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COVID-19 and Exmoor Events

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

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

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How to use our Calendar

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

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

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Mystery walk on Exmoor

Wednesday 2nd September 2020 1210

Location: Phone/email for details, within Exmoor National Park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Maximum of 4 people unless in one 'bubble'. Booking Essential. A fabulous walk enjoying the very best of Exmoor. The length will be 3-5 miles, duration 2 – 3 hours. Price £15.00 per person, including homemade cakes and a hot drink, or £10.00 if you provide your own refreshments. Each venue will be one of our favourite walks, depending on the weather or, if you are the first to ask, on request on booking, a magical mystery tour if you would rather surprise yourself! Every walk will include some foraging and wildlife spotting, hopefully Red Deer, Exmoor ponies and fabulous countryside, well off the beaten track. Good boots essential.
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The Bats of Horner Wood

Wednesday 2nd September 2020 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. 1.5 miles approx.
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Chimneys & Bridges Walk

Thursday 3rd September 2020 02:00 pm

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: This 4-mile walk begins and ends at Porlock Visitor Centre, passing through Bossington and West Luccombe villages. Enjoy the beauty of landscape – old villages, green lanes, beside hills, over riverside fields and woodland - mainly moderate country walking with a modest uphill road stretch. The route takes us past historic buildings including a longhouse, coastland, pebble bank, varied architecture. Bring sensible walking gear, boots, stick, knapsack with waterproofs, medication if required and water. Limited spaces.
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Jewellery Workshop with Debbie Brannen

Thursday 3rd September 2020 1202

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Come and try wire wrapping to make some beautiful jewellery with Debbie Brannen you can use either sea glass (provided) which is gathered form local beaches - or semi precious stones. These are very friendly workshops, everyone has a lot of fun and goes home with a beautiful jewellery creation to wear or give to a loved one. All materials are provided
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Social Photowalk

Friday 4th September 2020 06:30 pm

Location: TBC
Duration: 2 hours
Description: FREE Social Photography Event, Photowalk of Snowdrop Valley. A stroll taking images and sharing knowledge in photography with optional refreshments at the end. This is a GREAT place to create images in all weathers, including the rain. All welcome, come a develop and learn photography skills, whether you are a complete beginner in photography or an expert in mobile phone, digital or a film photographer. More details can be found at http://ecc.im/photowalks
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Challacombe Sheepdog Trials

Saturday 5th September 2020 10:30 am

Location: Whitefield Barton, Challacombe
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Challacombe Sheepdog Trials 10.30 a.m. and Family Dog Show 1p.m. Stalls, refreshments, sideshows, skittles competition etc.
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Mystery walk on Exmoor

Saturday 5th September 2020 1210

Location: Phone/email for details, within Exmoor National Park
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Maximum of 4 people unless in one 'bubble'. Booking Essential. A fabulous local walk, exploring the very best bits of the National Park. Approx 3-5 miles, some hills, duration 2 – 3 hours. Price £15.00 per person, including homemade cakes and a hot drink, or £10.00 if you provide your own refreshments. Each venue will be one of our favourite walks, depending on the weather or on request on booking, a magical mystery tour if you would rather surprise yourself! Every walk will include some foraging and wildlife spotting, hopefully Red Deer, Exmoor ponies and fabulous countryside, well off the beaten track. Good boots required!
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Porlock Carnival

Saturday 5th September 2020 05:30 pm

Location: Porlock
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Annual Carnival through the streets of Porlock, Floats, Walking Entries, Music and Entertainment. Fun for all the family. Followed by presentation to Best in Categories.
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An Evening in the Woods with Medieval Entertainment

Saturday 5th September 2020 06:00 pm

Location: Bulworthy Project
Duration: 5 hours
Description: We’ve brought together, some fantastic entertainment with Bowlore providing their medieval shenanigans and Tales From The Dragonfly weaving stories by the campfire with a local medieval theme. The food that we serve at Bulworthy Project is always a celebration of the fantastic produce that is available in this area and we will be sourcing the best locally produced ingredients to cook over Devon’s finest charcoal. A main meal served in a flatbread is included in the ticket price. Bulworthy Project is set in a 12 acre private woodland nature reserve, managed under a management plan with input from Devon Wildlife Trust, which you are encouraged to explore during the event.
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Dunster Yarn Market

Sunday 6th September 2020

Location: Dunster Yarn Market
Duration: 1 day
Description: Built in 1609, Dunster Yarn Market provided covered space for the selling of woollen products. Now being used for its original purpose. Shearing and spinning demonstrations throughout the day.
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Great Exmoor Ride

Sunday 6th September 2020 08:00 am

Location: Taunton
Duration: 10 hours and 30 minutes
Description: The Great Exmoor Ride is a challenging but also very 'relaxed' recreational bike ride that offers a significant physical challenge for the cyclist AND the opportunity for a fun day out by the sea with family and friends. The Ride starts in Taunton and follows a spectacular course through quiet Somerset lanes before going up onto and across the eastern part of Exmoor, and then finally finishing by the sea in the tranquility of Blue Anchor, near Minehead, on the West Somerset coast. It's most definitely not a race, there's no official timing, and everyone's welcome to come along and sample the delights of a fantastic part of the Somerset countryside at their own pace en route to the coast - the objective being to enjoy the day and the huge sense of achievement that completing the ride will bring! The ride itself takes place on predominantly quiet country roads and lanes, with a clearly-marked route and full mechanical and medical support throughout. An official refreshment stop is also provided along the way, and of course for those of a more leisurely disposition there will be plenty of opportunities to stop and sample some West Country hospitality and/or to take in some truly breathtaking scenery!
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Social Photowalk

Sunday 6th September 2020 01:00 pm

Location: TBC
Duration: 2 hours
Description: FREE Social Photography Event, Photowalk of Snowdrop Valley. A stroll taking images and sharing knowledge in photography with optional refreshments at the end. This is a GREAT place to create images in all weathers, including the rain. All welcome, come a develop and learn photography skills, whether you are a complete beginner in photography or an expert in mobile phone, digital or a film photographer. More details can be found at http://ecc.im/photowalks
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Adobe Photoshop for Photographers

Monday 7th September 2020 1206

Location: 14 Park Street, Minehead
Duration: 3 hours
Description: This Adobe Photoshop workshop is all about; Exploring Photoshop as Photographers, working smarter not harder. External editing to and from Lightroom (if used), then Developing and Manipulating images. Please bring; Your laptop (power supplied), mobiles and tablets that you will use Photoshop / Lightroom on. Your user name and password for your Adobe account. Refreshments included WHY LEARN WITH MARK Mark is a qualified photographer with 30 years of commercial photographic experience and holds a degree (BA Hons) in photography from the University of Plymouth; amongst other media qualifications. Mark is currently studying towards his Masters in Photography. Additionally, Mark has been awarded by his peers at the Royal Photographic Society,  Licentiate Distinction (LRPS) on his first submission. Mark holds £5M of public liability insurance and is a qualified First Aider.
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Horner Woods Walk

Tuesday 8th September 2020 10:00 am

Location: Horner NT car park
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: The route of this 4 mile walk passes through 800-acre Horner Wood, one of our largest ancient oak woodlands. It is especially beautiful in autumn and is a designated SSSI. There is a steep climb up to Webber's Post with extensive views, and a steep downhill path to return via Horner Water through the woodland. Possible siting of deer and Exmoor ponies.
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 9th September 2020 11:00 am

Location: National Park Centre Dunster
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Enjoy a step back in time into the rich tapestry of history in Dunster. Led by local walk leader.
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The Ex Cycle Event

Saturday 12th September 2020

Location: Allerford & Selworthy Community Hall
Duration: 2 days
Description: The Ex Cycle Event
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North Hill Guided Walk - Minehead end

Saturday 12th September 2020 10:30 am

Location: Follow Hill Road on to North Hill, first car park on right as the trees end, after caravan/camp site.
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Enjoy a spectacular walk taking in the 360 degree scenery of Exmoor, moorland, coast and woodland views. A step back in time to learn more about the history of North HIll too.
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National Heritage Open Days

Saturday 12th September 2020 11:00 am

Location: Cowbridge Sawmill, Timberscombe
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: COWBRIDGE SAWMILL OPEN DAYS Saturday/Sunday 12th and 13th September 2020 11am to 4.30pm each day Guided Tours and Rural Craft Displays throughout the weekend. Refreshments available. Free Admission but donations welcome. At junction of A396 and Wootton Courtenay Road, Timberscombe. TA24 7TD Website: www.cowbridgesawmill.org
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The Walking Book Club: Feathertide

Saturday 12th September 2020 02:00 pm

Location: Number Seven
Duration: 2 hours
Description: If you love reading and enjoy walking then this could be just the book club you have been seeking. Join us in the woods that surround Dulverton to discuss Feathertide, an enchanting, magical novel perfect for fans of Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus and Katherine Arden's The Bear and the Nightingale. Please Wear suitable footwear
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Guided walk with the Exmoor ponies

Sunday 13th September 2020 11:00 am

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join an exmoor pony expert and four legged pack pony friend to find ponies on the moor and discover more about this native breed.
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National Heritage Open Days

Sunday 13th September 2020 11:00 am

Location: Cowbridge Sawmill, Timberscombe
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: COWBRIDGE SAWMILL OPEN DAYS Saturday/Sunday 12th and 13th September 11am to 4.30pm each day Guided Tours and Rural Craft Displays throughout the weekend. Refreshments available. Free Admission but donations welcome. At junction of A396 and Wootton Courtenay Road, Timberscombe. TA24 7TD Website: www.cowbridgesawmill.org
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Barlynch Priory Open afternoon

Monday 14th September 2020 01:00 pm

Location: SS 92932890 beside the A396, one mile north of Helebridge
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Join us to explore the remains and discover the history of Barlynch Priory, near Dulverton, founded 1174-89 and dissolved 1536. The remains of some buildings are still clearly visible, surrounded by a network of earthworks that help reveal the story of Barlynch Priory. There are self-guided & guided walks options available. This site is open as part of Heritage Open Days 2020, England's largest festival of history and culture. Access by kind permission of the owners. Directions: Beside the A396, one mile north of Helebridge. Parking available in the field adjacent to the Priory. The grounds are rough pasture, with mainly level walking. Booking essential. Admission is free & by timed entry tickets only
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Dunster Outback Walk

Wednesday 16th September 2020 11:00 am

Location: National Park Centre Dunster
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Dunster's Outback Walk takes you to the outskirts of Dunster village, amazing scenery of moorland, coast and woodland. A 5 mile walk through the ages. Suitable footwear and a moderate level of fitness is essential.
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Farming with Tourism at Westermill

Thursday 17th September 2020 02:00 pm

Location: Westermill Farm, Exford
Duration: 3 hours
Description: This 2 mile farm walk will take in meadows beside the Exe used for sheep and camping, as well as an 18,000 native tree plantation with waymarked walks for visitors and stunning views. We will visit the farm buildings which are open to visiting campers during lambing. Some uphill walking. Dogs on leads please.
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Social Photowalk

Saturday 19th September 2020 10:00 am

Location: TBC
Duration: 4 hours
Description: FREE Social Photography Event, Photowalk of Snowdrop Valley. A stroll taking images and sharing knowledge in photography with optional refreshments at the end. This is a GREAT place to create images in all weathers, including the rain. All welcome, come a develop and learn photography skills, whether you are a complete beginner in photography or an expert in mobile phone, digital or a film photographer. More details can be found at http://ecc.im/photowalks
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Ralegh's Cross Short Walk

Sunday 20th September 2020 09:45 am

Location: Ralegh's Cross Inn
Duration: 4 hours
Description: The 19c mineral line was built to carry iron ore from the Brendons to Watchet for shipment to South Wales. We walk to Brendon Hill village, visit the iron mines near Beulah Chapel and the Winding House. Then we go down part of the incline (steep, spectacular, but optional) and circle back to Ralegh's Cross Inn. Walking boots and waterproofs needed.
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 23rd September 2020 11:00 am

Location: National Park Centre Dunster
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Enjoy a step back in time into the rich tapestry of history in Dunster. Led by local walk leader.
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Brendon Common and the East Lyn

Friday 25th September 2020 10:30 am

Location: Dry Bridge, on B3223, Brendon Common
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: A 5.5 mile Exmoor walk with some good variety, including open moor, the deep wooded valley of the beautiful East Lyn, with some country lane walking. The walk includes a rooted steep path beside a stream. Possible pub lunch stop or bring sandwiches. Dogs on leads please.
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Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Autumn Gala

Saturday 26th September 2020 10:00 am

Location: Woody Bay Station
Duration: 1 day and 6 hours
Description: Our biggest event of the year. Several engines in steam, special trains, marquee attractions, real alea, and much more
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Buttercross Community Orchard Annual Barn Dance

Saturday 26th September 2020 07:00 pm

Location: Dunster Tithe Barn
Duration: 4 hours
Description: An evening of line dancing with the Quantock Quarenders with a licensed bar and food wagon
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