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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 filtered out of the calendar to only leave any 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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Somerset's Brilliant Coast: Turning the Tide!

Sunday 1st September 2019 09:30 am

Location: Kilve Court Residential Centre
Duration: 5 hours and 15 minutes
Description: A day of inspirational talks and discussions for anyone with an interest in Somerset's Brilliant Coast to: - Celebrate the first year of SWT's Somerset's Brilliant Coast project - Showcase the amazing diversity of our coast and some of the great work that has been going on to protect it - Explore some of the threats, global and local, that are facing it Along with our partners and stakeholders, we will be asking what your concerns are and signposting ways you and your communities can address the challenges facing the coastal and marine environment in Somerset and beyond. There will be the chance to sign up for exciting projects that are coming up. It’s time to turn the tide! Where: Kilve Court Residential Centre, Kilve, TA5 1EA (free car parking onsite) Booking/Contact information: booking essential. Contact Mark Ward at mark.ward@somersetwildlife.org for more information. To book please visit Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/somersets-brilliant-coast-turning-the-tide-tickets-64978310877 Cost: £10 per head to cover the booking fee and the cost of the buffet lunch and refreshments. SWT is subsidising this event and any donations to our charitable work will be welcome on the day. Refreshments/dietary requirements: A cold buffet lunch with vegetarian options and tea/coffee and biscuits are provided. Please email mark.ward@somersetwildlife.org if you have any further dietary requirements. Additional information: Suitable for people with limited mobility/wheelchair accessible. This event is aimed at adults, but teenagers and older children are very welcome to attend. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs allowed on site (except guide dogs). Later in the afternoon there will be free guided walks at Kilve Beach exploring local geology and marine biology. These can be booked separately. For more information please visit: https://www.somersetwildlife.org/livingcoastsconference
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Dunster Yarn Market

Sunday 1st September 2019 10:00 am

Location: Dunster Yarn Market
Duration: 6 hours
Description: See 7th July for details.
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Improve your photography over the Summer

Sunday 1st September 2019 1210

Location: outside Minehead Tourist Information Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: This mini-workshop is designed for people who perhaps don’t understand the basic settings of your camera and principles of photography and what to achieve more. We meet in Minehead and spend around two hours on around Exmoor, (transport included) exploring your camera settings and the principles of photography. We break for refreshments, (a cup of tea or coffee which is included in the price). The final two hours are spent developing your skills in taking images, exploring in more depth the rules of photography, like the composition and leading lines. Starting at 10 am, finishing around 2 pm Group size is a maximum of 6 people. Price £45.00
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Photography trail

Sunday 1st September 2019 1210

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Explore Arlington through the camera's lens with a brand new photography trail inside and outside. Compare the old with the new, see previously unseen photographs, and share your own pictures with us.
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British cut flower show at Arlington Court

Sunday 1st September 2019 1211

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Arlington will be a hosting a celebration of cut flowers in the Victorian flower garden, showcasing installations by local flowers clubs and arrangers. These large scale outdoor floral installations will celebrate both British cut flowers and the gardens at Arlington Court. There will also be related talks and demonstrations held in the adjacent walled kitchen garden throughout the weekend.
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Carriage Museum Trail

Sunday 1st September 2019 1211

Location: Arlington Court Carriage Museum
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Did you know that Dalmatians were bred as carriage dogs? Find out more and see how many animals you can spot in the Carriage Musuem and stables. Pick up from the Carriage Museum on the days that Arlington Court is open.
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Charles Village Exhibition

Sunday 1st September 2019 1202

Location: Charles Church, Charles
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: An Exhibition of Victorian Life in Charles and the surrounding area in the lifetime of Autor and one time Charles resident R D Blackmore
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A Town Tour of Dulverton

Tuesday 3rd September 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Join us for a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales from local guides. Dulverton Heritage Centre
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Walking Safari

Wednesday 4th September 2019 10:30 am

Location: webbers post carpark
Duration: 3 hours
Description: A good hike around the moors and woods looking for Exmoor Red Deer and ponies. Enjoy the great views and learn how to look for evidence of wildlife, foraging and tree identification. Refreshments provided Please bring waterproofs and good hiking shoes or boots Booking essential on 01643 831 759
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Bat's Castle Guided Walk

Wednesday 4th September 2019 11:00 am

Location: National Park Centre Dunster
Duration: 3 hours
Description: On the first Wednesday of every month join local walk leaders on a guided walk to Bat's Castle, Dunster. Starting from National Park Centre Dunster, you will be guided through hidden parts of the village and into some wonderful scenery and landscape on the outskirts of Dunster. You will learn about the rich history of the area and come across some breathtaking views. Please note this is approximately a 4 mile walk with some steep inclines in places, suitable footwear is essential and bringing a bottle of water is recommended.
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The Bats of Horner Wood

Wednesday 4th September 2019 07:00 pm

Location: NT car park at Horner village
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Fifteen of the seventeen known species of bat can be found in Horner Wood. Learn more about bats from an expert ecologist and take a fascinating evening stroll along the valley bottom, beside the Horner Water, watching for emerging bats as they forage in and around the tree canopy. With the aid of sophisticated bat detectors, you will also get the chance to hear them as they hunt for flying insects. 1-1.5mls. No dogs.
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Seaglass and Gemstone Jewellery making

Thursday 5th September 2019 1202

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Jewellery making with Debbie. This workshop is suitable for beginners and more advanced crafters. In a friendly environment make a totally unique piece of jewellery using Sea Glass of semi-precious stones. Make it for yourself, or as a gift. Debbie will guide you and teach you the techniques of this amazing craft.
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Talk - All you need to know about Northmoor Gin

Thursday 5th September 2019 07:30 pm

Location: Riverside Youth Centre, Kemps Way, Dulverton
Duration: N/A
Description: Exmoor Distillery sits on the southern gateway to Exmoor in Dulverton, an historic location, mentioned in the Domesday Book. The perfect setting in which to distil one of the UK’s finest small batch artisan gins. Exmoor Distillery is a small family run distillery, with a love for a premium quality gin. “After sampling many of the world’s gins on our travels, there was nothing that quite hit the spot, so we decided to produce our own. Customers love the complex flavours of the juniper and botanicals that give our gin a decidedly country taste and smooth texture.”
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 6th September 2019 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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Porlock Marsh Guided Walk

Friday 6th September 2019 10:30 am

Location: Porlock Visitors Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join local walk leader on a breath taking walk to discover Porlock Marsh, it's rich wildlife, history and scenery.
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Heddon Valley Family Camp Out

Friday 6th September 2019 04:00 pm

Location: Heddon Valley, National Trust car park
Duration: 1 day and 19 hours
Description: Join the adventure! Come along and camp in some of the most amazing locations on Exmoor. Ideal for first time campers. Set your camp, cook your dinner and enjoy our communal campfire, storytelling, and a night walk. Explore the local area during the day time, taking part in the Stone Balancing workshops and competition that are running simultaneously if you want. Runs from Friday 4pm to Sunday 11am. Booking essential.
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Porlock Carnival

Saturday 7th September 2019 05:30 pm

Location: Porlock
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Annual carnival through the streets of Porlock. Music and entertainment. Fun for all the family. Followed by presentation to best in categories.
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 11th September 2019 11:00 am

Location: National Park Centre Dunster
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join local walk leader for a stroll around Dunster, taking in historical sites and finding hidden parts to the village.
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Lorna Doone Safari

Wednesday 11th September 2019 1202

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: To celebrate 150 years since R.D. Blackmore's novel was published, book a place on a special 'Lorna Doone' Landrover safari. Pass through the beautiful Doone country, and visit St Mary's Church in Oare, Badgworthy Water and Robber's Bridge. Sit back and enjoy the fascinating commentary which brings the book to life. Departs from the Porlock Visitor Centre. (Group bookings on other dates also possible).
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A Town Tour of Dulverton

Wednesday 11th September 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Join us for a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales from local guides. Dulverton Heritage Centre
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Learn to Draw with Chris Howe

Thursday 12th September 2019 1211

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre, Lynmouth Pavilion, Lynmouth
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Have fun learning to Draw with talented local artist Chris Howe. If you've ever wanted to learn to draw, or you'd like to improve your drawing this is the class for you. It's a relaxing class in a nice environment, with lots of encouragement to help you along. All equipment and tuition is included
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The East Lyn, Watersmeet and Hoar Oak Water

Thursday 12th September 2019 11:00 am

Location: Combe Park car park (NT)
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: This circular walk starts at the lovely Combe Park car park (NT donation box). The walk then climbs steadily to reach Myrtleberry Cleave before quickly losing height through an old settlement to reach Watersmeet. We then follow the East Lyn River upstream to Ash Bridge before returning the other side back to the Hoar Oak Water and returning to the start. We will stop at Watersmeet for refreshments. 3.5mls.
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Watercolour Painting with Chris Howe

Thursday 12th September 2019 1202

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Learn the art of watercolour painting with talented local artist Chris Howe. Beginners are very welcome, but this session is suitable for all levels of experience. Chris teaches is a very friendly, approachable way. All materials are included, you will create a wonderful picture and have a lot of fun too. You can attend just one session or come each month and see the improvement as you learn more.
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Summer Art Exhibition

Saturday 14th September 2019

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 7 days
Description: Art ExhibitionFour lady artists all with different styles - Trish Wright, Ro Hoyte, Gabrielle Horrobin and Margaret Lovatt return to us with their fabulous new summer exhibition.
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3 Day Bow Making Experience

Saturday 14th September 2019 09:00 am

Location: Bulworthy Project, Hensons Wood, Rackenford, Devon
Duration: 2 days and 8 hours
Description: Suitable for a beginner or someone who has attended the 1 day course,during this 3 day, you will turn a roughly hewn quarter stave and through a process that has changed little for thousands of years, will learn to make a beautiful bow that you will treasure forever. Matthew Yung who teaches the course has an infectious enthusiasm for harnessing the properties of wood and the ability to make everyone feel at ease. The course is fully catered using the finest local ingredients. All of the food and beverages that you will require for the 3 days are included in the price as is the cost of camping.
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Heritage Open Day

Saturday 14th September 2019 10:30 am

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Enjoy free entry to Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum as part of Heritage Open Day. Explore the gardens and grounds and discover how the National Trust care for this beautiful place.
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Cowbridge Sawmill Open Days as part of National Heritage Days

Saturday 14th September 2019 11:00 am

Location: Cowbridge Sawmill, Timberscombe
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: COWBRIDGE SAWMILL OPEN DAYS 14th September 2019 11.00 to 16.30 Guided Tours, Blacksmithing and Woodturning displays Refreshments available. Free Admission but donations welcome. At junction of A396 and Wootton Courtenay Road , Timberscombe. TA24 7TD
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Barn Dance

Saturday 14th September 2019 07:00 pm

Location: Dunster Tithe Barn
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Dunster Buttercross Community Orchard Barn Dance at Dunster Tithe Barn on Saturday September 14th, 7.00pm to 11.00pm. Music by the Quantock Quarenders. Licensed Bar and food available from Country Grill Tickets £8.00 at the door on the night or available from Jacobs of Dunster, Alan Vicary (01643 - 821046) or Doug Challoner (01643 822225)
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St. Margaret’s Hospice Great Somerset Memory Walk – Coastal Challenge

Sunday 15th September 2019 08:00 am

Location: Butlins Minehead
Duration: 10 hours
Description: Join us for our new coastal challenge and remember someone special as you walk along the tranquil West Somerset Coastal Path. We’ll set off from Butlins, Minehead, with a choice of walking 12.4 miles to West Quantoxhead or 25 miles to Steart Marshes. Start: 15th September, 2019 at 8:00am End: 15th September, 2019 at 6:00pm Location: Butlins, Warren Road, Minehead, TA24 5SH While enjoying the stunning scenery, many of our sponsored walkers will be celebrating the life of a loved one, as we will be offering everyone a bib to decorate with their own personal dedication message. You’re equally welcome to come along if you just want to enjoy the walk. Buses back to the start are included in the entry fee of just £15 for adults and £10 for children under 16. You are very welcome to bring your dogs to walk with you, but please keep your four-legged friends on a lead and clear up after them. Walkers can set off between 8am and 9am. Those wishing to complete the full route must check in at the halfway point (West Quantoxhead) by 1pm. All entrants must complete the course by 6pm and check in at the finish line. The entrance fee covers the cost of this event, so we're hoping all our wonderful walkers will also raise sponsorship, to ensure over 3,800 people every year will get the care and support from St. Margaret's they need. Adult: £15 Child: £10 Notes: Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult registered to take part in the event. We recommend that children under the age of 12 do not take part in this event. The course is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. Full terms and Conditions available via the below link. Link to our website booking page https://www.st-margarets-hospice.org.uk/Event/great-somerset-memory-walk-coastal-challenge
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Cowbridge Sawmill Open Days as part of National Heritage Days

Sunday 15th September 2019 11:00 am

Location: Cowbridge Sawmill, Timberscombe
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: COWBRIDGE SAWMILL OPEN DAYS 15th September 11.00 to 16.30 Guided Tours, Blacksmithing and Woodturning displays Refreshments available. Free Admission but donations welcome. At junction of A396 and Wootton Courtenay Road , Timberscombe. TA24 7TD
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Exmoor's Historic Building Festival

Monday 16th September 2019

Location: Park wide
Duration: 7 days
Description: A series of events looking at the historic buildings across Exmoor. Throughout the week there will be walks, talks and practical demonstrations of traditional building techniques taking place across the park. More details to follow so keep an eye on the Exmoor National Park website an social media.
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Simonsbath Sawmill Open Day

Monday 16th September 2019 1210

Location: Simonsbath Sawmill
Duration: 6 hours
Description: An opportunity to look around the historic, water-powered sawmill and estate workshops at Simonsbath. Dating from the early 19th century, this group of buildings, set in a beautiful, riverside location in the heart of the national park, were once the hub of activity for a huge country estate. Volunteers lead regular tours of the mill and will tell you about the history of this remarkable area. Tours are free and no booking is necessary but if you are coming especially to see the mill it's advisable to ring 01643 831202 on the day to check that we are open.
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Simonsbath guided walks

Monday 16th September 2019 10:30 am

Location: Ashcombe car park, Simonsbath
Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Ashcombe Gardens - a late Georgian garden in the Picturesque style -have been lost to view for nearly a century. Work is now underway to reawaken this 'unexpected garden' on the top of Exmoor and the 'Scottish croft' which formed a part of it. Ashcombe Gardens lie at the heart of a 16,000 acre Georgian estate high on the top of Exmoor. The estate was created from barren moorland by John Knight and was begun around 1820. A great mansion was started and a wild valley garden begun in the Picturesque style. During 2019 work has begun to reawaken this 'unexpected garden' and to restore the little 'Scottish' croft, old gardeners' tool store and underground building which formed part of it. This is an opportunity to see initial progress on the gardens and to look around the croft and the other buildings on the site which are not normally open to the public. The Victorian sawmill will also be open with guided tours and demonstrations taking place throughout the day. Directions: Ashcombe carpark is the only public carpark in Simonsbath and is well signposted in Simonsbath. It lies just off the B3223 between the Exmoor Forest Inn and St Luke's Church. (It is on the road that runs from Simonsbath to Exford). TA24 7SH Other info: Booking not required. Allow 1 hour for your visit but you are welcome to stay longer. The site has a carpark and public toilets. The site comprises a group of buildings which are under conservation, so tours are limited to 6 people at a time and you will be required to wear a hard hat and high visibility jacket. Be prepared for it to be muddy underfoot. The gardens are adjacent to the buildings and are accessible on level ground from the carpark. It may be possible, for those who wish, to explore further into the gardens depending on weather and ground conditions and you are advised to bring wellington boots for this and be prepared for some uphill paths and rough ground. Contact for the day: Exmoor National Park Authority 01398 323665 (ref Simonsbath Heritage Open Day event)
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Barlynch Priory guided walks

Monday 16th September 2019 11:00 am

Location: St Nicholas Priory - Beside the A396 approximately 1.5km north of Dulverton, signed parking in field beside layby.
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Guided or self guided walks around the site of Barlynch Priory in the Exe valley. The Priory was founded in 1174-89 and dissolved in 1536. Earthworks and some remains of buildings are still clearly visible. St Nicholas' Priory at Barlynch lies in a remote and beautiful wooded valley beside the River Exe, some 1.5kms north-east of Dulverton. It was a house of Augustinian or Black Canons and was never wealthy with between 3 and 9 Canons recorded. During the medieval period it was a secluded location with no road access through the valley. The Canons were all priests and ministered to the local community and ran a school for boys, known from fragments of a schoolbook. The site of the Priory is now marked by a farmhouse, a courtyard of farm buildings, and Barlynch Cottage - all are in private ownership. These buildings stand on or incorporate parts of the monastic complex. Archaeological measured survey, geophysical survey and building recording have informed an interpretation of the original arrangement of the monastic buildings. The remains of three monastic buildings survive. On this open day access is provided to the standing wall of the infirmary and earthworks of other buildings and of a fishpond and leat in the valley fields by the farmhouse. The site is undergoing some conservation works funded by Historic England and Exmoor National Park. W;al takes less than 1 hour. Walk is over level but occasionally rough ground.
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The Archaeology of the Church of St Petrock Timberscombe

Monday 16th September 2019 07:00 pm

Location: St Petrock's Church, Church Street, Timberscombe
Duration: N/A
Description: As part of Exmoor's Historic Buildings Festival, St Petrock's History Group is delighted to welcome Dr Jerry Sampson who will give an illustrated Lecture based on his recent research into the fabric of this Grade 1 Listed Church which dates back to the C15.
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Dunster Park Circular

Tuesday 17th September 2019 10:00 am

Location: Dunster Castle NT car park (Fee payable)
Duration: 3 hours
Description: This walk will go up through Dunster Deer Park to Withycombe Hill Gate. Then over Bat's Castle Iron Age hill fort settlement and down to see England's tallest tree in Nutcombe Bottom before returning over Gallox Bridge to Dunster. 5mls.
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Wootton Courtenay Guided Walk

Tuesday 17th September 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Outside village church
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join members of the Exmoor National Park’s historic environment team for this guided walk around Wootton Courtenay. The settlement has a long and interesting history and is mentioned in the Doomsday book. The place name Wootton, which derives from the Anglo-Saxon wudu (a wood) + tun (a settlement or enclosure), and was held by William of Falaise. The Courtenay place-name element arrived with John de Courtenay (d.1274), who by the 13th century held the manor. Around the time the Courtenays became Earls of Devon in the early 14th century the manor passed to the Peverills and then later to Sir Walter Hungerford. The only identifiable physical evidence of the mediaeval settlement at Wootton Courtenay is the parish church, which has its origins in the 13th century and the churchyard cross, which is some 200 years later in date. Explore this and other buildings of interest during this 2 hour walk through this fascinating Exmoor village. Directions: The village is located just to the south west of Dunster off the A396. Meet outside the village church at 14.00. TA24 8RHOther info: Booking not required. A gentle walk around the village with some moderate gradients.
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Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway talk

Tuesday 17th September 2019 02:30 pm

Location: National Parks Centre, The Esplanade, Lynmouth,
Duration: 1 hour
Description: The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff railway is one of Exmoor’s must see attractions. Opened in 1890 it is the highest and steepest totally water powered railway in the world. With a 500ft climb from the bottom to the top stations the journey is completely unique. This talk will provide you with the history of this amazing (and totally carbon free!) piece of Victorian engineering that links the two towns of Lynton and Lynmouth. Booking not required, the talk is free. It is also repeated on Thursday 19th 14.30-15.30. Fare information can be found on the website below. https://www.cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk/
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Ashley Combe, Ada Lovelace and Culbone guided walk.

Wednesday 18th September 2019 11:00 am

Location: Toll house at Worthy
Duration: 3 hours
Description: The short stretch of coastline from Porlock Weir to Culbone is surely one of the most intriguing along the whole coast of the United Kingdom. The now demolished Ashley Combe house was home to computer pioneer Ada Lovelace . The house had extensive gardens with tunnels, lookouts and miles of path ways through carefully designed woodlands that stretch up to Culbone. This walk take us along the south west coast path and will look at recent works carried out by the National Park to research this little understood designed landscape. The walk will culminate in a visit to Culbone Church, reportedly the smallest parish church in the country and one that has pre-Norman origins. After a short break for lunch (not provided) we retrace our steps back down the coast path to the toll house at Worthy. Directions: Meeting point is the toll house at Worthy. TA24 8PG. Limited parking is available (£2) public car park is available in Porlock Weir which is around a 30 min walk away. Other info: Booking not required and the event is free. The walk is strenuous and at times very steep. Please wear the appropriate clothing and bring water. Please be aware that there is no toilet available on this route.
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Watercolour Painting at Dulverton with Chris Howe

Wednesday 18th September 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Dulverton National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Learn to paint in Watercolour with local artist Chris Howe. These sessions are suitable for everyone from complete beginners to those with experience. It is a fun environment to learn in, all materials are included. Anyone 16 or under must be accompanied by a fee paying adult please.
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Watercolour Painting at Dulverton with Chris Howe

Wednesday 18th September 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Dulverton National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Learn to paint in Watercolour with local artist Chris Howe. These sessions are suitable for everyone from complete beginners to those with experience. It is a fun environment to learn in, all materials are included. Anyone 16 or under must be accompanied by a fee paying adult please.
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A Town Tour of Dulverton

Wednesday 18th September 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Join us for a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales from local guides. Dulverton Heritage Centre
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Stained Glass, a talk by Clare Maryan-Green

Wednesday 18th September 2019 06:00 pm

Location: St Petrock's Church, Church Street, Timberscombe
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Clare Maryan-Green is a local craftswoman who have extensive knowledge of the tradition of the production of stained glass. Join us for this interactive talk to hear about the history of stained glass and learn some of the techniques used in its production. Booking not required but space limited. No level access into the church. On street parking available throughout the village. Light refreshments included.
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Dunster Early fabric display and guided walks

Thursday 19th September 2019 11:00 am

Location: Dunster Memorial Hall, 17 High Street, Dunster
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Dunster Early Fabric group have been researching the medieval buildings of Dunster. The event will include displays, the unveiling of a model hall house and guided walks to some of the most interesting buildings that the group has surveyed. Dunster is one of the best preserved medieval villages in the country and a Historic England funded research group, the Dunster Early Fabric group, has been shedding new light on many of the buildings. This event will show off some of the groups findings that include roof structures dating back to the 13th century. The group has also built an accurate scale model of a medieval open hall house which will be unveiled. There will be guided walks around Dunster looking at some of these buildings and a chance to look around one of the best preserved privately owned buildings in the town.
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Natural History Walk

Thursday 19th September 2019 1202

Location: Exmoor Natural History Centre, Porlock Weir Car Park.
Duration: 2 hours
Description: An easy paced stroll with a knowledgeable member of the Exmoor Natural History Society to discover the wildlife within the wonderful landscape around Porlock Weir.
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Watercolour Painting at Dunster - with Chris Howe

Thursday 19th September 2019 1202

Location: Dunster National Park Centre, Dunster Steep, Dunster
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Learn the wonderful art of Water colour painting - with local artist Chris Howe. Suitable for all levels of experience these are fun sessions. All materials are included Under 16 year olds must be accompanied by a fee paying adult please
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Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway talk

Thursday 19th September 2019 02:30 pm

Location: National Parks Centre, The Esplanade, Lynmouth
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff railway is one of Exmoors must see attractions. Opened in 1890 it is the highest and steepest totally water powered railway in the world. With a 500ft climb from the bottom to the top stations the journey is completely unique. This talk will provide you with the history of this amazing (and totally carbon free!) piece of Victorian engineering that links the two towns of Lynton and Lynmouth.
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Beautiful Bossington Guided Walk

Friday 20th September 2019 10:30 am

Location: National Trust car park in Bossington
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Bossington is a picturesque village in Exmoor, the walk starts and ends here. You will be lead along the coast, gently climbing towards Hurlestone Point and cutting back through ancient Holm Oak woodland. This is a circular walk with breathtaking views across Porlock Bay. A rich history and interesting facts along the way. Please wear suitable footwear for the terrain. Approx 2.5 miles.
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The History of St Petrocks Church, Parracombe

Friday 20th September 2019 06:30 pm

Location: Petrock Churhc, Church Lane, Parracombe
Duration: 2 hours
Description: The grade I listed church of St Petrock in Parracombe is one of the be most remarkable churches in the country. Built in the 13th century and saved from demolition in the 19th century the church survived the Victorian restoration that befell many other churches leaving it with an incredibly intact Georgian interior. Hear from Meriel O’Dowd, conservation project manager for the Churches Conservation Trust on how Ruskin saved the building from demolition and from Dr Stuart Blaylock who will explain the archaeology of the building in amazing depth and detail.Booking not required but space is limited. Please be aware that there is no parking by the church. The nearest car park is at the parish hall on Church Lane, a short but steep walk from the church.
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Somerset County Show

Saturday 21st September 2019

Location: Taunton Racecourse
Duration: N/A
Description: Taking place on Sat 21 and Sun 22 September, the new Somerset County Show will be held at Taunton Racecourse. More info about Somerset County Show on Facebook. www.somersetcountyshow.co.uk
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Charcoal Making Experience

Saturday 21st September 2019 09:30 am

Location: Bulworthy Project, Hensons Wood, Rackenford, Devon
Duration: 1 day and 30 minutes
Description: Spend a day and a night in the woods learning to make charcoal with Anna and Pete who are professional charcoal makers and experienced trainers. This is a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself into woodland life. The course is fully catered using the finest local ingredients cooked over Devon's finest charcoal. You have the choice of staying overnight or just for the day.
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Pine Feroda Exhibiting At Lanacre Barn Gallery

Saturday 21st September 2019 10:00 am

Location: Lanacre Barn Gallery
Duration: 15 days and 7 hours
Description: THE GIANTS COME TO TOWN!! Pine Feroda, a collaboration of four professional artists, working together to produce dramatic large scale woodblock prints, is coming to Exmoor for an important exhibition at Lanacre Barn Gallery. Pine Feroda (the name carefully chosen for its ambiguity) has had widespread success and international recognition in London, New York, Hong Kong and Australia, with the accolade of being three times selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. > Working mostly in the South West, Merlyn Chesterman R.E., Julia Manning R.E., S.W.L.A., Ian Phillips and Judith Westcott have developed a unique artistic collaboration with a recognisable style. Pine's oevre is predominantly seascapes and landscapes, often inspired by the North Devon coastline. > Lanacre Barn Gallery, now in its 8th year, overlooks The Barle Valley, arguably one of the most beautiful areas within The Exmoor National Park, all of which creates a wonderful setting for an Exmoor gallery. It's a converted traditional stone barn, no less than a hidden gem, set in a farmyard high on the moor where Jo Minoprio, artist and gallery owner, welcomed over 600 visitors through the doors to enjoy her last big joint show. > Having hung three Pines in her gallery over the last couple of years, she has experienced first- hand the public's reaction to these exciting images. So, to now have the full collection of Pine Feroda's work for all to see under one roof, represents a dream come true. > Pine's works are quite distinct, having developed its own recognisable style - indeed, this made up artist can be seen to evolve and grow like a real-life artist. Just how different - or similar - Pine's creators' own works are from Pine itself will be for the individual visitors to the barn to decide. But for sure, here is a unique opportunity to make such a judgement, with these four remarkable artists all exhibiting their own works alongside these giants, completing the circle and adding a whole new dimension to the exhibition. > LANACRE BARN GALLERY, Lanacre, Withypool, Exmoor TA24 7SD > www.moorlandart.com > The exhibition is running in conjunction with Somerset Art Week and will be open daily from 10am-5pm, starting Saturday September 21st and finishing on Sunday October 6th. There will be yellow SAW signs guiding you from all directions. > More about Pine Feroda www.pineferoda.com
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North Hill on the Radar

Saturday 21st September 2019 10:30 am

Location: SS95384748
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Historic military vehicles, displays in a Radar Station building, rations, walks and activities will help visitors discover the vital role North Hill played in World War II. Suitable for all the family. In World War II, North Hill was closed to civilians and brought under military control. It became one of country's five new tank training ranges for British, American and Canadian troops. Tucked down the coastal slopes lay a top secret Radar Station, one of 244 across the country and part of a coastal defensive chain to identify shipping and low flying aircraft. Follow the convoy of military vehicles at 10.30 from Minehead to North Hill, and discover more about this incredible period of history from displays at the Radar Station, and through guided walks of the training grounds across to Bossington Hill. There will also be tours or self-guided walks of the earlier archaeological landscape, from the Iron Age settlement at Bury Castle to the ruined medieval Burgundy Chapel. The event is suitable for all ages and free to attend, but donations are welcome to CareMoor for Exmoor, which fundraises towards the upkeep of the National Park, and to the National Trust who own part of this site.
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Walking Book Club: Dancing with the Gods

Saturday 21st September 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Number Seven Dulverton
Duration: 2 hours
Description: The September Walking Book Club is scheduled to coincide with Somerset Art Works' 25th Anniversary Festival and we have selected an appropriate title that has been described as 'A tender and beautifully written guide for anyone working in the arts.' Number Seven is ideally suited to take advantage of the many beautiful woodland & riverside footpaths within strides of our front doorstep. We depart promptly at 2pm from outside the shop where we return by 4.30pm at the latest. Do bring a drink and a snack to enjoy. Please wear suitable footwear, we walk in all weathers. Happy sociable dogs welcome!
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Barn Dance

Saturday 21st September 2019 07:30 pm

Location: Allerford and Selworthy Community Hall
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Barn Dance and Ploughman's Supper. Plus paying Bar.
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Ralegh's Cross Short Walk

Sunday 22nd September 2019 09:45 am

Location: Ralegh's Cross Inn
Duration: 4 hours
Description: We explore the old Brendon Village, the 19c iron mines, the Winding House and the remains of the mineral railway still visible in the Brendon Hills. It includes part of the Incline, steep, spectacular, but optional.
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Hidden Porlock Guided Walk

Tuesday 24th September 2019 10:15 am

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A fascinating walk around Porlock village. An opportunity to visit sites of historical interest and explore hidden parts of the village's past.
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Hollerday Hill and Valley of Rocks Guided Walk

Tuesday 24th September 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Lynton Town Hall
Duration: N/A
Description: Step back through the ages and discover the history and landscape around Hollerday Hill and Valley of Rocks. Please note the walk is on footpaths but the terrain is steep in places and therefore not suitable for young children or pushchairs.
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A Town Tour of Dulverton

Tuesday 24th September 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Join us for a guided walk exploring the history of Dulverton. Discover some secret places and hear tales from local guides. Dulverton Heritage Centre
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 25th September 2019 11:00 am

Location: National Park Centre Dunster
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join local walk leader for a stroll around Dunster, taking in historical sites and finding hidden parts to the village.
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The Lorna Doone Trail

Thursday 26th September 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: The Lorna Doone Trail - A talk by John Burgess An illustrated talk traces some of the adventures of Jan Ridd and Lorna Doone and a few of the other characters who feature in R.D.Blackmores classic novel Lorna Doone at we celebrate 150 years since the book was first published.
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The House Without Windows

Friday 27th September 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Loyton Lodge
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Following on from the phenomenal and international success of The Lost Words, her stunning collaboration with Robert Macfarlane, many will be intrigued to view Jackie's new work. Discover the unsolved mystery behind The House Without Windows. First published in 1927 and written by a child of just twelve years old, The House Without Windows is an extraordinary paean to the transcendent beauty of the natural world, and the human capacity to connect with it. Join us in the grounds at Loyton Lodge to celebrate the publication launch of The House Without Windows. A relaxing afternoon is planned, listen to Jackie in conversation, enjoy a colourful picnic tea, (to be served at 4pm) alongside musical accompaniment and wish making in the labyrinth. Full event details are available on the Number Seven Dulverton website.
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A Lorna Doone magic lantern diorama evening

Friday 27th September 2019 07:00 pm

Location: St Petrock's Church, Church Street, Timberscombe
Duration: N/A
Description: A Victorian magic lantern slide diorama as part of Exmoor celebrating the publication of Lorna Doone 150 years ago. Christopher Chanter will present the evening. Refreshments will be provided.
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Minehead and District Gardeners Association Monthly Meeting

Friday 27th September 2019 1207

Location: The Catholic Hall, Townsend Road, Minehead
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Monthly meetings with a guest speaker. Open to all visitors fee £2. No meetings in August and December.
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Autumn Gala

Saturday 28th September 2019 10:00 am

Location: Woody Bay Station
Duration: 1 day and 7 hours
Description: Several engines in steam, marquee attractions, real ale, and much more
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Dulverton Farmers Market

Saturday 28th September 2019 10:00 am

Location: Lion Stables Car Park
Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join us at this monthly local Farmers Market to see what this area has to offer, locally produce pork, chicken ,beef, lamb. pies, pasties, cooked meats, fish, cheese, butter, cut flowers, plants, fudge,gin,cider,flavoured spirits,jams pickles,basket making, woodturning, wildlife photography, artworks, cards, hot food from German and India, often with live folk music too.
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North Hill Guided Walk (Selworthy Beacon end of North Hill)

Saturday 28th September 2019 10:30 am

Location: Follow signs out of Minehead to North Hill, ascend North Hill along Hill Rd, follow road until you get to a dead end, this is the car park and meeting point of your walk. Alan, walk leader will meet you here.
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join local walk leader on a fascinating tour of North Hill, taking in glorious scenery and historical sites. Approximately a 3 mile walk, moderate inclines, suitable footwear is essential. Walking boots recommended
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Summer Book Fair

Saturday 28th September 2019 10:30 am

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Book Sale from 10.30am with new titles added regularly and many “as new” condition. Prices from only 50p. In aid of Dulverton Heritage Centre and Model Railway Project. Dulverton, TA22 9EZ. (Weather permitting) Please phone John on 01398 323787 to arrange collection of your unwanted books or bring them along on the day for recycling!
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Just Being You - Autumn Retreat Day

Sunday 29th September 2019 10:00 pm

Location: Holworthy Farmhouse, Brompton Regis Wimbleball Lake
Duration: 7 hours
Description: Treat yourself to a very special day away in a beautiful natural spot. Time to relax, recharge and be inspired. Yoga, Massage, Be more in Charge of your Life Workshop, Medicine Movement and a guided relaxation. A declious farmhouse lunch is included in the price.
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