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


Lusitano Remixed

East Quay, Harbour Rd, Watchet
30th Apr 2022 - 29th May 2022
A collaboration between Dunster Festival and East Quay, this sound installation,...
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Exmoor Photowalk

21st Apr 2022 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Exmoor Photowalk

12th Apr 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Grand Book Sale

Dulverton Heritage Centre
30th Apr 2022 10:00 am

Dunster Festival: Family Concert

East Quay, Harbour Road, Watchet
28th May 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dunster Festival: Gala Concert

Priory Church of St George, Church Street, Dunster
28th May 2022 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm