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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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Minehead Literary Festival Art Exhibition

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Location: The Regal Theatre and Toucan Wholefoods
Duration: 35 days
Description: An art exhibition will run from April 2 to May 6 at the Regal Theatre and Toucan Wholefoods to celebrate Minehead Literary Festival, which takes place at Minehead Methodist Hall on Saturday April 27. The art exhibition focuses on the importance of place, the theme of the literary festival, and features work by accomplished local artists Jo Minoprio, Leo Davey and Pauline Clyde, who are well known for capturing a strong sense of place in their depiction of local scenes.
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Bat's Castle Guided Walk

Wednesday 1st May 2019 11:00 am

Location: National Park Centre Dunster
Duration: 3 hours
Description: On the first Wednesday of every month join local walk leaders on a guided walk to Bat's Castle, Dunster. Starting from National Park Centre Dunster, you will be guided through hidden parts of the village and into some wonderful scenery and landscape on the outskirts of Dunster. You will learn about the rich history of the area and come across some breathtaking views. Please note this is approximately a 4 mile walk with some steep inclines in places, suitable footwear is essential and bringing a bottle of water is recommended.
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Carriage Museum Trail

Wednesday 1st May 2019 1211

Location: Arlington Court Carriage Museum
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Did you know that Dalmatians were bred as carriage dogs? Find out more and see how many animals you can spot in the Carriage Musuem and stables. Pick up from the Carriage Museum on the days that Arlington Court is open.
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A Town Tour of Dulverton

Wednesday 1st May 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Join us for a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales from local guides. Dulverton Heritage Centre
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Lynmouth Boat Trip

Wednesday 1st May 2019 03:45 pm

Location: Lynmouth
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Look for rare nesting birds along Exmoor's dramatic coastline west of Lynmouth with commentary from an Exmoor National Park Ranger. Booking essential via the National Park Centre, Lynmouth. 01598 752509.
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Seaglass and Gemstone Jewellery making

Thursday 2nd May 2019 1202

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Jewellery making with Debbie. This workshop is suitable for beginners and more advanced crafters. In a friendly environment make a totally unique piece of jewellery using Sea Glass of semi-precious stones. Make it for yourself, or as a gift. Debbie will guide you and teach you the techniques of this amazing craft.
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The Calvert Trust, by Mike Gray, CEO.

Thursday 2nd May 2019 07:30 pm

Location: Riverside Youth Centre, Kemps Way, Dulverton
Duration: N/A
Description: Calvert Trust Exmoor enables people with physical, learning, behavioural and sensory disabilities to experience exciting, challenging and enjoyable outdoor activities. Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the edge of Exmoor National Park and a short distance from the North Devon Coast, their award winning centre welcomes guests of all ages and levels of ability, together with their families & friends. Their highly trained experienced instructors are qualified by national governing bodies and are specially trained to work with disabled individuals. Everything they offer is together on one fully accessible site, and prices are inclusive of accommodation, activities and all meals.
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 3rd May 2019 1209

Location: Quaker Meeting House, 9 Bancks St, Minehead
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Delicious, nutritious traditional fare to take home, from the market that is not in the High Street. Available every Friday morning indoors in the Quaker Meeting House on Bancks Street in Minehead, the Minehead Country Market is in its 21st 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.
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Porlock Marsh Guided Walk

Friday 3rd May 2019 10:30 am

Location: Porlock Visitors Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join local walk leader on a breath taking walk to discover Porlock Marsh, it's rich wildlife, history and scenery.
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Caremoor Dining Event - Local Food Celebration - Wonders of Exmoor: Spring

Friday 3rd May 2019 07:00 pm

Location: Locanda on the Weir, Porlock Weir, Somerset
Duration: N/A
Description: As part of a series of local food celebrations taking place throughout the year under the banner of the CareMoor Dining Club - helping to keep Exmoor special. Wonders of Exmoor: SPRING Celebrate the May Bank Holiday with an Italian twist. Enjoy a delicious four course menu specially prepared by Head Chef and Proprietor Pio Catemario: Foraged flavours from the sea, forest, hills and the moors; savour the new season’s bounty. Price £45 pp (includes a £5 donation to CareMoor - helping to keep Exmoor special). Call 01643 863300 to book. Email czs@locadaontheweir.com Website www.locandaontheweir.co.uk Accommodation also available in this newly refurbished Boutique Hotel with sea views.
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Armada Alert with The Taunton Garrison

Saturday 4th May 2019 1210

Location: Dunster Castle
Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join the Taunton Garrison for rolling skirmishes, weapons displays and a living history camp.
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Coffee Morning and Plant Stall

Saturday 4th May 2019 10:00 am

Location: Minehead Methodist Church, The Avenue, Minehead
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Minehead and District Gardeners Association coffee morning and plant stall plus bric-a-brac, and books. Proceeds go to a local charity.
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Discover Lorna Doone Walk

Saturday 4th May 2019 10:30 am

Location: Malmsmead gift shop nr Oare
Duration: 3 hours
Description: A wonderful walk along the Doone Valley and over the moor with the story of Lorna Doone woven through it. Plenty of time for photography and chatting. Main loop 4.1 miles, 6.6 km, with an optional 1.5 mile, 2.5km extension to take in the ancient church of Oare, scene of Lorna's tragic wedding day. Please wear warm, waterproof clothing with good walking boots or shoes. Also your own drinking water.
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Lorna Doone Walk

Saturday 4th May 2019 10:30 am

Location: Malmsmead Gift Shop, Malmsmead near Oare
Duration: 4 hours
Description: A circular walk following in the footsteps of R.D.Blackmore as we recreate the story of Lorna Doone.We find the waterslide where the intrepid John Ridd climbed up to first meet the beautiful Lorna, and then walk out onto the moor to see the remains of the medieval village that is thought to be the last stronghold of the notorious outlaws, the vagabond Doones. We follow back to visit the church where poor Lorna was shot on her wedding day.
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Lorna Doone Walk

Saturday 4th May 2019 10:30 am

Location: County Gate C/P
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Circular walk telling the Lorna Doone story.Visiting Malmsmead-Badgeworthy Valley-R.D. Blackmore Memorial-Lank Combe and Water Slide.Little Black Hill-Lank Combe Ford- Medieval Village-Oare Church-Clannel Combe and Yenworthy Common.Steep ascents of 350ft,Cloud Farm to Oare 250ft and Clannel Combe 400ft. Your walk Leader is Michael. Please ensure you have. enough food and drink for the duration. PLEASE WEAR APPROPRIATE CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR FOR MOORLAND WALKING.THE LEADER HAS THE RIGHT TO EXCLUDE YOU FROM THE WALK IF IN HIS OPINION YOU ARE NOT SUITABLY ATTIRED. Approx 10 miles.
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Armada Alert with The Taunton Garrison

Sunday 5th May 2019 10:30 am

Location: Dunster Castle
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Join the Taunton Garrison for rolling skirmishes, weapons displays and a living history camp.
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Big Cream Tea

Sunday 5th May 2019 01:00 pm

Location: Allerford and Selworthy Community Hall
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Delicious cream teas and home made cakes
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May Day Celebration

Monday 6th May 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Exford Village Green
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Celebration of Spring with a May Pole, tugs of war, Wellie tossing, teas, live Music
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Discover Exmoor's Woodland Ferns

Tuesday 7th May 2019 10:00 am

Location: Tarr Steps pay and display carpark SS872323
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Exmoor’s Atlantic woodlands are home to around 19 species of fern - join us on a walk at Tarr Steps to discover more about them. Learn about the parts of a fern, understand how to identify them using an Atlantic woodland fern ID guide and become confident in identifying some of them. Aimed at beginners.
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A Town Tour of Dulverton

Tuesday 7th May 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Join us for a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales from local guides. Dulverton Heritage Centre
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Amble not Ramble - North Hill

Wednesday 8th May 2019 10:30 am

Location: Car Park at the far end of North Hill, Minehead
Duration: 2 hours
Description: An informal walking group for people with memory loss, impaired mobility or just a lack of confidence, who still want to enjoy the beauty of Exmoor. Walk for one hour max on good ground. Vulnerable adults must be accompanied by a carer. For more information, call Emily on 01643 821756 or email on mineheaddaa@gmail.com
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 8th May 2019 11:00 am

Location: National Park Centre Dunster
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join local walk leader for a stroll around Dunster, taking in historical sites and hidden parts of the village.
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Lorna Doone Safari

Wednesday 8th May 2019 1202

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: To celebrate 150 years since R.D. Blackmore's novel was published, book a place on a special 'Lorna Doone' Landrover safari. Pass through the beautiful Doone country, and visit St Mary's Church in Oare, Badgworthy Water and Robber's Bridge. Sit back and enjoy the fascinating commentary which brings the book to life. Departs from the Porlock Visitor Centre. (Group bookings on other dates also possible).
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Learn to Draw with Chris Howe

Thursday 9th May 2019 1211

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre, Lynmouth Pavilion, Lynmouth
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Have fun learning to Draw with talented local artist Chris Howe. If you've ever wanted to learn to draw, or you'd like to improve your drawing this is the class for you. It's a relaxing class in a nice environment, with lots of encouragement to help you along. All equipment and tuition is included
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Watercolour Painting with Chris Howe

Thursday 9th May 2019 1202

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Learn the art of watercolour painting with talented local artist Chris Howe. Beginners are very welcome, but this session is suitable for all levels of experience. Chris teaches is a very friendly, approachable way. All materials are included, you will create a wonderful picture and have a lot of fun too. You can attend just one session or come each month and see the improvement as you learn more.
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Grand National Archery Society Instructor Training Course

Saturday 11th May 2019 09:00 am

Location: Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre
Duration: 1 day and 8 hours
Description: Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre and SW Archery Coach are pleased to offer the Grand National Archery GB Instructors Award Friday 11th and Saturday 12th May Archery GB have written and developed a new, modernised course for the basic instruction of archery. The course provides training that is focussed on teaching short taster sessions such as those delivered in activity centres; it is predominantly practical in nature, uses professional learning resources and offers improved training for candidates. What does the new course for instructors cover? • Establishing and maintaining safety on a range • Using a session plan to prepare and deliver a session • Identifying appropriate equipment for beginners to use • Explaining / demonstrating the simple steps to shooting barebow • Using engagement, variety and challenge to make sessions fun • Adapting sessions based the individual needs of participants Who is the course for? • Outdoor instructors • Teachers • New or inexperienced archers How long does the course take? • The award takes 2 days to complete. (2 days of training including an external assessment) Outcomes of the course and renewals • Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will be awarded a certificate of achievement and become an Archery GB qualified Instructor. • To keep the qualification valid, every three years candidates will need to complete a short on line renewal process. This demonstrates that they understand minimum safety requirements for instructing archery.
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Charcoal Making Experience

Saturday 11th May 2019 09:30 am

Location: Bulworthy Project, Hensons Wood, Rackenford, Devon
Duration: 1 day and 30 minutes
Description: Whether you intend to make charcoal for a living or just fancy spending some time in the woods learning a new skill, this charcoal making course is an excellent choice. Anna and Pete are professional charcoal makers and experienced trainers. The course is designed to be as entertaining as it is educational and is fully catered using the finest local ingredients. There is the option to spend an evening around the campfire and camp overnight to close down the kiln in the morning before finishing the course with a full English breakfast.
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C3530299 Art: Painting the Landscape of Lorna Doone (Winsford Community Hall) 11th and 12th May 2019 10:00 – 16:00 Tutor – Matthew Davison Course fee £74.00

Saturday 11th May 2019 10:00 am

Location: Winsford Community Hall
Duration: 1 day and 6 hours
Description: 2 day course (10am-4pm each day) painting the Landscape of Lorna Doone. Please see the WEA website and type in the course code for information regarding materials you will need to bring with you.
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Cliff Railway Day Victorian & Steampunk Festival

Saturday 11th May 2019 10:00 am

Location: Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
Duration: 10 hours
Description: Hurrah! Cliff Railway Day is on the 11th May 2019. This annual FREE Victorian & Steampunk Festival in the towns of Lynton & Lynmouth offers Mad as Hops Nanty Narking, Music & Entertainment to get you proper mafficking! Victorian themed games, tea & fun, much revelry, enough to make a stuffed bird laugh! Suitable for families of all ages. Get all afternoonified in your Victorian, Steampunk or Pirate finery, put a smile on your gigglemug & join us for this free celebration of Victorian inventiveness, normal Cliff Railway ticket pricing applies. Dogs welcome.
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Spoon Carving Course

Saturday 11th May 2019 10:00 am

Location: TA22 9NP
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Aimed at beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axe and knife and plenty of time to practice your skills throughout the day. We will make kitchen utensils to get you into the basics of carving a butter spreader, porridge spurtle or spatula in the morning and a cooking or serving spoon in the afternoon.
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Spring Gala

Saturday 11th May 2019 10:00 am

Location: Woody Bay Station
Duration: 1 day and 7 hours
Description: Celebrate times past, real ales, marquee attractions. All our resident locos in steam. Great War veteran AXE's last big thing.
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Cowbridge Sawmill Open Days as part of National Mills Weekend

Saturday 11th May 2019 11:00 am

Location: Cowbridge Sawmill, Timberscombe
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: COWBRIDGE SAWMILL OPEN DAYS Saturday/Sunday 11th and 12th May 11am to 4.30pm each day Guided Tours and Rural Craft Displays throughout the weekend. Refreshments available. Free Admission but donations welcome. At junction of A396 and Wootton Courtenay Road , Timberscombe. TA24 7TD
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Lynmouth Big Beach Clean

Saturday 11th May 2019 02:00 pm

Location: National Park Centre - Lynmouth Seafront
Duration: 2 hours
Description: The Big Lynmouth Beach Clean is in association with BeachCareSW and Keep Britain Tidy and has been organised as part of Cliff Railway Day 2019. Lynmouth’s Big Beach Clean promises to be a fun interactive event for all ages, helping to keep our beaches looking brilliant and reducing the plastic in our oceans. All gloves, bags and equipment provided. Meet at ‘The Walker’ statue on the seafront at 2pm for a briefing on Sat May 11th and join the army of volunteers and rid our beautiful beach of plastic waste. Family & Dog Friendly event.
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Rock Pool Sessions - Show us your Mussels

Saturday 11th May 2019 03:00 pm

Location: National Park Centre - Lynmouth Seafront
Duration: 1 hour
Description: As part of Cliff Railway Day CareMoor for Exmoor will be providing FREE rock pooling sessions, all equipment provided, just meet us at 3pm on seafront, opposite the National Park Information Centre & Cliff Railway and get involved. No booking required. Great for all ages. Donations welcome.
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Musical Evening with the Rivertones

Saturday 11th May 2019 07:00 pm

Location: Carhampton Recareation Center
Duration: 4 hours
Description: An evening of musical entertainment with The Rivertones an all male acapella harmony chorus. The evening will be held at the Carhampton Recreation Center and will include a 2 course meal. Tickets cost £15 , table size of up to 8 persons, for further details and to book tickets contact 01643 822194. Doors open 7pm, concert starts at 7.30pm - licenced bar.
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Torfaen Welsh Choir

Saturday 11th May 2019 07:30 pm

Location: St Luke’s Church, Simonsbath
Duration: N/A
Description: The newly formed Torfaen Welsh Male Voice Choir brings classic Welsh songs as well as modern favourites.
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Cowbridge Sawmill Open Days as part of National Mills Weekend

Sunday 12th May 2019 11:00 am

Location: Cowbridge Sawmill, Timberscombe, nr Dunster
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: COWBRIDGE SAWMILL OPEN DAYS Saturday/Sunday 11th and 12th May 11am to 4.30pm each day Guided Tours and Rural Craft Displays throughout the weekend. Refreshments available. Free Admission but donations welcome. At junction of A396 and Wootton Courtenay Road , Timberscombe. TA24 7TD
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Lynmouth Boat Trip

Monday 13th May 2019 12:45 pm

Location: Lynmouth Harbour
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Look for rare nesting birds along Exmoor's dramatic coastline west of Lynmouth with commentary from an Exmoor National Park Ranger. Booking essential via the National Park Centre, Lynmouth. 01598 752509.
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Watercolour Painting at Dulverton with Chris Howe

Wednesday 15th May 2019 1202

Location: Dulverton National Park Centre, 7-9 fore Street, Dulverton
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Learn to paint in Watercolour with local artist Chris Howe. These sessions are suitable for everyone from complete beginners to those with experience. It is a fun environment to learn in, all materials are included. Anyone 16 or under must be accompanied by a fee paying adult please.
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A Town Tour of Dulverton

Wednesday 15th May 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Join us for a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales from local guides. Dulverton Heritage Centre
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Exmoor Wildlife Photography Tour

Thursday 16th May 2019

Location: Minehead
Duration: N/A
Description: Exmoor Wildlife Tour, travelling with Mark, he will show you how to capture stunning images of Highland Cattle, Exmoor Ponies and other wildlife we come across on Exmoor. Mark’s Photoclub is a social way of learning photography by joining Mark on his exciting, informative events across Europe. The Photoclub is for everyone who has an interest in photography; all skill levels and all equipment are welcome! Around twice a month, Mark visits a different location and shares his 30+ years of knowledge and experience in photography with attendees. The group is limited to 4 people and this is a PhotoClub Members Only event, meeting in Minehead.
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Open Moorland Basic Navigation Training (beginners and refreshers)

Thursday 16th May 2019 10:00 am

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Planning for your long distance walk? Need to learn about or brush up on your compass and map skills? If you're a beginner or just refreshing your skills, this half day course led by Liz, qualified Hill and Moorland leader, will help you improve your confidence in navigation, pacing, timing your walk, personal safety and understanding topography. Personal Kit: Min 25l rucksack, 1l water bottle, base plate compass, OS Explorer map OL9 Exmoor, waterproof walking boots/shoes, map case, waterproof jacket and trousers, lunch, snacks, sunglasses, extra fleece or thermal layer, personal medication. The session is intended only as a navigation competency exercise and NOT as a qualification for leadership, mountain navigation or night navigation.
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Natural History Walk

Thursday 16th May 2019 1202

Location: Exmoor Natural History Centre, Porlock Weir Car Park.
Duration: 2 hours
Description: An easy paced stroll with a knowledgeable member of the Exmoor Natural History Society to discover the wildlife within the wonderful landscape around Porlock Weir.
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Watercolour Painting at Dunster with Chris Howe

Thursday 16th May 2019 1202

Location: Dunster National Park Centre, Dunster Steep, Dunster
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Watercolour Painting class at Dunster with Chris Howe, this is suitable for all levels of experience - complete beginners are very welcome along with those who have done more painting before. It's a fun class, with a nice atmosphere. All materials are included you must book to have a place please
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Back to Basics: compass crash course

Thursday 16th May 2019 03:00 pm

Location: The Pavilion, National Park Centre, The Esplanade, Lynmouth, North Devon
Duration: 1 hour
Description: A 1 hour session to learn how to take a compass bearing, measure distances between points, find grid references, time your walk and learn your 100m pacing. Personal Kit: waterproof walking boots/shoes, map case, waterproof jacket and trousers, sunglasses, extra fleece or thermal layer, personal medication. Terrain: Around public footpaths and pavements The session is intended only as a navigation competency exercise and NOT as a qualification for leadership, mountain navigation or night navigation.
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Back to Basics: compass crash course

Thursday 16th May 2019 04:00 pm

Location: The Pavilion, National Park Centre, The Esplanade, Lynmouth, North Devon
Duration: 1 hour
Description: A 1 hour session to learn how to take a compass bearing, measure distances between points, find grid references, time your walk and learn your 100m pacing. Personal Kit: waterproof walking boots/shoes, map case, waterproof jacket and trousers, sunglasses, extra fleece or thermal layer, personal medication. Terrain: Around public footpaths and pavements Children: Min age 16. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult The session is intended only as a navigation competency exercise and NOT as a qualification for leadership, mountain navigation or night navigation.
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Beautiful Bossington Guided Walk

Friday 17th May 2019 10:30 am

Location: National Trust car park in Bossington
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Bossington is a picturesque village in Exmoor, the walk starts and ends here. You will be led along the coast, gently climbing towards Hurlestone Point and cutting back through ancient Holm Oak woodland. This is a circular walk with breathtaking views across Porlock Bay. A rich history and interesting facts along the way. Please wear suitable footwear for the terrain. Approx 2.5 miles.
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Stepping into Spring Retreat

Friday 17th May 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Yenworthy Barn and Mill
Duration: 2 days
Description: This weekend retreat offers you some of the most breath-taking scenery and untouched natural beauty on a peaceful, remote coastline on the border of North Devon and Somerset. Yenworthy Barn and Mill offers luxury accommodation with the South West Coast Path and rare Atlantic woodlands right on the doorstep. The retreat includes: • Guided Walks to Sacred Sites • Gentle Yoga Class • Guided Meditation • Healing Circle • Shamanic Drumming • Sacred Ceremony to close retreat Food All inclusive, hearty, wholesome food cooked on site for Friday evening dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch. Retreat closes 4pm Sunday. Optional extras – complementary therapist and beauty therapist available for deep tissue massage, reiki, organic facials, reflexology, manicure and pedicure. Accommodation £235 – King Size bed in own room with own en suite bathroom £225 – Twin bed with shared en- suite bathroom £215 – King size bed or single bed in shared room and shared bathroom How to book Please phone Jess Twydall on 07716 223270 or email info@mother-moon.co.uk. The rooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Payment in full due by 1st April 2019. Full details of how to pay will be included in your booking form. Feedback from previous retreats "I attended one of Jess' retreats held in the beautiful countryside on the border of Somerset, it was such an amazing experience. I felt really held by Jess as a facilitator and yet the sense of sisterhood shone throughout the group we all helped and supported each other. The workshops throughout the weekend were varied and very creative and informative. I came away with a deep feeling of clarity, warmth, knowledge, inner healing and peace .I would definitely recommend Jess' retreats and workshops, she is an amazing intuitive soul who is deeply connected to guide you through the weekend with lots of fun and laughs in between" - Rachel "This retreat was a very special and sacred space of beauty and love, where a woman comes to feed her body and soul with the elements, sisterhood, the sacred. All women should experience this on a regular basis, it is a natural way to fill our cup so we can be better mothers, lovers, workers” - Snejana Any questions, please do get in touch. Jess ~ Mother Moon
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The WWII Exmoor Rocket: its birth on Brendon Common and destiny on D-Day.

Friday 17th May 2019 07:30 pm

Location: St Luke’s church, Simonsbath
Duration: N/A
Description: An Illustrated talk on the story behind Col. MacLaren’s memorial near Brendon Two Gates, given by Richard McLaughlin. He will tell of experiment and tragedy on Exmoor, show a 1942 film of a secret large-scale test firing, and will include eye-witness accounts of front-line rocket operations. One of the rockets will be on display. Richard McLaughlin lives in the East Lyn Valley, not far from the memorial. He is a retired civil engineer, having worked on the design and installation of offshore oil platforms and hydro-electric works. He is still active as a volunteer officer in the Engineer & Logistic Staff Corps, a specialist group in 77th Brigade, the Army’s information warfare unit.
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Bow Making Day

Saturday 18th May 2019 09:00 am

Location: Bulworthy Project, Hensons Wood, Rackenford, Devon
Duration: 8 hours
Description: This course is designed to explain the process of bow making and teach you the basic skills that you need to make a bow. It is suitable for an absolute beginner with no previous woodworking experience. You will start the day with a length of coppiced hazel and will leave with a properly tillered bow complete with a string and an arrow. The course is fully catered using the finest local ingredients cooked over charcoal made on site.
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Exmoor Wildlife Tour with Mark

Saturday 18th May 2019 09:00 am

Location: Outside the Old Hospital, The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AY
Duration: N/A
Description: Exmoor Wildlife Tour, travelling with Mark, he will show you how to capture stunning images of Highland Cattle, Exmoor Ponies and other wildlife we come across on Exmoor. Mark’s Photoclub is a social way of learning photography by joining Mark on his exciting, informative events across Europe. The Photoclub is for everyone who has an interest in photography; all skill levels and all equipment are welcome! Around twice a month, Mark visits a different location and shares his 30+ years of knowledge and experience in photography with attendees. The group is limited to 6 people and this is a Mark’s PhotoClub Members Only event.
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Big Archery Weekend - Wootton Courtenay Playing Field - May 18th - 9.30am to 5.30pm

Saturday 18th May 2019 09:30 am

Location: Wootton Courtenay Playing Field
Duration: 8 hours
Description: Come and try archery at the Big Archery Weekend with the West Somerset Company of Archers Wootton Courtenay Playing Field TA24 5RN Saturday May 18th from 9.30am to 5.30pm This is a free event and everybody is welcome Refreshments available on site For more information phone Geoff on 01643 702769 or email: geoff.gilbert@hotmail.co.uk
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Ralegh's Cross Mineral LIne Long Walk

Saturday 18th May 2019 09:45 am

Location: Ralegh's Cross Inn
Duration: 5 hours
Description: We visit Beulah Chapel and the remains of the 19c mining village at Brendon Hill. We see the Winding house and go down the Incline to Comberow. Then we walk through the woods to Leighland Chapel, circling back via a picturesque waterfall. About 7 miles. Steep. Boots, a packed lunch and waterproofs are needed.
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C3530298 Literature Day School – Lorna Doone

Saturday 18th May 2019 10:00 am

Location: Exford Memorial Hall, Exford
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Discuss the novel Lorna Doone across this one day school.
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Knights, knights & WW2 on Exmoor

Saturday 18th May 2019 10:00 am

Location: Alderman’s Barrow cattle grid
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Starting near Alderman’s Barrow, we will find evidence of knights from bronze age, medieval, neolithic, and Victorian ages. At Larkbarrow we will hear about the Knights who tried to reclaim Exmoor and we will find evidence of World War Two’s impact on Exmoor. Near Three Coombes foot we hope to see red deer.
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Spoon Carving Course

Saturday 18th May 2019 10:00 am

Location: TA22 9NP
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Aimed at beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axe and knife and plenty of time to practice your skills throughout the day. We will make kitchen utensils to get you into the basics of carving a butter spreader, porridge spurtle or spatula in the morning and a cooking or serving spoon in the afternoon.
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An Evening with R. D. Blackmore

Saturday 18th May 2019 07:30 pm

Location: St. Luke’s Church, Simonsbath
Duration: N/A
Description: Jonathan Edmunds talks about the enduring reputation of ‘Lorna Doone’, of the famous Exmoor landscape and its people as seen through the novelist’s eyes, and of its author R.D.Blackmore.
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Simonsbath Sawmill Open Day

Monday 20th May 2019 1210

Location: Simonsbath Sawmill
Duration: 6 hours
Description: An opportunity to look around the historic, water-powered sawmill and estate workshops at Simonsbath. Dating from the early 19th century, this group of buildings, set in a beautiful, riverside location in the heart of the national park, were once the hub of activity for a huge country estate. Volunteers lead regular tours of the mill and will tell you about the history of this remarkable area. Tours are free and no booking is necessary but if you are coming especially to see the mill it's advisable to ring 01643 831202 on the day to check that we are open.
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Farming and Estate - the Acland family on Exmoor

Monday 20th May 2019 07:00 pm

Location: St Petrock's Church, Church Street, Timberscombe
Duration: N/A
Description: An illustrated Lecture by Sir Antony Acland KG GCMG GCVO on 'Farming and Estate - the Acland family on Exmoor.' Light refreshments served.
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Hidden Porlock Guided Walk

Tuesday 21st May 2019 10:15 am

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A fascinating walk around Porlock village. An opportunity to visit sites of historical interest and explore hidden parts of the village's past.
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Discover Exmoor's Invasive Species

Tuesday 21st May 2019 10:30 am

Location: Tarr Steps pay and display carpark. SS872323
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Join us for a walk at Tarr Steps to learn about some of the invasive species that are we are working to control on Exmoor. We’ll look for Signal Crayfish, Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam. We’ll also learn about some of our native wildlife and what you can do to help.
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Hollerday Hill and Valley of Rocks Guided Walk

Tuesday 21st May 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Lynton Town Hall
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Step back through the ages and discover the history and landscape around Hollerday Hill and Valley of Rocks. Please note the walk is on footpaths but the terrain is steep in places and therefore not suitable for young children or pushchairs.
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A Town Tour of Dulverton

Tuesday 21st May 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Join us for a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales from local guides. Dulverton Heritage Centre
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 22nd May 2019 11:00 am

Location: National Park Centre Dunster
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join local walk leader for a stroll around Dunster, taking in historical sites and hidden parts of the village.
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Barlynch Priory Open Day

Wednesday 22nd May 2019 02:00 pm

Location: On A396, one mile north of Helebridge, SS 9293 2890
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Guided walks, part self-guided, around the Barlynch Priory site. The Priory was founded in 1174-89 and dissolved c.1537. Earth works and remains of buildings are still clearly visible. Parking off the A396 in layby or field at the Priory. Uneven ground in pasture.
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Exmoor’s Extraordinary Rivers

Wednesday 22nd May 2019 07:30 pm

Location: St. Luke’s Church, Simonsbath
Duration: N/A
Description: Roger Furniss gives an illustrated talk about Exmoor’s Extraordinary Rivers. His talk will be preceded by Mark Haworth-Booth’s reading of 'The River in Mach‘ by Devon poet and fisherman, Ted Hughes.
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Murder & Mystery at Wheal Eliza

Thursday 23rd May 2019 10:30 am

Location: Ashcombe Car Park, Simonsbath
Duration: 2 hours
Description: On this short walk along the River Barle, hear the history of the Knights’ family, mining in this part of Exmoor and the tragic murder and mystery at Wheal Eliza. One or two short climbs but overall an easy walk along the valley. Return to Simonsbath for optional pub lunch or bring a picnic. 2.5mls
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An Evening with Elsa Dorfman Portrait Photography

Thursday 23rd May 2019 07:00 pm

Location: Robson & Stephens, 14 Park Street MINEHEAD TA24 5NQ
Duration: 2 hours
Description: By reviewing and discussing other photographers work we improve our photography. This evening is a film evening (65” 4K Display), in viewing and discussing as a group the world-famous Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography – Please remember your popcorn “Oscar-winning documentarian Errol Morris has turned his camera on the famous and infamous, most notably on former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara in The Fog of War. Now he has made one of his most charming and unassuming films in The B-Side, an affectionate portrait of his Boston friend and neighbour, Elsa Dorfman, a photographer who worked out of the limelight but created many lasting and telling images.” What did the Guardian newspaper say about this film https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/sep/05/the-b-side-elsa-dorfmans-portrait-photography-review-errol-morris-telluride-film-festival We start at 7 pm within Robson & Stephens, 14 Park Street MINEHEAD TA24 5NQ and will be running until around 9 pm, may overrun There is a small fee to cover the cost of hiring the room – £2.50.
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Dunster Festival 2019

Friday 24th May 2019

Location: The Priory Church of St. George, Church Street, Dunster
Duration: 4 days
Description: After a hugely successful first year, the Dunster Festival returns over the May 2019 Spring Bank Holiday with a wonderful line-up of musicians including The Marian Consort, The Mavron Quartet, Emma Brain-Gabbott (soprano) and the Atea Wind Quintet amongst others. With ten events over the weekend, there will be something for everyone to enjoy, including events for amateur singers, beer-lovers, coffee connoisseurs, contemporary music fans, children and babies. The Festival will culminate with a performance of J S Bach's monumental St John Passion in the beautiful Priory Church of St. George. Not to be missed! Tickets and festival passes can be purchased from mid-January 2019 through the Dunster Festival website.
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Heroes, Heroines, Hunter-gatherers and hermits

Friday 24th May 2019 10:30 am

Location: Brendon Two Gates
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join Rob Wilson-North for a walk over rough moorland to Badgworthy, in the footsteps of author RD Blackmore (in the 150th year since the publication of Lorna Doone); and also on the tails of hermits and hunter gatherers. This is an exploration of one of Exmoor’s most iconic places. It is a longish walk (4mls) over moorland, so please come prepared. Bring a packed lunch/refreshments. Dogs on leads.
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Dunster Festival Break

Friday 24th May 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 4 days
Description: A 4 night hotel accommodation break during Dunster Festival’s weekend of classical performances which take place in the Priory Church of St. George, Dunster. Tickets for the concerts are not included in the package and are available to buy at www.dunsterfestival.co.uk 4 nights Bed and Breakfast from £191.00 per person, 4 nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast from £270.00 per person. Details can be found on our website or please contact the hotel on 01643 821425 or email hotel@yarnmarkethotel.co.uk
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Dulverton Farmers Market

Saturday 25th May 2019 10:00 am

Location: Lion Stables Car Park
Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join us at this monthly local Farmers Market to see what this area has to offer, locally produce pork, chicken ,beef, lamb. pies, pasties, cooked meats, fish, cheese, butter, cut flowers, plants, fudge,gin,cider,flavoured spirits,jams pickles,basket making, woodturning, wildlife photography, artworks, cards, hot food from German and India, often with live folk music too.
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Grand Book Fair

Saturday 25th May 2019 1210

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Book Sale with new titles added regularly and many “as new” condition. Prices from only 50p. In aid of Dulverton Heritage Centre and Model Railway Project. Dulverton, TA22 9EZ. Please phone John on 01398 323787 to arrange collection of your unwanted books
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Treemendous tree trail

Saturday 25th May 2019 1210

Location: Arlington Court Shop
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Pick up a trail booklet from reception and start exploring the grounds at Arlington Court to find some of our terrific trees. Have a go at leaf rubbing and see if you can identify all of the trees to claim to your prize!
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Trentishoe Down & the S W Coast Path

Saturday 25th May 2019 11:00 am

Location: Car park at fork of road down to Trentishoe church
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Starting on Trentishoe Down, the walk visits the delightful small church at Trentishoe before skirting along Heddon’s Mouth Cleave to reach the coast path. This is followed westerly to reach The Glass Box before returning to the start by Trentishoe Down. Please bring packed lunch. 4.5mls. Dogs on leads.
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Brendon Open Gardens (NGS) w/e

Saturday 25th May 2019 12:00 pm

Location: EX356PU
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Four National Garden Scheme (NGS) gardens open to the public . Lunches,teas,plants bric a brac.
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Nettlecombe Church Fete

Saturday 25th May 2019 02:30 pm

Location: NETTLECOMBE COURT
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Church Fete held on the lawn in front of the beautiful Nettlecombe Court.Live music, Cream teas, wonderful Plant stall, homemade Cakes, Tombola, Bric a Brac and Book stalls. Great Raffle and clothes Rail. Childrens entertainment with Punch and Judy show and Bouncey castle.
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Big Breakfast

Sunday 26th May 2019 08:00 am

Location: Allerford and Selworthy Community Hall
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Big Breakfast. Full English or something a little lighter. Cooked while you wait. Lots of choices.
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North Hill Guided Walk (Selworthy Beacon end of North Hill)

Sunday 26th May 2019 10:30 am

Location: Follow signs out of Minehead to North Hill, ascend North Hill along Hill Rd, follow road until you get to a dead end, this is the car park and meeting point of your walk. Alan, walk leader will meet you here.
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join local walk leader on a fascinating tour of North Hill, taking in glorious scenery and historical sites. Approximately a 3 mile walk, moderate inclines, suitable footwear is essential. Walking boots recommended.
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Brendon Open Gardens (NGS) w/e

Sunday 26th May 2019 12:00 pm

Location: EX356PU
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Four gardens open for the National Garden Scheme. Lunches, teas, plants and bric a brac.
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Porlock Duck Race

Sunday 26th May 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Sparkhayes Campsite, Sparkhayes Lane, Porlock
Duration: 4 hours
Description: A traditional fun family day out featuring 60 yellow plastic ducks in a series of water races, avoiding obstacles to be first across the line to win a place in the grand final. A quacking good time!
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Brayford Duck Race

Monday 27th May 2019 01:30 pm

Location: Brayford village
Duration: 4 hours
Description: BRAYFORD DUCK RACE : BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 27th May 2019 1.30pm. A fun day for all the family with cream teas, ice creams, hot dogs, plus various stalls as well as a Family Dog Show (Pedigree, Family and Obedience classes). Come and enjoy the fun, or sit and enjoy listening to the local jazz band. Duck Race prizes £75, £50, £25, as well as Vouchers and Other Prizes from local Organisations and Attractions Dog Show commences 1.00pm Ducks in the water at 3.30pm. Further details: 01598 – 710236, 710388
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Plants of the Moors and Mires for Beginners - Part One: Flowering Plants

Tuesday 28th May 2019 10:00 am

Location: Pinkery Centre for Outdoor Learning
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Join the Exmoor Mires Partnership for a session focusing on the basics of botanical identification of mire plants. Learn how to split plants into broad groups, and how to identify some of the more showy species likely to be encountered on Exmoor. A session aimed at building confidence in those with little or no previous experience of botanical identification. A day split between the classroom at the Pinkery Centre and the mires nearby. Bring outdoor clothing and a packed lunch. Booking essential.
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Lorna Doone Walk

Tuesday 28th May 2019 10:30 am

Location: Malmsmead gift shop nr Oare
Duration: 4 hours
Description: A circular walk following in the footsteps of R.D.Blackmore as we recreate the story of Lorna Doone.We find the waterslide where the intrepid John Ridd climbed up to first meet the beautiful Lorna, and then walk out onto the moor to see the remains of the medieval village that is thought to be the last stronghold of the notorious outlaws, the vagabond Doones. We follow back to visit the church where poor Lorna was shot on her wedding day.
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Celebrating bees

Wednesday 29th May 2019 11:00 am

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Learn more about our amazing bees. Get top tips for how to make your garden bee friendly, join in with the Great British Bee Count, make homes for bees and bee masks.
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A Town Tour of Dulverton

Wednesday 29th May 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Join us for a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales from local guides. Dulverton Heritage Centre
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Tim Bonner and the Countryside Alliance

Wednesday 29th May 2019 07:30 pm

Location: St. Luke’s Church, Simonsbath
Duration: N/A
Description: The Countryside Alliance was formed to ‘Give Rural Britain a Voice’ by actively promoting and defending farming, rural services, small businesses and country sports.
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Lorna Doone Walk

Thursday 30th May 2019 10:30 am

Location: Malmsmead gift shop nr Oare
Duration: 4 hours
Description: A circular walk following in the footsteps of R.D.Blackmore as we recreate the story of Lorna Doone.We find the waterslide where the intrepid John Ridd climbed up to first meet the beautiful Lorna, and then walk out onto the moor to see the remains of the medieval village that is thought to be the last stronghold of the notorious outlaws, the vagabond Doones. We follow back to visit the church where poor Lorna was shot on her wedding day.
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Seaside Safari

Thursday 30th May 2019 11:00 am

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a National Park Ranger to find out "who is eating whom?" in the rockpools and "what is hiding where?". Meet at Lynmouth Pavilion
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Spring Activity Afternoon

Thursday 30th May 2019 12:00 pm

Location: The Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Fun with the Exmoor ponies. Pony rides, grooming, craft activities and refreshments. Turn up and take part. Meet the the Exmoor ponies and find out more about the charity. Minimum age for riding 4years, weight limit 12st.
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An introduction to Landscape Photography with Mark Johnson

Thursday 30th May 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre, Lynmouth Pavilion, Lynmouth
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Learn the art of Landscape photography with Mark Johnson, using your Camera phone or DSLR. learn to use it properly, move away from always using the 'Auto' mode and capture better photographs! The first hour of the course is inside the Lynmouth National Park Centre, focusing on the theory, basic technique for taking pictures and improving them once they are taken. then you will have an hour and a half outside putting it all into practice. This should be a lot of fun, with a small group learning what can be done.
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Lynmouth Boat Trip

Thursday 30th May 2019 02:15 pm

Location: Lynmouth Harbour
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Look for rare nesting birds along Exmoor's dramatic coastline west of Lynmouth with commentary from an Exmoor National Park Ranger. Booking essential via the National Park Centre, Lynmouth. 01598 752509.
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Lynmouth Boat Trip

Thursday 30th May 2019 03:45 pm

Location: Lynmouth Harbour
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Look for rare nesting birds along Exmoor's dramatic coastline west of Lynmouth with commentary from an Exmoor National Park Ranger. Booking essential via the National Park Centre, Lynmouth. 01598 752509.
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CareMoor Dining event - local food celebration

Thursday 30th May 2019 07:00 pm

Location: Dunde Restaurant, Wiveliscombe
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Exmoor Taster Menu Celebrate all things local at this small award-winning restaurant. Head Chef and Proprietor Tim Zekki has been working closely with Simon and Alison of Wellhayes Vineyard on the edge of Exmoor to produce a taster menu with perfectly matched wines from the South West - in celebration for English Wine Week. Price £TBC to include a £5 donation to CareMoor- the National Park's donations scheme which helps to keep Exmoor special. Phone the restaurant for more details and to book.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Friday 31st May 2019 10:00 am

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: See Mon 8th April for details
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Dulverton Walk

Friday 31st May 2019 10:00 am

Location: Dulverton Lower Car Park (by the bridge)
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Walk around Dulverton starting in Burridge Wood (bluebells may still be around); over Marsh Bridge and up to Court Down for wonderful views, returning down Hollam Lane. One steep climb up from Marsh Bridge. 4.5mls.
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Simonsbath Festival Art Exhibition 2019

Friday 31st May 2019 11:00 am

Location: The Old Pottery, Simonsbath (signed)
Duration: 17 days and 5 hours
Description: SIMONSBATH FESTIVAL ART EXHIBITION 2019 Simonsbath Festival Art Exhibition will be held again in the centre of Simonsbath at The Old Pottery, courtesy of Mr & Mrs Evans.  Some of the South West’s most prominent artists will be participating in the show.  A large variety of works in several media, including pottery and sculpture, will be shown.  Most work, including cards,will be for sale. The exhibition will open on Friday 31 May and will run over two Bank Holiday weekends through Monday 17 June. Hours will be on the www.simonsbathfestival.org.uk website. The venue will be signed. Free Admission.
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Wimbleball Family Camp Out

Friday 31st May 2019 04:00 pm

Location: Wimbleball Lake
Duration: 1 day and 19 hours
Description: Join the adventure! Come along and camp in some of the most amazing locations on Exmoor. Ideal for first time campers. Set your camp, cook your dinner and enjoy our communal campfire, storytelling, and a night walk. Explore the local area during the day time, go for walks or take part in water sports at the lake (book direct with wimbleball). All events run from Friday 4pm to Sunday 11am. Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) is £30 for both nights. Additional adults £10/additional children £5. Booking essential.
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CareMoor Dining Event - Local Food Celebration

Friday 31st May 2019 1207

Location: Duende Restaurant, Wiveliscombe
Duration: N/A
Description: Exmoor Taster Menu Celebrate all things local at this small award-winning restaurant. Head Chef and Proprietor Tim Zekki has been working closely with Simon and Alison of Wellhayes Vineyard on the edge of Exmoor to produce a taster menu with perfectly matched wines from the South West - in celebration for English Wine Week. Price £45 for 7 courses to include a £5 donation to CareMoor- the National Park's donations scheme which helps to keep Exmoor special. Option to add wines at additional cost. Phone the restaurant for more details and to book
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Minehead and District Gardeners Association Monthly Meeting

Friday 31st May 2019 1207

Location: The Catholic Hall, Townsend Road, Minehead
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Monthly meetings with a guest speaker. Open to all visitors fee £2. No meetings in August and December.
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