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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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Art Exhibition

Sunday 1st April 2018

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 7 days
Description: Art Exhibition - Paintings by Sarah Easter Collins and Owen Ward
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Easter Book Fair Weekend

Friday 30th March 2018

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 4 days
Description: Easter Book Fair Weekend Friday 30th March – Monday 2nd April Various days/times – keep an eye out for posters nearer the day! A traditional book sale at Dulverton Heritage Centre (weather permitting). Why not bring along your unwanted books for recycling?
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Easter Sunday Fun Day

Sunday 1st April 2018

Location: Woody Bay Station
Duration: N/A
Description: Lots of fun things for kids to do. Check website for further details
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Spring Nature Trail

Sunday 1st April 2018 1210

Location: Heddon Valley, Near Parracombe, Barnstaple, Devon
Duration: N/A
Description: Follow Ranger Dan's spring trail through the beautiful Heddon Valley to discover more about its wonderful wildlife and nature. Start at the National Trust shop and follow the fun trail along the river and through the beautiful woodland down to Heddon's Mouth.
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Wild about spring trail

Sunday 1st April 2018 1210

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Get outside this Easter and take part in our new wildlife trail across the grounds at Arlington. Look out for interesting facts and clues along the way and collect your prize at the end. £2.50 per trail. Normal admission prices apply or become a National Trust member and gain free admission and parking at National Trust properties. Find out more via the website or telephone 01271 850296.
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Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday 1st April 2018 1211

Location: Watersmeet House, Lynmouth
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Start at Watersmeet House and follow the woodland trail and find the clues hidden in the Lyn Valley to claim your Cadbury's chocolate prize. This beautiful Easter trail follows the river in the wooded valley around Watersmeet.
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Greencombe Garden opening

Sunday 1st April 2018 1202

Location: Greencombe Gardens
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Greencombe is a 3.5 acre garden on a north-facing hill that borders ancient woodlands covering the slopes rising above to the south. The light comes from the north, with the sky sweeping down to the open ocean of the Atlantic to the northwest and Wales across the Bristol Channel. Come in April for Erythronium and rhododendrons, May for azaleas, June for roses and lilies, and July for buddleia and lilies. Come anytime for magic and wonder. We have four national plant collections: Erythronium, Polystichum, Vaccinium, and Gaultheria. Bookings: Groups of 15 or more, please call 01643-862363
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Spring lamb talks

Sunday 1st April 2018 1203

Location: Arlington Court, town meadow
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: Meet a new flock of spring lambs and enjoy a talk by one of our local tenant farmers; find out about rearing sheep and how they help the Arlington estate thrive. Free event, see note about admissions below. As this is an outdoor event, in extreme weather event may be cancelled, check social media on the day before setting out. Normal admission prices apply or become a National Trust member and gain free admission and parking at National Trust properties. Find out more via the website or telephone 01271 850296.
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Family ranger day

Monday 2nd April 2018 1211

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 4 hours
Description: A chance to get outdoors, maybe get mucky, have fun with the family, pick up some new skills and learn about the work the rangers do. Free event, see note about admissions below. As this is an outdoor event, in extreme weather event may be cancelled, check social media on the day before setting out. Normal admission prices apply or become a National Trust member and gain free admission and parking at National Trust properties. Find out more via the website or telephone 01271 850296.
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Lichen Identification Workshop

Tuesday 3rd April 2018 10:00 am

Location: Horner car park, Horner (SS898455)
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a local expert to explore the ancient woodland flora in Horner Woods. A basic understanding of lichens would be useful, which can be gained by attending the workshop on the 6th March. During this workshop you will learn to identify the main lichen types and become familiar with some common lichens and a few which are rare.
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Creative family crafts

Tuesday 3rd April 2018 1212

Location: Arlington Court, Education Room
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Have some fun with all the family and have a go at creating something crafty to take home. Bring your imagination and we'll provide the materials. Look out for extra events advertised during the Easter break. All events are free unless otherwise stated; normal admission prices apply or become a National Trust member and gain free admission to Arlington and other National Trust properties as well as free parking in National Trust car parks. For more information about any of these events phone 01271 850296, email arlingtoncourt@nationaltrust.org.uk or visit the website.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Tuesday 3rd April 2018 02:00 pm

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join us for a gentle seashore safari, looking for wildlife in the beach rock-pools. Weekly in Devon school holidays, wear suitable footwear, free rock-pool guide for each family, microscope workshop often available. Find us on facebook for details.
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South West Coast Path Easter Walking Break

Tuesday 3rd April 2018 09:30 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 5 days
Description: a 5 night accommodation package 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. The package includes Dinner Bed and Breakfast accommodation, packed lunches, guiding and transport to and from each days walk.
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Haddon Hill Big Adventure

Wednesday 4th April 2018 10:00 am

Location: Haddon Hill
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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Family ranger day

Wednesday 4th April 2018 1211

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 4 hours
Description: A chance to get outdoors, maybe get mucky, have fun with the family, pick up some new skills and learn about the work the rangers do. Free event, see note about admissions below. As this is an outdoor event, in extreme weather event may be cancelled, check social media on the day before setting out. Normal admission prices apply or become a National Trust member and gain free admission and parking at National Trust properties. Find out more via the website or telephone 01271 850296.
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Town Tour of Dulverton

Wednesday 4th April 2018 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Why not join us on a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales of old from local guides. No need to book. £3.00 per person. Meet at Dulverton Heritage Centre http://www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/
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Creative Family Crafts

Thursday 5th April 2018 1212

Location: Arlington Court, Education Room
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Have some fun with all the family and have a go at creating something crafty to take home. Bring your imagination and we'll provide the materials. All events are free unless otherwise stated; normal admission prices apply or become a National Trust member and gain free admission to Arlington and other National Trust properties as well as free parking in National Trust car parks. For more information about any of these events phone 01271 850296, email arlingtoncourt@nationaltrust.org.uk or visit the website.
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Sea Glass Jewellery Making Workshop

Thursday 5th April 2018 1202

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

Friday 6th April 2018 10:30 am

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: 2 hours
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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FUNdraising Friday

Friday 6th April 2018 1212

Location: Arlington Court, Education Room
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join us for some fundraising colouring in fun and kite making as we raise money to conserve the precious silk hangings in the Boudoir here at Arlington Court. Other goodies available for donations. Raffle tickets on sale. Normal admission prices apply or become a National Trust member and gain free admission and parking at National Trust properties. Find out more via the website or telephone 01271 850296.
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Family garden fun

Friday 6th April 2018 01:30 pm

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join the garden team for some family fun and have a go at making some birds nests from willow and other nesting materials. Free event, see note about admissions below. As this is an outdoor event, in extreme weather event may be cancelled, check social media on the day before setting out. Normal admission prices apply or become a National Trust member and gain free admission and parking at National Trust properties. Find out more via the website or telephone 01271 850296.
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Pastel Art Classes

Saturday 7th April 2018 1202

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

Sunday 8th April 2018 11:00 am

Location: The Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Spring themed activity day, pony rides, grooming, fun and crafts for children. Home-made refreshments. Come and meet the iconic Exmoor ponies. Minimum age for rides 4yrs, weight limit 12st.
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Rag rug drop-in workshop

Monday 9th April 2018 11:00 am

Location: Arlington Court, Education Room
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Local artist Deborah Hastings will be showing how to make beautiful creations from recycled scraps of material. Find out the basics for free, or make one of her fun designs to take home such as a red squirrel or Jacob sheep. £3 each. Normal admission prices apply or become a National Trust member and gain free admission and parking at National Trust properties. Find out more via the website or telephone 01271 850296.
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Dry Bridge and the East Lyn

Tuesday 10th April 2018 10:30 am

Location: Dry Bridge
Duration: 3 hours
Description: An Exmoor walk with some good variety, including open moor, the deep wooded valley of the beautiful East Lyn, and some country lane walking. The walk includes an uneven steep path beside a stream. Pub lunch or bring a picnic. Ref: BC
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Drop-in garden demo: Staking the herbaceous border

Wednesday 11th April 2018 1202

Location: Arlington Court, Victorian garden
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Let one of the team show you how to care for aspects of your garden; a drop-in demonstration. Normal admission prices apply or become a National Trust member and gain free admission and parking at National Trust properties. Find out more via the website or telephone 01271 850296.
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Watercolour Painting Workshop

Thursday 12th April 2018 1202

Location: Exmoor National Park Centre, Lynmouth
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Watercolour Painting workshop with Chris Howe. Learn to paint in watercolour in a friendly, relaxed environment. Chris teaches in a calm and thoughtful way enabling complete beginners to take home a painting they are proud of. Suitable for all abilities. Everyone is welcome. All materials provided.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Friday 13th April 2018 10:30 am

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join us for a gentle seashore safari, looking for wildlife in the beach rock-pools. Weekly in Devon school holidays, wear suitable footwear, free rock-pool guide for each family, microscope workshop often available. Find us on facebook for details.
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Cowbridge Sawmill Open Days as part of National Mills Weekend

Friday 13th April 2018 11:00 am

Location: Cowbridge Sawmill, Timberscombe
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Guided Tours and Craft Displays throughout the weekend. Refreshments available. Free Admission but donations welcome. At junction of A396 and Wootton Courtenay Road , Timberscombe
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Cowbridge Sawmill Open Days as part of National Mills Weekend

Friday 13th April 2018 11:00 am

Location: Cowbridge Sawmill, Timberscombe
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Guided Tours and Craft Displays throughout the weekend. Refreshments available. Free Admission but donations welcome. At junction of A396 and Wootton Courtenay Road , Timberscombe
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Bossington & Porlock Bay and Marsh

Saturday 14th April 2018 02:00 pm

Location: Bossington National Trust Car Park
Duration: 3 hours
Description: A spectacular circular walk from the picturesque village of Bossington, via the dramatic viewpoint of Hurlstone Point, along the sweeping shingle ridge and across the ever-changing saltmarsh. The walk gives every opportunity to discover coastal and marine wildlife, historic features and a dynamic landscape that continues to evolve. 2-3 miles long, please wear suitable clothing and footwear. No dogs, please.
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Shammick Acoustic Open Night

Saturday 14th April 2018 07:30 pm

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

Monday 16th April 2018 1210

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

Monday 16th April 2018 1211

Location: Watersmeet House, Lynmouth
Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Discover the magical beauty of Exmoor's wildlflowers this Spring with this fun and informative trail around the woodlands of Watersmeet. Pick up your trail map from the National Trust shop.
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Exmoor's Atlantic Woodland and Special Lower Plants

Tuesday 17th April 2018 10:30 am

Location: Tarr Steps Car Park (Pay & Display)
Duration: 2 hours
Description: This walk will introduce some of the special lower plant flora (lichens, mosses, liverworts and ferns) that can be found in Exmoor's Atlantic woodlands. You will learn to identify some of the species that are frequently encountered in the area. A free ID guide will also be provided. The circular route is approximately 1.5 miles, with plenty of stops along the way to study lower plant flora. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. No dogs please; unsuitable for small children.
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A Town Tour of Dulverton

Tuesday 17th April 2018 1203

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Why not join us on a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales of old from local guides. No need to book. £3.00 per person. Meet at Dulverton Heritage Centre
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Ralegh's Cross Short Walk

Wednesday 18th April 2018 09:45 am

Location: Ralegh's Cross Inn Car Park
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Explore the main centre of iron mining in the Brendon Hills! We visit the mines sites, Beulah Chapel and the Winding House. We go down part of the incline: steep, spectacular, but optional. About 3 miles. Walking boots needed.
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The Archaeology of Larkbarrow and Longcombe

Wednesday 18th April 2018 10:00 am

Location: The gate for Larkbarrow, Wellshead Lane
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Accompanied by the Conservation Officer and Historic Environment Intern from Exmoor National Park Authority, this long hike will take you through time and into the moors. Here you will encounter archaeology from the Second World War, 19th Century, Bronze Age, and Neolithic. Starting from the gate to Larkbarrow Farm on Wellshead Lane at 10.00am, this route will take you along the scenic Longcombe towards Great Tom's Hill and Beckham Hill. Along the way you will encounter some of Exmoor's unique "minilith" standing stones, the ruined farm at Larkbarrow, and much more. Afterwards, the group will be led uphill and across moorland back to Wellshead Lane. This is a long walk (roughly 10km) across difficult terrain and it includes fords across streams. We recommend that you wear appropriate clothing for the weather including: long trousers, long sleeves, a hat, and waterproof footwear (i.e. wellingtons). Please bring your own water and lunch, as well as sun protection and/or wet weather gear if the weather dictates it. There is no dedicated car parking, so please park responsibly along the roadside on Wellshead lane.
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 18th April 2018 11:00 am

Location: National Park Centre Dunster
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: A guided walk around this historic village exploring some of the hidden aspects of its fascinating history. Starts at 11am from the National Park Centre, Dunster
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Watercolour Painting Workshop - Chris Howe

Thursday 19th April 2018 02:00 pm

Location: Dunster National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Watercolour painting for everyone from beginners to advanced. All materials are supplied, tuition is given in a friendly environment. Everyone goes home with something to be proud of. Artist Chris Howe is a very experienced teacher, able to teach and advise at all levels.
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Discover Bossington Guided Walk

Friday 20th April 2018 10:30 am

Location: Bossington car park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the beauty of Bossington. Booking essential via Lynmouth Pavilion.
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The ecology and archaeology of Codsend Moor

Saturday 21st April 2018 10:30 am

Location: Porlock Post
Duration: 3 hours
Description: A visit to Codsend Moor – a fascinating area on the southwest flank of Dunkery Beacon. Guided by Conrad Barrowclough and Dr Martin Gillard – Exmoor Mires Partnership Project Officer and Historic Environment Officer. Codsend Moor is a landscape of historic farming and settlement dating from prehistory to the present day alongside rich mire and moorland vegetation. It has been the subject of mire restoration and ongoing archaeological research. Conrad and Martin have experience of studying and working on Exmoor stretching back over many years. It will involve about 4km/2½miles of medium difficulty walking; come with suitable footwear, clothing and refreshment.
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Historic North Hill Guided Walk

Sunday 22nd April 2018 10:30 am

Location: Marshalling Yard Car Park, North Hill (car park on right after caravan and camping site immediately as trees end)
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join a walk leader on North Hill for a leisurely walk to enjoy magnificent views and to hear information about the Hill and surrounding areas
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Headwaters of the Exe Certified Riverfly Training

Tuesday 24th April 2018 10:30 am

Location: Piles Mill, Allerford (SS905465)
Duration: 5 hours
Description: A certificated training day with a local riverfly expert to develop the skillset to survey a site on the River Exe. Participants will need to a commit to monitoring a site in the Exe catchment three times per year after the event, feeding information into the Headwaters of the Exe project. Terrain will be rough, wet and uneven and will include in-river working. Participants will need to get in and out of the river and work in flowing water up to welly depth. Lunch and refreshments are provided.
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Yellowcombe & Winsford

Thursday 26th April 2018 10:00 am

Location: Winsford Car Park
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Challenging walk around Winsford Hill taking in Caratacus Stone and the Punchbowl. Steep inclines. 5 miles distance. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear, unsuitable for young children. Refreshments available in Winsford.
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Lynmouth Boat Trip

Friday 27th April 2018 03:30 pm

Location: Lynmouth Harbour
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: The steep cliffs, tiny inlets and rocky shoreline of Exmoor are spectacular, and best viewed from the sea. Huge cliffs tower above as guillemots and razorbills swoop and dive over your head. Join an Exmoor National Park Ranger for this unique experience that few people get to see so close up.
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Youth Football Festival

Saturday 28th April 2018 1209

Location: Allerford and Selworthy Community Hall, Hare Park, Allerford
Duration: 8 hours
Description: The Youth Football Festival. 2 days of junior football matches. Entry to watch the matches is free. Hot and cold refreshments will be on sale all day at the village hall. Burgers, rolls, cakes, cream teas and much more.
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Saul Rose & James Delarre in concert @ Shammick Acoustic

Saturday 28th April 2018 07:30 pm

Location: Pack o' Cards, High Street, Combe Martin
Duration: 3 hours
Description: These two make a quite exceptional duo, combining thrilling fiddle performance with some of the finest melodeon playing to be heard on the folk scene. Having started playing melodeon when he was just ten years old, Saul has been a professional musician on and off since his late teens, and has played with some of the greats of the scene, most notably with Eliza Carthy and Nancy Kerr in the Kings of Calicutt, Waterson:Carthy, and most recently, Faustus. He also spent a year as ‘Songman’ in the West End production of ‘War Horse’. His voice is rich and warm, and beautifully suited to traditional English songs. Likewise, James has been playing violin from a young age, mostly self-taught, and turned professional very early on, working with Jim Moray, Mawkin:Causley and others, and later appeared in a number of television series and feature films. The pair met and worked together at Sidmouth Folk Week some ten years ago and became firm friends, the music flowing whenever they get together. As a duo, they harness all the subtleties of traditional music while still producing an exciting and energetic display of musicianship. The joy with which they experience music together is hypnotic, captivating and addictive.
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