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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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Heddon history trail

Monday 24th April 2017 1210

Location: Heddon Valley Shop, National Trust, Heddon Valley, near Parracombe
Duration: 5 hours
Description: From Roman forts to Victorian industry, the Heddon Valley has a rich and varied history. Learn more about its intriguing past with this interactive trail and discover some secrets spots along the way. Pick up your trail map from the National Trust shop.
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Ilkerton Ridge and the Cuckoo - A Guided Walk

Monday 24th April 2017 02:00 pm

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

Thursday 27th April 2017 1201

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

Thursday 27th April 2017 02:30 pm

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

Thursday 27th April 2017 07:00 pm

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

Friday 28th April 2017

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 day
Description: Mega Book Sale (weather permitting) in aid of Model Railway and Heritage Centre Funds
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 28th April 2017 1209

Location: Quaker Meeting Hall, 9 Bancks Street, Minehead
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Tired of cooking for yourself? Delicious, nutritious traditional fare to take home from the market that is not in the High Street.Available every Friday morning in the Quaker Meeting House on Bancks Street in Minehead, the Minehead Country Market (formerly the Minehead W.I. Market) is in its 20th year of providing breads, cakes, honey, jams, chutneys, savouries and main dishes, along with plants, veg in season, and handcrafted items to the same standard of quality and hygiene as Country Markets across the nation. Come in and try our tasty foods, yard and farm eggs, seasonal plants and hand crafts – and have a chat to our friendly market staff.Open 9:00 – 11:30am each Friday.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Friday 28th April 2017 01:30 pm

Location: Combe Martin Museum EX34 0DH
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Seashore rock pool ramble, sometimes followed by microscope workshop. Wear appropriate footwear, Equipment and seashore guide provided. Parents to supervise children. Can last up to 2 hours, but flexible for younger families! See 7th April entry for picture. Find out more on our facebook page: “Combe Martin Museum Seashore Safaris”
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Valley of the Rocks 200

Saturday 29th April 2017 08:00 am

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

Saturday 29th April 2017 1210

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

Sunday 30th April 2017

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

Sunday 30th April 2017 10:00 am

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