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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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Jazz break with the Riviera Ramblers

Tuesday 28th September 2021

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster,
Duration: 4 days
Description: A residential 3 night Dinner Bed and Breakfast break with fantastic entertainment each evening from West Country band John Shillito’s Riviera Ramblers who play classic jazz and swing. A different programme of great music each evening after dinner until late.
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Hidden Porlock Walk

Tuesday 5th October 2021 10:00 am

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Meet at 09:45am at Porlock Visitor Centre. Donations to CareMoor for Exmoor and Porlock Vistor Centre.
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Dark Skies Discovery Hub at Exford - Indoor Planetarium Presentation with Food & Optional Night Walk

Tuesday 5th October 2021 1207

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

Wednesday 6th October 2021 09:45 am

Location: Ralegh's Cross Inn
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Mining in the Brendons. We visit the remains of Brendon village, the Iron Mines near Beulah Chapel, and the Winding House. Then we go down the Incline: steep, spectacular, but optional. Boots and rainwear are needed. If Covid restrictions apply, the walk will be socially distanced and limited to 6 people.
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Ruins in Chargot Woods

Wednesday 6th October 2021 09:45 am

Location: Chargot Woods Car Park, on the B3224
Duration: 3 hours
Description: We explore features connected with 19c iron mining in the Brendons. First a 1 hour accessible stroll to see Langham Engine House, the hub of a number of mines in this area. Then we go down the steep miners' track to see the mine entrances and the Bearland flue. We may visit Burrow Farm Engine House or Kennisham Hill. If required the walk will be socially distanced and limited to 6 people. Boots and rainwear needed
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walking safari

Wednesday 6th October 2021 1210

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

Wednesday 6th October 2021 1211

Location: Dunster National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: This takes you to the outskirts of Dunster village, with amazing scenery of moorland, coast and woodland. A 5 mile walk through the ages, with breath-taking views of Grabbist and Bats Castle, led by one of our walk leaders. Suitable footwear and a moderate fitness essential. Dogs on short leads allowed. Walk starts at the National Park Centre, Dunster at 11am. Booking essential. Spaces are limited to ensure we can comply with social distancing.
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Photoshop 2021 Essential Training: The Basics

Thursday 7th October 2021 1207

Location: The Old Hospital The Avenue Minehead
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Whether you’re looking to pursue a career in design or photography or just want to enhance the images you take of your family and friends, learning how to use Photoshop is one of the best investments you can make in your work. In this course, we help you get up to speed with Photoshop 2021, filtering out the noise and complexity to help you quickly achieve the results you want. Walking through the fundamentals of digital imaging—from working with multiple images to customising the Photoshop interface. We explain how to choose the right tools to crop, tone, and retouch photos, while always maintaining the highest-quality output. We also demonstrate the most efficient ways to perform common tasks, including working with layers, selections, and masking. Along the way, we share the secrets of nondestructive editing using Smart Objects and help you master features such as adjustment layers, blend modes, filters, type, layer styles, and much more. GROUP SIZE A maximum group size of 12 means we ensure social distancing. EXCLUDES Travel to and from the meeting point, personal items. WHAT SHOULD I BRING ALONG? Laptop, Adobe Lightroom, Lightroom Classic and Photoshop Software, Power Lead, SD card reader. DATE AND TIMES Thursday Evenings, 7 pm – 9 pm, 14 weeks 9th September – 21st October 4th November – 16th December LOCATION The Old Hospital, The Avenue, Minehead, TA24 5AY and via Zoom PRICE Course £199 Pay as you go £20 per evening (£280 for 14 weeks)
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Photowalk Tarr Steps

Saturday 9th October 2021 10:00 am

Location: Tarr Steps
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A journey taking images and sharing knowledge in photography around Tarr Steps. All welcome, come a develop and learn photography skills, whether you are a complete beginner in photography or an expert in mobile phone, digital or a film photographer. Please remember to BOOK your place as places are limited. The meeting point will be emailed upon us confirming your place. WHY LEARN WITH MARK Mark is a qualified photographer with 30 years of commercial photographic experience and holds a degree (BA Hons) in photography from the University of Plymouth; amongst other media qualifications. Mark is currently studying towards his Masters in Photography. Additionally, Mark has been awarded by his peers at the Royal Photographic Society, Licentiate Distinction (LRPS) on his first submission. Mark holds £5M of public liability insurance and is a qualified First Aider
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Cream Tea with Inspirational Women

Saturday 9th October 2021 02:30 pm

Location: Porlock Village Hall
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Porlock will be celebrating this year's International Ada Lovelace Day with a Cream Tea with four inspirational women. Dr Annela Seddon, Professor of Soft Matter Physics use powerful x-ray sources to study the shape and arrangements of materials, and Serrie-Justine Chapman is working on the cutting edge of technology on level 4 autonomous passenger vehicles. Meryl Harrison rescued thousands of animals in Zimbabwe, and international violinist Jackie Shave will talk about her love of chamber music and the launch of her Orchestra for the West. Tickets are £8, from Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150, wegottickets.com ( Porlock event ) or Porlock Pharmacy, or from Rosalinde on 01643 863117. Please buy early so this event has sold out every year since it began in 2013
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Photowalk Conygar Tower

Tuesday 12th October 2021 11:00 am

Location: Dunster Steep Car Park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A journey taking images and sharing knowledge in photography at sunset around Conygar Tower. All welcome, come a develop and learn photography skills, whether you are a complete beginner in photography or an expert in mobile phone, digital or a film photographer. Please remember to BOOK your place as places are limited. The meeting point will be emailed on confirming your place.
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 13th October 2021 1211

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

Thursday 14th October 2021 02:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Exmoor National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Water Colour Class with local artist Chris Howe Thursday October 14th at the National Park Centre in Dulverton 2pm to 4pm £18 per person, which includes a set of water colour paints. Booking essential on 01398 323 841 email: npcdulverton@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk
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Louisa

Saturday 16th October 2021 1212

Location: Lynton & Lynmouth Town Hall
Duration: 1 day
Description: LOUISA is the incredible true story of how on one stormy night in January 1899, the communities of Lynton & Lynmouth and Porlock rallied in a raging storm to save all the souls of the Forest Hall; a ship foundering in the Bristol channel. With the help of horses and sheer determination, they dragged the heavy lifeboat Louisa thirteen miles across open moor to launch it from Porlock Weir and saved everyone on board. This visceral new play uses physical theatre and Sea Shanties over 80 minutes to tell the extraordinary tale. The story of the Louisa is testament to the resilience and courage of a small community achieving extraordinary things in exceptional circumstances. Exmoor-based Pleasure Dome Theatre Company partnering with the RNLI hope everyone will leave energised and hopeful about what can be achieved when people work together. Lynton and Lynmouth Town Hall 16th 7:30pm and 17th 4.00pm The Brewhouse Taunton - 19th 7:30pm The Regal Minehead - 20th 7:30pm Tintinhull Village Hall - 21st 7:30pm East Quay, Watchet - 22nd 4pm Holford Village Hall - 23rd 7:30pm Strode Theatre, Street - 24th 7:30pm Yeovil College - 26th - Workshop, 4pm student performance and 7:30pm public. Exmoor Studios, Dulverton - 27th 4pm and 7:30pm The Landmark, Ilfracombe - 28th 7:30pm Porlock Village Hall- 29th 7:30pm The Phoenix, Exeter - 30th 7:30pm Please check website for specific details.
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The Walking Book Club: Raynor Winn

Saturday 16th October 2021 02:00 pm

Location: TA22 9HB
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Walk and talk with best selling author Raynor Winn along The River Barle. The Salt Path and The Wild Silence has inspired millions of readers across the globe and we are honoured to have her join our Walking Book Club here on Exmoor.
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stargazing and night hike

Monday 18th October 2021 1206

Location: exford
Duration: 3 hours
Description: We walk out into the dark sky reserve to watch the stars come out and chat about the sky and useful apps. Then back to the farmhouse for refreshments whilst we use our telescopes to explore deepest, darkest space. Other dates and bespoke evenings with farmhouse roast supper possible. Please wear warm, waterproof clothing and good boots. Bring a torch each.
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Lynmouth Flood Guided Walk

Thursday 21st October 2021 03:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Join a guided walk leader on a Flood Walk around Lynmouth to hear all about the Great Flood of 1952 and how it changed the village. Booking essential. Spaces are limited to ensure we can comply with social distancing. Walk starts at 3pm from the Lynmouth National Park Centre, Lynmouth Pavilion. Dogs on short leads allowed. Cost: £5 per adult, under 16s free - with funds going to CareMoor for Exmoor, helping conserve the National Park and its special qualities.
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Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2021

Friday 22nd October 2021

Location: Throughout Exmoor
Duration: 17 days
Description: !! Coronavirus Update !! The 2020 festival is going ahead with all events being run according to the relevant Covid-19 guidelines. Visit the Festival web page (link below) for full details
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Stargazing break

Friday 22nd October 2021

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster,
Duration: 3 days
Description: A 2 night residential break based at our hotel in Dunster for a weekend of Stargazing in Exmoor's Dark Skies reserve. The break includes 2 nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast accommodation, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, stargazing at a chosen site and talks and guiding from astronomy expert Bob Mizon, MBE, FRAS. The break is very popular so early booking is recommended. Exmoor Dark Skies Festival takes place at the same times so there are plenty of opportunities in the area for an extended stay.
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Photowalk Mineral Line

Friday 22nd October 2021 10:00 am

Location: Brendon Hills
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A journey taking images and sharing knowledge in photography along Photowalk Mineral Line.
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Photowalk Warren Bay

Monday 25th October 2021 02:00 pm

Location: Watchet
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A journey taking images and sharing knowledge in photography long Warren Bay.
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Stargazing, Bat Detecting & Hot Chocolate

Tuesday 26th October 2021 05:30 pm

Location: The Exmoor Forest Inn
Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Description: Discover the bats around the Exmoor Forest Inn with Liz from Moor Wild Experiences. Search for the planets and stars above Simonsbath and indulge in a warming hot chocolate in the heart of Exmoor's Dark Sky Reserve. Meeting outside the Exmoor Forest Inn wrapped up warm, join Liz to identify the bats around the gardens at the Inn using the bat detector. We might discover other nightlife too! When the skies darken and glisten with stars, planets and the Milky Way, learn how to use our telescopes and stargazing apps to learn more about the constellations over the Northern Hemisphere this autumn. Cosy up with a warming hot chocolate for afters, by the Exmoor Forest Inn team at around 6.45pm. Make it a special family evening and book your dinner in advance at the Inn. Wet weather forecasted? In the event of adverse weather, we'll discover the night sky indoors with our constellations projector and learn about Cassiopeia and Perseus with our hot chocolate! Book your dinner at the Exmoor Forest Inn: info@exmoorforestinn.com or 01643 831341
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 27th October 2021 1211

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

Friday 29th October 2021 06:00 pm

Location: Barton Farm, Kentisbury, Devon
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Discover the planets and stars with our telescopes, learn how to detect the bats of Kentisbury, and craft your own fresh stone-baked pizza at Barton Farm. Join Liz from Moor Wild Experiences and The Wright's Family to search the night sky with two telescopes and stargazing apps. At dusk, learn how to identify the active bats with our bat detector on a short circular walk around our beautiful 16th Century barn. Prepare and enjoy your own crafted hot stone-baked pizza with a glass of bubbly! At dark, we will search the night sky for the planets and learn the constellations with our telescopes and stargazing apps. Finish your evening with toasting marshmallows and sipping hot chocolate around our warming firepit. £40 per person. U5s go free
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St Dubricius Church Open Day

Saturday 30th October 2021 10:00 am

Location: St Dubricius Church, Porlock
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Come and learn about our beautiful 13th century, Grade I listed church with its unusual truncated spire and Jubilee clock. See local actors bring key events in Porlock’s history to life. Adults - Try your hand at bell-ringing. Children – Do the Porlock Church Mouse Trail. There's also music through the ages, Porlock's Town Crier 'calling' out historic events, ancient monuments, refreshments and lots more. ALL ARE WELCOME.
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Moonlit Meadow Run - part of the Dark Skies Night Running Series 21/22

Saturday 30th October 2021 06:00 pm

Location: COACH centre in French Weir Park, Taunton
Duration: N/A
Description: For winter 2021/22 we will be returning with the ‘Dark Skies’ night running series with seven events spanning from Brean Down in Somerset to Baggy Point in North Devon. Each event will have 5km and 10km route options. Enter the whole 7 event series, the 4 event Somerset mini series, the 3 event North Devon mini series or individual events. The choice will be yours. All entrants will receive a bespoke wooden finisher’s medal, can you collect all seven?
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Moonlit Meadow Run - part of the Dark Skies Night Running Series 21/22

Saturday 30th October 2021 06:00 pm

Location: Moonlit Meadow Run – COACH centre in French Weir Park, Taunton,
Duration: N/A
Description: For winter 2021/22 we will be returning with the ‘Dark Skies’ night running series with seven events spanning from Brean Down in Somerset to Baggy Point in North Devon. Each event will have 5km and 10km route options. Enter the whole 7 event series, the 4 event Somerset mini series, the 3 event North Devon mini series or individual events. The choice will be yours. All entrants will receive a bespoke wooden finisher’s medal, can you collect all seven?
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Night Hike, Stargazing and Farmhouse supper

Saturday 30th October 2021 06:00 pm

Location: The Crown, Exford
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Join Wildaboutexmoor for an evening of walking under the stars following the Exe Valley Way up on to the moor, finishing with a delicious home cooked roast dinner at our traditional Exmoor farm cottage. Complimentary drinks and starry information, plus the use of our telescope and binoculars to explore further into deepest, darkest space.
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Stargazing, Pipistrelle Bat Detecting & Pizza Night

Saturday 30th October 2021 06:00 pm

Location: Barton Farm, next to Kentisbury church, Kentisbury, Devon
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Discover the planets and stars with our telescopes, learn how to detect the bats of Kentisbury, and craft your own fresh stone-baked pizza at Barton Farm. Join Liz from Moor Wild Experiences and The Wright's Family to search the night sky with two telescopes and stargazing apps. At dusk, learn how to identify the active bats with our bat detector on a short circular walk around our beautiful 16th Century barn. Prepare and enjoy your own crafted hot stone-baked pizza with a glass of bubbly! At dark, we will search the night sky for the planets and learn the constellations with our telescopes and stargazing apps. Finish your evening with toasting marshmallows and sipping hot chocolate around our warming firepit. £40 per person. U5s go free
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