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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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Open Day at Simonsbath Sawmill

Monday 18th June 2018 1210

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

Monday 18th June 2018 1210

Location: Heddon Valley, Near Parracombe, Barnstaple, Devon
Duration: 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. Pick up your trail from the National Trust shop.
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Guided Butterfly and Nature Stroll

Monday 18th June 2018 01:00 pm

Location: Heddon Valley, Near Parracombe, Barnstaple, Devon
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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Greencombe Garden opening

Monday 18th June 2018 1202

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

Tuesday 19th June 2018 10:30 am

Location: Exmoor House, Dulverton
Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join us for a day and learn more about how we monitor the health of Exmoor’s rivers through surveying riverfly populations across the catchment. The day includes a mix of indoor presentations and practical surveying on the River Barle in Dulverton. Your efforts and the information collected will feed into the national riverfly recording scheme to help assess the rivers quality and direct conservation action if needed. This will ensure the maintenance of high quality waters that support healthy biodiversity across Exmoor’s rivers and streams.
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Woody Bay to Hunters Inn

Tuesday 19th June 2018 10:30 am

Location: Woody Bay layby Car Park
Duration: N/A
Description: A very popular walk, starting at Woody Bay roadside car park. The walk takes the coast path along an impressive section of our wonderful coast, passing a waterfall, overlooking a rock arch, out to Highveer Point before going inland to Hunters Inn for refreshments. The walk then returns on the old coaching road and, after an initial steady climb, becomes easy back to the start. 5.3 miles, please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Dogs on leads, please.
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 20th June 2018 1211

Location: 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.
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Summer Solstice Wellbeing Retreat

Thursday 21st June 2018 09:15 am

Location: Lower Holworthy Farm
Duration: 7 hours and 15 minutes
Description: Treat yourself this Summer to a day of mindfulness and inspiration in the beautiful heart of Exmoor National Park. The Timber Cabin will be our haven to connect and listen to our inner voice. With a blend of home-cooking, storytelling, a walk, Gong bath and fresh air you will come away feeling re-charged, re-vitalised and ready for the path ahead. "Deeply relaxing with space to come back to my centre … stillness, flow, silence, gentleness, authenticity, effortless - thank you."
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Simonsbath Festival Midsummer Family and Community Concert

Thursday 21st June 2018 01:45 pm

Location: The Moorland Hall, Wheddon Cross
Duration: N/A
Description: Midsummer marks the end of Simonsbath Festival 2018 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, which involves organising 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.
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Natural History Walk

Thursday 21st June 2018 1202

Location: ENHS Porlock Weir Centre - adjoining car park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: An easy paced stroll to explore and discover the natural history within the wonderful landscape around Porlock Weir.
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Lynmouth Flood Disaster Guided Walk

Thursday 21st June 2018 02:30 pm

Location: National Park Centre Lynmouth
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Immerse yourself on an historic guided walk, following the destructive path of the 1952 floodwaters through Lynmouth, with our experienced and knowledgeable guide.
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 22nd June 2018 1209

Location: Quaket 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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Ruins in the Woods

Friday 22nd June 2018 09:45 am

Location: Chargot Woods Forestry Commission Car Park
Duration: 3 hours
Description: 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 visit Burrow Farm Engine House or Kennisham Hill. Walking boots needed.
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Treborough Hill Horse Trials

Saturday 23rd June 2018 08:00 am

Location: Treborough Common
Duration: 1 day and 9 hours
Description: Treborough Hill Horse Trials is a British Eventing affiliated event for horses to compete at dressage, show jumping and cross country. Professionals and armatures travel from all over the south of England travel to take part in our event at this spectacular venue. A chance to see all the action involved in this amazing sport.
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Historic North Hill Guided Walk

Saturday 23rd June 2018 10:30 am

Location: Marshalling Yard Car Park, North Hill (car park on right after caravan and camping site immediately as trees end)
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join a walk leader on North Hill for a walk on North Hill learning about and exploring sites of historical interest. Includes inclines in places, 4 miles in total, likely to take at least two hours. Please bring suitable footwear for the terrain (walking boots or trainers) and clothing for changeable weather.
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Allerford Open Gardens

Saturday 23rd June 2018 1211

Location: Allerford and Selworthy Community Hall, Hare Park, Allerford
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Allerford Open Gardens. Tickets, parking, and hot and cold refreshments at Allerford Community Hall. If you would like to have a stall to sell your own goods (especially plants) please contact us. Pitches available inside the hall £10 or outside £8.
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The Teacups in concert @ Shammick Acoustic

Saturday 23rd June 2018 07:30 pm

Location: Pack o' Cards, High Street, Combe Martin
Duration: N/A
Description: Comprising the talents of four graduates of Newcastle’s Folk and Traditional Music degree course, this a capella quartet has been singing up a storm across the UK circuit during the past few years, with acclaimed performances at Shepley, Beverley, Warwick, Sidmouth, Whitby and many other top folk festivals, as well as in Europe. One of their number, Alex Cumming, is no stranger to Shammick Acoustic – in fact, he regards it as one of his favourite clubs – having performed here with Nicola Beazley and with James Finlay. Now living in the US, he is a multi-talented performer and workshop leader in both countries. Kate Locksley, concentrates on songs and singing, whether it be with The Teacups, the all-female a capella trio Wychwood, or with the folk trio Night Fall. Rosie Calvert is another multi-talented person who teaches, composes, makes and plays instruments as well as singing, and performs with female trio Speldosa and in a duo with the other member of The Teacups, Will Finn, who she describes as ‘awesome’. As a whole, The Teacups provide “a proper feast of English folk songs sung with intelligence, heart, and soul.” Can’t wait!
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Minehead Grand Prix

Sunday 24th June 2018 10:00 am

Location: The Avenue, Minehead,
Duration: 8 hours
Description: Come and see the exciting and colourful spectacle of Town Centre Cycle Racing on closed roads around a 1.2 mile circuit in the centre of Minehead. The event is promoted by Minehead Cycling Club with support from Minehead Events Group, Hinkley Point Community Fund and a host of local businesses and volunteers. There are 9 races throughout the day ranging from under 8s, 10s, 12s, 14s, and 16s boys and girls through to ladies and mens elite riders who race at regional and national cycling events throughout the UK. There is also a GoRace aimed at novice racers and a Free Ride session when members of the public will be given the opportunity to ride their own bikes around the circuit and experience the thrill of riding in front of cheering fans. Parking is available throughout the Town Centre and shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes will be open all day to keep you refreshed and provide interest for all.
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Discovering Dulverton's History

Sunday 24th June 2018 1203

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Why not join us on a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales of old from local guides. No need to book. £3.00 per person. Meet at Dulverton Heritage Centre http://www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/
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