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


Summer Jazz House Party Weekend

Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
26th Jun 2020 - 28th Jun 2020
A residential 3 night Dinner Bed and Breakfast break with fantastic entertainmen...
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Jewellery Making with Debbie Brannen

Lynmouth National Park Centre
2nd Jul 2020 2:00pm-4:00pm

Photography with Mark Johnson

Lynmouth National Park Centre, Lynmouth
3rd Jul 2020 2:00pm-4:00pm

Dunster Yarn Market

Dunster Yarn Market
5th Jul 2020 (all day)

Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

National Park Centre Dunster
8th Jul 2020 11:00am-1:00pm

Learn to Draw with Chris Howe

Lynmouth Pavilion
9th Jul 2020 11:00am-1:00pm