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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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The Two Moors Festival

Friday 12th October 2018 07:30 pm

Location: Dunster, Dulverton, Churches across Exmoor
Duration: 9 days
Description: A classical music festival taking place in churches and other venues across Exmoor and Dartmoor with chamber music, song recitals, an orchestral concert, jazz and talks.
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Open Day at Simonsbath Sawmill

Monday 15th October 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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Red Deer Talk

Tuesday 16th October 2018 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: A fascinating and informative Deer talk by Richard Eales (Exmoor National Park Ranger) at The Heritage Centre 3pm. £3 per person. No need to book - just turn up.
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 17th October 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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Exmoor Deer Walk

Thursday 18th October 2018 1204

Location: Kipscombe Farm, Countisbury, Devon
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join Ranger Marcus for this special guided walk in search of the beautiful red deer that live on Exmoor. In this autumn walk we hope to see the rutting stags with their impressive antlers. As the deer roam freely on Exmoor there is never a 100% guarantee of spotting them but Marcus's enthusiasm and knowledge of the local deer population and habitats will make this a fascinating walk whatever the outcome.
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 19th October 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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Dark Skies Festival Events (various)

Saturday 20th October 2018 1212

Location: Various locations around Exmoor
Duration: N/A
Description: Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2018 has events running throughout the festival period from October 20th to November 4th at locations all over Exmoor National Park. Events include planetarium, stargazing, night walks, night runs, night swims, food events, family events, astronomy talks, music, evening wildlife safaris, planetarium sessions and astrophotography. There are events suitable for all ages.
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Quz with Supper

Saturday 20th October 2018

Location: Dulverton Town Hall, Dulverton
Duration: N/A
Description: Quiz in Dulverton Town Hall at 7 for 7.30pm in aid of Dulverton Heritage Centre – teams of 6 required. Tickets £12pp available from Dulverton Post Office. Hot supper provided with desert. Bar and raffle. A great night out!
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Ralegh's Cross Long Walk

Saturday 20th October 2018 09:45 am

Location: Ralegh's Cross Inn Car Park
Duration: 6 hours
Description: We visit Beulah Chapel, the iron mining village Brendon Hill and the Winding House. Then we go all the way down the incline to Comberow, to appreciate the 19c engineering. Then through the woods to Leyland Chapel and a historic farm, Leyland Barton. We circle back via a picturesque waterfall. About 7 miles; steep. walking boots and a pack lunch are needed.
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Porlock Apple Press and Rural Crafts Festival

Saturday 20th October 2018 10:00 am

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: 6 hours
Description: A fun, apple themed event, with something for all ages. A look back to old country crafts centred around our 1862 'Somerset Pattern' apple press which will be in action pressing many tons of apples into fresh juice for you to taste and take away. Old rural crafts such as wool spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, basket weaving, woodland crafts etc, also demonstrated. Loads of home made appley cakes, pies, jams, chutneys, a fantastic hog-roast, appley soups, tea and coffee means you don't even need to bring a packed lunch. Add to this some hearty singing of a cider song (you can join in too!), birds of prey, vintage engines and machinery in action...plus much more...means a brilliant day out for all the family. The best bit......IT'S FREE! On site loos and parking is only 150yds away. Loads more information on our website www.porlockapplepress.co.uk
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Brilliant Bats Trail

Saturday 20th October 2018 1211

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Follow the bat trail around Arlington to learn more about these amazing creatures and claim your prize.
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Harvest Supper

Saturday 20th October 2018 07:00 pm

Location: Allerford and Selworthy Community Hall, Hare Park, Allerford
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Harvest Supper. Tickets from Porlock Spar (Costcutter), Allerford Post Office and Summerland Road Pet Shop Minehead.
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Art, Ceramics and Jewellery

Sunday 21st October 2018

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 7 days
Description: Edge of Exmoor Artisans Group featuring paintings, ceramics and jewellery
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Morning Deer Walks

Sunday 21st October 2018 1208

Location: Arlington Court Estate
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join one of our rangers for a morning stroll. See if you can spot the Red Deer who live on the estate or just enjoy the colours of autumn. The walk will be approximately 4 miles and sturdy walking boots or Wellingtons and waterproof clothing are advised. Binoculars and cameras optional. Booking essential. Call 0344 249 1895 or online
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Morning Deer Walks

Sunday 21st October 2018 08:30 am

Location: Arlington Court Grounds
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join one of our rangers for a morning stroll. See if you can spot the Red Deer who live on the estate or just enjoy the colours of autumn. The walk will be approximately 4 miles and sturdy walking boots or Wellingtons and waterproof clothing are advised. Binoculars and cameras optional.
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