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


Exmoor Rail

West Somerset College, Bircham Road, Minehead
1st Aug 2020 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
This annual event is run by Minehead-based group, The Exmoor Coast Railway Model...
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Dunster Yarn Market

Dunster Yarn Market
2nd Aug 2020 (all day)

Music Holiday Week in Dunster

Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
2nd Aug 2020 - 8th Aug 2020

Orchestral and Singing Concert

Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
8th Aug 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sun-printing in Exmoor's Rainforest

Tarr Steps car park
11th Aug 2020 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Learn to Draw with Chris Howe

Lynmouth Pavilion
13th Aug 2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm