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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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Lusitano Remixed

Saturday 30th April 2022

Location: East Quay, Harbour Rd, Watchet
Duration: 30 days
Description: A collaboration between Dunster Festival and East Quay, this sound installation, devised, created and recorded by Roderick Williams, The Marian Consort and Classical Remix, will be open throughout the month at Watchet’s amazing new East Quay arts centre. Eight speakers positioned around the gallery, will be playing one singer’s voice each so that, by moving throughout the space, it’s possible to get inside The Marian Consort’s layered, polyphonic performance of a new work by singer and composer Roderick Williams, itself based on a piece by sixteenth-century composer Vincente Lusitano. Using technology that Lusitano could never have imagined - 500 years after his birth – his extraordinary music has been reimagined, transformed and spatialised in this installation.
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Exmoor Photowalk

Sunday 1st May 2022 1207

Location: Exmoor
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A journey exploring Exmoor sprinkled with local knowledge and photography know-how from a qualified local photographer.
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Exmoor Photography Adventure

Sunday 1st May 2022 1209

Location: Exmoor
Duration: 8 hours
Description: A day-long small-group photography adventure exploring Exmoor sprinkled with local knowledge and photography know-how from a qualified local photographer.
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Exmoor Photography Workshop

Sunday 1st May 2022 1209

Location: Exmoor
Duration: 8 hours
Description: Small group day-long photography workshop from the heart of the Exmoor National Park. Hosted by a local award-winning qualified photographer and trainer.
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Exmoor Photowalk

Sunday 1st May 2022 1210

Location: Exmoor National Park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A journey exploring Exmoor National Park with our camera or smartphone sprinkled with photography know-how from a qualified photographer and trainer. 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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Exmoor Photowalk

Sunday 1st May 2022 1210

Location: Exmoor
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A journey exploring Exmoor sprinkled with local knowledge and photography know-how from a qualified local photographer.
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Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

Sunday 1st May 2022 1203

Location: Wellhayes Vineyard
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: The visit to Wellhayes Vineyard, includes a talk by the owner along with a tour of the winery and the vineyard as well as a glass of the award-winning 2018 Wellhayes Sparkling Wine and samples of the Wellhayes luxury handmade chocolates together with a traditional Devon cream tea. Stout footwear is recommended. Well-behaved accompanied children are welcome for whom cream tea is available at an additional cost. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome, although we ask that they don't come into the winery. It is usually fine for the owners to stay with them and listen from the door. All facilities are wheelchair-accessible.
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Explore Exmoor with your smartphone or camera

Monday 2nd May 2022 1210

Location: Exmoor
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A photo walk is a great way to explore our Exmoor National Park, whether with a smartphone or a camera. You don't need to aspire to become a photographer to appreciate beautiful Exmoor. Photowalks are from two hours long. You'll see stunning landscapes beautiful seascapes and if you're lucky our diverse wildlife.
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Glorious Garden Hollam House Dulverton

Tuesday 3rd May 2022 01:00 pm

Location: Hollam House, Dulverton
Duration: 4 hours
Description: The 5 acres of garden at Hollam House are on a south facing slope on the southeast edge of Exmoor National Park. The multi level garden will be a riot of colour in May when the rhododendrons and 1000s of bulbs are at their height. As well as many unusual trees and shrubs there is a water garden, ponds, meadow areas, summerhouse, and rill. Garden has limited access to wheelchairs/pushchairs. Toilets available. Parking available. Refreshments available.
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Glorious Somerset Open Gardens - Hollam House, Dulverton

Tuesday 3rd May 2022 01:00 pm

Location: Hollam House, Hollam Lane, Dulverton TA22 9JH
Duration: 4 hours
Description: As part of the annual Glorious Open Gardens on behalf of St Margaret’s Hospice, Hollam House, Hollam Lane, Dulverton TA22 9JH will be open to the public on Tuesday 3rd May 2022 between 1.00pm and 5.00pm. A stunning four acre spring garden on the edge of Exmoor abounds with colour. With rhododendrons, magnolias and thousands of tulips in the borders and grounds, meadow areas full of bulbs and wildflowers, plus ponds, a water garden and rill, complemented by pergolas, terraces, and a summer house offers much to explore. Refreshments and toilet facilities will be available. Unfortunately the garden is not suitable for people with limited mobility or children. Regret no dogs. Entry Fee: £5.00 For further details contact 01398 323445 (07889 006850 mob) or email annie@hollam.co.uk
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Exmoor Photowalk

Wednesday 4th May 2022 1207

Location: Exmoor
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A journey exploring Exmoor sprinkled with local knowledge and photography know-how from a qualified local photographer.
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Dunster Outback Guided Walk

Wednesday 4th May 2022 1211

Location: TA24 6SE
Duration: 2 hours
Description: This 4 mile circular walk through the ages, from the outskirts of Dunster village up to Bats Castle, with amazing scenery of moorland, coast and woodland. Walk starts from Dunster National Park Centre. Suitable footwear and a moderate level of fitness essential. Dogs on short leads allowed. Booking recommended. Donations welcome to CareMoor for Exmoor, helping support nature and heritage conservation, and access projects.
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Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

Wednesday 4th May 2022 1203

Location: Wellhayes Vineyard
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: The visit to Wellhayes Vineyard, includes a talk by the owner along with a tour of the winery and the vineyard as well as a glass of the award-winning 2018 Wellhayes Sparkling Wine and samples of the Wellhayes luxury handmade chocolates together with a traditional Devon cream tea. Stout footwear is recommended. Well-behaved accompanied children are welcome for whom cream tea is available at an additional cost. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome, although we ask that they don't come into the winery. It is usually fine for the owners to stay with them and listen from the door. All facilities are wheelchair-accessible.
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Lynmouth Flood Guided Walk

Thursday 5th May 2022 1202

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
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. Walk starts at 2pm from the Lynmouth National Park Centre, Lynmouth Pavilion. Dogs on short leads allowed. Booking recommended. Donations welcome to CareMoor for Exmoor, helping support nature and heritage conservation, and access projects
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Exmoor Photowalk

Thursday 5th May 2022 1206

Location: Exmoor
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A journey exploring Exmoor sprinkled with local knowledge and photography know-how from a qualified local photographer.
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Dark Skies Discovery Hub at Exford - Indoor Planetarium Presentation with Food & Optional Night Walk

Thursday 5th May 2022 1207

Location: Exford Bridge Tea Rooms
Duration: 3 hours
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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Webinar- Why Light Pollution Matters

Thursday 5th May 2022 07:00 pm

Location: Online event
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Why Light Pollution Matters (the ecological impacts of artificial night-time light) Kevin Gaston is Professor of Biodiversity & Conservation at University of Exeter. On Thursday 5th May at 7pm he’ll be presenting an online session especially for Exmoor National Park (International Dark Sky Reserve) suitable for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of why light pollution matters. The last 100 years have seen the dramatic spread of an evolutionarily unprecedented environmental change. Across huge areas, the patterns and cycles of light and dark that had previously remained approximately constant, have been disrupted by the introduction of artificial night-time lights from streetlights and other sources. Longstanding concerns about the implications for scientific astronomy and aesthetic enjoyment of the night sky have been joined in recent years by growing awareness of potential effects of artificial night-time light on human health, ecological processes and ecosystem services. Hear from Professor Gaston how spread of artificial night-time light raises major biological concerns given that light and dark provide critical resources and environmental conditions for organisms and play key roles in their physiology, growth, behaviour and reproduction, including our own biological clocks. As predicted, such impacts on individual organisms also have profound consequences for the structure and functioning of populations and communities. Exmoor National Park Authority is delighted to be offering FREE places on this event which is open to all residents, businesses and anyone with an interest in understanding more about why we need to conserve Exmoor’s dark skies and why they are so important. The presentation will be around 30-40 minutes long and there will be the opportunity for Q&A.
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Exmoor Photography Adventure

Friday 6th May 2022 1207

Location: Exmoor
Duration: 6 hours
Description: A small-group photography adventure exploring Exmoor sprinkled with local knowledge and photography know-how from a qualified local photographer.
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Beginners Art Class

Friday 6th May 2022 10:00 am

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Beginners art class for those who would like to learn the basics of drawing and painting. Ideal if you have always fancied having a go but are not sure where to start. Friendly and relaxed group setting, refreshments provided.
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Porlock Marsh Guided Walk

Friday 6th May 2022 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 recommended. Walks leave from outside Porlock Village Hall at 10:30am. Parking available at the hall (payment via an honesty box). Donations welcome to CareMoor for Exmoor, helping support nature and heritage conservation, and access projects.
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Exmoor Photography Workshop

Saturday 7th May 2022 1208

Location: Exmoor
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Small group Exmoor photography workshop, helping you improve your image capturing from a local award-winning qualified photographer and trainer.
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Raleigh Cross Long Walk

Saturday 7th May 2022 09:45 am

Location: Raleigh Cross Inn
Duration: 6 hours
Description: The 19c mineral line was built to carry iron ore from the Brendons to Watchet for shipment to South Wales. A walk/talk of about 7 miles, steep, but with stops along the way. We visit Beulah Chapel, the old Brendon village and the Winding House. Then wevisit the windinghouse, go down the Incline to Comberow, through the woods to Leighland Chapel and circle back via a picturesque waterfall. Boots, a packed lunch and waterproofs needed.
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Cowbridge Sawmill Open Days

Saturday 7th May 2022 11:00 am

Location: Cowbridge Sawmill
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Cowbridge Sawmill OPEN DAYS 14ft Water wheel, Rural craft displays and guided tours throughout the weekend. Refreshments available. Free Admission but donations welcome. At junction of A396 and Wootton Courtenay Road , Timberscombe TA247TD
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Exmoor Photography Workshop

Saturday 7th May 2022 1201

Location: Exmoor
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: small group photography workshop, helping you capture better images with your camera or smartphone, hosted by a local award-winning qualified photographer and trainer in the heart of the Exmoor national park.
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Cowbridge Sawmill Open Days

Sunday 8th May 2022 11:00 am

Location: Cowbridge Sawmill
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Cowbridge Sawmill OPEN DAYS 14ft Water wheel, Rural craft displays and guided tours throughout the weekend. Refreshments available. Free Admission but donations welcome. At junction of A396 and Wootton Courtenay Road , Timberscombe TA247TD
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In the Footsteps of Cecil Aldin, Artist

Wednesday 11th May 2022 10:30 am

Location: Malmsmead, Lynton. Grid Ref: SS 793 -478
Duration: 3 hours
Description: This walk follows routes described by the popular artist Cecil Aldin (1870 -1935) in his book Exmoor – The Riding Playground of England, published shortly before he died and written largely from memory. Starting at Malmsmead it follows the course of the Badgworthy Water, to Hoecombe Water (marked as the Samaritans Way South West) and returns via South Common and Oare Common to Oare itself, by what he described as Nicholas Snow’s Path. At Oare it may be possible to visit Oare Church, made famous in RD Blackmoor’s novel Lorna Doone. Then a walk back to Malmsmead.
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 11th May 2022 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 starts at Dunster National Park Centre at 11am. Booking recommended. Donations welcome to CareMoor for Exmoor, helping support nature and heritage conservation and access projects.
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Exmoor Photowalk

Thursday 12th May 2022 1202

Location: Exmoor
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A journey exploring Exmoor sprinkled with local knowledge and photography know-how from a qualified local photographer.
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Dulverton Town Tour

Thursday 12th May 2022 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Why not join us for a Guided walk around Dulverton? Learn of Dulverton’s history and visit some of its special and unique places. Cost £5.00 per person. Meet outside the Heritage Centre at 3pm.
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Talks at the Pavilion (The National Trust’s National Carriage Museum.)

Thursday 12th May 2022 06:00 pm

Location: National Park Centre, the Esplinade, Lynmouth
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Phillippa Turner, Collections and House Manager, talks about the amazing historical carriages housed at Arlington Court on the western edge of Exmoor. The collection is the second largest in the UK, find out how it is managed and conserved for the Nation.
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Photography Adventure River Lyn

Friday 13th May 2022 10:00 am

Location: Lynmouth
Duration: 4 hours
Description: All welcome to this photography adventure, which is designed for hobbyists, enthusiasts, seasoned photographers. We will be exploring this pre-scouted route, allowing us the opportunity, subject to the weather to create meaningful images, this is not a workshop. 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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Basic Spoon Carving

Saturday 14th May 2022 09:45 am

Location: Brompton Regis
Duration: 7 hours
Description: This group course will take place on Saturday 14th May 2022Aimed at beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. Our resident expert Peter Collins will will instruct you in the traditional methods of spoon carving. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axe and knife and plenty of time to practice your skills throughout the day.We will make kitchen utensils to get you into the basics of carving a butter spreader, porridge spurtle or spatula.We do not provide food so a packed lunch is required. Lots of tea coffee and biscuits included. The course is outside in our woodland work shelter so suitable clothing and footwear.(Numbers are limited to 4 people per course. You must be 18 or older to attend. We can arrange a course for children and adults by special arrangement, just get in touch)
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Photowalk Tarr Steps

Saturday 14th May 2022 10:00 am

Location: Tarr Steps
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A journey exploring Tarr Steps Exmoor sprinkled with local knowledge and photography know-how from a qualified local photographer.
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St Margaret’s Hospice Colour Run 2022

Saturday 14th May 2022 10:00 am

Location: Taunton Racecourse, Taunton, Somerset TA3 7BL
Duration: 4 hours
Description: It has been a long time coming but the Colour Run is back! After 2 years of completing the event at home we cannot wait to welcome both old and new supporters to our Colour Run on Saturday 14th May 2022 at Taunton Racecourse. To show how excited we are, we are giving the first fifty people to sign up a free Colour Run t-shirt* which can be collected on the day. These will go quick so sign up now to claim yours! *Subject to size availability, we will be in contact with regards to size once registration is confirmed. Walk, run, or dance your way round this colourful route, passing through paint stations and join fellow supporters at the finish line for a paint party celebration. So, get your friends and family involved, throw on your brightest outfit and join us for the most colourful event of the year. You can collect any items bought from the online shop at the registration desk on event day. Your sponsorship makes a difference: Your registration fee only covers the cost of putting on the event, we are asking you to raise sponsorship to ensure we can continue supporting patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness in your community. Last year we supported more than 5,000 people across Somerset, we would not be able to supply the care we do without the generosity of our local community.
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Trio Sōra concert

Saturday 14th May 2022 07:30 pm

Location: Wellhayes Vineyard
Duration: 2 hours
Description: As part of the Music@Wellhayes series of concerts, the Trio Sōra perform a programme of Brahms and Schubert piano trios.
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A Georgian Adventure - History Group Talk

Monday 16th May 2022 07:00 pm

Location: St Petrock's Church
Duration: N/A
Description: Rob Wilson-North is giving an illustrated talk on the impact of the Knight family who came to Exmoor in 1818, in light of newly discovered documents which inform the creation of a great estate. Talks normally last for 45 minutes with refreshments available. No dedicated car park in the village but is not usually a problem. The church has an accessible toilet.
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Discover Molland - its church and moor

Tuesday 17th May 2022 10:30 am

Location: St Mary’s Church, Molland
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Hugh Harrison, an internationally known timber conservation expert living locally leads a specialist company of consultants, designers and contractors in the conservation and surveying of historic structural and decorative woodwork. Linking to his talk during Simonsbath Festival, he will provide a short insight into the medieval church of St Mary, Molland, following which there will be a 2.5 hour, circular walk to Molland Moor (optional). Lunch can be booked at the London Inn, next to the church. Parking at the church / in village hall car park.
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Julian's Watersmeet Wednesdays

Wednesday 18th May 2022 11:00 am

Location: National Park Centre, the Esplinade, Lynmouth
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Join retired Head Ranger and nature writer Julian Gurney on a gentle to moderate natural history walk from the National Park Centre in Lynmouth to Watersmeet House and back. Julian worked in these woodlands and river valleys for over 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge about our local natural history. We will stop at Watersmeet House for a drink, not included in price, or bring a picnic to eat by the river.
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Discover Bossington Guided Walk

Friday 20th May 2022 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 recommended. Donations welcome to CareMoor for Exmoor, helping support nature and heritage conservation, and access projects. Walk starts at 10:30am in the National Trust car park in Bossington
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Inspiration and the Sea Art Class

Friday 20th May 2022 10:30 am

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: 1 day and 4 hours
Description: 2 Days - Improvers art workshop for those who want to move away from adding too much detail to their paintings and to learn how to become more expressive. Grab your sketch pads and join Leigh on a beach walk where he will explain more in depth about inspiration and our creative minds. May 20th/21st 10:30am-2:30pm both days. For more information or to register please contact www.rootsandfeathers.co.uk rootsandfeathers@outlook.com
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Lynton & Lynmouth Walking & Outdoor Festival 2022

Saturday 21st May 2022 10:00 am

Location: Variety - see individual walks
Duration: 1 day, 12 hours and 30 minutes
Description: FREE EVENT: https://visitlyntonandlynmouth.com/walkers-are-welcome/ BOOK YOUR PLACE FOR FREE on one of our incredible outdoor exploring & walking experiences and walk with our Guides as they take you on an outdoor journey like no other. Prefer to do your own thing? Take one of our fantastic self-guided walks and explore the area in your own way. List of Walks: Doone Valley circular - Malmsmead Wild Swim with Lyn Seals at Lee Bay (Lynton) Songs & Tales - Lynmouth to Watersmeet to Countisbury Ghost Walk - from Lynton Town Hall Life as an Exmoor Pony - Countisbury Introduction to Wild Foraging - Lynmouth Hollerday Hill and Valley of Rocks A Trentishoe Adventure (butterflies and coastal views) Bat Detecting & Hot Chocolate Rogation Sunday - Countisbury Walking grades: flat and easy-going to long and strenuous Dogs: do check individual walks Children: do check individual walks Wheelchair / pram: do check individual walks Parking: do check the postcodes on the individual walks
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Porlock Open Gardens

Saturday 21st May 2022 02:00 pm

Location: Porlock
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Keen gardeners will be showing off their green-fingered talents as they take part in the annual Porlock Open Gardens Weekend. This year’s event, which takes place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May from 2-6pm, will give visitors the chance to explore gardens of all styles and sizes across the village. There are many gardens open, all offering a chance for you to visit gardens which would not normally be open to the public. There will be a wonderful variety of gardens from large wild gardens and gardens featuring unusual trees and shrubs. You can also view terraced gardens, gardens with ponds, gardens with water features and gardens with stunning views over the sea and moorland. “Please do come along and see the gardens but also take time to visit the many unique shops, pubs and tearooms in Porlock.” Plants will be available for sale at the Old School Building. Proceeds from the event will go towards the running of Porlock Visitor Centre. Weekend tickets cost £7.50 per person – sorry but no dogs are permitted - and are available from Porlock Visitor Centre, Gift and Candy and SPAR in Porlock. Special offer included for Greencombe Gardens for Open Gardens ticket holders ( contact the Visitor Centre for details)
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Glorious Gardens Woodborough House, Porlock Weir

Sunday 22nd May 2022 12:00 pm

Location: Woodborough House, Porlock Weir
Duration: 4 hours
Description: A steep woodland garden overlooking the sea. Specialising in spring flowering shrubs, including Rhododendrons, Azalea, Acers, and Camellias all at their best in mid-May. With it’s unique location there are magnificent views over Porlock Bay. Limited Parking available. Refreshments available.
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Porlock Open Gardens

Sunday 22nd May 2022 02:00 pm

Location: Porlock
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Keen gardeners will be showing off their green-fingered talents as they take part in the annual Porlock Open Gardens Weekend. This year’s event, which takes place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May from 2-6pm, will give visitors the chance to explore gardens of all styles and sizes across the village. There are many gardens open, all offering a chance for you to visit gardens which would not normally be open to the public. There will be a wonderful variety of gardens from large wild gardens and gardens featuring unusual trees and shrubs. You can also view terraced gardens, gardens with ponds, gardens with water features and gardens with stunning views over the sea and moorland. “Please do come along and see the gardens but also take time to visit the many unique shops, pubs and tearooms in Porlock.” Plants will be available for sale at the Old School Building. Proceeds from the event will go towards the running of Porlock Visitor Centre. Weekend tickets cost £7.50 per person – sorry but no dogs are permitted - and are available from Porlock Visitor Centre, Gift and Candy and SPAR. Special offer included for Greencombe Gardens for Open Gardens ticket holders ( contact the Visitor Centre for details)
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 25th May 2022 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, lasting around 2hrs. Dogs on short leads allowed. Walks starts at Dunster National Park Centre at 11am. Booking recommended. Donations welcome to CareMoor for Exmoor, helping support nature and heritage conservation and access projects.
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Porlock’s Coastal Wildlife

Thursday 26th May 2022 10:00 am

Location: National Trust car park in Bossington village. Grid Ref: SS 898 480
Duration: 3 hours
Description: A spectacular circling walk starting in the picturesque village of Bossington, via the dramatic cliffs at Hurlstone Point, continuing around the sweeping shingle ridge and across the ever-changing saltmarsh. The walk will provide many opportunities to discover coastal and marine wildlife, historic landscape features and the dynamic morphology of this nationally important coastline. Some steep paths and rough going underfoot. Refreshments available at Kitnor’s Tearoom, Bossington.
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Dunster Festival: Opening Night Concert

Friday 27th May 2022 07:00 pm

Location: Priory Church of St George, Church Street, Dunster
Duration: 2 hours
Description: The award-winning Aurora Percussion Duo present a centuries-spanning programme for Dunster Festival’s opening evening concert. Performing on a dazzling array of instruments, Delia and Le’s concert will include works by JS Bach, Ravel and Piazzolla alongside pieces written specially for the duo in a recital which is certain to captivate musically and visually from the first note to the last.
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Opening Night

Friday 27th May 2022 07:00 pm

Location: Priory Church of St George, Church Street, Dunster
Duration: 2 hours
Description: The Opening Night Concert of Dunster Festival 2022 featuring the Aurora Percussion Duo. Since 2010, Delia Stevens and Le Yu have made it their mission to redefine the art of percussion. Winners of the 60th edition of the prestigious Royal Overseas League Ensemble Award in 2012 and alumni of the Park Lane Group Young Artist Scheme, Aurora have since received invitations to perform at the Wigmore Hall, Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall, The Bridgewater Hall, The Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, as well as the Edinburgh Festival (live on BBC Radio 3), the Lucerne Festival and for the Royal Family. The duo has undertaken three sell-out tours of China, giving performances and masterclasses in some of the country’s most prestigious concert halls and conservatoires including headlining the RNCM Day of Percussion. Aurora Percussion Duo produce adrenaline-fueled concert performances which are visually spectacular, physically demanding and presented with the artistry of dedicated chamber musicians. Aurora concert programmes present a vast repertoire of music spanning centuries from Bach to the present day, whilst exploring instruments from the five-octave marimba to the humble egg shaker. “Percussion groups always have the unfair advantage of their eye-catching array of bizarre instruments, but this duo transcended that and showed real musicality.” - Ivan Hewett, Daily Telegraph “The Aurora Percussion Duo were terrific, zooming in on the wildly differing characters of each piece with immensely attractive sense of engagement, both with the music and with the audience.” – Classical Source “The superb Aurora Percussion Duo…” - Andrew Clark, Financial Times “Aurora Percussion Duo unite with exactitude and give performances of high physicality.” - Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian Find out more about Aurora at: Website: www.aurorapercussionduo.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/auroraperc Twitter/Instagram: @auroraperc Tickets for this concert available from the Dunster Festival website. The concert will be about two hours long (including interval). There will be a bar open in the Church before the concert and during the interval.
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Dunster Festival: Late Night Concert

Friday 27th May 2022 10:00 pm

Location: Priory Church of St George, Church Street, Dunster
Duration: 1 hour
Description: An atmospheric candle-lit solo recital combining old and new music for viola da gamba played by Liam Byrne, including works by sixteenth-century English composer Alfonso Ferrabosco the younger and contemporary composer Edmund Finnis amongst others.
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Grand Book Sale

Saturday 28th May 2022 1210

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Masses of preloved books for sale at Dulverton Heritage Centre. Stock changing daily - huge variety - bargain prices!
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Dunster Festival: Family Concert

Saturday 28th May 2022 11:00 am

Location: East Quay, Harbour Road, Watchet
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Join the Aurora Percussion Duo for this interactive family-friendly performance in the courtyard of the brand new East Quay in Watchet. Aimed at children and their parents, Delia and Le will introduce the audience to an array of amazing and unusual percussion instruments.
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Well Being Walks With Bella (please view the website for other dates).

Saturday 28th May 2022 02:15 pm

Location: Ridge Cottage
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: A well being walk with Bella the Shetland Pony is the perfect way for children, teenagers and grown -ups to enjoy the stunning Exmoor Countryside. Spend time walking with our beautiful if sometime mischievous pony, experiencing the well being benefits of exercise and interaction with Bella and the countryside environment. You can: Meet Bella ( and the sheep if you want to) Learn safety points Groom Bella and put on her bridle Have a gentle stroll with Bella in our meadow or around the local bridleway and lanes with our staff. Arrival Time - 14:15 For 4 people 30 minutes duration for additional time please contact us ( for 45 minute duration add £15). Also available on request Half day or longer walks with a bring your own picnic, or we can organise around our local pub for a lunch or a booked evening meal. Please give us a call if you would like to arrange this experience. This activity is fully covered by Public Liability Insurance. Please ask if you require to see the risk assessment.
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Nettlecombe Fete

Saturday 28th May 2022 02:30 pm

Location: The green at Nettlecombe Court
Duration: 3 hours
Description: FETE held in the grounds of Nettlecombe Court in aid of Nettlecombe Church funds,Cream Teas, live Music, Cake and produce Stall, plant Stall, bric a brac, clothes Rail, Children's entertainment, Book Stall and lots more.Dogs allowed on leads.
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Dunster Festival: Gala Concert

Saturday 28th May 2022 07:30 pm

Location: Priory Church of St George, Church Street, Dunster
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Motets by JS Bach and his family frame this sequence of sublime German baroque works performed by the intimate instrumental forces and ‘impassioned … effortlessly elegant’ voices of The Marian Consort. At the heart of the programme sits Heinrich Schütz’s astonishing Musikalische Exequien: written at the height of the Thirty Years’ War, a conflict which decimated much of German-speaking Europe and left more than eight million people dead or displaced, this intensely human requiem combines the austere ritual of ancient chant with all of the colour, urgency and energy of baroque solo singing.
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Dunster Festival: Festival Service

Sunday 29th May 2022 11:00 am

Location: Priory Church of St George, Church Street, Dunster
Duration: 1 hour
Description: A celebratory Festival service led by the Reverend Caroline Ralph with music performed by The Marian Consort, directed by Rory McCleery and with organist James McVinnie.
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Porlock Duck Race

Sunday 29th May 2022 02:00 pm

Location: Sparkhayes Campsite
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Come and have a Quacking good time at the Porlock Duck Race. Lots of fun for all. 10 races, 600 ducks including a Grand Finale. If your duck comes in the top three win a fabulous prize. Ice cream, BBQ, and Bar. Free car park and entrance
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Dunster Festival: Choral Workshop

Sunday 29th May 2022 03:00 pm

Location: Tithe Barn, Priory Green, Dunster
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join Rory McCleery, Dunster Festival’s artistic co-director, for an afternoon workshop exploring musical treasures by JS Bach’s illustrious predecessors alongside music by Johann Sebastian himself. The workshop will begin with a gentle vocal and physical warm-up, and will end with an informal sing-through/performance of the music studied. The influence of his relatives is clear in the music of JS Bach, and Johann, Johann Christoph, Johann Michael and Johann Ludwig Bach, although now rather overshadowed, were renowned composers in their own right, writing choral music of extraordinary beauty and pathos. Our workshop is open to all, although some prior choral experience and a familiarity with reading sheet music is recommended. Music will be provided on the day, and can also be sent out in advance as a pdf.
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Dunster Festival: Closing Concert

Sunday 29th May 2022 07:30 pm

Location: Priory Church of St George, Church Street, Dunster
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Featuring Daniel Pioro (violin), Clare O'Connell (cello), Liam Byrne (viola da gamba) and James McVinnie (organ). A celebration of the anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams from this superstar quartet, with excitingly fresh versions of his music, including The Lark Ascending, alongside works by Nico Muhly, David Lang and Alexander Agricola.
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Hidden Porlock Guided Walk

Tuesday 31st May 2022 10:00 am

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: A 2-hour guided walk around the village. Visit sites of historical interest and explore hidden parts of the village's past. Meet at Porlock Vistor Centre at 10.00 am for 10.15 start. Dogs and children are welcome.
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