Exmoor Events Calendar

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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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High Brown Fritillary Walk

Saturday 10th June 2017 10:30 am

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

Saturday 27th May 2017 10:00 pm

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

Monday 19th June 2017 1210

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

Tuesday 20th June 2017 03:00 pm

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

Wednesday 21st June 2017 06:30 pm

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

Wednesday 21st June 2017 07:30 pm

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

Thursday 22nd June 2017 1201

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

Thursday 22nd June 2017 02:30 pm

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

Thursday 22nd June 2017 03:30 pm

Location: Kingford House, Longmead, Lynton
Duration: N/A
Description: Strawberry and Ice Cream afternoon teas
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 23rd June 2017 1209

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

Friday 23rd June 2017 09:45 am

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

Friday 23rd June 2017 11:00 am

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

Friday 23rd June 2017 01:45 pm

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

Saturday 24th June 2017

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

Saturday 24th June 2017 09:00 am

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

Saturday 24th June 2017 10:30 am

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

Saturday 24th June 2017 10:30 am

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

Saturday 24th June 2017 1211

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

Saturday 24th June 2017 12:00 pm

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

Saturday 24th June 2017 1206

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