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How to use our Calendar

Here you will find a range of events and walks provided by Exmoor National Park Authority and other organisations. Each organisation is responsible for their own listings, ring the contact telephone numbers provided if you require additional information. (If you are the organiser of a local event and would like to submit it to appear in the calendar click here)

Use the tick boxes to filter the type of events you are interested in or leave the boxes blank to see all events. Tick as many boxes as you like, but please note you will only see events that meet all the categories you have ticked. For example if you are looking for an event that is both "free" and "great for families" and where "dogs are welcome" - then you need to tick all those boxes and then press "update calendar". The more boxes you select - the more events will be filtered out of the calendar to only leave those that meet your search criteria. You can view a week or a month at a time. Click on individual entries in the calendar for more information about the event.

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Exmoor Food Fest

Saturday 1st February 2020

Location: Across Exmoor
Duration: 30 days
Description: Eat your way across Exmoor! For the sixth time, restaurants across Exmoor and a little bit beyond will offering great deals for lunches and dinners. Visitors and locals alike have the opportunity to eat amazing food prepared by award winning chefs at a price which will allow foodies to try out new venues and return several times to their favourite restaurants. The Exmoor Food Fest is all about celebrating the best our hospitality sector has to offer.
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Folk Dance and Snowdrop weekend

Friday 31st January 2020

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, High Street, Dunster
Duration: 3 days
Description: Folk Dance and Snowdrop Weekend The Yarn Market Hotel in Dunster has a 2 night folk dance workshop break on a full board basis, with a programme of activities including a trip out to Exmoor’s secret Snowdrop Valley. With musicians Dampiers Round Band and caller Ray Goodswen. £270.00 per person. £290.00 single.
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Snowdrop Valley

Saturday 25th January 2020

Location: Wheddon Cross Car Park (The Rest & Be Thankful Inn)
Duration: 30 days
Description: Snowdrop Valley 2020. Walking weeks 25 January to 7 February 2020 inclusive. Busses running from 8 to 23 February 2020. Come to visit the snowdrops, enjoy tea and cake in Snowdrop Café. Enter the 2020 Photographic competition - closing date 7 February.
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Social PhotoWalk

Sunday 2nd February 2020 01:00 pm

Location: TBC
Duration: 2 hours
Description: FREE Social Photography Event, Photowalk of Snowdrop Valley. A stroll taking images and sharing knowledge in photography around Snowdrop valley with optional refreshments at the end. This is a GREAT place to create images in all weathers, including the rain.
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Adobe Lightroom Classic Develop Module Evening Classes

Monday 3rd February 2020 1206

Location: 14 Park Street, Minehead
Duration: 3 hours
Description: This 16-week workshop is designed for attendees to master the develop module in Adobe Lightroom Classic. Within this hands-on workshop, we exploring and master this develop module; Please bring; Your laptop (power supplied), mobiles and tablets that you will use Lightroom on. Your user name and password for your Adobe account. A pen a notepad would be great. Light refreshments included WHY LEARN WITH MARK? Mark is a qualified photographer with 30 years of commercial photographic experience and holds a degree (BA Hons) in photography from the University of Plymouth; amongst other media qualifications. Mark is currently studying towards his Masters in Photography. Additionally, Mark has been awarded by his peers at the Royal Photographic Society,  Licentiate Distinction (LRPS) on his first submission. Mark holds £5M of public liability insurance and is a qualified First Aider.
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Marvellous Milling

Wednesday 5th February 2020 10:00 am

Location: Dunster Working Watermill
Duration: N/A
Description: Visit Dunster's Working Watermill to watch the waterwheels spin, and see the miller and his team in action making Dunster Castle flour. Although only recently restored there has been a mill at Dunster since the medieval period, grinding corn and other grains into flour for baking and cooking. Join us to watch the millers in action.
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 7th February 2020 1209

Location: Quaker Meeting House, 9 Bancks St, Minehead
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Delicious, nutritious traditional fare to take home, from the market that is not in the High Street. Available every Friday morning indoors in the Quaker Meeting House on Bancks Street in Minehead, the Minehead Country Market is in its 21st year of providing breads, cakes, honey, jams, chutneys, savouries and main dishes, along with plants, veg in season, and handcrafted items to the same standard of quality and hygiene as Country Markets across the nation. Come in and try our tasty foods, yard and farm eggs, seasonal plants and hand crafts – and have a chat to our friendly market staff.
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Exmoor Wildlife Tour

Saturday 8th February 2020 1209

Location: Meeting at Minehead Information Centre, Beach Hotel, The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset
Duration: 5 hours
Description: A social drive, enjoying the diverse wildlife across Exmoor National Park, with Mark helping you to capture stunning images of Highland Cattle, Exmoor Ponies and other wildlife that we come across. A social way of learning photography by joining Mark on his exciting informative events. All skill levels and all equipment are welcome! WHY LEARN WITH MARK Mark is a qualified photographer with 30 years of commercial photographic experience and holds a degree (BA Hons) in photography from the University of Plymouth; amongst other media qualifications. Mark is currently studying towards his Masters in Photography. Additionally, Mark has been awarded by his peers at the Royal Photographic Society,  Licentiate Distinction (LRPS) on his first submission. Mark holds £5M of public liability insurance and is a qualified First Aider.
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New to Photography Workshop

Sunday 9th February 2020 1209

Location: Minehead Information Centre, Beach Hotel, The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset
Duration: 8 hours
Description: New to photography and confused and don’t understand the basic principles of photography and what to achieve more from your camera. This workshop is designed for people that are new to photography and want to learn how to get off auto. We meet up in the morning and over coffee and explaining your camera’s settings. Before heading out for the rest of the day on a Photowalk around the local area, exploring these camera’s settings. We then break for a light lunch, (the cost of which is included). Throughout the afternoon we will be developing your skills in taking images, exploring in more depth the rules of photography, like composition and leading lines. Mark is a qualified photographer with 30 years of commercial photographic experience and holds a degree (BA Hons) in photography from the University of Plymouth; amongst other media qualifications. Mark is currently studying towards his Masters in Photography. Additionally, Mark has been awarded by his peers at the Royal Photographic Society, Licentiate Distinction (LRPS) on his first submission. Mark holds £5M of public liability insurance and is a qualified First Aider.
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Dunkery Beacon Moonrise and sunset walk

Sunday 9th February 2020 04:30 pm

Location: Dunkery Gate car park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: We meet at dusk and climb up to the top of Dunkery Beacon as the sun sets over the moor, enjoy sundowners and a chat about the night skies, then ramble down as a full moon rises over the sea. Back to base camp for hot drinks and telescopes with plenty of time for astrophotography. Good walking shoes and warm clothes essential. 01643831759 to book
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Learn to Draw with Chris Howe

Thursday 13th February 2020 1211

Location: Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Come along to Lynmouth and learn to draw with Chris. Improve your technique if you are experienced - learn from scratch if you are a beginner. Chris teaches in a fun filled easy going way, you will be amazed just what you can achieve. Everyone is welcome all materials and tuition are included.
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Watercolour workshop with Chris Howe

Thursday 13th February 2020 1202

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Learn the wonderful art of Watercolour Painting with Chris Howe. These classes are ideal for both beginners or for more experienced artists, wanting to improve technique. Chris teaches in a relaxed and fun way, all materials are provided - you will be amazed at the picture you produce to take home.
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Social PhotoWalk

Saturday 15th February 2020 10:00 am

Location: TBC
Duration: N/A
Description: FREE Social Photography Event, Photowalk of Snowdrop Valley. A stroll taking images and sharing knowledge in photography around Snowdrop valley with optional refreshments at the end. This is a GREAT place to create images in all weathers, including the rain.
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stargazing night hike and pub supper

Saturday 15th February 2020 05:30 pm

Location: The Crown pub, Exford
Duration: 2 hours
Description: We will meet in the lounge at the Crown, Exford, and walk up the Exe Valley Way onto the moor as darkness falls and the stars come out, I will talk you around the sky and demonstrate the use of apps on iPhone and ipad, and then we walk back down to our farmhouse to use our telescopes. The Crown and The White Horse, both in Exford, do a good meal and the White Horse is offering a discount on supper for our stargazers. Both pubs are offering a discount on accommodation when booked with a stargazing walk so why not make a weekend of it!
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Watercolour classes: Dulverton

Wednesday 19th February 2020 1202

Location: Dulverton National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: All abilities and experience are catered for. Materials supplied, learn in a fun atmosphere with friendly tutor Chris Howe.
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Mineral Line Walk Ruins in the Woods

Thursday 20th February 2020 09:45 am

Location: Chargot Woods Car Park
Duration: 3 hours
Description: A one hour stroll to look at Langham Engine House. Then a 2 hour walk down the steep miners' track to see the Bearland Flue and other features connected with iron mining. We may visit Burrow Farm Engine House or Kennisham hill. Boots and waterproofs needed.
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Activity Afternoon

Thursday 20th February 2020 12:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join the ponies, staff and volunteers at the Exmoor Pony Centre. Fun, games, pony rides, grooming and refreshments.
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Verdi Requiem Choral Singing weekend

Friday 21st February 2020

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 3 days
Description: Choral Weekend in Dunster – Verdi Requiem. A choral singing weekend led by Ian Chesworth who has tutored our choral workshops for over 12 years. The 2 night break is on a full board basis and includes all tuition, meals, coffee breaks, excursions and walks. The weekend concludes with a public performance in Dunster’s historic Tithe Barn on the Sunday. As well as residential places, singing only places are also available. Accommodation package from £235.00 per person. Singing packages from £50.00 per person.
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Winter Feast

Saturday 22nd February 2020 06:30 pm

Location: Horner
Duration: N/A
Description: Three course celebration of local and seasonal produce. In an intimate barn setting you will be served local Exmoor produce celebrating the unique local in season food.
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Shammick Acoustic concert, Combe Martin 8.00 p.m

Saturday 22nd February 2020 1208

Location: Pack o' Cards, High Street, Combe Martin
Duration: N/A
Description: Usually on the 4th Saturday of the month, except May (last Saturday) and December (2nd Saturday).January: Ian A Anderson; February: The Salts; March: The Carrivick Sisters; April: Alice Jones; May: Magpie Lane; June: Sandy Brechin & Ewan Wilkinson; July: James Hickman & Dan Cassidy (tbc); August: The Dovetail Trio; September: Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby; October: Winter Wilson; November: Maire ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman; December: 'Carolling & Crumpets' with John Kirkpatrick. For more information about the artists, please check the website. Tickets are available in advance from www.wegottickets/ShammickAcoustic, but usually they are available at the door. Any other queries, contact the organiser by phone or e-mail contact@shammickacoustic.org.uk
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Choral concert - Verdi Requiem

Sunday 23rd February 2020 02:30 pm

Location: Tithe Barn, Dunster
Duration: 45 minutes
Description: A performance of Verdi's Requiem, by the choir from the Yarn Market Hotel's choral singing weekend. In Dunster's historic Tithe Barn., starting at 2.30 pm. Admission is free and all are welcome to come and listen.
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Death Cafe on Exmoor

Wednesday 26th February 2020 1202

Location: Fishers Mead Community Hall, 12 Fishers Mead, Dulverton
Duration: 2 hours
Description: At a Death Cafe people - often strangers - gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death, the objective being ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’. Death Cafes have popped up all over the world, and this particular one is the first within Exmoor. Our meetings also include discussions on 'Before I die..' and provides a resource of information, contacts & organisations. All are most welcome at these events, which are offered for free & include refreshments (for a donation).
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£1 - Leap on board Locals Day

Saturday 29th February 2020

Location: Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
Duration: N/A
Description: Leap on Board for £1 - Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway £1 single ticket travel for local qualifying postcodes. Cliff Railway Open 10am until 5pm. £1 single travel qualifying postcodes (just bring a utility bill evidence for your group) EX16, EX17, EX18, EX19, EX20, EX21, EX22, EX23, EX31, EX32, EX33, EX34, EX35, EX36, EX37, EX38, EX39, TA21, TA22, TA23, TA24
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