Exmoor has long acted as inspiration for writers, artists and poets. From the Romantics like Shelley and Coleridge who loved to walk the moorland paths to RD Blackmore who did much to raise the profile of Exmoor through his famous novel "Lorna Doone" and more recently the writings of Hope Bourne.

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Exmoor's literary Links

From Coleridge and Southey to Hope Bourne and henry Williamson, discover some of the writers inspired by our National Park
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Exmoor Words

Do you know your apple-drane from your vuz-pig?
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Exmoor-inspired art

This Pinterest Board highlights just some of the amazing and varied art that has taken Exmoor as its subject
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This video shows how much Exmoor means to  local artist Terry Gable

Here are some upcoming events that might be particularly suitable for people who love art or culture. Or you can browse all events here


Guided Walk: Ashley Combe Landscape Restoration in Culbone Wood

Worthy Combe Toll Gate car park (fee payable)
7th May 2021 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This walk will follow the South West Coast Path from Ashley Combe to Culbone Chu...
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Guided Walk: Molland Church and Moor

St Mary’s Church, Molland
14th May 2021 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Crofts and Castles - Exploring John Knight’s forgotten buildings

Ashcombe Car Park, Simonsbath
27th May 2021 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Guided Walk: Historic Lynton and the Valley of Rocks

Valley of Rocks ENPA picnic area, adjacent to the public toilets
15th Jun 2021 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Guided Walk: Hope Bourne in Withypool

Withypool Car Park
23rd Jun 2021 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Guided Walk: Murder and Mystery at Wheal Eliza

Ashcombe Car Park, Simonsbath
7th Jul 2021 12:30 pm