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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 Butterfly Trail

Saturday 27th May 2017 10:30 am

Location: Heddon Valley National Trust shop, Heddon Valley, near Parracombe
Duration: 8 days and 5 hours
Description: Heddon Valley is home to hundreds of beautiful butterflies, attracting some of the rarest species in Britain. In celebration of these unique residents we have created a fun family trail through the valley, with butterfly clues to find along the way. You might even spot some of the real things! Pick up your trail from the National Trust shop.
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Running Wild Photo Exhibition

Saturday 27th May 2017 10:00 pm

Location: Dunster Visitor Center
Duration: 97 days
Description: THE EXHIBITION:The initial idea behind the Running Wild exhibition was a desire to create pictures of the wild Exmoor ponies that would challenge the traditional imagery seen of these iconic animals. The curator, photographer Nina Dodd brought together nine Exmoor-based photographers and asked them to create images of the ponies over a period of six months in 2016-17. The result is an engaging collection of images, presented in a multiple of genres and post-processing styles. A show of taking on a traditional topic and running wild with it.OPENING NIGHT:Opening night on the 26th of May 5-7 pm at Dunster Visitor Centre is also a fund-raising event for the Exmoor Pony Centre and the Exmoor Pony Project and is open for all.PHOTOGRAPHERS:Geoff BaylisPhotographer, Picture framerwww.gbphotosandframing.co.ukAlex DoddCreative Media studentalexdoddfilms@gmail.comNina DoddPhotographerwww.ninadodd.comGaynor GoughPhotographerwww.photographybygmg.weebly.comLaura GrantArtist, Photographerwww.grantcreativearts.comPaula KirbyPhotographerwww.pkpicsphotography.co.ukJack MccauslandVisual Media studentwww.jackmccausland.co.ukStuart WarstatPhotographerwww.stuartwarstatphotography.co.ukDawn Westcottwww.wildponywhispering.co.uk
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Summer Singing Choral Weekend

Thursday 1st June 2017

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 1 day
Description: A choral singing weekend with a Summer theme, led by Ian Chesworth. The 2 night break is on a full board basis and includes all tuition, meals, coffee breaks, excursions and walks. The weekend concludes with a public performance in Dunster on Sunday afternoon. As well as residential places, singing only places are also available.
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Nautical family trail

Thursday 1st June 2017 1210

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join in with this trail to learn more about the Chichester family and their nautical links from sailing to collecting model ships. Plus learn more about Sir Francis Chichester who singlehandedly circumnavigated the globe fifty years ago.
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Discovery Day at Nutcombe Bottom

Thursday 1st June 2017 11:00 am

Location: Nutcombe Bottom car park
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Discover what amazing bugs and beasties live in the woods of Exmoor as we bug hunt through the forest. We’ll be joined by the Forestry Commission who’ll be helping us explore the natural world. Please wear outdoor clothing and suitable footwear.
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Drop-in family crafts: Nautical flags/bunting

Thursday 1st June 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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Exmoor's Glorious Butterflies

Thursday 1st June 2017 12:00 pm

Location: Car Park at Barna Barrow Countisbury
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join Julian Gurney of Exmoor Nature Diary on a 3 hour stroll down and back up a steep hill at Countisbury looking at the wonderfully diverse world of the Exmoor Butterfly. If weather conditions are favourable expect to see, green hairstreaks, common blues, small coppers, small pearl bordered fritillaries and more. long trousers and boots are advised.
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Spring Activity Afternoon

Thursday 1st June 2017 12:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Spring time fun with the Exmoor ponies. Pony rides, grooming, crafts and trails. Home-made refreshments in the Green Room. Under cover in the event of wet weather. Minimum age for pony rides 4yrs, weight limit 12st.
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Conservation in action

Thursday 1st June 2017 1201

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Discover how the team care for the items in the collections, from miniature model ships, to stuffed birds and grand state coaches. See the tools used and learn the techniques they’ve mastered and find out tips on how to care for your own precious belongings.
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Sea Glass Jewellery Making Workshop

Thursday 1st June 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 2nd June 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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Discover Porlock Marsh Guided Walk

Friday 2nd June 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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Family garden fun

Friday 2nd June 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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Monksilver Church Fete

Saturday 3rd June 2017 02:00 pm

Location: EMN Community Hall, Monksilver
Duration: 3 hours
Description: This is a traditional village fete. Monksilver is a tiny village set in a beautiful wooded valley, with a mediaeval church. The EMN Hall is modern and spacious with good parking and disabled access. Home-Made Cakes, Plants, Local Produce, White Elephant, Raffle, Tombola, Handicrafts, Books, Children's Entertainment including Punch & Judy, Indian Massage,Teas. Guide Dogs Only, please. Suitable Event for a Wet day or a Sunny One!
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Timberscombe and its Neighbours - a Historical Perspective

Saturday 3rd June 2017 02:30 pm

Location: Timberscombe Village Hall
Duration: N/A
Description: This lecture, illustrated with slides, will be of great interest to those who would like to know more about the history of ancient Exmoor villages such as Timberscombe. Admission is £5 per ticket and includes tea, coffee and biscuits. Tickets should be purchased in advance from Timberscombe Post Office or by cheque made payable to the ‘St Petrock’s Vestry Improvement Fund’ and posted to Mrs M Moncrieff, Waterside, Great House Street, Timberscombe TA24 7TQ [01643 841 318]. Please enclose an sae or collect tickets on the day. All proceeds will go into a Fund for a disabled toilet within a re-designed vestry in the church. The plans for this significant project will be on display in St Petrock’s Church over this Patronal Feast celebration weekend. Do visit the church where there will be a display of cottage garden flowers based on the contributions given by those in the village and assisted by our wonderful flower arrangers at the church. There will also be a range of documents and items of historical interest on show. Pamphlets will be available describing areas of interest inside the church and in the churchyard, illustrated with photographs. There will also be a Cake Sale on Saturday morning. Tea and coffee will be available in the church on Saturday 3rd from 10.00am except when it is closed for the duration of the Lecture which will be held in the Village Hall. On Sunday 4th, the church will be open between 10.00am and 5.00pm. Following this there will be a Songs of Praise Service followed by wine and cheese. All donations will go into the Fund for the new toilet facility which will benefit the local community. Thank you for your support.
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Bratton Down Point To Point Horse Racing

Sunday 4th June 2017

Location: Bratton Down
Duration: N/A
Description: Undulating course on side of hill; very sharp turns into and out of home straight can be slippery; long uphill finish and results of many races change after last fence; going, on old moorland turf, often good despite late season dates.
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The Smuggler Cycle Sportive

Sunday 4th June 2017 08:00 am

Location: The Square Barnstaple
Duration: N/A
Description: 40, 50 & 80 Miles - www.thesmugglersportive.co.uk/about/the-routes/ - The Smuggler is back bigger and better once again for 2017! - Bike Shed was so chuffed with the feedback received again last year, thank you so much to everyone who came and rode, it was an amazing day. Again, we’ve kept the 40 mile ride added in 2015, giving more choice or for anyone that fancies a step up from the 20 mile route. The extra ‘Booty’ climbs will be ever present again, they were a huge success last year with over 300 riders taking on the challenge, and guzzling lots of free beer for their brave endeavour! The Smuggler routes were born from wanting to showcase some of North Devon’s hidden tarmac gems, it’s about exploring some truly unique bits of road and having fun, with some great food and a few beers at the end thrown into the mix. Hopefully sending you home with a big smile. The 50 & 80 mile routes are without doubt challenging, with a solid chunk of climbing, but also very achievable with some truly breath taking stretches awaiting you. The Porlock and Lee Bay Tolls are right up there with the finest bits of cycling tarmac in the UK. There is a new 40 mile route that will follow the 50 & 80 mile rides out to Simonsbath. After a hot brew and filling your pockets with food it’s back to Barnstaple via Challacombe and Loxhore. A really fun ride home with loads of great downhill.
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Point to Point

Sunday 4th June 2017 01:00 pm

Location: Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Point to Point Horse Racing. We start with 2 pony races at 1pm and then 6 Point to Point Horse Races starting at 2pm. Great day out for all the family overlooking Exmoor. Plenty of parking. Refreshments, Bar and Bookies, trade stands. Dogs welcome on a lead.
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Dulverton Heritage Tour

Sunday 4th June 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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Free perfornance of choral singing

Sunday 4th June 2017 03:00 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 45 minutes
Description: A free performance of choral singing with a Summer theme, performed by singers from the Yarn Market Hotel's choral weekend, led by Ian Chesworth. Please contact the hotel for the venue (usually outside the old Yarn Market)
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Lynmouth Boat Trip

Monday 5th June 2017 03:45 pm

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

Tuesday 6th June 2017 10:00 am

Location: Blackpitts, nr. Simonsbath
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Come and discover how to identify some of the common plant species on Exmoor’s amazing bogs: A day of basic plant ID for those who have little or no experience. You will learn how to identify species in “the field” and their uses. Good waterproof walking boots and the ability to handle rough terrain are a necessity. Please bring a packed lunch. There will be a more advanced training day on the 7th June.
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Exmoor's special butterflies; a talk from the All the Moor Butterflies project

Tuesday 6th June 2017 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Join Simon Phelps, Conservation Officer on Butterfly Conservation's exciting new 'All the Moor Butterflies' project to learn about some of Exmoor's special butterflies. The talk will focus on the Heath Fritillary and High Brown Fritillary, two of the UK's rarest butterflies. The talk will give details of their ecology, where to see them and detail the conservation work taking place to save them.
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Dulverton woodland walk

Wednesday 7th June 2017 10:00 am

Location: Exmoor Society, 34 High Street, Dulverton
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join the Exmoor Society's archivist for a walk through Burridge Woods, Dulverton, incorporating Oldberry Castle (the remains of an iron age hill fort). Enjoy the oak, hazel and birch typical of many Exmoor valleys. There are some steep climbs and paths are at times rocky and occasionally muddy, even in summer. Approx 3 miles. Suitable, stout footwear is a must. Very occasionally walk details may change, so please check the Society's website in advance. After the walk, join the archivist for an optional tour of the Exmoor Society's resource centre.
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Meet the gardener: a seasonal garden tour

Wednesday 7th June 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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Simonsbath Festival illustrated talk by Robin Ravilious

Wednesday 7th June 2017 07:30 pm

Location: St Luke's Church, Simonsbath
Duration: N/A
Description: The photography of James Ravilious - Robin gives an illustrated talk about James Ravilious’s work, explaining his background, the aims of the Beaford Archive and how James came to work on it for more than 17 years in the 1970s and 80s, making an extensive and intimate portrait of a traditional way of life in rural north Devon before the modern world changed it forever.   Using slides of his photographs, Robin reveals James’s approach to his work: how he set about making his record, and how his art training influenced his choices and his techniques, and she describes his relationship to the people he photographed.  The evening will be an album of photos - some familiar, some less so - with background notes from Robin on the landscapes, the people, the farming methods, the community events and traditions which they record. Robin married James Ravilious in 1970 and they later moved to North Devon where Robin’s family, the Furses, originated and James began his photographic work for the Beaford Archive.  She has been involved with James’s photography since the beginning and, since his death in 1999, has been promoting his work by means of talks and exhibitions. Refreshments available in the interval and an optional snack, costing £5, may be booked in advance for the interval by telephoning Marian Lloyd on 01643 831451.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Thursday 8th June 2017 11:00 am

Location: Combe Martin Museum EX34 0DH
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Visit our beach on World Oceans' Day for a 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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Discover Exmoor’s Heath Fritillary

Thursday 8th June 2017 11:00 am

Location: Horner car park, Horner
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join Jenny Plackett (Butterfly Conservation) and Paul Camp (National Trust) on a walk over Halse Combe to view the Heath Fritillary butterfly. This is a great opportunity to learn about its life cycle and habitat requirements and the work that is happening on Exmoor to restore its fortunes. There will be opportunities to help out with the survey afterwards for those interested to take part in the national monitoring of the species.
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Exmoor Watercolour Painting Workshop

Thursday 8th June 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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Lynmouth Flood Walk

Thursday 8th June 2017 02:30 pm

Location: National Park Centre Lynmouth
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a Flood Walk of Lynmouth, hear about the Great Flood of 1952 and how it has shaped the village until the present day.
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Stained Glass Making Workshop

Friday 9th June 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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The Horner Family Campout

Friday 9th June 2017 04:00 pm

Location: Horner
Duration: 1 day and 19 hours
Description: Join the adventure! Come along and camp in some of the most amazing locations on Exmoor. Set your camp, cook your dinner and enjoy our communal campfire, storytelling, and a night walk. Ideal for first time campers. Camping available for one or two nights, please see website for more details. The Horner Family Campout is a partnership with National Trust.
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High Brown Fritillary Walk

Saturday 10th June 2017 10:30 am

Location: Heddon Valley National Trust shop, Heddon Valley, near Parracombe
Duration: 20 days and 5 hours
Description: Heddon Valley is home to some of the rarest butterflies in the country, including the High Brown Fritillary. If you want to know more, this informative trail will help you discover some of the best spots to see these beautiful butterflies and learn more about how we care for the special landscape in which they thrive. This specially designed trail for adults is available to pick up from the National Trust shop.
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Simonsbath Festival concert by Latin-American band Kabasa

Saturday 10th June 2017 07:30 pm

Location: St Luke's Church, Simonsbath
Duration: N/A
Description: Kabasa have been playing authentic Latin-American music since they formed in 2008. The band is based in Penzance and it might seem remarkable that a Salsa band could spring up in such a far-flung location, but it reflects the presence of a large creative community in Cornwall that has attracted a wide variety of accomplished professionals in many fields. Kabasa aren’t just authentic, but tight and well-rehearsed; they deliver powerful and vibrant music. Dubbed ‘the closest thing to Cuba in western Europe’, Kabasa comprises six experienced musicians: a strong rhythm section, playing timbales, congas, guiro, maracas, a brass section, playing saxophone, flute and trumpet, plus guitar, bass and harmony vocals.  They play regularly at festivals in the west country and have appeared many times in the Eden Project Mediterranean Biome. In 2016 the band featured on BBC TV's National Music Day broadcasts. Refreshments available and a tasty savoury snack, costing £6, may be booked in advance for the interval by telephoning Marian Lloyd on 01643 831451.
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Bratton Down Point To Point Horse Racing

Sunday 11th June 2017

Location: Bratton Down
Duration: N/A
Description: Undulating course on side of hill; very sharp turns into and out of home straight can be slippery; long uphill finish and results of many races change after last fence; going, on old moorland turf, often good despite late season dates.
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Discover Exmoor’s Glow Worms

Tuesday 13th June 2017 10:00 pm

Location: Bessom Cross car park (by T junction) nr. Bessom Bridge, Wimbleball Lake
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join an Exmoor National Park expert for a night walk around Wimbleball Lake in search of Glow Worms and other nocturnal wildlife. Participants will need to survey at least two other sites on Exmoor over the following month. There will be opportunities to help out with the survey afterwards for those interested to take part in the national monitoring of the species. Please bring a torch, warm clothing and stout footwear. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
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A Walk Through Two Iron Ages

Wednesday 14th June 2017 10:30 am

Location: Ashcombe car park, Simonsbath
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society for superb moorland and river views on this 7.5 ml walk to visit Cow Castle Iron Age fort and view locations of 19th century iron mines. Fit children welcome. Very occasionally walk details may change, so please check www.exmoorsociety.com in advance.
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 14th June 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 aspects of its fascinating history. Starts at 11am from the National Park Centre Dunster Duration: 1.5hrs Booking advisable
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Dulverton Heritage Tour

Wednesday 14th June 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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FATBELLY ALE & MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017

Thursday 15th June 2017

Location: Cottage Inn
Duration: 4 days
Description: Going on from the Success of our 2016 Festival we are back for another go in 2017. On the 16th, 17th and 18th June the grounds of the Cottage Inn will once again be transformed into a small festival ground for local people and tourists alike to enjoy some of the best of North Devon.Some 15 acts will be showing their stuff on our stage, Including three of Lyntons very own, starring in the Joydanaires , Soul Craft ,Skylark and The Exmoor Dooh Dah Band accompanying these will be some other great acts from around our lovely area and also a couple from far away.A Festival wouldn't be a festival without some lovely Beers, We will be offering over 20 beers, ranging from several of our very own to other quality breweries closeby. A full Playlist of Acts and Beers will be available from March 2017 and displayed here and on our facebook events page here https://www.facebook.com/events/1776528102595100/
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Discover Exmoor’s Trees in Leaf and Flower

Thursday 15th June 2017 10:00 am

Location: Hawkcombe Woods car park, Porlock Hill, A39
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Join the Exmoor National Park Authority’s Woodlands Team to learn about the principles of broadleaf tree identification in summer and put them into practice in one of Exmoor’s special woodlands. Please bring a packed lunch; sturdy footwear and waterproofs recommended.
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The Fabulous East Lyn Valley

Thursday 15th June 2017 12:00 pm

Location: NATIONAL PARK CENTRE AT LYNMOUTH PAVILION
Duration: 4 hours
Description: A gentle, friendly walk along the river valley with a National Park Heritage Walk Leader. This walk is designed as an relaxed, fun introduction to the wild flowers, plants and wildlife in the Watersmeet Valley. There will be a planned stop at the National Trust Café at Watersmeet, where you can buy refreshments or eat a picnic. booking is not essential, but is advised to guarantee your place as numbers are limited
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Natural History Walk

Thursday 15th June 2017 1202

Location: ENHS Porlock Weir Centre - adjoining car park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: An easy pace stroll to explore the natural history within the wonderful and varied landscape around Porlock Weir. Starts at ENHS Porlock Weir Centre adjoining the car park. 2 - 4 pm on the third Thursday of each month May - September inclusive. Donations welcome.
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Discover Bossington Guided Walk

Friday 16th June 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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FatBelly Ale & Music Festival 2017

Friday 16th June 2017 1207

Location: The Cottage Inn, Lynbridge, Lynton
Duration: 4 hours
Description: FatBelly 2017 is a 3 day festival set in the grounds of the Cottage Inn in Lynton. Building on the success of our 2016 festival 2017 promises to be even better, 15 bands will be on throughout the 3 days with all local acts returning to give us a real local grounding and show off what Lynton and Lynmouth has to offer. It goes without saying that there will be a huge selection of North Devon Ales on offer for us all to enjoy and Different styles of catering from all over the World. It is with huge thought consideration and analysing our previous event that this will again be a ticked event and details of these will be released in due course. There are a limited number of tickets and with feedback to date we are fully expecting a sell out.
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Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - Fathers Day

Sunday 18th June 2017 10:00 am

Location: Woody Bay Station, Martinhoe Cross, Parracombe, BARNSTAPLE
Duration: 7 hours
Description: Dads travel FREE and get to drive a diesel loco too.
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Stogumber Village Gardens Open for NGS

Sunday 18th June 2017 02:00 pm

Location: Stogumber
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Seven delightful gardens in a lovely village on the edge of the Quantocks open in aid of the National Gardens Scheme. Teas in the village hall. Plants for sale. 3 miles SE of Williton, follow signs from the A358 or B3224
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Open Day at Simonsbath Sawmill

Monday 19th June 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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Lynmouth Boat Trip

Tuesday 20th June 2017 03:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth Harbour
Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Description: Look for rare nesting sea birds along Exmoor's dramatic coastline west of Lynmouth, with commentary from an Exmoor National Park Ranger.
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In Pursuit Of Butterflies - a talk by Matthew Oates

Wednesday 21st June 2017 06:30 pm

Location: National Park Centre at Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 1 hour
Description: An evening talk by world renowned expert Matthew Oats. Matthew is a leading expert on butterflies, he will talk to us in his engaging style about finding them and identify them. Exmoor is home to several rare species including the beautiful, incredibly rare High Brown and Heath Fritillary butterflies It is recommended that you book - this talk is likely to be popular the talk is free, however donations to Caremoor are requested
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Simonsbath Festival talk by Graham Wills

Wednesday 21st June 2017 07:30 pm

Location: Simonsbath Sawmill
Duration: N/A
Description: How the fate of two young men changed Simonsbath forever - An illustrated talk - Dr Graham Wills explores at the impact of the tragic deaths of two young men belonging to John Knight’s family – one here in Simonsbath and one 150 miles away. A newspaper report at the time described the death of one of these men as being an event ‘to wither the brightest hopes and destroy the fondest expectations of the best and worthiest amongst us, and in an instant, plunge in sorrow and lasting gloom, the finest and noblest feelings of humanity’. Simonsbath Sawmill has hosted a series of informal seminars in the past as part of the festival, exploring aspects of Simonsbath’s history and landscape and, in particular, John Knight’s plans to create a great country estate. Now Dr Wills examines more closely why many of the Knight family’s ambitious plans were never fully completed. Refreshments available and a locally-made pasty, costing £4, may be booked in advance for the interval by telephoning Marian Lloyd on 1643 831451 Advance booking only: Tickets £5 (space is limited so early booking is advised).
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Lynmouth Flood Walk

Thursday 22nd June 2017 02:30 pm

Location: National Park Centre Lynmouth
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a Flood Walk of Lynmouth, hear about the Great Flood of 1952 and how it has shaped the village until the present day.
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Strawberry and Ice Cream Afternoon Tea

Thursday 22nd June 2017 03:30 pm

Location: Kingford House, Longmead, Lynton
Duration: N/A
Description: Strawberry and Ice Cream afternoon teas
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Mineral Line Ruins in the Woods.

Friday 23rd June 2017 09:45 am

Location: Raleghs Cross Inn
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Note: Venue has changed due to logging at Chargot Woods. A 1 hour easy stroll to look at Langham Engine House and the history of iron mining in the Brendon Hills. Then a 2 hour walk down the steep miner's track looking at other features connected with iron mining. We may also visit Burrow Farm Engine House or Kennisham Hill. Walking boots are needed.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Friday 23rd June 2017 11:00 am

Location: Combe Martin Museum EX34 0DH
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Visit our beach for a 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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Simonsbath Festival Midsummer Family and Community Concert

Friday 23rd June 2017 01:45 pm

Location: Moorland Hall, Wheddon Cross
Duration: N/A
Description: Midsummer Family and Community Concert Midsummer marks the end of Simonsbath Festival 2017 with a family and community concert featuring the Paul Wilson and Marilyn Tucker, from the folk and community arts organisation Wren Music, and the children of Exford, Cutcombe, Timberscombe and Dulverton schools. The concert is a part of the festival’s ‘Songs from the Exmoor Forest’ project in which it organises a series of workshops run by Paul Wilson throughout the festival in local schools to teach children the traditional music and songs of Exmoor. The workshops culminate in the children’s performance at this afternoon’s concert. For information telephone 01643 831451 or visit the festival website.
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Book Sale

Saturday 24th June 2017

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Mega Book Sale (weather permitting) in aid of Model Railway and Heritage Centre Funds
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Treborough Horse Trials (1)

Saturday 24th June 2017 09:00 am

Location: Treborough Hill
Duration: 1 day and 9 hours
Description: Welcome to Treborough Hill, a multi-sport venue on the edge of Exmoor. Whether you are interested in equestrianism, we provide an outstanding setting to enjoy your sport. Set against the spectacular backdrop of Exmoor National Park, we provide a natural venue for sport and outdoor events. Our cross country course runs over turf that remains good in all weathers, and offers a range of fences from 70cm to 110cm. There is a mixture of permanent and portable fences including ditches, banks, drops and a water complex. Our course is suitable for both the novice and experienced rider. Follow us at www.facebook.com/treboroughhill
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Avill Valley Vistas - A Guided Walk

Saturday 24th June 2017 10:30 am

Location: Outside The Lion Inn, Timberscombe GR 962422
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Join a member of The Exmoor Society on this walk of 4 hrs/8 mls. A steady climb from the Avill Valley to the ridgetop is rewarded with stunning views of Dunkery and North Hill and across the Bristol Channel to South Wales. Following the ancient track, the views continue before making our way down to Wootton Courtney and following level tracks back to Timberscombe. Very occasionally walk details may change so please check www.exmoorsociety.com in advance
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Stogumber Village Gardens Open

Saturday 24th June 2017 10:30 am

Location: Stogumber
Duration: 1 day and 7 hours
Description: 36th consecutive year. 15 or so varied village gardens open in aid of Stogumber church and local Hospices. Fabulous food all day. Plants, cakes and other stalls. Entrance fee covers access to all gardens on both days. 3 miles SE of Williton. Follow signs from A358 or B3224
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Allerford and Bossington Open Gardens

Saturday 24th June 2017 1211

Location: Allerford & Selworthy Community Hall
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Open gardens in Allerford and Bossington villages. Cream teas and refreshments at Allerford Community Hall.
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Lynmouth Regatta and Maritime Festival

Saturday 24th June 2017 12:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth
Duration: 11 hours
Description: The Lynmouth Regatta and Maritime Festival is running to support the Lynmouth Flood Memorial Hall, a local charity which highlights the 1952 flood disaster. The Regatta is a family friendly event, with a children's entertainer and face painting. There are 2 key boat races (weather dependent). One at 5:00pm, with gig boats racing from Lynmouth Harbour out to the lighthouse at Foreland across the bay, and another at approx 6:30pm which is an outboard motor race, starting on land at The Ancient Mariner. There is also a fancy dress competition for adults and for children (Best Dressed Mariner and Mini Mariner!) along with an excellent selection of Sea Shanty singers in the village throughout the day!
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Bulworthy Project Barbecue Café Evening

Saturday 24th June 2017 1206

Location: Bulworthy Project
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Bulworthy Project Barbecue Café Evenings are a great social event for all the family. No need to book. Admission is free. You just pay for food and drinks as you order. We will source the highest quality local ingredients to cook over Devon's finest charcoal. The salad will be picked on the day here at Bulworthy Project and as always there will be vegetarian and gluten free options. We will of course have some local cider and ale, white wine from Yearlstone Vinyard and some great organic red as well as a selection of soft drinks. The campfire will be going and although we hope for a lovely warm evening, but we do have a marquee so that everyone can stay warm and dry whatever the weather. We're looking forward to getting the barbecues fired up for another evening of great food and great company in the woods. You are welcome to explore the woods whilst you are here and there will be further entertainment that will be organised closer to the date. For full details see: www.bulworthyproject.org.uk/barbecuecafe.html
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Art at Arlington

Monday 26th June 2017 1211

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

Tuesday 27th June 2017 09:30 am

Location: Simonsbath Sawmill, Simonsbath
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in identifying some of the common bumblebee species found on Exmoor. The day will comprise of an indoor workshop in the morning followed by fieldwork in the afternoon. Please park at Ashcombe car park (SS774394) and walk to the Sawmill.
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Butterfly and Nature Stroll

Tuesday 27th June 2017 12:00 pm

Location: Heddon Valley National Trust shop, Heddon Valley, near Parracombe
Duration: 2 hours
Description: From some of the rarest butterflies in Britain, to beautiful trees, to all manner of birds and insects, Heddon Valley is home to some amazing wildlife. Come and learn more about this natural haven from a knowledgeable expert on a beautiful guided walk through the valley.
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Yellowcombe and Winsford - A Guided Walk

Thursday 29th June 2017 10:00 am

Location: Car park in centre of Winsford GR 905348
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society on this 5-mile challenging walk around the edge of Winsford Hill. Starting with a steep climb up Yellowcombe Lane to the ancient Caratacus Stone, across Winsford Hill and then a steep descent down the Punchbowl, we cross fields from Withycombe Farm back to Winsford. Followed by optional pub lunch or please bring a picnic. Very occasionally walk details may change, so please check www.exmoorsociety.com in advance
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Needle Felting Workshop

Thursday 29th June 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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Dulverton Heritage Tour

Thursday 29th June 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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Perfect Harmony Singing Weekend

Friday 30th June 2017

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 3 days
Description: Enjoy a weekend singing in harmony led by Ian Chesworth covering a wide-ranging repertoire including world music, gospel, musical theatre etc. Music reading is not needed as pieces will be taught by ear. Ian has worked alongside Gareth Malone on the tv series The Choir and also leads the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic "Super Sing" series. A residential package is available to include all meals and singing. Non residential places are also available for singing only.
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