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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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St Dubricius Church Annual Open Day

Saturday 1st October 2022 11:00 am

Location: St Dubricius Church, Porlock
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Once again we are presenting a great event for all the family, featuring history, music, bell-ringing, fun and more. Children, come and try our church mouse trail. Refreshments available. Please see our website for further details.
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Krysia Osostowicz and friends

Saturday 1st October 2022 07:30 pm

Location: Wellhayes Vineyard
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Krysia Osostowicz will perform at Wellhayes for their final concert of the season. Krysia is one of the leading violinists of her generation and founder of the Dante Quartet. She currently leads the Brodsky Quartet. She has given concerto and recital performances across Europe and made a series of award-winning recordings. From 1985-1995 she played with Domus, the pioneering piano quartet which toured with its own portable concert hall – a geodesic dome – winning a worldwide audience and two Gramophone awards. Krysia has made over 30 CD recordings of solo, duo and ensemble repertoire, including the sonatas of Brahms, Fauré and Bartók for Hyperion. Her recordings of Edmund Rubbra’s violin sonatas are described as “performances of flawless integrity”. Krysia is also principal violinist of Endymion Ensemble, teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and gives masterclasses in England and France. Born in London of a Polish family, Krysia studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and Cambridge University and her teachers have included Yehudi Menuhin, Alberto Lysy, Sándor Végh and Ferenc Rados. Krysia will be joined by colleagues to share a programme they have developed around the Bach music for solo violin, including poems and readings, culminating in the iconic Chaconne from his D minor suite. This exceptional programme will be performed without a break and will be followed by a light supper, which is included in the ticket price.
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Exmoor Photography Adventure

Sunday 2nd October 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 2nd October 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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Minehead Open Water Sprint Triathlon

Sunday 2nd October 2022 09:00 am

Location: The Adventure Centre, Minehead Seafront
Duration: N/A
Description: This event utilises its coastal location by including a 750m mass start open water sea swim in the shadows of North Hill but within the safety of the bay. The bike route is fast and undulating - an out and back towards the village of Porlock on stunning roads flanked by the high moorland terrain of Exmoor National Park. The views are breathtaking. Finally, you’ll take on the 5km run route. A mix of flat paved seafront promenade and the off-road trails within the woods of Culver Cliff. A ‘Cheeky Climb’ Strava segment makes for a sting in the tail before returning along the sea front to finish arms aloft on the beach!
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Exmoor Photowalk

Sunday 2nd October 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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Explore Exmoor with your smartphone or camera

Monday 3rd October 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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Ruins in Chargot Woods

Tuesday 4th October 2022 09:45 am

Location: Chargot Wood Car Park
Duration: 3 hours
Description: The 19c mineral line was built to carry iron from the Brendons to Watchet for shipment to South Wales. Spectacular remains are hidden in the hills. This is a one hour stroll to look at Langham Engine House, then a two hour walk down the steep miners' track to see Bearland Flue and other features connected with iron mining. We may visit Burrow Farm Engine House or Kennisham Hill.
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Dunster Outback Guided Walk

Wednesday 5th October 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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Two Moors Festival 2022

Thursday 6th October 2022

Location: Exmoor and Dartmoor
Duration: 11 days
Description: The Two Moors Festival, in its 22nd year, will bring high quality classical music to rural parts of Somerset and Devon, across two weekends in October.
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Lynmouth Flood Guided Walk

Thursday 6th October 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 Photography Adventure

Friday 7th October 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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Ashley Combe Landscape Restoration in Culbone Wood

Friday 7th October 2022 10:00 am

Location: Worthy Combe Toll Gate car park (£2 fee)
Duration: 4 hours
Description: This walk will follow the South West Coast Path from Ashley Combe to Culbone Church and back, looking at the work to restore some of the surviving features of the Ada Lovelace era designed landscape. We will also discover some of the earlier history and management of these fascinating coastal woodlands. The grounds of Ashley Combe are private so we will not be accessing this area but we will be able to get a good impression from the SW Coast Path and land the ENPA owns. Dogs must be kept on leads.
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A Hedgehogs Life - a talk by local expert Lisa Chapman

Friday 7th October 2022 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Come and discover how we can share our outdoor spaces with these spiny mammals and learn how easy it is for us to make some subtle changes to improve the habitats we share. Local resident Liza, is highly experienced in caring for hedgehogs; she rescues and rehabilitates many each year and "loves to talk hedgehog!"
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Exmoor Photography Workshop

Saturday 8th October 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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Exmoor Photography Workshop

Saturday 8th October 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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Walking Book Club: Swanfolk

Saturday 8th October 2022 02:00 pm

Location: Seven Fables Dulverton
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Joining our Walking Book Club in the woods of Dulverton to discuss Swanfolk by Kristín Ómarsdóttir. An astonishing dystopian novel about a woman's discovery of a community of swan-people from one of Iceland's greatest writers. Please note a level of walking fitness is required, do wear suitable footwear and dress appropriately as we walk in all weathers. ​ Happy & sociable dogs are welcome.
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Cream Tea with Inspirational Women

Saturday 8th October 2022 02:30 pm

Location: Porlock Village Hall
Duration: N/A
Description: A celebration of Ada Lovelace Day, with a cream tea and inspirational women, who this year include Miranda Mowbray from Bristol lecturer in AI, Lena Lewis, Exmoor farmer, Valerie Forgeard from women in TECH, Dr Anna Scott, who spoke at our first AD day returns to update us on her research into combining metals, and local metal worker Belle Cole who will bring some of her stunning creations. Ticket will be on sale early in Sept, online and at Porlock Visitor Centre
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 12th October 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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Town Tour of Dulverton

Thursday 13th October 2022 1203

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. Polite dogs welcome. Meet outside Dulverton Heritage Centre at 3pm.
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Talks at the Pavilion (Exmoor Dark Skies)

Thursday 13th October 2022 06:30 pm

Location: National Park Centre, the Esplinade, Lynmouth
Duration: 2 hours
Description: The last of our seasonal talks see the return of the ever-popular Seb Jay who will be talking about astronomy and the Exmoor Dark Sky Reserve. Seb’s talks will leave you completely fascinated by sheer enormity of the universe and the wonders that can be seen both with the naked eye and telescope. We will finish outside with a look through the telescopes if the night is clear. Tea and coffee available and the Centre will be open to browse.
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Sacred Somerset Churches Break

Friday 14th October 2022

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 3 days
Description: The Yarn Market Hotel in Dunster, based within Exmoor National Park, hosts a 2 night 3 day break on a full board basis, including Sunday lunch, to visit the wonderful churches of West Somerset and Exmoor. Originally devised in conjunction with the Diocese of Bath and Wells, the break is guided by Richard Tulloch who has worked for the Diocese and has been our resident host for the break for several years. You will be taken out each day in our hotel transport to visit the various locations, with the opportunity to participate in a morning service on the Sunday. You will see wonderful Exmoor scenery along the routes resplendent in Autumn colours. Included also are a programme of talks on the churches and the work of the Diocese.
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20th Exmoor Archaeology Forum ‘Reclaiming Exmoor: insights into a bold 19th century endeavour’

Saturday 15th October 2022 10:30 am

Location: Brushford Parish Hall
Duration: 6 hours
Description: The Knight familyʼs transformation of Exmoor leaves a profound legacy in the National Park today, and this years forum explores that legacy with a wealth of new research and insights. The Royal Forest of Exmoor was sold to John Knight in 1818, who set about implementing his vision to transform the landscape from moor to a productive estate with a mansion and designed landscape at its heart. His son adapted and developed the estate in new directions. 'Reclaiming Exmoorʼ a 2-year Leverhulme funded project run from the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth explores this bold venture and its social and ecological consequences, combining expertise in palaeoecology, environmental archaeology and history. A project by U3A Minehead transcribing the documents and further research into the Knight family, their buildings and landscape undertaken by ENPA and the South West Peatlands Partnership will also be presented. Speakers include the ʻReclaiming Exmoorʼ project team: Professor Ralph Fyfe and Dr Francis Rowney (University of Plymouth), Professor Henry French and Dr Leonard Baker (University of Exeter) as well as the Minehead U3A and members of staff from ENPA including Thomas Thurlow and Rob Wilson-North
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Apple Day

Saturday 15th October 2022 11:30 am

Location: Outside Dunster Memorial Hall in High Street Dunster
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Watch or join in traditional apple pressing and take away juice Free if own apples and container provided
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Fun Quiz and Supper

Saturday 15th October 2022 07:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Town Hall
Duration: N/A
Description: Come and join us for an evening of fun and food; a quiz with a dark skies theme (as part of the Dark Skies Festival 2022). Tickets only £12 each to include supper and desert. Bar available from 7pm. Teams of six (max) and tickets available from Dulverton Post Office in person or call 01398 323474 to reserve your tickets.
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Wild About Exmoor Talk:

Tuesday 18th October 2022 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Come and enjoy as we travel through and learn the basic constellations and solar system as part of the Dark Skies Festival 2022.
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Julian's Watersmeet Wednesdays

Wednesday 19th October 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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Talk by Exmoor National Park Ranger, Richard Eales on The Red Deer

Wednesday 19th October 2022 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: A fascinating and informative talk by Exmoor Ranger Richard Eales. Come and hear stories and learn the life of the Exmoor Red Deer. Back by popular demand!
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Wildlife at Night

Wednesday 19th October 2022 05:30 pm

Location: The Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join the Exmoor ponies in discovering the Wildlife at Night on Exmoor. Family friendly event to inspire everyone to engage in their local wildlife. Hot chocolate and marshmallows. Opportunity to interact with the ponies.
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Wildlife at Night

Thursday 20th October 2022 05:30 pm

Location: The Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join the Exmoor ponies in discovering the Wildlife at Night on Exmoor. Family friendly event to inspire everyone to engage in their local wildlife. Hot chocolate and marshmallows. Opportunity to interact with the ponies.
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Stories of the Stars at Wistlandpound Reservoir

Friday 21st October 2022 06:00 pm

Location: Wistlandpound Reservoir, North Thorne Lane, Barnstaple
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join South West Lakes’ Environment Rangers around the fire for an evening of stories of the stars at Wistlandpound Reservoir with ace storyteller Alice Courvoisier. A night of awe and wonder to be sure, with star-gazing (weather-permitting) and a night time wander with the rangers to see what wildlife we can encounter in the dark. A hearty soup and hot drinks will be provided to sustain you. The stories are most suited to children over the ages of seven but this is very much a family event and all ages are welcome to attend. Adults and children over seven £4. Children under seven free. Booking is essential. This event is part of our Connecting Communities project, which aims to help local people better connect and gain more from their local green and blue spaces. The Connecting Communities project is funded by the Government's Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund was developed by Defra and its Arm's-Length Bodies. It is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England, the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission.
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Stargazing & Hot Chocolate at Nettlecombe Court

Friday 21st October 2022 07:30 pm

Location: TA4 4HT
Duration: 2 hours
Description: NEW to Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2022! Tuck into a warming hot chocolate and slice of cake whilst discovering the exceptionally dark skies surrounding the 11th Century & Grade 1 listed Nettlecombe Court & Estate, in Somerset (Field Studies Council) Liz from Moor Wild Experiences will start you with an "Introduction to the Night Sky" under Nettlecombe's Court's decorative high ceilings before we step outside in search for Saturn's rings and the Milky Way. Learn the constellations through Greek mythological stories and using our Stellarium app (download for FREE) and Exmoor Dark Skies Pocket Guide, which you can take home. What if it's cloudy and rainy? No fear! Enjoy a longer indoor show of galactic mysteries, astrophotography and current space exploration with your hot chocolate and cake. FAQ: What is the Address: FSC Nettlecombe Court, The Leonard Wills Field Centre, Williton, Somerset, TA4 4HT Who can I call for enquiries: Liz Cwilewicz 07505364792 Accessible by wheelchair / prams: Yes, the grounds are flat immediately outside where the telescopes are set up on gravel. Do we walk far: No, around 40yds to the telescopes in the main courtyard Can I bring my dog: well-behaved dogs allowed. No dogs on the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 & 2014 Can I bring my own drinks: We will provide the hot and cold drinks Do I need to bring money/card: we are selling useful fold out Star Charts (Field Studies Council Publications) Toilets on site: Yes Parking: Plenty of parking. Look out for the signage What to bring/wear : warm layers, sturdy walking boots / shoes, head torch with RED light, download Stellarium on your phone or Tablet
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Exmoor Search & Rescue 30th Anniversary Open day

Saturday 22nd October 2022 11:00 am

Location: Exmoor Search & Rescue Team Unit 4, Limefield South Pathfields Business Park South Molton Devon EX36 3LH
Duration: 5 hours
Description: 30th Anniversary Open day at the rescue centre, South Molton. Team displays of equipment, vehicles and skills; search dogs, rope team, water team and more. Other activities to enjoy include Climbing wall, Face painting, Raffle, BBQ + refreshments. Other emergency services also in attendance. See Exmoor Search and rescue website for more information (30 years tab).
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Harvest Supper

Saturday 22nd October 2022 07:00 pm

Location: Allerford & Selworthy Community Hall
Duration: N/A
Description: Harvest Supper 7pm for 7.30pm start Booking essential
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Candlelit Evening of Song and Music

Saturday 22nd October 2022 07:15 pm

Location: St Dubricius Church, Porlock
Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Description: To bring the day to a peaceful and calming close join us for a performance by local choirs and musicians. The event is to support our once-in-a-generation Spire Re-shingling project. Refreshments available. For further updates on timing and programme, please check our website.
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Stargazing & Sunday Roast at Nettlecombe Court

Sunday 23rd October 2022 06:30 pm

Location: TA4 4HT
Duration: 3 hours
Description: NEW to the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2022! Enjoy long table dining and discover the exceptionally starry skies surrounding the 11th Century Nettlecombe Estate and the beautiful Grade l listed Nettlecombe Court building (Field Studies Council). Joining Moor Wild Experiences and the Field Centre's Team, you'll be treated to a scrumptious 2-course roast dinner (main and dessert) under decorative high ceilings before an indoor "Introduction to the Night Sky", followed by spotting Saturn's rings and the stars with our four refractor telescopes. Using the Stellarium app (download FREE in advance ) we'll guide you through the Northern Hemisphere constellations and the Greek mythological stories still used today! Take home an Exmoor National Park Dark Skies Pocket Guide for free and discover more about this special Dark Skies Reserve.. If cloudy and rainy? No fear, you'll enjoy a longer interactive indoor show of galactic mysteries, astrophotography and current Space exploration FAQ: What is the Address: FSC Nettlecombe Court, The Leonard Wills Field Centre, Williton, Somerset, TA4 4HT Who can I call for enquiries: Liz Cwilewicz 07505364792 Accessible by wheelchair / prams: Yes, the grounds are flat immediately outside where the telescopes are set up on gravel. Do we walk far: No, around 40yds to the telescopes in the main courtyard Can I bring my dog: well-behaved dogs allowed. No dogs on the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 & 2014 Can I bring my own drinks: Yes, this is a BYOB event. The bar will not be open Do I need to bring money/card: we are selling useful fold out Star Charts (Field Studies Council Publications) Toilets on site: Yes Parking: Plenty of parking. Look out for the signage
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Hidden Porlock Guided Walk

Tuesday 25th October 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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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 26th October 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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Wildlife at Night

Wednesday 26th October 2022 05:30 pm

Location: The Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join the Exmoor ponies in discovering the Wildlife at Night on Exmoor. Family friendly event to inspire everyone to engage in their local wildlife. Hot chocolate and marshmallows. Opportunity to interact with the ponies.
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Activity Afternoon

Thursday 27th October 2022 12:00 pm

Location: The Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Get up close with some of the ponies that are in our care and have a fun time at the Centre. Free admission with small charges for individual activities. Pony Rides - the minimum age for riding is 4 years old and there is a 12stone weight limit. Pony Grooming, Crafts, Refreshments
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Wildlife at Night

Thursday 27th October 2022 05:30 pm

Location: The Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join the Exmoor ponies in discovering the Wildlife at Night on Exmoor. Family friendly event to inspire everyone to engage in their local wildlife. Hot chocolate and marshmallows. Opportunity to interact with the ponies.
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Exmoor Dark Skies Stargazing break

Friday 28th October 2022

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 3 days
Description: The Yarn Market Hotel in Dunster, based within Exmoor National Park, Europe’s first designated Dark Skies Reserve, is hosting an Autumn Stargazing weekend. The break is on a full board basis and includes Sunday lunch. A programme of activities takes place over the weekend, led by expert Bob Mizon, FRAS, who will provide fascinating talks and attend the evening stargazing sessions. If the weather should not be perfect to offer clear skies on any evening an alternative programme will be in place. The weekend is within Exmoor National Park’s Dark Skies Festival period, now in its 6th year, which includes many other astronomy themed events in the area, if guests wish to extend their stay. The break is suitable for anyone with an interest in astronomy, at any level of experience. Young enthusiasts are also encouraged and there is a discount of 50% for under 20’s sharing a room with adults.
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Autumn Feast

Saturday 29th October 2022 06:30 pm

Location: Horner Farm
Duration: N/A
Description: Our Autumn Feast is designed to bring people together to celebrate the incredible food from the British Isles. We focus on in season produce by seeking out suppliers who share our goals of high quality produce with strong environmental focus.Our feasts are not just about food, but also about coming together to celebrate the season.A informal talk is featured at our Autumn feast giving you an insight into our farm and Exmoor's surrounding wildlife.
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