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COVID-19 and Exmoor Events

Please note due to the current situation with COVID-19 and government guidance on tackling it, many events have been cancelled or will be run in a different way. Please double check with event organisers as events may be subject to changes, cancellation or  rescheduling.   Exmoor response to COVID-19 available here. 

Please note that events on this calendar are run by a wide range of organisations as well as us  -  so please direct any specific enquiries to the contact on the individual event.

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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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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sunday 1st August 2021 1207

Location: The Valley of Rocks
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Pleasure Dome Theatre Company is grooving on down to Exmoor’s Valley of Rocks this summer to bring you Shakespeare's classic A Midsummer Night's Dream packed full of magic, madness, and mayhem. Join the festivities as we celebrate the sensational swirling patterns and far-out vibes of the seventies. We invite you to come and experience “theatre in the wild,” watch the sunset, and enjoy dazzling entertainment on “nature’s greatest stage,” but don’t forget to wrap up warm, even on balmy summer nights the weather can be changeable. Bring your own seating and picnic or pre-order one from Perfect Picnics. Tickets can be bought online before the show or on “the door.” LEAR runs from the 27th of July till the 7th of August at 7:30pm with Sunday matinees at 3:00pm ( No shows on Mondays) For more info see www.pleasuredometheatrecompany.com Praise for Pleasure Dome Theatre Company, “You haven't lived until you've witnessed a live performance of Macbeth at the Valley of Rocks,”- Audience member age 30. “Better than a DVD.” Audience member age 8.
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Photowalk Tarr Steps

Monday 2nd August 2021 1210

Location: Tarr Steps East Bank Car Park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A journey taking images and sharing knowledge in photography around Tarr Steps. All welcome, come a develop and learn photography skills, whether you are a complete beginner in photography or an expert in mobile phone, digital or a film photographer. Please remember to BOOK your place as places are limited. The meeting point will be emailed upon us confirming your place. 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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Guided Walk: Historic Lynton and the Valley of Rocks - August

Tuesday 3rd August 2021 10:00 am

Location: Valley of Rocks ENPA picnic area, adjacent to the public toilets
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: A fascinating 2.5-hour walk from the Valley of Rocks into Lynton and back, to look from a different angle at how the Victorians influenced what we see today and how they were drawn to this majestic coastline and the splendour of the Valley of Rocks. 2.5 mls/2.5 hours. Meet at 10am at the Valley of Rocks ENPA car park (near public toilets). EX35 6JH / SS 7113 4968. This walk is dependent on Government Covid regulations permitting group exercise at the time. Please check the Exmoor Society website for current information. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL in any case, using the form on the Exmoor Society website page for this walk.
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Hidden Porlock Walk

Tuesday 3rd August 2021 10:00 am

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Meet at 09:45am at Porlock Visitor Centre. Donations to CareMoor for Exmoor and Porlock Vistor Centre.
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Photowalk Hurlstone

Tuesday 3rd August 2021 1210

Location: Bossington Car Park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A journey taking images and sharing knowledge in photography around Hurlstone. All welcome, come a develop and learn photography skills, whether you are a complete beginner in photography or an expert in mobile phone, digital or a film photographer. Please remember to BOOK your place as places are limited. The meeting point will be emailed upon us confirming your place. 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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Photowalk Somerset Salt Marsh

Tuesday 3rd August 2021 1210

Location: Porlock
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A journey taking images and sharing knowledge in photography early morning around a Somerset Salt Marsh. All welcome, come a develop and learn photography skills, whether you are a complete beginner in photography or an expert in mobile phone, digital or a film photographer. Please remember to BOOK your place as places are limited. The meeting point will be emailed upon us confirming your place. 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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Dark Skies Discovery Hub at Exford - Indoor Planetarium Presentation with Food & Optional Night Walk

Tuesday 3rd August 2021 1207

Location: Exford Bridge Tea Rooms
Duration: N/A
Description: In collaboration with Exmoor National Park we have got together with Bruce and Claire at the Exford Bridge Tearooms so we can cater for larger groups, stargazing parties and corporate events. Every Tuesday night at 7.00pm summer, (6.00pm start in winter), we will be open for an indoor planetarium presentation with delicious food and a “No question is a silly question” sociable chat session. The indoor event is followed by an optional shortish walk out into the dark sky reserve to try out tablet and phone apps and to watch the stars come out, depending on the time of year. This is suitable for all ages, individuals and small groups, and a good option if you are less keen on walking, or the weather is not good! Otherwise please make contact and we can chat about any sort of starry event that you can dream up! We have 3 telescopes, a laser pointer for constellations, binoculars and loads of information about local stargazing. Endless enthusiasm plus the tearooms are fully licenced and happy to cater for your “Do”, from cream teas through barbecues to a “just desserts” evening. Once the evenings draw in we can head out for a spot of stargazing or a night hike as well. Enquiries to : info@wildaboutexmoor.com
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Photowalk Horner Woods

Wednesday 4th August 2021 1210

Location: Horner Woods Car Park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A journey taking images and sharing knowledge in photography around Horner Woods. All welcome, come a develop and learn photography skills, whether you are a complete beginner in photography or an expert in mobile phone, digital or a film photographer. Please remember to BOOK your place as places are limited. We are meeting point will be emailed upon booking your place. 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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walking safari

Wednesday 4th August 2021 1210

Location: central exmoor
Duration: 3 hours
Description: join us for a walking safari in the National Park, venue to be decided by the first guests to book! But always involving looking for deer, ponies, foraging, views and a splendid walk of approx. 2 - 3 hours. Homemade cake and coffee or tea. Moderate, some hill climbs. Booking essential on 01643 831759 info@wildaboutexmoor.com Other dates, or full day walks with pub lunch or picnic available on request.
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Dunster Outback - Bat's Castle Guided Walk

Wednesday 4th August 2021 1211

Location: Dunster National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: This takes you to the outskirts of Dunster village, with amazing scenery of moorland, coast and woodland. A 5 mile walk through the ages, with breath-taking views of Grabbist and Bats Castle, led by one of our walk leaders. Suitable footwear and a moderate fitness essential. Dogs on short leads allowed. Walk starts at the National Park Centre, Dunster at 11am. Booking essential. Spaces are limited to ensure we can comply with social distancing.
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Photowalk Valley of the Rocks

Wednesday 4th August 2021 1205

Location: Valley of the Rocks Car Parl
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A journey taking images and sharing knowledge in photography around Valley of the Rocks. All welcome, come a develop and learn photography skills, whether you are a complete beginner in photography or an expert in mobile phone, digital or a film photographer. Please remember to BOOK your place as places are limited. The meeting point will be emailed upon us confirming your place. 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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Photowalk Selworthy Beacon

Friday 6th August 2021 1210

Location: North Hill Minehead
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A journey taking images and sharing knowledge in photography around Selworthy Beacon. All welcome, come a develop and learn photography skills, whether you are a complete beginner in photography or an expert in mobile phone, digital or a film photographer. Please remember to BOOK your place as places are limited
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Porlock Marsh Guided Walk

Friday 6th August 2021 1210

Location: Porlock Village Hall
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a guided walk leader on a 2 hour walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and surrounding area. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Dogs on short leads allowed. Booking essential. Spaces are limited to ensure we can comply with social distancing.
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Photowalk Mineral Line

Friday 6th August 2021 1206

Location: Brendon Hills
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A journey taking images and sharing knowledge in photography along Photowalk Mineral Line. All welcome, come a develop and learn photography skills, whether you are a complete beginner in photography or an expert in mobile phone, digital or a film photographer. Please remember to BOOK your place as places are limited. The meeting point will be emailed upon us confirming your place.
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South West Coast Path Walking break

Sunday 8th August 2021

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster,
Duration: 5 days
Description: A 5 night accommodation based break in our hotel in Dunster, to walk the first 35 miles of the South West Coast Path, from Minehead to Combe Martin. The 35 miles is walked at a pace to suit the ability of all participants over 4 days and the break includes Dinner Bed and Breakfast accommodation, packed lunches, guiding and transport for each days walk. Inclusive rate of £630.00 per person with no single supplements.
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#CyclePoet 'Turning Pedals into Poems' on tour: CAFFYNS FARM, LYNTON,

Sunday 8th August 2021 07:00 pm

Location: Caffyns Farm, Croscombe Lane, Lynton, N. Devon.
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Caroline Burrows / VerseCycle is a poet who writes about her adventures by bicycle in words that rhyme. She’ll be touring the West-Country on two wheels, exploring landscapes and their literary connections, while talking about her previous tours and performing her bike-themed poems en-route in local bike shops, bookshops, bars, small theatres, and community venues. Her poems have been featured by Bristol 24/7 Magazine and played on BBC Radio Bristol. She is soon to be featured on BBC Radio 4, in Bristol Life Magazine, and has also been filmed for an upcoming short documentary. Her most recent live performance was supporting The Handlebards (a troupe of Shakespearean actors touring by bikes) at their show in Bradford on Avon. She’s on all the social medias a middle-aged-woman-in-lycra can manage: @VerseCycle #CyclePoet For more info and tour dates around the West Country, go to: https://www.facebook.com/VerseCycle/ https://www.instagram.com/versecycle/ https://twitter.com/VerseCycle https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNfagvsYi3w_p-Un63KgS_A
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Seashore Safari

Monday 9th August 2021 12:30 pm

Location: Seafront opposite the Pavilion - Lynmouth
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join the Rangers for a intertidal investigation to discover the amazing wildlife that lives on the seashore. Although there is not far to walk, there are slippery rocks and seaweed so we recommend good shoes or wellies. There will be a chance to look at some of the finds under a microscope at the end.
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Ruins in Chargot Woods

Tuesday 10th August 2021 09:45 am

Location: Chargot Woods Car Park, on the B 3224
Duration: 3 hours
Description: We explore features connected with 19c iron mining in the Brendons. First a 1 hour accessible stroll to see Langham Engine House, the hub of a number of mines in this area. Then we go down the steep miners' track to see the mine entrances and the Bearland flue. We may visit Burrow Farm Engine House or Kennisham Hill. If required the walk will be socially distanced and limited to 6 people. Boots and Rainwear are needed.
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Guided Walk: North Hill with a Compass

Tuesday 10th August 2021 10:00 am

Location: The old tank training ground car park on North Hill, Minehead
Duration: 3 hours
Description: This walk is designed to demonstrate map and compass navigation on the open moorland of North Hill (please bring a compass if you have one; there will be a few spares on the day). We will also visit some of the remains of the WWII tank training ground, and if there is time we will return on the contour path around Bratton Ball. 4-5mls/3hrs. Dogs on leads. Meet at 10.00am at the old tank training ground car park on North Hill (SS 9547 4746). Directions: leave Minehead on Moor Rd (becomes Hill Rd), pass the camping club site, then 1/4 mile later turn right on a wide concrete drive (not the gravel track). TA24 5LB will take you on to Hill Road. This walk is dependent on Government Covid regulations permitting group exercise at the time. Please check the Exmoor Society website for current information. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL in any case, using the form on the Exmoor Society website page for this walk.
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 11th August 2021 1211

Location: Dunster National Park Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Enjoy a step back in time into the rich tapestry of history in Dunster. A gentle stroll around the village centre, led by local walk leader, lasting around 1.5hrs. Dogs on short leads allowed. Walks start at Dunster National Park Centre at 11am. Booking essential. Spaces are limited to ensure we can comply with social distancing. Cost: £5 per adult, under 16s free - with funds going to CareMoor for Exmoor, helping conserve the National Park and its special qualities
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Open Gardens

Saturday 14th August 2021 02:00 pm

Location: Porlock, West Somerset
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Over 25 private gardens to explore. There is a great variety. including large and small, with extensive views and intimate spaces, formal and natural, floral and productive but with one thing in common - on the whole they are not normally open to the public. Tickets available from Spar, Squires, and Porlock Visitor Centre 01643-863150 email: visit@porlock.co.uk
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Open Gardens

Sunday 15th August 2021 02:00 pm

Location: Porlock, West Somerset
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Over 25 private gardens to explore. There is a great variety. including large and small, with extensive views and intimate spaces, formal and natural, floral and productive but with one thing in common - on the whole they are not normally open to the public. Tickets available from Spar, Squires, and Porlock Visitor Centre 01643-863150 email: visit@porlock.co.uk
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Guided Walk - The Natural Capital assets of Molland Moor and Exmoor

Wednesday 18th August 2021 02:00 pm

Location: Molland Moor Gate (between Molland and Anstey Commons)
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: A walk around Molland Moor to consider the topical subject of Natural Capital Assets and how Exmoor contributes to them. What are the benefits from this wild environment to visitors and the wider public? The walk will be over rough moorland going. 3mls/2.5hrs. Dogs on leads. Meet at Molland Moor Gate (between Molland and Anstey Commons). SS 835 298 – approx. postcode TA22 9QT. This walk is dependent on Government Covid regulations permitting group exercise at the time. Please check the Exmoor Society website for current information. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL in any case, using the form on the Exmoor Society website page for this walk.
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Lynmouth Flood Guided Walk

Thursday 19th August 2021 1203

Location: National Park Centre Lynmouth
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join a guided walk leader on a Flood Walk around Lynmouth to hear all about the Great Flood of 1952 and how it changed the village. Dogs on short leads allowed. Booking essential. Spaces are limited to ensure we can comply with social distancing. Walk starts at 3pm from the Lynmouth National Park Centre, Lynmouth Pavilion.
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Discover Bossington Guided Walk

Friday 20th August 2021 1210

Location: National Trust car park Bossington
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a guided walk leader on a 2 hour walk to discover the beauty of Bossington. Learn about its history and the natural beauty of the landscape that surrounds it. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Dogs on short leads allowed. Booking essential. Spaces are limited to ensure we can comply with social distancing
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Chimneys and Bridges Walk

Tuesday 24th August 2021 02:00 pm

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Meet at 1:45pm at Porlock Visitor Centre. A 4.5 mile walk from Porlock to Bossington and West Luccombe exploring the historic bridges and chimneys of the area.
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 25th August 2021 1211

Location: Dunster National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Enjoy a step back in time into the rich tapestry of history in Dunster. A gentle stroll around the village centre led by local walk leader, with a walk back across the fields by Dunster Castle, lasting around 2hrs. Dogs on short leads allowed. Walks start at Dunster National Park Centre at 11am. Booking essential. Spaces are limited to ensure we can comply with social distancing.
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Explore the archaeology of Larkbarrow

Wednesday 25th August 2021 12:00 pm

Location: layby at NGR SS8270741731
Duration: 5 hours
Description: A moorland walk of up to 10km exploring the archaeological landscape of Larkbarrow and Tom's Hill from Mesolithic hunter gatherers to 19th century farming, discussing the changing landscape and evidence from Palaeo- environmental research. An event for Exmoor's Festival of Archaeology. Bring your own refreshments and be suitably dressed for exposed moorland weather conditions and rough ground, footwear for wet ground and potentially crossing small water courses advised. Free event, donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome. Rescheduled from 21st July.
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