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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 24th September 2017

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 14 days
Description: Exhibition supported by the Dulverton Weir and Leat Conservation Trust. Local Artists Jackie Leighton-Boyce (Ceramicist), Roger Hammond (Artist) and Anthony Pickhaver (Photographer) exhibit their artworks.
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Autumn Gala

Saturday 30th September 2017 10:00 am

Location: Woody Bay Station
Duration: 1 day and 7 hours
Description: Several engines in steam, marquee attractions, real ale, and much more
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The Landings

Friday 15th September 2017

Location: West Somerset College Farm, Ellicombe, Minehead
Duration: 23 days
Description: The Landings is a performance journey accessed by walking the hinterland of fields, drainage channels, sunken lanes, railway lines, small copses and shore between Blue Anchor and Minehead towards dusk. Here you will find a cast of 20 performers aged 5 to 70. Audiences will travel across this landscape with the performers. Performance Dates: - September 15, 16, 17, 18 and 30 - October 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 Tickets: Adult £7, Under 18 £3 Maximum audience 32 per performance Advance booking essential Performances last for 130 minutes Performance start times vary please visit website for details To book tickets visit www.stackedwonky.com.
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Around the Mid-Exe Valley - A Guided Walk

Wednesday 4th October 2017 10:30 am

Location: Winsford car park (village centre). Grid Ref. SS 90633 34936
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society for fine views of the Exe Valley and surrounding hills on this walk of appx 6 miles between Winsford and Bridgetown including Exton. Some steep sections and potentially muddy. Please bring a picnic and wear weatherproof clothing and footwear. Well behaved dogs welcome. Very occasionally walk details may change so please check the website www.exmoorsociety.com in advance.
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Meet the gardener: a seasonal garden tour

Wednesday 4th October 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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Sea Glass Jewellery Making Workshop

Thursday 5th October 2017 1202

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A Workshop to make fantastic Sea Glass Jewellery. Subject to weather and Tides you will go beachcombing on Lynmouth beach to find some sea glass. (Sea Glass is provided if conditions do not allow this). then return to the Pavilion to make some beautiful jewellery with the help of Helen and Debbie from Treasures of Exmoor and Exmoor Arts. Suitable for all abilities, there are simple designs for children to try and may other designs for adults. Lots of help is given and all materials are provided. This is a very popular and fun workshop, you will go home with a lovely memento of Exmoor to keep or give as a gift.
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PLANT SALE

Friday 6th October 2017

Location: Dulverton Town Hall
Duration: N/A
Description: Dulverton gardening club present their annual plant sale ,refreshments available
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 6th October 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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Jensen Classic Cars in Lynton

Saturday 7th October 2017 11:45 am

Location: Lynmouth & Lynton Cliff Railway, Top Station Approach, Lee Road, Lynton
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Jensen Classic Cars in Lynton hosted by Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway. The Jensen owners club will be displaying a collection of Classic Jensens at the Cliff Railway Top Station road between 12 - 3pm on Sat 7th October ... another FREE event
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Jumble Sale

Saturday 7th October 2017 02:00 pm

Location: Timberscombe Village Hall
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Jumble Sale Saturday 7th October 2pm Timberscombe Village Hall Good quality clean clothes, books,CD’s, games,linens, bric-a-brac, etc.
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Ada Lovelace Day - a celebration of an extraordinary woman

Saturday 7th October 2017 02:30 pm

Location: Porlock Village Hall
Duration: 3 hours
Description: To celebrate the life of an Extraordinary woman, Ada Lovelace, Porlock have a Cream Tea with modern inspirational women. This year the speakers include Dr Sarah Harris of the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology at Leeds University, Bettina Crossick of the Home Office, Kate Doodson,CEO Cosmic and Naomi Waters, former Press Commissioning Manager at British Museum. Admission by advance ticket sales only. Tickets are £8.00 to include a cream tea, from Porlock Visitor Centre and wegottickets.com
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Ada Lovelace Day

Saturday 7th October 2017 03:00 pm

Location: Porlock Village Hall
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: In celebration of Ada Lovelace's remarkable life this is an Afternoon With Inspirational Women with speakers from a variety of fields describing their own paths to success and achievement. The afternoon includes a cream tea.
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Grant Maidment, MAGICIAN, at The Bath Hotel

Saturday 7th October 2017 07:00 pm

Location: The Bath Hotel, Lynmouth
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Multi award winning magician, Grant Maidment Magic, is coming to The Bath Hotel and The Ancient Mariner for a very special evening of close up magic and illusions. As a member of The Magic Circle, Grant has been wowing audiences across the country for many years, and we're delighted that he's joining us on the 7th of October. His close up magic skills are sure to delight and amaze, while you enjoy a meal from our fantastic menu - with some new additions! To book your table for dinner and drinks to enjoy this one off event in our restaurant, please call 01598 752238 or email info@bathhotellynmouth.co.uk.
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Fungi and Foraging

Sunday 8th October 2017 10:30 am

Location: Heddon Valley National Trust shop, Heddon Valley, near Parracombe
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Fungi come in many shapes, sizes and colours - some very edible, some poisonous. Would you like to learn more? Join Fungi & foraging expert Patrick Watts-Mabbott and an Exmoor Ranger for a chance to discover how many wild treats you can find in the Heddon Valley at this time of year.
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A historic stroll through Dulverton

Sunday 8th October 2017 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.
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The Red Deer of Exmoor

Wednesday 11th October 2017 04:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 hour
Description: The Red Deer of Exmoor. Exmoor National Park Ranger Richard Eales, for an illustrated talk.
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Watercolour Painting Workshop

Thursday 12th October 2017 1202

Location: LYNMOUTH PAVILION
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Watercolour Painting with Chris Howe (Exmoor Arts) Learn to paint in Watercolour in a friendly happy environment. Chris teaches in a calm and thoughtful way, which enables even complete beginners to take hope a painting they are proud of! Suitable for all abilities, these classes have been enjoyed by everyone from experienced artists to people who have never held a brush before - Everyone is welcome. All materials are provided
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Porlock Bay Oysters project

Thursday 12th October 2017 07:30 pm

Location: Congregational Church Hall, Dulverton
Duration: N/A
Description: A talk by Roger Hall. In 2012 Porlock Parish Council set up a group called Porlock Futures to look for ways to improve employment in the Porlock area. In 2013 a project to grow and sell shellfish in Porlock Bay was started. Following their success in being the first Pacific Oyster site in England & Wales to achieve the top A classification for water quality from the Food Standards Agency, they now trade as Porlock Oysters. Tea and Coffee served after the talk.
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The Two Moors Festival

Friday 13th October 2017

Location: Churches across Exmoor and Dartmoor
Duration: 9 days
Description: A renowned classical music festival which takes place in rural churches across Exmoor and Dartmoor and in Exeter Cathedral. Events include chamber music, song recitals, an orchestral concert, a young musicians concert and talks.
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Stained Glass Workshop

Friday 13th October 2017 1210

Location: LYNMOUTH PAVILION
Duration: 2 hours
Description: ***Please note. October event has been changed to Friday 20th*** Stained Glass Making Workshop - Make a Light Catcher for your window. Choose from a selection of designs - Dragon Fly, Sailing boat, Fish (too many choices to list) and Lani from Glorious Glass will help you make a beautiful light catcher in a fun filled workshop. All materials are provided (no glass cutting required) this is suitable for all adults over 14 years - sorry no children due to hot soldering irons. November and December workshops have the choice of Christmas designs, which can hang in your window or on your Christmas tree.
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Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - Half for the Hospice

Saturday 14th October 2017 10:00 am

Location: Woody Bay Station, Martinhoe Cross, Parracombe, BARNSTAPLE
Duration: 1 day
Description: The weekend when we donate half of our ticket sales to Childrens Hospice South West
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Exmoor Archaeology Forum

Saturday 14th October 2017 10:30 am

Location: Porlock Village Hall
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Presentations at our 17th annual archaeology forum will showcase some of our most recent research and conservation projects. These include a focus onthe work conducted over the past 5 years in the remarkable medieval town of Dunster as part of Time Team’s Dig Village Project. Prehistoric interest will be represented by a review of the Mesolithic research focussed at Hawkcombe Head and Farley Hill and the results of a recent study of the prehistoric landscape around Lee Abbey. We will have an update of the historicenvironment work undertaken as part of the Exmoor Mires Partnership andlook at research and conservation of some of our most recent historic assets:our traditional signposts. Small scale conservation projects undertaken by theNational Park will be featured such work at the Incline Winding House and on going condition surveys as well our rapid coastal zone assessment survey. Speakers include Helen Blackman, Paula Gardiner, Richard Parker, FionaPink, Hazel Riley and Tim Taylor and as well as members of staff from ENPA: Shirley Blaylock, Martin Gillard, Charlotte Thomas and Rob Wilson-North.
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Fireside Tales for Families

Saturday 14th October 2017 04:00 pm

Location: New Place, Porlock
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Come and listen to traditional stories (myths, folktales and legends) around the fire in the beautiful setting of New Place in Porlock. Make yourself comfy in armchairs and cushions and enjoy being transported to a land where animals talk and anything is possible!
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Discover Exmoor’s Fungi

Sunday 15th October 2017 01:00 pm

Location: Tarr Steps car park (pay and display)
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join an Exmoor National Park fungi expert for a 1.5 mile slow walk around Tarr Steps woods. We will look at fungi life cycles, growing patterns and which ones we can eat.
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Open Day at Simonsbath Sawmill

Monday 16th October 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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Exmoor Deer Walks

Tuesday 17th October 2017 1206

Location: Heddon Valley, near Parracombe
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join Ranger Marcus for this special guided walk in search of the beautiful red deer that live on Exmoor. In this Autumn walk we hope to see the rutting stags with their impressive 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.
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Autumn Sights and Sounds around Dunkery

Wednesday 18th October 2017 10:30 am

Location: Webbers Post car park Grid Ref SS 901437
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society on this circular walk through Horner Woods and along Dunkery’s northern slopes to admire the autumn colours and, if lucky, see and hear red deer during the rut. Hilly and rough underfoot. Fit children welcome. Dogs on leads welcome. Very occasionally walk details may change, so please check www.exmoorsociety.com in advance.
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Exmoor Dark Skies Festival

Thursday 19th October 2017

Location: Across Exmoor National Park.
Duration: 11 days
Description: The Festival, running from 19th to 29th October, celebrates Exmoor status as Europe’s first International Dark Sky Reserve. The Festival will appeal to families and children as well as those more experienced in watching the stars. Events include a large family astro-party, star-gazing evenings, specialist talks, mobile planetarium sessions, guided night walks, night adventure sessions and much more...
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Mineral Line Ralegh Cross Long Walk

Saturday 21st October 2017 09:45 am

Location: Ralegh Cross Inn
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Explore the engineering connected with iron mining and its setting in the Brendon Hills. We visit Beulah Chapel, Brendon village and the Winding House. Then we go all the way down the Incline to Comberow, through the woods to Leighland Chapel, circling back via a picturesque waterfall. Bring a packed lunch. About 7 miles. Steep. Walking boots and rain wear are essential.
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Autumnal Woods around Dulverton - A Guided Walk

Saturday 21st October 2017 10:00 am

Location: Exmoor Society, 34 High Street, Dulverton
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society on this guided walk of appx 5 miles around Dulverton to see the splendour of the local woods in autumn. Aim to be back in Dulverton for lunch time. May be muddy underfoot and there will be some climbs. Route can be shortened if weather inclement. Well behaved dogs welcome. Please wear weatherproof clothing and footwear. Followed by optional visit to Society archives with Exmoor Society archivist. Very occasionally walk details may change so please check the website www.exmoorsociety.com in advance.
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Porlock Apple Press & Rural Crafts Festival 2017

Saturday 21st October 2017 10:00 am

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes
Description: An event with something for all the family. Demonstrations of apple pressing with our ancient press and a chance to see rural crafts practised and to buy the results. Perhaps you could think ahead and get some early Christmas presents. Over the following days we hope to be celebrating the apple as a source of food and drink, remembering that it was once an important agricultural product in Porlock,.
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Harvest Supper

Saturday 21st October 2017 07:00 pm

Location: Allerford & Selworthy Community Hall
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Harvest Supper. Tickets from Allerford Post Office, Porlock Costcutter and Summerland Road Petshop, Minehead. Booking essential.
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Edge of Exmoor Artists Exhibition

Sunday 22nd October 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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Early Morning Deer Walk in Rut

Sunday 22nd October 2017 07:15 am

Location: To be revealed nearer the time - Central / Southern Exmoor
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join an Exmoor National Park Ranger to go early in the morning and (hopefully) see / hear Exmoor’s Wild Red Deer during the rutting season. The walk is no more than 3 miles on quite steep ground and lasts between 2 and 5 hours. Binoculars, walking boots / clothing are essential, please bring rustle free clothing. There are limited spaces so booking is essential via Dulverton National Park Centre on 01398 323841 Meet 7.15 am – Based Central / Southern Exmoor (exact location given nearer the time)
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Historic North Hill Guided Walk

Sunday 22nd October 2017 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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Family Coppicing Woodland Management Day

Tuesday 24th October 2017 09:30 am

Location: Wimbleball Activities Centre, Wimbleball Lake, Brompton Regis, Dulverton
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Join us in our fun and family friendly Coppicing Woodland Management Day, enjoy sitting around the fire toasting marshmallows too! Please bring your own lunch. Tools and PPE provided.
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Barton Woodfest

Tuesday 24th October 2017 10:00 am

Location: Barton Wood, near Watersmeet,
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Join the Exmoor Rangers for this fun Autumn event in the woods above Watersmeet. Learn lots of woodland skills, such as green wood working, and have a go at archery, wildlife spotting and other fun activities.
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Half Term Deer Walk in Rut

Tuesday 24th October 2017 02:00 pm

Location: To be revealed nearer the time - Nr Simonsbath
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join an Exmoor National Park Ranger to try and locate the red deer of Exmoor as they come towards the end of the rutting season. The walk is on relatively level moorland and no more than 2 miles. It will last for approximately 2 hours. Binoculars, walking boots / clothing are essential, please bring rustle free clothing. There are limited spaces so booking is essential via Lynmouth National Park Centre 01598 752509 Meet 2pm – Near Simonsbath (exact location given nearer the time). Children are welcome.
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The Webber's Post Big Adventure

Wednesday 25th October 2017 10:00 am

Location: Webber's Post
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Join the adventure! Come and explore the natural world with family games and activities lasting all day. Come play in the woodland, make a den and maybe hear the roaring stags on the nearby hills. Please wear outdoor clothing and suitable footwear.
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Watersmeet and the East Lyn River - A Guided Walk

Thursday 26th October 2017 11:00 am

Location: Hilsford Bridge NT car park. Grid Ref. 742477
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society for this 5 mile moderate walk through beautiful Exmoor woods and river valleys. First to Watersmeet and then along the East Lyn river to Rockford for a pub lunch (or bring a picnic), returning on the opposite side of the river. Please wear suitable weatherproof clothing and footwear. Very occasionally walk details may change so please check the website www.exmoorsociety.com in advance.
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Halloween Half Term Activity Afternoon

Thursday 26th October 2017 12:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join the Exmoor ponies for some spooky fun. Pony rides, grooming, crafts and trails. Home-made refreshments, fun and games. Under cover in the event of wet weather. Minimum age for rides 4yrs, weight limit 12st.
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Needle Felting Workshop

Thursday 26th October 2017 1201

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Needle Felting with Robyn from Moorland Felts Make your choice of animal, using locally sourced wool. Robyn will guide you and show you the magic of this amazing hobby. This is a fun workshop and has been enjoyed by everyone who has tried it. It is our most popular workshop, book early to avoid disappointment All adults are very welcome, but over 14 years only due to very sharp needles - sorry all materials and tea/coffee is provided
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Wellbeing Retreat

Friday 27th October 2017 09:00 am

Location: Lower Holworthy Farm, Brompton Regis, Dulverton, Somerset
Duration: 7 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Treat yourself this Autumn to a day of mindfulness and inspiration in the beautiful heart of Exmoor National Park. The Timber Cabin on Wimbleball Lake will be our haven to relax, reflect, connect and listen to our inner voice. With a blend of home-cooking, storytelling, fresh air and an uplifting Gong bath you will come away feeling re-charged, re-vitalised and ready for the path ahead. Open yourself to meaningful experience and new perspectives. Please visit website for more information
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Porlock Apple Day

Saturday 28th October 2017 10:00 am

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: 6 hours
Description: A celebration of apples and orchards. Taste and learn about the wide variety of apples grown in local orchards with experienced growers at hand to give advice. If you are frustrated at the thought of wasting surplus apples bring them along. We can juice, bottle and pasteurise them so that you have a safe long lasting product which you can store and drink throughout the winter.
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Exmoor Trail Running Challenge

Sunday 29th October 2017 07:30 am

Location: Cloud Farm, Malmsmead
Duration: N/A
Description: 10K - Half Marathon - Full Marathon - Ultra Marathon - Exmoor is back already after our most successful event yet. So we have given you more time to enter! This is the ultimate trail run, it's got open moorlands, heavily wooded valleys and coast paths, everything you could wish for whilst out running in the wild. The ultra was voted in the hardest ultra runs in the country, but it is definitely worth it! Set in the stunning hidden valley of Doona Valley at Cloud Farm Campsite, this event must make your bucket list! This route includes the sharpest coastal hill climb in the country followed by the longest stretch of wooded coast line in the country. Set in the hidden Doone Valley, not far from the beautiful unspoilt towns and villages of Lynton, Lynmouth, Portlock and Minehead is this challenging yet beautiful course. This fantastic route, coupled with the stunning start/finish venue of Cloud Farm makes for one of the most exciting events of the series so far - http://www.trailevents.co/ - https://twitter.com/traileventsco
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