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


Hope Bourne in Withypool

Withypool Car Park
3rd Oct 2020 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
A 3 mile walk around the Withypool area in the footsteps of Exmoor artist and au...
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Autumn Feast

10th Oct 2020 6:30 pm

Exmoor Red Deer Talk

Dulverton Heritage Centre
13th Oct 2020 2:30 pm

Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

National Park Centre Dunster
14th Oct 2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Dunster Outback Walk

National Park Centre Dunster
15th Oct 2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Exmoor Dark Skies Walking and Star Gazing Holiday

Simonsbath House Hotel
18th Oct 2020 2:00 pm - 21st Oct 2020 11:00 am