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

Exmoor Words

Do you know your apple-drane from your vuz-pig?

Exmoor-inspired art

This Pinterest Board highlights just some of the amazing and varied art that has taken Exmoor as its subject

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


Photowalk Dunster Village

Dunster Steep
1st Jun 2023 9:00 am - 11:00 am
A journey exploring the Historic Village of Dunster sprinkled with local knowled...
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Move Like Water with Hannah Stowe

East Quay
8th Jun 2023 7:00 pm

Hope Bourne in Withypool

Withypool Car Park
22nd Jun 2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Dulverton Farmers Market

Lion Stables Car Park, Dulverton
29th Apr 2023 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Enchantment with writer Katherine May

Seven Fables
24th Jun 2023 6:00 pm

Badgworthy and Beyond

Brendon Two Gates layby on the B3223 North of Simonsbath SS 765 433 ///laminate.ducks.flask
29th Jun 2023 10:30 am