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


Two Moors Festival 2022

Exmoor and Dartmoor
6th Oct 2022 - 16th Oct 2022
The Two Moors Festival, in its 22nd year, will bring high quality classical musi...
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Exmoor Photography Adventure

15th Apr 2022 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ashley Combe Landscape Restoration in Culbone Wood

Worthy Combe Toll Gate car park (£2 fee)
7th Oct 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

A Hedgehogs Life - a talk by local expert Lisa Chapman

Dulverton Heritage Centre
7th Oct 2022 3:00 pm

Exmoor Photography Workshop

23rd Apr 2022 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Exmoor Photography Workshop

23rd Apr 2022 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm