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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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Family Nature Trail Break

Friday 31st March 2017

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 2 days
Description: A 2 night residential break on a Dinner Bed and Breakfast basis with the option to explore some of Exmoor's wonderful nature trails. One child free with each adult, sharing a family room.
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Spring flowers trail

Saturday 1st April 2017

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 13 days
Description: Take part in our trail through the grounds. Follow the clues to find the secret locations and learn more about the spring blooms in the garden. Collect all the correct answers to claim your prize.
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Fireside Tales for Families

Saturday 1st April 2017 1204

Location: TA24 8ET
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Taking place at 4.15-5pm on the first Saturday of January, February and March 2017, the idea is to bring the ancient craft of storytelling together with family life whilst enjoying fireside warmth and friendly company.Join me this Saturday and listen to an enchanting European folktale. Hear how a young girl meets the months of the year in person and how they help her to overcome a cruel stepmother and stepsister. Everyone is welcome though because this is a family event I insist that all adults are to be accompanied by a child please! Cost: £3 (suggested) donation per person For those of you who have never visited New Place it is a delightful house and home on the edge of Porlock village. The fire will be lighted, the cushions plumped and I look forward to welcoming you, your family and maybe your friends as well! Places are limited and seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To reserve your places please email the number of seats for adults. how many children + their ages. Directions to New Place, Bossington Lane, TA24 8ET. If coming from Porlock village go up the steep hill and take the left hand turning on the hairpin bend towards Bossington If coming from Minehead on the A39 as you get to Porlock veer right at the top of the steep hill and then take the first right hand turning on the hairpin bend into Bossington Lane. After approx 50 metres, New Place is the first drive on the left – parking is available.Please feel free to forward and share this email with colleagues, friends and family.Wishing you and all your loved ones a healthy and joyful happy new year.
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Dunkery Dash

Sunday 2nd April 2017 09:00 am

Location: North Petherton Community Centre
Duration: 8 hours
Description: An Audax cycling event Cycling 62 miles from North Petherton Community Centre to Dunkery Beacon and return.
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Exmoor Fun Ride

Sunday 2nd April 2017 10:00 am

Location: West Anstey Gate
Duration: 4 hours
Description: First rider at 10 and last rider at 12 Start and finish at West Anstey Gate Choice of 6.5 or 12 miles For details and pre entry contact 07585223480 or 07974026060 https://www.facebook.com/groups/100852943308721/ https://bideforddistrictridingclub.wordpress.com/
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Family ranger days

Monday 3rd April 2017 1211

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 4 hours
Description: A chance to get outdoors, maybe get mucky and pick up some new skills along the way. Join our rangers on a fun day in the outdoors for families. Learn about the work they do and try your hand at picking up some skills, such as den building, pizza making, hunting for bugs and more.
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Spring lamb talks

Monday 3rd April 2017 1203

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: Meet a new flock of spring lambs and enjoy a talk by a local farmer; find out more about rearing sheep and how they help the Arlington estate thrive.
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Drop-in family crafts: Easter badges

Tuesday 4th April 2017 12:00 pm

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Bring your imagination and drop in for some creative crafting.
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Two Exmoor Rivers and Two Exmoor Villages - a Guided Walk

Wednesday 5th April 2017 10:30 am

Location: Withypool car park GR 844 353
Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society for fine views on this walk alongside the rivers Exe and Barle, visiting both Withypool and Exford. Appx 8 miles including a steep ascent and wet underfoot in places. Please bring a picnic and wear weatherproof clothing and footwear. Very occasionally walk details may change, so please check www.exmoorsociety.com in advance.
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Family ranger day

Wednesday 5th April 2017 1211

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: N/A
Description: A chance to get outdoors, maybe get mucky and pick up some new skills along the way. Join our rangers on a fun day in the outdoors for families. Learn about the work they do and try your hand at picking up some skills, such as den building, pizza making, hunting for bugs and more.
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Meet the gardener: a seasonal garden tour

Wednesday 5th April 2017 1202

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: N/A
Description: Join one of the Arlington gardeners for a look at the plant highlights for the month from the Victorian garden, kitchen garden and pleasure grounds.
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Drop-in family crafts: Easter masks

Thursday 6th April 2017 12:00 pm

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Bring your imagination and drop in for some creative crafting.
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Lent Lunches

Thursday 6th April 2017 1212

Location: St.Mary's Church Lynton
Duration: N/A
Description: Soup roll and sweet at St.Mary's Church
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Sea Glass Jewellery Making Workshop

Thursday 6th April 2017 1202

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A workshop to make beautiful Jewellery out of the Sea Glass which can be found on Lynmouth beach. All materials including Sea Glass if it is required are provided. Subject to weather and tides you will go beachcombing with Helen and Debbie from Treasures of Exmoor and Exmoor Arts, to find some sea glass (sea glass is provided if this is not possible) . Then return to the Pavilion to make some wonderful jewellery to take home. This is one of our most popular workshops, it is suitable for all abilities. Helen and Debbie will help you make something you can give as a gift or keep as a beautiful memento of Exmoor Simple designs are available for children to try, many other designs are available for adults.
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 7th April 2017 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 in the Quaker Meeting House on Bancks Street in Minehead, the Minehead Country Market (formerly the Minehead W.I. 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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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Friday 7th April 2017 10:00 am

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Visit our beach for a Seashore Rock Pool Ramble, sometimes followed by a microscope workshop. Wear appropriate footwear, equipment and seashore guide provided. Parents to supervise children. Can last for up to 2 hours, but flexible for younger families!
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Discover Porlock Marsh Guided Walk

Friday 7th April 2017 1210

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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Exmoor Society Spring Conference 2017

Friday 7th April 2017 10:30 am

Location: Dulverton Town Hill
Duration: 5 hours
Description: The keynote speakers will be Professors Dieter Helm, Chair of the Government’s Natural Capital Committee, and Ian Bateman, who also sits on the Committee. The event is to include a delegates’ workshop. Booking is essential. Places are limited so early booking is recommended either using the online form or contacting The Exmoor Society for a booking form on 01398 323335 or info@exmoorsociety.com.
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Stained Glass Workshop

Friday 7th April 2017 10:30 am

Location: LYNMOUTH NPC
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Stained Glass Making Workshop, with Lani from Glorious Glass Make a beautiful glass light catcher to take home. Full instruction and help given, (no glass cutting). Great fun, sorry but adults only due to hot tools used. £15.00 per person
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Family garden fun

Friday 7th April 2017 01:30 pm

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join a gardener to learn how the garden is cared for and create something special to take home, from colourful garden palettes, to seeds to grow; a different activity each season.
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Somerset Stages Rally

Saturday 8th April 2017

Location: Warren Rd, Minehead
Duration: N/A
Description: Somerset Stages Rally - The South West's Biggest National B Forest Stage Rally - Organised by Burnham-on-Sea & Minehead Motor Clubs. - Somerset Stages returns to Minehead and Exmoor for another event on Saturday 8th April 2017, with over 42 stage miles on a compact overall route and stunning Exmoor forestry. - Regulations are now available for entries - Spectators are always welcome on the stages, and we put together a special spectator stage to give you the best experience and views of the cars. - The spectator stage comes with full facilities and support, and most importantly gives the safest way to see the action. - We’ll give you all you need to know about it nearer the event. - http://somersetstagesrally.com/ - https://twitter.com/somersetstages - http://www.bos.motorclub.org.uk/ - http://www.mineheadmotorclub.com/
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Exmoor CTS - Coastal Trial Series

Saturday 8th April 2017 08:00 am

Location: Hunters Inn, Heddon Valley
Duration: N/A
Description: 10K - Half Marathon - Marathon - Ultra - Ultra PLUS: Exmoor National Park is one of England's best kept secrets, and this stage takes place in the lesser known western area of the National Park where a trail runner's mecca lies. The course encompasses stiff climbs and long descents, open moorland, thickly wooded combes (valleys), historical ruins, dizzying cliffs, exquisitly beautiful rivers and a stretch of coastline that is unsurpassed. We are confident that there is no course in Britain that offers such a variety of terrain within such a compact area. This truly is trail running territory at its best. The Exmoor course is widely regarded as the toughest course in The Series and is definitely a grueling test of endurance for even the very hardest trail and fell runners - https://www.facebook.com/Endurancelife - https://www.facebook.com/CoastalTrailSeries/videos/1292414164106782/
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Coffee, Cake and Clean Up

Saturday 8th April 2017 10:00 am

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: A pre-season community clean up of the Pebble Ridge and surrounds in beautiful Porlock Bay. Coffee and cake will be provided at the Visitor Centre before proceeding to the beach. Litter pickers, gloves and bags will be provided - please wear warm clothing and sensible shoes.
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West Somerset Coast Path Walking Break

Saturday 8th April 2017 01:06 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 4 days
Description: A 4 night accommodation break with 3 days walking to walk the section of the West Somerset Coast Path from Steart to Minehead, a total of 24.5 miles. Package includes Dinner Bed and Breakfast, packed lunches, guiding and transport to and from each days walk.
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April Activity Day

Sunday 9th April 2017 11:00 am

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Easter themed activity day, pony rides, grooming, fun and crafts for children. Home- made refreshments. Lots to see and do with the Exmoor ponies. Minimum age for rides 4yrs, weight limit 12st.
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Rag rug drop-in workshop

Tuesday 11th April 2017 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 (£2 each)
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Drop-in family crafts: daffodils

Tuesday 11th April 2017 12:00 pm

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Bring your imagination and drop in for some creative crafting.
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South West Coast Path Easter Walking Break

Wednesday 12th April 2017

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 5 days
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, packed lunches, guiding and transport to and from each days walk.
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The Haddon Hill Big Adventure

Wednesday 12th April 2017 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. Test your skill on the Treasure Hunt Trail and maybe win one of our new Big Adventure T-shirts. Please wear outdoor clothing and suitable footwear.
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 12th April 2017 11:00 am

Location: Dunster National Park Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: A guided walk around this historic village exploring some of the hidden of its fascinating history. Starts at 11am from Dunster National Park Centre. Duration: 1.5hrs Booking advisable.
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Dulverton Heritage Tour

Wednesday 12th April 2017 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Join us on a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales of old from local guides
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Art Exhibition

Thursday 13th April 2017

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 day
Description: Art Exhibition and sale by Dulverton Art Group
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Easter Family Nature Trail Break

Thursday 13th April 2017

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 4 days
Description: A 4 night residential family break on a dinner bed and breakfast basis, with the option to explore some of Exmoor's wonderful nature trails. One child free with every adult, sharing a family room.
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Drop-in family crafts: spring tablemats

Thursday 13th April 2017 12:00 pm

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Bring your imagination and drop in for some creative crafting.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Thursday 13th April 2017 02:00 pm

Location: Combe Martin Museum EX34 0DH
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. Can last up to 2 hours, but flexible for younger families! See 7th April entry for picture. Find out more on our facebook page: “Combe Martin Museum Seashore Safaris”
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Exmoor Watercolour Painting Workshop

Thursday 13th April 2017 1202

Location: LYNMOUTH PAVILION
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Watercolour Painting Workshop with Chris Howe (Exmoor Arts) Chris will teach you how to paint in watercolour. Whatever your experience or artistic ability you will produce a painting to feel proud of. Chris teaches in a gentle and friendly manner, the classes are full of fun and have been enjoyed by everyone from complete beginners who have never picked up a brush before to established artists wanting to try a new skill. You can take one class on it's own or come to several Everyone is welcome all materials are provided
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Hornets, "Gentle Giants"

Thursday 13th April 2017 07:30 pm

Location: Congregational Church Hall, Dulverton
Duration: N/A
Description: A talk by Stephen Powles who says "Hornets are much maligned. Having lived with and studied these "Gentle Giants", I hope to dispel this prejudice and share with you my insights into their fascinating lives." Tea and Coffee will be available after the talk.
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Stained Glass Making Workshop

Friday 14th April 2017 1210

Location: LYNMOUTH PAVILION
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Stained Glass Workshops with Lani from Glorious Glass Come and make a 'Light Catcher' to hang in your window. Many designs are available to choose from including boats, dragonflies, fish and stars (Too many to list all of them) All materials and tuition are included, NO GLASS CUTTING. Lani will teach you how to make a lovely decorative, light catcher in a fun environment. This workshop is suitable for all adults (Over 14 years old only due to the hot soldering irons) but be warned once you've made one you will want to make more!
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Cadbury Easter egg hunt

Friday 14th April 2017 1211

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Enjoy our Cadbury sponsored trail with a chocolate prize. Follow clues around the grounds and find the answers to claim your scrummy Cadbury chocolate. Easter egg hunts in partnership with Cadbury.
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Watersmeet Easter Egg Hunt

Friday 14th April 2017 1211

Location: Watersmeet tea-garden, Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Have bundles of Easter fun at Watersmeet with our family friendly Cadbury's Easter Egg Hunt. 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 new Easter trail for 2017 follows the river in the beautiful wooded valley around Watersmeet.
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Southern Enduro Champs

Saturday 15th April 2017 1212

Location: Minehead, Somerset
Duration: N/A
Description: 450 online entries available, no entries on the day. - •Fantastic prizes for the top 3 riders in all categories. •Free parking for all riders, spectators, friends and family. •Large race village with full mechanical support •Food and drink on site. - •Camping available •Beer tent & Band TBC - Stages: There will be 6 timed stages, which will be added together for an aggregate time to decide the winner in each category. - All stages will be over a mile long and around 100m to 150m in elevation/drop. Estimated stage times are about 2 minutes to 4 minutes long. - PRO: Riders that are sponsored or in PRO, Expert and Elite in other races or Top finisher in age categories in previous Enduro’s - Senior, Master, Veteran, Grand Veteran: Riders that are not sponsored and with medium skill level or Top finisher in Fun in previous Enduro’s - FUN: Riders 18 and over that are new to racing or new to the sport - U18: Riders under the age 18 - https://www.facebook.com/Southernenduro/ - http://southernenduro.co.uk/ - https://twitter.com/southernenduro - https://www.instagram.com/southernenduro/
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The Gruffalo

Saturday 15th April 2017

Location: Minehead
Duration: N/A
Description: Join us at the West Somerset Railway for a great family day out. Come and see The Gruffalo on Saturday 15th April 2017 at Minehead Railway Station. The Gruffalo will be making personal appearances at intervals between 10am and 4pm. Entertainment on the day will include: - Enjoy a 20 mile steam train ride to Minehead Station from any of our stations along the line. - Woodland themed Easter Egg Hunt - Free vintage bus ride trips round Minehead and sea front from Minehead Station. - Free Face painting. - Free Crafts - Entertainer on the platform - Helter Skelter and Bouncy Castle (additional charge applies, subject to weather.) - Buffer Stop Shop - Turntable Cafe
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Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - Easter Sunday Funday

Sunday 16th April 2017 10:00 am

Location: Woody Bay Station, Martinhoe Cross, Parracombe, BARNSTAPLE
Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Lots of fun things for kids to do including Miniature Railway Rides, Face-Painting, and other attractions just for the children. FREE ENTRY - FREE PARKING.
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Harbour Day

Monday 17th April 2017 10:00 am

Location: Minehead Harbour
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Come join us for free taster sessions at Minehead Harbour, including Kayaking, Paddleboarding and much more! Sessions are free, however any donations to RNLI will be gratefully received.Minimum age 8 years old.
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Open Day at Simonsbath Sawmill

Monday 17th April 2017 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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Lynton and Valley of Rocks - An Historic Tour

Tuesday 18th April 2017 10:00 am

Location: Valley of Rocks ENPA car park with picnic area & toilets. Grid Ref 7113 4968
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of The Exmoor Society on this fascinating 2.5 ml / 2.5 hr walk to see a different view of Lynton, learn how it has been shaped over the years and how the Victorians were drawn to the splendour of Valley of Rocks. Very occasionally walk details may change, so please check, www.exmoorsociety.com in advance
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Heddon history trail

Tuesday 18th April 2017 1210

Location: Heddon Valley Shop, National Trust, Heddon Valley, near Parracombe
Duration: 5 hours
Description: From Roman forts to Victorian industry, the Heddon Valley has a rich and varied history. Learn more about its intriguing past with this interactive trail and discover some secrets spots along the way. Pick up your trail map from the National Trust shop.
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MIneral Line Ralegh Cross short walk

Wednesday 19th April 2017 09:45 am

Location: Ralegh Cross Inn
Duration: 4 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 and rain wear needed.
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Gem stone Jewellery making with Treasures of Exmoor

Thursday 20th April 2017 02:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Make beautiful gem stone jewellery with the help of the ladies from Treasures of Exmoor. Learn in a fun and friendly environment and make yourself a wonderful memento of your time in the National Park Centre at Lynmouth Booking is essential as these workshops are very popular
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Discover Bossington Guided Walk

Friday 21st April 2017 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 Porlock Visitors Centre.
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Dawnchasers - 12 Hour Night Trail Run

Saturday 22nd April 2017 06:00 pm

Location: Wimbleball Lake, Dulverton, Exmoor
Duration: 12 hours
Description: The stunning Wimbleball Lake on the edge of Exmoor is home to our very first Dawn Chasers: 12 Hour Night Trail Run on the night of Sat. 22nd through to Sun. 23rd April 2017. This endurance race is open to soloists as well as teams of 2, 3-4 and 5-6 people running in relay. We start at 6.01pm, running in the light to familiarise yourself with the routes before night falls when your head torches will lead the way through to Dawn. Official sunrise at 6.01am marks the end of the race and we come together for a well-deserved breakfast and prize giving. The aim is to complete as many laps of the course as you can within the twelve hour timeframe. Teams run in relay with one runner out on the route at any one time carrying the timing baton. Soloists will have a shoe mounted chip. You can complete a final lap if you start it before 6.01am. There are two routes to choose from each time you set off to keep things interesting and varied - one 8km and another 16km which will count as two laps. Wimbleball Lake has been nominated to be the first Dark Skies Discovery Site on Exmoor. If you are lucky enough to get a clear night then you will enjoy unrivalled views of the stars above, including the Milky Way, and hopefully a stunning sunrise over the lake.
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Discovering Dunster's Hidden History - A Guided Walk

Sunday 23rd April 2017 02:30 pm

Location: Dunster Visitor Information Centre, Dunster Steep, Dunster
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of The Exmoor Society on this fascinating and easy-going walk around Dunster village looking at its historic buildings and secret places. About 1.5 miles. Dogs on leads welcome.
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Dulverton Heritage Tour

Sunday 23rd April 2017 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.
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Tales of the Heart - FREE entry

Sunday 23rd April 2017 07:30 pm

Location: Dunster Tithe Barn Priory Green Dunster
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: You are invited to join Story-Well and a company of international storytellers, for a relaxed evening of storytelling where we will share tales from far and wide about 'Love'. Suitable for all ages, refreshments will be available during the interval.
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Ilkerton Ridge and the Cuckoo - A Guided Walk

Monday 24th April 2017 02:00 pm

Location: Car park 500m past cattle grid, Ilkerton Hill, Barbrook, Lynton. Grid ref SS 7127 4602
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society on this 3.5ml/5.5km walk along Ilkerton Ridge, to the folly and Ruckham Combe, with the hope of hearing the first cuckoo. Enjoy stunning scenery and open moorland in this remote landscape. In the event of wet weather, a shorter route of 2.5ml/4km may be taken. Please wear suitable weatherproof clothing and boots. Refreshments at Barbrook petrol station (no toilets). Very occasionally walk details may change so please check www.exmoorsociety.com in advance. Meeting point directions from Barbrook : From A39 at Barbrook, at the service station (opposite church), take Ilkerton Hill signposted 'Ilkerton' and continue along Ilkerton Hill to car park, 500m on left past cattle grid.
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Needle Felting Workshop

Thursday 27th April 2017 1201

Location: LYNMOUTH NPC
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Needle Felting Make a needle felt Exmoor Animal with Robyn from Moorland Felts and Exmoor Arts. Robyn will teach you how to make your choice of animal, using locally sourced wool. This workshop is huge amount of fun, it is our most popular workshop and many people who have attended find they have a new hobby to carry on with at home. Places are limited, due to popularity you are advised to book in early. All materials are provided (also tea and coffee) Everyone is welcome - but over 14 years old please due to sharp needles
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Lynmouth Flood Walk

Thursday 27th April 2017 02:30 pm

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a Flood Walk of Lynmouth, hear all about the Great Flood of 1952 and how it shaped the village to the present day.
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An Evening With..Julian Wilford-Bee Farming on Exmoor

Thursday 27th April 2017 07:00 pm

Location: West Somerset College Farm
Duration: N/A
Description: Come and join us for our first event of An Evening With... Julian Wilford- Bee Farming on Exmoor- Julian has a wealth of knowledge about the benefits and challenges of producing honey and will tell us about the bee keeping year.
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Book Sale

Friday 28th April 2017

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 day
Description: Mega Book Sale (weather permitting) in aid of Model Railway and Heritage Centre Funds
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Friday 28th April 2017 01:30 pm

Location: Combe Martin Museum EX34 0DH
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. Can last up to 2 hours, but flexible for younger families! See 7th April entry for picture. Find out more on our facebook page: “Combe Martin Museum Seashore Safaris”
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Valley of the Rocks 200

Saturday 29th April 2017 08:00 am

Location: Honiton
Duration: N/A
Description: 205km cycling event starting from Honiton. Controls at Dulverton, Valley of the Rocks, Combe Martin and Crediton. Spectacular coasts and quiet rural roads. An easy-to-follow, scenic route via the dramatic North Devon coast. Good commercial controls with food. Food and drink at the finish. A straightforward route with a spectacularly scenic and rather challenging section along the North Devon coast. There are good cafe and pub controls, and food and drink at the finish. From Honiton the event takes a popular route northwards over the edge of the Blackdowns to the Lowman valley and on to Dulverton on the edge of Exmoor. After a cafe stop it climbs on to the moor through Simonsbath and descends through the spectacular gorge to Lynmouth. The climb up to Lynton is more sharp than short, but there's a reward in the form of good food at Mother Meldrum's at the entrance to the Valley of the Rocks. The next section is short, scenic, and very hard. It follows steep narrow lanes that cling to the coast and offer fine views down to the beach as well as across to the Welsh coast. It's only 20k, but the control at Combe Martin won't be too soon for most riders. There follows a long steady climb to South Molton and a direct but laney route to Crediton and the final control. The final leg is a cross-country route going across the Exe Valley before joining the old A30 for an easy run back to Honiton and the finish.
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Wildflower trail

Saturday 29th April 2017 1210

Location: Heddon Valley National Trust shop, Heddon Valley, near Parracombe
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Discover the magical beauty of Exmoor's wildlflowers this Spring with this informative self-led trail for adults through the Heddon Valley. Do you know your Irish Spurge from your Bettony? Pick up your trail map from the National Trust shop.
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Edge of Exmoor Artists Exhibition

Sunday 30th April 2017

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 7 days
Description: Local Artists Jane Hollowood, Jacki Leighton-Boyce and Keri Manning-Dedman exhibit their unique interpretations of the landscape, flora, fauna and spirit of Exmoor in paintings and ceramics
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Eat Dirt on Exmoor! 2017 Mountain Bike Event

Sunday 30th April 2017 10:00 am

Location: Exmoor House
Duration: 5 hours
Description: A group of Exmoor Mountain Bike enthusiasts and Calvert Trust Exmoor have joined forces to hold a Mountain Bike Event on the day before May Bank Holiday, 30th April 2017. The route starts and ends in the picturesque Exmoor town of Dulverton and runs for 23 miles. There is a short cut home after 15 miles! The route will be of a length and level of difficulty to the 2016 event; around 23 miles of mixed terrain, much of which is not normally open to the general public. The entry price will be £21, of which £20 goes to Calvert Trust Exmoor and £1 goes to British Cycling - See https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/148969/Eat-Dirt-on-Exmoor
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