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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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Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt : The Rabbits Tale

Saturday 6th April 2019

Location: Dunster Castle
Duration: 23 days
Description: Follow the trail around the gardens and discover the Rabbit's Tale. Solve the clues and return for your Cadbury chocolate prize.
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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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South West Coast Path Easter Walking Break - Combe Martin to Barnstaple

Thursday 18th April 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 4 days and 20 hours
Description: A 5 night accommodation break with 4 days walking to complete the 34 mile section of the South West Coast Path from Combe Martin to Barnstaple. Stay at one location with no need to worry about car parking and luggage transfers. Package includes Dinner Bed and Breakfast accommodation, packed lunches, guiding and transport to and from each days walk.
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Dogs Trust Ilfracombe Seek and Sniff Trail

Monday 22nd April 2019 1209

Location: Wistlandpound Reservoir - main car park
Duration: 8 hours
Description: If you are looking for something the whole family (both two-legged and four-legged members) can enjoy over the Easter holidays – then look no further than Dogs Trust Ilfracombe’s Seek and Sniff Trail! The self-guided trail takes you around the beautiful Wistlandpound Reservoir, on the edge of Exmoor National Park, with answers to questions to ‘sniff’ out along the way. Plus, if you complete the trail questions and return your completed form before the deadline, you will be entered into a prize draw. Trail packs are just £4 and are available from Dogs Trust Ilfracombe (EX34 8NU) from now until Sunday 28 April. Please note, there is also a car park fee of £1.50 at Wistlandpound Reservoir. The trail itself is a 1.5 mile circular walk and is suitable for all ages. Although the trail follows an accessible footpath, there are two moderate inclines, with those taking part recommended to wear suitable footwear. Plus, if you are bringing a canine companion with you, don’t forget to bring some water for them. (Dogs are to be kept on a lead at all times around the Seek and Sniff Trail.)
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Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Monday 22nd April 2019 1211

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Get outside this Easter and take part in a nature trail across the beautiful grounds of Arlington Court, collecting clues to claim your Cadbury's chocolate prize.
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Carriage Museum Trail

Monday 22nd April 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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Stargazing at Dunkery

Monday 22nd April 2019 08:00 pm

Location: Dunkery Gate car park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: We hike up to the highest point on Exmoor as dusk falls, to be rewarded with a 360' view of our wonderful Exmoor skies. I will talk you around the visible constellations and chat about the stars and planets, demonstrating the use of Apps to find your way around the sky. We will return to the cars to use our telescopes to delve into deepest, darkest space. We will go ahead with the night hike so long as the weather is dry, as Exmoor cloud can suddenly clear.
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Exmoor’s Rainforest

Tuesday 23rd April 2019 10:00 am

Location: Horner Village NT Car Park
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Exmoor’s woodland is part of the ‘temperate rainforest’—a rare and internationally important habitat found in western coastal and upland Britain. These forests, also known as Atlantic woodlands, are ideal habitats for lower plants including ferns, mosses and lichens. This walk will introduce you to the fern species found at Horner Woods. You will learn a method for identifying ferns and you will be shown key identifying features of the species you encounter. You will also get to find out about some of the other interesting plants and lichens that are special to this habitat. This walk is being led by Plantlife as part of the Building Resilience in South West Woodlands project. No dogs.
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Hidden Porlock Guided Walk

Tuesday 23rd April 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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A Town Tour of Dulverton

Tuesday 23rd April 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 24th April 2019 11:00 am

Location: National Park Centre Dunster
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join local walk leader on a stroll around Dunster, taking in historial sites and hidden parts of the village.
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Lynmouth History and Flood Walk

Wednesday 24th April 2019 01:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Join our Heritage Walk Leader for a gentle stroll through Lynmouth, looking at the History of this beautiful village. Your guide will explain the effect of the devastating flood in 1952, showing you landmarks and interesting facts. This walk is a slow paced stroll, with frequent stops to talk about events, the river, buildings and other points of interest. suitable for all.
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Porlock Marsh

Thursday 25th April 2019 09:30 am

Location: Bossington NT car par
Duration: N/A
Description: This walk will take us from Bossington over Porlock Marsh, to Porlock Weir. We then return to The Top Ship in Porlock for lunch, via the woodland path and gardens through West Porlock. 6mls. No dogs.
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Dark skies walk and Farmhouse Supper

Thursday 25th April 2019 07:00 pm

Location: Exford main Car Park
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join us for a delicious home cooked meal at our traditional Exmoor farm cottage, with complimentary drinks, and produce from our smallholding. Lots of starry information and the use our telescopes to find those deeper space objects(weather permitting), and a night walk to enjoy the famous Exmoor dark skies. Please bring torches and stout footwear, warm and waterproof clothing.
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 26th April 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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Minehead and District Gardeners Association Monthly Meeting

Friday 26th April 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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Dulverton Farmers Market

Saturday 27th April 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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Inner Wellbeing Lake Retreat Day

Saturday 27th April 2019 10:00 am

Location: Holworthy Farmhouse, Brompton Regis Wimbleball Lake
Duration: 7 hours
Description: SPRING SPARKLE - Holistic Health Day - Put a spring back in your step by having a special day away from it all to relax, recharge and be inspired. Tai Chi, More Energy Workshop, Thai/Yoga Massage, Singing Bowl Session & Guide Meditation. A delicious farmhouse lunch is included in the price.
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Book Fair

Saturday 27th April 2019 10:30 am

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.
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Minehead Literary Festival

Saturday 27th April 2019 10:30 am

Location: Minehead Methodist Hall, 31 The Avenue, Minehead
Duration: 7 hours
Description: Minehead Literary Festival features presentations by four leading writers with ties to the area who will explore the importance of place in their writing. Speaking at the festival will be one of the country’s foremost writers of novels and short stories Tessa Hadley, winner of the 2018 Edge Hill Short Story Prize and author of critically-acclaimed novels Clever Girl, The London Train and The Past. She is joined by BBC radio producer, writer and bird watcher Tim Dee. whose new book Ground Work – Writings on People and Places is an anthology of exciting new work about the natural world, and Pamela Holmes, best-selling author of first novel The Huntingfield Paintress and winner of the Jane Austen Short Story Award in 2014. Popular local writer and ‘the best contemporary writer of pony stories around’ Victoria Eveleigh will be giving a special illustrated presentation about her much-loved series of children’s books. A writing competition, with separate classes for adults and children, will be organised in the run-up to the festival, and an art exhibition will run from April 1 to May 6 at the Regal Theatre and Toucan Wholefoods, featuring work by local artists also focusing on the theme of the importance of place. Catering for Minehead Literary Festival will be provided by Toucan Wholefoods and tickets may be booked in advance for individual events or for the full one-day festival. For more information and details about how to book visit the website www.mineheadliteraryfestival.org, email mineheadliteraryfestival@gmail.com or telephone Janet Styles on 01643 822097.
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Mineral Line Bus Trip

Sunday 28th April 2019 10:00 am

Location: Watchet Railway Station Bus Stop
Duration: 5 hours
Description: We travel by minibus as closely as possible to the route of the Mineral Line and see the sites along the way. Easy walking. Bring a packed lunch. Please book by Thurs Apr 18.
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Pin Hole Photography Workshop – World Pin Hole Day

Sunday 28th April 2019 10:00 am

Location: Moorland Hall, Wheddon Cross
Duration: 6 hours
Description: We are hosting an event on World Pinhole Day; Day of this event, so you can enter the World Pinhole day event – http://pinholeday.org/ Pinhole photography uses the most basic concepts of a camera. A lightproof box, an aperture, and light-sensitive material. Light is passed through the pinhole to project an inverted image onto the paper or film on the opposite end of the camera. With Pinhole Photography the distance between the pinhole and film determines the angle of view. The more shallow the depth, the wider the angle. Most pinholes are wide angle, this is useful as a longer focal length would make it harder to frame your image. The wide angle makes it much easier to frame your image, as much more of the scene is included. As a beginner, using pinhole can be an exciting introduction to analogue photography as it reduces it to it’s most basic elements. There is a mysterious aspect to pinhole photography. Due to the lack of viewfinder, you don’t know exactly what you are going to capture. Part of the enjoyment can be that there is an element of a mystery until you see the developed exposure. Pinhole photography, although simple, is something that requires some thought. Time has to be taken to think about exposures; the movement in the scene; what is static or moving; what will the blur look like? It can be a calming, meditative process. A perfect way to slow down the process of capturing an image, focusing only on the most important steps. Within this workshop, you will be able to make your own Pinhole camera, explore the world of pinhole photography, the endless possibilities, from point of view to long exposure. You are more than welcome to bring your own pinhole camera. If you have a digital DSLR, Nikon or Canon, we will have pinhole adapters so you can use your DSLR. This event is being held at the Beckett Room, Moorland Hall, Wheddon Cross, TA24 7DL This is a paid event to cover the costs of the event and materials and you will need to book your place in advance so we have the correct amount of materials - https://exmoorcameraclub.co.uk/product/pin-hole-photography-world-pinhole-day/
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