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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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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Tuesday 1st September 2015 01:00 pm

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Seashore rock pool ramble usually followed by optional microscope workshop. Wear appropriate footwear. Equipment and seashore guide provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Dulverton and Dulverton Railway Station - A Talk Through Time

Wednesday 2nd September 2015 04:30 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: An illustrated presentation of the economic and historical impact that the coming of the railway had on the Town and the surrounding countryside from its inception to its closure in 1966. With a brief introduction to the making of the working model in the Heritage Centre.
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Evenings@The Pavilion

Thursday 3rd September 2015 07:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: N/A
Description: David Tooke - The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, Yesterday & Today
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Overnight Charcoal Experience

Saturday 5th September 2015

Location: Bulworthy Project, Rackenford
Duration: 2 days
Description: Spend a day and night in a beautiful woodland setting, experiencing the life of a charcoal maker. During the day learn how to make high quality sustainable charcoal with professional charcoal makers. Enjoy a great locally and foraged lunch from the Bulworthy Project Barbecue Café. Explore the woods with a guided walk, meet our chickens and pigs who love the woodland life as much as we do. Spend the evening around the campfire eating, drinking and making merry whilst the charcoal kiln chugs away in the background. Overnight camping in the woods and breakfast is included in the experience.
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Challacombe Sheepdog Trials

Saturday 5th September 2015 10:30 am

Location: Whitefield Barton Challacombe EX31 4TU
Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Sheepdog Trials and Family Dog Show. Stalls, side shows, skittles competition, refreshments etc.
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Annual Flower & Produce Show

Saturday 5th September 2015 02:15 pm

Location: Carhampton Village Hall
Duration: N/A
Description: Carhampton Gardening Club holds this annual flower and produce show in which all members are invited to exhibit flowers, fruit, vegetables, cookery, wine, art and craft, including children's entries. Judging takes place in the morning, then the doors open to the public in the afternoon. Raffle, Teas, cakes. After trophy presentations, produce from the show benches is auctioned - quite a lively affair!
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Porlock Carnival

Saturday 5th September 2015 05:00 pm

Location: Porlock High Street
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Procession of floats, marching bands, assorted vehicles, Town Crier, refreshments etc.
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Ralegh's Cross Long Walk

Sunday 6th September 2015 09:45 am

Location: Ralegh's Cross Inn
Duration: 5 hours and 15 minutes
Description: There was a grand scheme to mine iron ore in the Brendon Hills and transport it to South Wales. This required the building of a railway. We walk to Beulah Chapel, and through the remains of Brendon village to the mineral railway winding house,continuing down the Incline to see the revetment wall and the waterfalls. We continue to Comberow and walk through the woods to Leighland Chapel, circling back via a picturesque waterfall. About 7 miles. Steep. bring a packed lunch.
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Liberator: Episode 4

Sunday 6th September 2015 11:00 am

Location: Bossington Hill Car Park
Duration: 1 hour
Description: LIBERATOR is a series of five site specific dance performances that take place from late July to mid-September in and around Porlock Vale. The performances take place in woodland, fields, a secret barn, at Bossington Hill and finally at Porlock Marsh. Audience numbers are limited. All tickets must be booked in advance - www.stackedwonky.com Episode 4: HILL With the downdraught Sunday 6 September @ 11 am and 2 pm Bossington Hill, near Minehead Adults £5, Under 18 £3 (minimum age 5) Maximum 30 tickets per performance Running time: 1 hour Distance: 1 mile http://www.stackedwonky.com/hill/
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Liberator: Episode 4

Sunday 6th September 2015 02:00 pm

Location: Bossington Hill Car Park
Duration: 1 hour
Description: LIBERATOR is a series of five site specific dance performances that take place from late July to mid-September in and around Porlock Vale. The performances take place in woodland, fields, a secret barn, at Bossington Hill and finally at Porlock Marsh. Audience numbers are limited. All tickets must be booked in advance - www.stackedwonky.com Episode 4: HILL With the downdraught Sunday 6 September @ 11 am and 2 pm Bossington Hill, near Minehead Adults £5, Under 18 £3 (minimum age 5) Maximum 30 tickets per performance Running time: 1 hour Distance: 1 mile
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Discover Porlock

Monday 7th September 2015 10:30 am

Location: Porlock Visitors Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and surrounding area.
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Ride the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway and walk to Woody Bay

Tuesday 8th September 2015 10:00 am

Location: Car Park, Woody Bay Station, Martinhoe Cross GR SS 684464
Duration: 6 hours and 45 minutes
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society, starting with a 1 mile ride on the L&B Railway from Woody Bay Station(current return fare £7.50 adults & £3 under 14's). Please confirm attendance as fares can be reduced if sufficient numbers. Alighting at Killington Halt for a 6 ml walk across fields to reach Woody Bay for a picnic lunch. Glorious views over the Bristol Channel, Heddons Valley, Great Hangman and Exmoor. Walk will be steep and may be muddy. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Returning to Killington Halt by 4.30pm for return train to Woody Bay Station.
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Dulverton Town Tour

Tuesday 8th September 2015 04:00 pm

Location: Outside Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Why not join us on a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton? Discover some secret places and hear tales of old from local guides. Only £2.50 per person. Meet outside Dulverton Heritage Centre TA22 9EX. Tel 07969243887
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Cliff Railway Talk & Tour

Thursday 10th September 2015 11:00 am

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: N/A
Description: Meet engineers from Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, watch a film about how it runs on water and enjoy a tour from the Lime Kilns.
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Cliff Railway Talk & Tour

Thursday 10th September 2015 02:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: N/A
Description: Meet engineers from Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, watch a film about how it runs on water and enjoy a tour from the Lime Kilns.
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Simonsbath - A vanished mansion and its picturesque gardens

Thursday 10th September 2015 02:00 pm

Location: Ashcombe public carpark
Duration: N/A
Description: An opportunity to see the results of recent research and conservation on John Knight's unfinished Picturesque gardens in Ashcombe and on the former Simonsbath school buildings. This event forms part of Heritage Open Days 2015.
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Pirate Pottery of North Devon

Thursday 10th September 2015 07:30 pm

Location: Congregational Church Hall, Chapel Street, Dulverton
Duration: N/A
Description: A talk by Julian Vayne from The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon. Refreshments provided.
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Discover Porlock

Friday 11th September 2015 10:30 am

Location: Porlock Visitors Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and surrounding area.
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Stogumber Festival

Friday 11th September 2015 06:00 pm

Location: Stogumber TA4 3TA
Duration: 2 days
Description: Featuring top classical, folk and jazz artists as well as up-and-coming local acts, the annual Stogumber Festival is a three day celebration of music and the arts to suit the widest range of tastes. In addition to the main concerts, there are free performances by specially invited musicians, buskers, street entertainers etc. that everybody is welcome to attend. Headlining the classical programme this year are three members of the Hebrides Ensemble, a renowned Edinburgh-based collective which has been called ‘one of the great glories of Scotland’ by the composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. The Ensemble will be performing pieces for piano, cello and clarinet. Others performing include baritone Ashley Riches, a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists scheme at the Royal Opera House from 2012 to 2014, and the internationally-acclaimed Italian pianist, Emma Abbate. Described by BBC Radio 2’s Mike Harding as ‘one of England’s greatest singer songwriters’ and one half of the enduringly popular Show of Hands folk duo, Steve Knightley will be giving a solo concert. Also appearing over the weekend is rising young folk/roots singer, Luke Jackson who in 2013 was nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC 2 Young Folk Award. One of the free performances will be by the Big Noise Street Band, a large group of brass, woodwind and percussion musicians playing riff-based jazz/folk tunes with a ‘big sound’. Jazz concerts, a choral recital and dance performances are also planned. To see the latest information on all artists and events please go to www.stogumberfestival.com or Facebook/StogumberFestival. All the main concerts take place in St Mary's Church in the centre of the village (postcode TA4 3TA). Individual tickets are priced from £5 - £22 according to the performer, with money-saving passes to all concerts also available. For details please see the Festival website. An extensive, free car park operates for all visitors during the Festival. More information: stogumberfestival.com or 0845 539 0168
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Discover Exmoor's Bats at Simonsbath

Friday 11th September 2015 07:30 pm

Location: Simonsbath Sawmill,
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Come and get up close with Exmoor’s amazing nocturnal wildlife. Follow the bats with our detectors and see them in flight. Local bat groups will be present with some hand reared bats. Please bring a torch, warm clothing and stout footwear. Children please must be accompanied by adults. Food and toilets available locally. Parking at Ashcombe car park. Please meet at Simonsbath Sawmill, activities based at Simonsbath Sawmill (TA24 7SH, SS773393) in the heart of Simonsbath. Booking essential via www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/get-involved. For enquiries: David Rolls on 07875 565823 or DRolls@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk
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Cowbridge Sawmill as part of National heritage Days

Saturday 12th September 2015 12:00 am

Location: Cowbridge
Duration: 23 hours and 30 minutes
Description: National Heritage Days COWBRIDGE SAWMILL OPEN DAYS Saturday/Sunday 12th and 13th September 12 noon 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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Heritage Open Day

Saturday 12th September 2015 10:30 am

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 7 hours
Description: Enjoy free entry to Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum as a celebration of Heritage Open Day. Only the ground floor of the house is accessible.
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Castles in the Sky - The WWII Radar Station on North Hill

Saturday 12th September 2015 11:00 am

Location: Please park in public carpark at SS 9537 4748 and follow temporary signs to radar station
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Castles in the Sky was the name given by Winston Churchill and others to the ring of radar stations that surrounded Britain's coastline during the Second World War. Come along and see one of the last surviving 'castles in the sky' as part of Heritage Open Days 2015.
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Adventurer and Explorer Evening

Saturday 12th September 2015 07:00 pm

Location: Porlock Village Hall
Duration: N/A
Description: Lois Pryce (Adventurist) and Benedict Allen (Explorer) will give presentations on their travels. Lois is on stage at 745pm and will talk about her solo m'cycle ride across Iran. Lois first solo m'cycle trip from Alaska to the southernmost tip of Argentina was the subject of her first book "Lois on the Loose". Benedict Allen is an internationally well know explorer who has appeared on radio and TV many times. His total immersion in tribes and communities is legendary....Benedict is on stage at 9pm. One ticket price of £10 for the entire evening.
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Dulverton Art Group - Summer Exhibition

Sunday 13th September 2015 10:30 am

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 6 days and 5 hours
Description: Come and see the summer exhibition of local art group members. Various styles, topics and media used, including craftwork.
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Shoresearch Seashore Safari

Sunday 13th September 2015 11:30 am

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join Devon Wildlife Trust and Exmoor National Park Authority for a family friendly seashore safari on Combe Martin Beach. Come and learn about the fascinating marine life found in Exmoor's rockpools and take part in a timed species survey. Meet at Combe Martin Museum before a short walk down to the shore.
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Shoresearch Exmoor - Seashore Safari

Sunday 13th September 2015 12:00 pm

Location: Hurlstone Point, meet at National Trust Holnicote Estate, Bossington
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join Somerset Wildlife Trust and Exmoor National Park Authority for a free family friendly seashore safari at Hurlstone Point. Come and learn about the fascinating marine life found in Exmoor's rockpools and take part in a timed species survey. Bring a picnic and get ready for a 20 minute medium difficulty level walk down to the shore for a fun-filled day!
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Summer Tea Dance

Sunday 13th September 2015 02:00 pm

Location: Lynton Town Hall
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Summer Tea Dance which includes traditional cream teas and hours of fun, all for a good cause! Locals can collect tickets from Exmoor Flowers in Lynton. Special guests Linda and Tony Meakin (professional ballroom dancers)
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Heritage Open Day - Simonsbath Sawmill

Sunday 13th September 2015 04:00 pm

Location: Simonsbath Sawmill (SS 772 392)
Duration: N/A
Description: Every year on four days in September , Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to buildings of every age, style and function. It is a once-a-year chance to discover architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities that bring local history and culture to life. On Sunday 13 September 2015 Simonsbath Sawmill will be open all day from 10 am to 4 pm giving you a chance to look around the historic, water-powered sawmill and estate workshops in the heart of the National Park. There is some parking available (at your own risk) at the mill or park at Ashcombe Car Park, Simonsbath – entrance between the church and the Exmoor Forest Inn (SS774394) - and to walk the 500m to the mill. See www.simonsbathsawmill.org.uk for more details or visit Simonsbath Sawmill’s Facebook page. To find other Heritage Open Day events see www.heritageopendays.org.uk
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Natural History Walk

Thursday 17th September 2015 1202

Location: Porlock Weir Centre adjoining the car park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: An easy pace stroll to explore the natural history within the wonderful landscape around Porlock Weir. Led by a knowledgable member of the Exmoor Natural History Society.
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Lynmouth Triathlon

Friday 18th September 2015 08:00 am

Location: Manor Green Lynmouth
Duration: 1 day and 9 hours
Description: Triathlon
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Liberator: Episode 5

Friday 18th September 2015 06:00 pm

Location: Porlock Village Hall
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: LIBERATOR is a series of five site specific dance performances that take place from late July to mid-September in and around Porlock Vale. The performances take place in woodland, fields, a secret barn, at Bossington Hill and finally at Porlock Marsh. Audience numbers are limited. All tickets must be booked in advance - www.stackedwonky.com Episode 5: MARSH It was a Liberator Friday 18 and Saturday 19 September @ 6 pm Porlock Marsh, Porlock Adults £5, Under 18 £3 (minimum age 5) Maximum 40 tickets per performance Running time: 1.5 hours Distance: 1.5 miles http://www.stackedwonky.com/marsh/
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Wild camping for wimps

Saturday 19th September 2015 04:00 am

Location: Heddon Valley National Trust Shop
Duration: 1 day and 7 hours
Description: A gentle introduction to wild camping for all the family in the Heddon Valley. A fun family evening under Exmoors dark skies learning new and useful skills. You will be cooking on an open fire and BBQ. The evening will iInclude story telling and a food tasting with a wild food expert. Bring your own tent, camping equipment and torch. Food to cook on the fire/BBQ and something for breakfast. Bring clothing suitable for the weather conditions, it may get chilly or wet.
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Porlock Open Gardens

Saturday 19th September 2015 1202

Location: Various locations around Porlock
Duration: 4 hours
Description: A wide variety of September gardens around the village. Many open for the first time to the public. Donations to charities
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Liberator: Episode 5

Saturday 19th September 2015 06:00 pm

Location: Porlock Village Hall
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: LIBERATOR is a series of five site specific dance performances that take place from late July to mid-September in and around Porlock Vale. The performances take place in woodland, fields, a secret barn, at Bossington Hill and finally at Porlock Marsh. Audience numbers are limited. All tickets must be booked in advance - www.stackedwonky.com Episode 5: MARSH It was a Liberator Friday 18 and Saturday 19 September @ 6 pm Porlock Marsh, Porlock Adults £5, Under 18 £3 (minimum age 5) Maximum 40 tickets per performance Running time: 1.5 hours Distance: 1.5 miles
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Porlock Hill Climb - Closed Road CycleTime Trial

Sunday 20th September 2015 10:00 am

Location: Toll Road (New Rd), Porlock
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Porlock Hill is known throughout out the world, famed as the steepest A road in the country with many stories of cars over heating going up and burning brakes out coming down. The good news is that the Hill Climb is not going up the 1 in 4 main road climb but the longer, gentler and most definitely more scenic 4.2 mile Porlock Toll Road.
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Poetry Ramble, Deep in the Heart of Exmoor Forest

Sunday 20th September 2015 11:00 am

Location: The Exmoor Lawns outside Exmoor National Park Offices in Dulverton
Duration: N/A
Description: Led by experienced creative writer Chris Jelley, play with words to create new works during the day collaboratively as well as individually. Light hearted and enjoyable for all regardless of previous writing experience. Bring note book and pencil, lunch, good shoes and a cushion, dress appropriately and allow 3 to 4 hrs at an amble - 2 miles distance over variable terrain.
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Dulverton Town Tour

Sunday 20th September 2015 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Why not join us on a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton? Discover some secret places and hear tales of old from local guides. Only £2.50 per person. Meet outside Dulverton Heritage Centre TA22 9EX. Tel 07969243887
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Moor Music

Sunday 20th September 2015 08:00 pm

Location: The Blue Ball Inn, Countisbury
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Moor Music and Song session - singers, musicians, audience welcome. Hosted by Tom and Barbara Brown from Umber Music.
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Simonsbath Sawmill Open Day

Monday 21st September 2015 1210

Location: Simonsbath Sawmill (SS 772 392)
Duration: N/A
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. “Drop in” 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 – entrance between the church and the Exmoor Forest Inn - SS774394 and to walk the 500m to the mill but do take special care on this busy road! Recommended route through the meadow at SS 77353915.
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Discover Porlock

Monday 21st September 2015 10:30 am

Location: Porlock Visitors Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and surrounding area.
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Lynton & Valley of Rocks - an Historic Tour

Tuesday 22nd September 2015 10:00 am

Location: Valley of Rocks ENPA car park & picnic area (the car park with public toilets). Grid Ref. 7113 4968
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society on this fascinating 2.5-hour 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. 2.5 mls/2.5 hours
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Talk - Exmoor Pony Heritage

Thursday 24th September 2015 04:30 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Exmoor ponies have been described as 'Exmoor's greatest treasure'. Dr. Sue Baker will be delving into Exmoor's history and natural history to explain why these beautiful animals are held in such high regard. Tales of their legendary hardiness, their near extinction in the 1940s and their role in hill farming as the original "off-roaders", will show just how special Exmoor's ponies are.
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Exmoor Wood Festival

Friday 25th September 2015 10:00 am

Location: Dulverton, Somerset.
Duration: 1 day and 6 hours
Description: A celebration of Exmoor's woodlands over two days - crafts, woodland management, charcoal burning, guided walks, archaeology, stalls. 10am - 4pm each day. Phone or check online for details.
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Discover Porlock

Friday 25th September 2015 10:30 am

Location: Porlock Visitors Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and surrounding area.
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"And this is my friend Mr Laurel"

Saturday 26th September 2015

Location: Porlock Village Hall
Duration: N/A
Description: Jeffrey Holland performs in his one man play "And this is my friend Mr Laurel". Set in the bedroom of a dying Oliver Hardy the two recount times past both good and bad. Sounds a bit melancholy? Not a bit of it....its Laurel and Hardy whats not to like!! Jeffrey Holland made his TV name in the 1980s starring opposite Paul Shane in Hi-de-Hi. Since then Jeffrey has performed mainly in theatreland both nationally and internationally.
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Art at the Guildhall

Saturday 26th September 2015 10:30 am

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 14 days and 5 hours
Description: An exciting exhibition by a group of professional artists containing new work by Linda Bareham-Stanley, Monica Ismay Horn, Ruby Rebecca Horn and Caroline Lytton, of Paintings, Stone Carving, Jewellery and Original Prints
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Lyn Food Festival

Sunday 27th September 2015 10:30 am

Location: Lynton Town Hall
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Showcasing all the best food and drink from across Exmoor and North Devon
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