning facilities booking advisable as limited pitches and tickets phone 01769 579269 email relax@exmoorriverside.co.uk
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Withypool and Tarr Steps Guided Walk

Saturday 9th July 2016 10:30 am

Location: Withypool car park. Grid Ref 842353
Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of The Exmoor Society following a lovely stretch of the River Barle along the waymarked path from Withypool to Tarr Steps. Walking over the ancient monument of Tarr Steps clapper bridge we will climb slowly above the valley to the open moorland of Withypool Hill, passing two prehistoric sites before descending back to Withypool. Refreshments and toilets at Withypool and Tarr Steps. 9.5 miles.
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Porlock Marsh BioBlitz Wildlife Adventure Day

Saturday 9th July 2016 12:00 pm

Location: Bossington Village, Exmoor National Park
Duration: 1 day
Description: Become a wildlife explorer for a day and discover what’s living on Porlock Marsh. Our team of experts needs you to help identify as many birds, bugs, plants and beasties over 24 hours. Events for kids, grown-ups, beginners and experts will be running throughout the day … and night. What will you discover? Some activities will be accessible by wheelchair/buggy but not all paths on Porlock Marsh are accessible.
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Carhampton Village Fete

Saturday 9th July 2016 01:30 pm

Location: Recreation Centre, Carhampton
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Village fete with attractions of vintage stationary engines, morris dancers, handicrafts, art exhibition, archery, skittles, croquet, pimms tent, refreshments, plants, book stall, children's bouncy castle, coconut shy, produce and cake stall. Fun afternoon for all the family with on site parking.
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Lynmouth Boat Trip

Tuesday 12th July 2016 11:45 am

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

Wednesday 13th July 2016 11:00 am

Location: Dunster National Park Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Description: A guided walk around this historic village exploring some of the hidden aspects of its fascinating history. Starts at 11am from the National Park Centre Dunster Booking advisable
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Watercolour Painting Workshop with Chris Howe

Thursday 14th July 2016 02:00 pm

Location: LYNMOUTH PAVILION
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Watercolour painting workshop with Chris Howe. Fun and friendly tuition, all levels welcome from complete novices to experienced artists. You will paint a beautiful Exmoor scene to take home and be proud of, whatever your level. All Materials are provided
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Deer and nightjar twilight walk

Thursday 14th July 2016 06:45 pm

Location: Please meet at Webbers Post car park SS903438.
Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Description: Join our Deer Ranger for a fascinating Exmoor adventure. Discover deer and their newborns and seek out the elusive, nocturnal nightjar. You will meet Charles Harding at Webbers Post car park, near the highest point on Exmoor. As night falls you will begin your Exmoor adventure. This is time to keep your eyes peeled for red deer and their newborns roaming in the sunset, as you make your way up Dunkery Hill. You'll make your return as the dark closes in, listening out for the enigmatic churring of the nightjar.
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Evenings@Pavilion - Moorland Mousie Trust

Thursday 14th July 2016 07:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Description: A relaxed evening exploring deeper into Exmoor's heritage. Discover the work of the Moorland Mousie Trust a small, local charity founded in 2000, which works to promote all aspects of Exmoor Pony welfare. In 2016 they celebrate ten years of The Exmoor Pony Centre, the hub of all their activities and providing a permanent and specialised base for the foals when they arrive straight off the moor. Refreshments provided so there's plenty of opportunity to ask questions and have a chat.
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Perfect Harmony Singing Weekend

Friday 15th July 2016

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 3 days
Description: Come and enjoy a weekend singing in harmony led by Ian Chesworth covering a wide ranging repertoire including World Music, Gospel, Musical Theatre etc. Music reading is not needed, pieces will be taught by ear. Package includes 2 nights full board accommodation, all singing and activities. Non residential places also available at £49.00 for singing only, or £130.00 for singing, meals and activities.
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Dunster Walkabout

Friday 15th July 2016 10:00 am

Location: Visitor Information Centre, Dunster Steep, Dunster
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of The Exmoor Society on this easy 2.5 hour / 2.5 mile walkabout to see and hear about some of the fascinating things that the normal tourist misses. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.
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Allerford Open Gardens and Cream Teas

Saturday 16th July 2016 12:00 am

Location: Allerford Community Hall, Hare Park, Allerford
Duration: 1 day and 16 hours
Description: Open gardens in Allerford and Bossington. Refreshments at Allerford Community Hall. One ticket covers both days.
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Summer Show

Saturday 16th July 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Porlock Village Hall
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: With floral classes including roses, Sweet Peas, hydrangeas and herbaceous perennials and other classes including vegetables, fruit, decorative, handicrafts and photographs this really is a show for everyone. There are also plant sales, a book stall, a raffle, and refreshments are available. What a great way to spend the afternoon, whatever the weather!
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Dulverton Historic Town Tour

Sunday 17th July 2016 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join us for a guided walk exploring the fascinating history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales of old from local guides.
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Deer Walk on Exmoor

Monday 18th July 2016 06:00 am

Location: West Exmoor - precise start point TBC
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Marcus will guide a walk in the places where we are mostly likely to see the deer at this time of the year. The calves will have grown since spring, as will the stags' 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. We will let you know the precise meeting when we know where the deer are nearer the time.
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Simonsbath Sawmill Open Day

Monday 18th July 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 the Wildflowers of Exmoor

Tuesday 19th July 2016 10:00 am

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

Wednesday 20th July 2016 11:00 am

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion, Lynmouth
Duration: N/A
Description: Join this Discussion about Creativity with Sharon Plant for inspiration
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Conversations about creativity with Sharon Plant

Wednesday 20th July 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion, Lynmouth
Duration: N/A
Description: A discussion about creativity with Sharon Plant, inspiring and interesting!
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Thursday 21st July 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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Natural History Walk

Thursday 21st July 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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Selworthy and North Hill Guided Walk

Friday 22nd July 2016 10:30 am

Location: Selworthy Church overflow car park, Selworthy, Nr Minehead
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Join a member of The Exmoor Society for stunning views on this circular walk of appx. 7 miles from Selworthy up to North Hill, Selworthy Beacon, Hurlstone Point and Bossington Hill. Some steep climbs and descents. An alternative route may be taken in inclement weather. Please bring a picnic. Dogs under control welcome.
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Summer Jazz Weekend

Friday 22nd July 2016 03:00 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 2 days and 20 hours
Description: A 3 night residential weekend with great jazz entertainment each evening after dinner with the popular West Country jazz band John Shillito's Select Six. Package includes Dinner Bed and Breakfast and a different programme of live music every evening.
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Tarr Steps Family Wildlife Day

Saturday 23rd July 2016 11:00 am

Location: Tarr Steps Meadow
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Discover what amazing bugs and beasties live in the rivers and woodlands of Exmoor as we stream dip and bug hunt down at Tarr Steps.
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Exmoor Pony Centre's 10th Birthday Bash

Sunday 24th July 2016 11:00 am

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Join the ponies in celebrating the 10th birthday of the Centre. Enjoy fun and games, lots of birthday cake, meet the ponies, rides and grooming- activities for all. Refreshments in the Green Room. Riders must be 4 yrs and over. All weather activities.
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Lynmouth Seaside Safari

Monday 25th July 2016 02:00 pm

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

Tuesday 26th July 2016 10:00 am

Location: Simonsbath
Duration: 6 hours
Description: A fun packed adventure day for all ages exploring the bogs, wildlife and heritage in and around Simonsbath and Blackpitts. This ‘drop-in’ activity day has something for everyone, whatever the weather – indeed, the ‘wetter the better!’ From stream dipping to the infamous Bogstacle Course it is the perfect day out for all. Other activities include guided walks, wildlife activities, undercover exhibitions and Simonsbath Sawmill guided tours. What better way to explore Exmoor’s bogs and rivers than by attending Bogtastic?! Please wear outdoor clothing, wellies and bring spare clothing. Children must be accompanied. Toilets on site. Food available. Some activities may charge and all activities are subject to change.
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Evening Deer Search

Tuesday 26th July 2016 07:00 pm

Location: Ashcombe Car Park - Simonsbath
Duration: N/A
Description: Join an Exmoor National Park Authority Ranger for an evening deer search to try and locate the Red Deer of Exmoor. Meet Ashcombe car park, Simonsbath SS774395 - 7:00pm for 2hrs / 3 miles. Binoculars, walking boots / clothing are essential. No dogs.
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Barney's Birthday Party at Dunster Country Fair

Wednesday 27th July 2016

Location: Dunster Country Fair
Duration: N/A
Description: Join the volunteers and fundraisers having a fun time at Dunster Country Fair, see the Exmoor ponies in the showring and celebrate the Exmoor Pony Centre's 10th Birthday with some birthday cake. Cakes suitable for people and ponies!
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Exmoor Ponies at Dunster Country Fair

Wednesday 27th July 2016 09:30 am

Location: Dunster Country Fiar
Duration: N/A
Description: FROM GATHER TO GLORY! We will be celebrating the moor bred registered Exmoor pony as recognised by the Rare Breed Survival Trust (Watchlist Category 2, Endangered) across the UK. There will be opportunities for people to meet Exmoor ponies and learn about the breed whether you are lucky enough to be down on Exmoor during the summer months or situated in other parts of the country. We have our own special Exmoor Pony Festival rosettes that will be given out to the best moor bred pony in in-hand and ridden classes at the Exmoor Pony Society’s area shows – so that everyone can see that moor bred ponies do go on to become fantastic family ponies. And we will be celebrating registered moor bred Exmoor ponies in the Exmoor ring at Dunster Country Fair. Friends of Exmoor Ponies will be there to tell you everything you need to know - so do come along to the Exmoor Pony ring - classes start at 9.30am
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Dunster Country Fair

Wednesday 27th July 2016 10:00 am

Location: Dunster Lawns, Home Farm, Dunster
Duration: 7 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Main ring events to include Shetland Pony Grand National, Sheepdogs and ducks Hawkeye Falconry, Equestrian Events. Exmoor Pony Show Dog shows Terrier Show Dog Agility. Hound Show. Trade and Craft Stands Funfair Punch & Judy Food and Drink and much more.
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Dulverton Town Tour

Thursday 28th July 2016 04:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join us for a guided walk exploring the fascinating history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales of old from local guides.
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Grand Book Sale

Friday 29th July 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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Seawatch Training Day

Saturday 30th July 2016 10:00 am

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Join Seawatch staff to learn more about identifying dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) and other marine mammals which visit Exmoor’s coast. The training aims to equip volunteers with skills to conduct their own surveys to help Seawatch contribute to knowledge on Exmoor’s marine environment. The day will consist of a morning indoor session at the Lynmouth Pavilion which will look at species identification and survey methodology followed by an outdoor practical session in the afternoon.
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Family Craft Workshop

Saturday 30th July 2016 11:00 am

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Running throughout the year, these craft workshops are based around a nature theme and range from soil printing onto cloth, making bug hotels, butterfly kites, seaweed monoprinting, and more...! Pop along and join in the fun
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Family Walk: A Treasure Hunt

Saturday 30th July 2016 02:00 pm

Location: Ralegh's Cross Inn
Duration: 2 hours
Description: We visit Beulah Chapel, the Winding House and the old Brendon village. This part is accessible for push chairs. Then we go down part of the Incline. There is plenty of fun for children.
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XMAN XXX Wimbleball

Sunday 31st July 2016 12:00 am

Location: Wimbleball Lake
Duration: 23 hours
Description: This Extreme Full Distance Triathlon in Exmoor National Park will challenge and excite athletes seeking an extraordinary event in a stunning location. The awesome setting and unbelievable courses include: a swim in the iconic Wimbleball lake; a 2 lap bike course incorporating a number of the UK’s top hill climbs and epic views of coast and moorland; and an off road run around the perimeter of the lake. If you want to achieve something extraordinary in 2016 – be among the first to claim the XMAN title.
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Porlock Horse Show

Sunday 31st July 2016 08:34 am

Location: West Luccombe Farm
Duration: 9 hours and 26 minutes
Description: Horse, pony and mountain & moorland showing. Jumping, gymkhana and fancy dress. Hound parade, Staghorn show and Exmoor horn sheep show. Companion dog show, Lurcher,Terrier and Doodle shows. Dog racing and agility. Vintage engine display, Bar & refreshments.
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The Seaview 17

Sunday 31st July 2016 10:00 am

Location: Minehead Cricket Club
Duration: N/A
Description: This is a tough run from Countisbury back to Minehead along the South West Coast Path - about 21 miles. The modest entry fee includes coach travel from Minehead to Countisbury and all refreshments after the event. Entry details will be found at www.mineheadruningclub.co.uk
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MINEHEAD TOY & TRAIN SALE

Sunday 31st July 2016 10:30 am

Location: The Minehead Eye, Mart Road, Minehead.
Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Big event for collectors of toy, trains and related material, old and new. 70 tables. In-house cafe. Level and easy access. The Sale is attended by top traders from all over the UK. All of the famous name such as Dinky, Corgi, Hornby, Tri-ang, Wrenn, Bachmann etc. will be there.
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