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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 13th October 2017

Location: Churches across Exmoor and Dartmoor
Duration: 9 days
Description: A renowned classical music festival which takes place in rural churches across Exmoor and Dartmoor and in Exeter Cathedral. Events include chamber music, song recitals, an orchestral concert, a young musicians concert and talks.
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Open Day at Simonsbath Sawmill

Monday 16th October 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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Exmoor Deer Walks

Tuesday 17th October 2017 1206

Location: Heddon Valley, near Parracombe
Duration: 2 hours
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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Autumn Sights and Sounds around Dunkery

Wednesday 18th October 2017 10:30 am

Location: Webbers Post car park Grid Ref SS 901437
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society on this circular walk through Horner Woods and along Dunkery’s northern slopes to admire the autumn colours and, if lucky, see and hear red deer during the rut. Hilly and rough underfoot. Fit children welcome. Dogs on leads welcome. Very occasionally walk details may change, so please check www.exmoorsociety.com in advance.
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Exmoor Dark Skies Festival

Thursday 19th October 2017

Location: Across Exmoor National Park.
Duration: 11 days
Description: The Festival, running from 19th to 29th October, celebrates Exmoor status as Europe’s first International Dark Sky Reserve. The Festival will appeal to families and children as well as those more experienced in watching the stars. Events include a large family astro-party, star-gazing evenings, specialist talks, mobile planetarium sessions, guided night walks, night adventure sessions and much more...
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 20th October 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 Ralegh Cross Long Walk

Saturday 21st October 2017 09:45 am

Location: Ralegh Cross Inn
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Explore the engineering connected with iron mining and its setting in the Brendon Hills. We visit Beulah Chapel, Brendon village and the Winding House. Then we go all the way down the Incline to Comberow, through the woods to Leighland Chapel, circling back via a picturesque waterfall. Bring a packed lunch. About 7 miles. Steep. Walking boots and rain wear are essential.
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Autumnal Woods around Dulverton - A Guided Walk

Saturday 21st October 2017 10:00 am

Location: Exmoor Society, 34 High Street, Dulverton
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join a member of the Exmoor Society on this guided walk of appx 5 miles around Dulverton to see the splendour of the local woods in autumn. Aim to be back in Dulverton for lunch time. May be muddy underfoot and there will be some climbs. Route can be shortened if weather inclement. Well behaved dogs welcome. Please wear weatherproof clothing and footwear. Followed by optional visit to Society archives with Exmoor Society archivist. Very occasionally walk details may change so please check the website www.exmoorsociety.com in advance.
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Porlock Apple Press & Rural Crafts Festival 2017

Saturday 21st October 2017 10:00 am

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes
Description: An event with something for all the family. Demonstrations of apple pressing with our ancient press and a chance to see rural crafts practised and to buy the results. Perhaps you could think ahead and get some early Christmas presents. Over the following days we hope to be celebrating the apple as a source of food and drink, remembering that it was once an important agricultural product in Porlock,.
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Harvest Supper

Saturday 21st October 2017 07:00 pm

Location: Allerford & Selworthy Community Hall
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Harvest Supper. Tickets from Allerford Post Office, Porlock Costcutter and Summerland Road Petshop, Minehead. Booking essential.
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Edge of Exmoor Artists Exhibition

Sunday 22nd October 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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Early Morning Deer Walk in Rut

Sunday 22nd October 2017 07:15 am

Location: To be revealed nearer the time - Central / Southern Exmoor
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join an Exmoor National Park Ranger to go early in the morning and (hopefully) see / hear Exmoor’s Wild Red Deer during the rutting season. The walk is no more than 3 miles on quite steep ground and lasts between 2 and 5 hours. Binoculars, walking boots / clothing are essential, please bring rustle free clothing. There are limited spaces so booking is essential via Dulverton National Park Centre on 01398 323841 Meet 7.15 am – Based Central / Southern Exmoor (exact location given nearer the time)
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Historic North Hill Guided Walk

Sunday 22nd October 2017 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 leisurely walk to enjoy magnificent views and to hear information about the Hill and surrounding areas.
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