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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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Improve your photography over the Summer

Thursday 1st August 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

Thursday 1st August 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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Bat's Castle Guided Walk

Thursday 1st August 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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Carriage Museum Trail

Thursday 1st August 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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Family activity day

Thursday 1st August 2019 1211

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Come along and take part in an activity with one of the teams at Arlington Court. Activity and times will vary, please check the website for more details.
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Exmoor Pony Centre Activity Afternoon

Thursday 1st August 2019 12:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Fun with the Exmoor ponies. Pony rides, grooming, craft activities and refreshments. Turn up and take part. Meet the the Exmoor ponies and find out more about the charity. Minimum age for riding 4years, weight limit 12st.
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Charles Village Exhibition

Thursday 1st August 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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Seaglass and Gemstone Jewellery making

Thursday 1st August 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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Minehead Country Market

Friday 2nd August 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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Lorna Doone Experience

Friday 2nd August 2019 10:00 am

Location: Malmsmead gift shop nr Oare
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: A full day out walking in the footsteps of R D Blackmore, as he writes his epic novel, Lorna Doone. Your day includes our unique "John Ridd" picnic lunch, and a visit to Oare Church, scene of the tragic shooting of our heroine on her wedding day. numbers limited to 8 guests. please book through Airbnb experiences
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Porlock Marsh Guided Walk

Friday 2nd August 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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Photography Workshop weekend

Friday 2nd August 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Simonsbath House Hotel
Duration: 2 days and 2 hours
Description: Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th August 2019 Exmoor becomes filled with colour during August when the heather clad hills are at their best. The workshop will include visits to moorland and coastal locations such as Winsford Hill, The Valley of the Rocks and Porlock Bay. Exmoor’s dark skies provide a perfect opportunity to photograph the night sky.Come and join us for this special 2 night stay, in conjunction with Sarah Howard of Image Seen. Our special Bed and Breakfast rate for this workshop is £70 per person including packed lunch.
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Exmoor Rail - The show next to the station!

Saturday 3rd August 2019 10:00 am

Location: The Minehead Eye
Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes
Description: The only annual model railway show in West Somerset organised by local club, The Exmoor Coast Railway Modellers. There will be many high quality working layouts, demonstrations & Societies plus wide trade support. There is parking right outside (Pay & Display) plus free parking in surrounding streets. Hot & cold food/drinks will be available all day, and the bright modern building is disabled friendly and situated adjacent to Minehead station. This is a really friendly show and all are welcome.
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Cutcombe Fete & Dog Show

Saturday 3rd August 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Wheddon Cross recreation ground on the A396
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Traditional Fete; Grand Draw; Marquee with flowers, local produce and crafts; Dog Show; children's games and races; bottle stall, book stall, and lots more; skittles; Jazz Band; Pimms Tent, burgers, teas in Village Hall. Grand Auction of produce at 4 pm Free Entry and Parking
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Big Breakfast

Sunday 4th August 2019 08:00 am

Location: Allerford and Selworthy Community Hall
Duration: 3 hours
Description: The Big Breakfast. Full English or something lighter. Lots of choice. Cooked while you wait.
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Gatcombe Community Bus Day Trip

Sunday 4th August 2019 08:00 am

Location: Exford
Duration: 1 day and 13 hours
Description: Ridlers 49-seat Executive Coach transport Exmoor return via Williton . £30 includes entry to Festival of British Eventing Gatcombe (home of HRH The Princess Royal and her family in one of the most beautiful areas of the Cotswolds) and return travel.
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Dunster Yarn Market

Sunday 4th August 2019 10:00 am

Location: Dunster Yarn Market
Duration: 6 hours
Description: See 7th July for details.
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Porlock Country Fair

Sunday 4th August 2019 11:00 am

Location: Porlock Recreation Ground
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Porlock's annual summer Country Fair, held on the beautiful Recreation Ground at the heart of the village, is a fabulous day out for the whole family. Attractions include main arena shows, live music, fun dog show, children's races, stilt-walkers, Punch & Judy show, many local crafts, vendors and a great selection of food stalls, along with cream teas, hog roast, licensed bar and Pimms tent, and a free car park. A fantastically vibrant village fair with something for everyone - don't miss!
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Heritage Exmoor Pony Festival - Tippbarlake Exmoor Pony Herd Gathering from Brendon Common

Monday 5th August 2019

Location: Brendon Common Show Field
Duration: N/A
Description: The magnificent Tippbarlake Herd 387 Exmoor pony gathering takes place on Brendon Common. Spectators and riders are welcome. Booking essential for riders. Spectators can turn up but need to check for exact time & location. Please contact Mrs Maria Floyd for more information at mariafloyd@gmail.com and telephone 01598 741201. Dogs on leads only.
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Creative family crafts

Monday 5th August 2019 1212

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Have some fun with all the family and have a go at creating something crafty to take home. Bring your imagination and we'll provide the materials.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Monday 5th August 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: See Mon.8th April for details
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Seaside Safari

Monday 5th August 2019 02:00 pm

Location: National Park Centre Lynmouth
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a National Park Ranger to discover "who's eating whom?" in the rockpools and "what's hiding where?". Meet at Lynmouth Pavilion.
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A Town Tour of Dulverton

Tuesday 6th August 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
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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Evening Deer Search

Tuesday 6th August 2019 07:00 pm

Location: Ashcombe Car Park, Simonsbath
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join an Exmoor National Park Authority Ranger for an evening deer search to try and locate the Red Deer of Exmoor. Meet Ashcombe car park & toilets, Simonsbath SS774395 / TA24 7SH - 7:00pm for 2hrs / 3 miles. Binoculars, walking boots / clothing are essential. No dogs.
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Discover Exmoor's Dragonflies

Wednesday 7th August 2019 10:00 am

Location: Pinkery Centre for Outdoor Learning (SS723411)
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Join a local expert from the British Dragonfly Society to learn the principles of dragonfly identification and field survey techniques. The day will consist of an indoor session in the morning, followed by outdoor fieldwork in the afternoon.
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Lorna Doone Walk

Wednesday 7th August 2019 10:30 am

Location: Malmsmead gift shop nr Oare
Duration: 4 hours
Description: A circular walk following in the footsteps of R.D.Blackmore as we recreate the story of Lorna Doone. We find the waterslide where the intrepid John Ridd climbed up to first meet the beautiful Lorna, and then walk out onto the moor to see the remains of the medieval village that is thought to be the last stronghold of the notorious outlaws, the vagabond Doones. Please bring a packed lunch (or we can provide a picnic) to have before we follow the river back to visit the church where poor Lorna was shot on her wedding day.
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Meet the Author - Book reading and Signing with Simon Dawson

Wednesday 7th August 2019 02:30 pm

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre, Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Local Author Simon Dawson has a new book out in paperback this month called 'The Boy Without Love' described as comical, emotional and uplifting it is the story of his life with a mother who didn't love him and the farm that saved him. Come along, meet Simon, buy the book - or his other books 'Pigs in Clover' and 'The Sty's the Limit'. You will have a chance to chat to Simon, about his books and his life off-grid on Exmoor and get your booked signed
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Outdoor theatre: Sense & Sensibility

Wednesday 7th August 2019 06:00 pm

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: The Pantaloons bring a brand new adaptation of a Jane Austen favourite to Arlington Court this summer.
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Learn to Draw with Chris Howe

Thursday 8th August 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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Exmoor Pony Centre Activity Afternoon

Thursday 8th August 2019 12:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Fun with the Exmoor ponies. Pony rides, grooming, craft activities and refreshments. Turn up and take part. Meet the the Exmoor ponies and find out more about the charity. Minimum age for riding 4years, weight limit 12st.
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Watercolour Painting with Chris Howe

Thursday 8th August 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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Heritage Exmoor Pony Festival - Wild Pony Whispering Walk

Friday 9th August 2019 11:00 am

Location: Holt Ball Farm
Duration: N/A
Description: Join our popular Wild Pony Whispering walk on the Dunkery Commons on Friday 9 August. This is a wonderful way to explore the beautiful Exmoor scenery, from Holt Ball Farm up to Webber's Post (Dunkery Commons) and meet and bond with some adorable Exmoor pony characters along the way. Led by Wild Pony Whispering author and Exmoor Pony Project co-founder Dawn Westcott, this is a fundraiser for the Exmoor Pony Project (minimum £5 donation suggested). Please contact Dawn Westcott on 01643 862466 and/or email dawnwestcott@hotmail.com to let us know you're coming. Departing 11am. Please bring a packed lunch to enjoy along with the spectacular scenery at Webber's Post. Duration around 3 hours. Fitness required for the walk up to Dunster Path and Webber's Post but pretty much all downhill on the return! Friendly dogs on leads welcome.
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North Hill Woods Forestry Walk

Friday 9th August 2019 01:00 pm

Location: Tank Grounds, North Hill
Duration: 3 hours
Description: This walk looks at some of the principles of “continuous cover forestry”, sometimes called “close to nature” forestry and measures to help woods become more resilient for the future. Will include some technical issues. 2mls.
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Lorna Doone Walk

Saturday 10th August 2019 10:30 am

Location: Malmsmead gift shop nr Oare
Duration: 4 hours
Description: A circular walk following in the footsteps of R.D.Blackmore as we recreate the story of Lorna Doone. We find the waterslide where the intrepid John Ridd climbed up to first meet the beautiful Lorna, and then walk out onto the moor to see the remains of the medieval village that is thought to be the last stronghold of the notorious outlaws, the vagabond Doones. Please bring a packed lunch (or we can provide a picnic) to have before we follow the river back to visit the church where poor Lorna was shot on her wedding day.
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Annual Flower Show

Saturday 10th August 2019 02:00 pm

Location: West Somerset College, Bircham Road, Minehead
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Annual Flower Show. Classes for flowers, fruit, vegetables, baking, preserves, arts and crafts and a children's section plus refreshments, plant stall and a raffle. All classes are open for members of the public to enter. Schedules will be available from Mid June 2019.
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Stargazing from Exford

Saturday 10th August 2019 09:30 pm

Location: Exford main Car Park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: We meet as dusk falls and head out onto the moor via the Exe Valley way to view the stars out over Winsford Hill, in the middle of the dark sky reserve. Back to our farmhouse for refreshments and to use our telescopes to explore deepest, darkest space with lots of starry information, you will leave us fully equipped to start a new hobby or take your astronomy to the next level! Please wear warm, waterproof clothing and good walking shoes or boots
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Stargazing from Exford

Saturday 10th August 2019 09:30 pm

Location: Exford main Car Park
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: We meet up at 9.30pm, to allow you to have a good Exmoor pub supper! I can come and find you if you are dining in Exford. The Crown and The White Horse, both in Exford, do a good meal and also The Royal Oak, Withypool and the Royal Oak, Winsford. We will then have a night walk out onto the moor as darkness falls and the stars come out, I will talk you around the sky and demonstrate the use of apps on iPhone and ipad, and then we walk back down to the farmhouse to use our telescopes. If the evening is overcast or wet we will do a shorter walk and than I will use my simulator to show you what should be up there! Please wear comfortable, warm and waterproof clothing as it can get cold when sitting still on the moor. You will need a torch each, walking poles if you like them and hiking boots or shoes.....some of the terrain is quite uneven, particularly after dark.
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Heritage Exmoor Pony Festival - MEPBG Exmoor Pony Show at Brendon Show

Sunday 11th August 2019

Location: Brendon Show
Duration: N/A
Description: The MEPBG Exmoor Pony Show at Brendon Show. Classes and championships for pedigree and non-pedigree Exmoor ponies. See the Brendon Show page on Facebook for info and updates - and the schedule, which will be available soon. Enquiries please to the Secretary, Mrs Maria Floyd on 01598 741201 and email mariafloyd@gmail.com
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Lorna Doone Walk

Sunday 11th August 2019 11:00 am

Location: Dry Bridge
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Walk by North Devon Ramblers for Lorna Doone Festival taking in Badgeworthy Water Lankcombe sites made famous by RD Blacmore's Exmoor tale. WE HAVE A TEA/COFFEE BREAK AND LUNCH STOP.PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN F.OOD AND PLENTY OF WATER. APPRORPRIATE CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR REQUIRED. IF IN THE WALK LEADERS OPINION YOU ARE NOT SUITABLY ATTIRED THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO EXCLUDE YOU FROM THE WALK.
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Open Gardens

Sunday 11th August 2019 11:00 am

Location: TA23 0RG
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Satnav works and look for signs opposite the garage in the village. Neighbouring streamside gardens. 14 started from cuttings and transplants and is now a well-loved old fashioned mix of shrubs, vegetables, perennials and rock garden. 13 is an Artists Garden with ordinary becoming extraordinary. An emerging garden where volume, texture, structure, quirkiness and a sense of enclosure and tranquillity are celebrated.
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St Margaret’s Hospice Open Gardens – 13 & 14 Brendon Close, Roadwater

Sunday 11th August 2019 11:00 am

Location: 13 & 14 Brendon Close, Roadwater
Duration: 6 hours
Description: As part of the 2019 annual Glorious Open Gardens on behalf of St Margaret’s Hospice, 13 & 14 Brendon Close, Roadwater TA23 0RGwill be open to the public on Sunday 11th August 2019 between 11.00am and 5.00pm Neighbouring streamside gardens; No 14 started from cuttings and transplants and is now a well-loved old fashioned mix of shrubs, vegetables, perennials and rock garden. No 13 is an Artists Garden with ordinary becoming extraordinary, an emerging garden where volume, texture, structure, quirkiness and a sense of enclosure and tranquillity are celebrated.For further details phone 01984 641284 or email ann.farley@btinternet.com
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Music Holiday Week in Dunster

Sunday 11th August 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 6 days and 20 hours
Description: A residential workshop for both choral singers and orchestra players. The choir is led by Robyn Sevastos B.Mus., A.R.C.M., and the orchestra by Mark FitzGerald A.R.C.M. If you enjoy singing or play an instrument come and join in for a week of great music making. It’s not just about music either! There are opportunities for guided walks, excursions and cream teas and a programme of evening activities. Package includes Full board accommodation, all tuition and activities.
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Music Holiday Week in Dunster

Sunday 11th August 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
Duration: 7 days
Description: A residential workshop for both choral singers and orchestra players. The choir is led by Robyn Sevastos B.Mus., A.R.C.M., and the orchestra by Mark FitzGerald A.R.C.M. If you enjoy singing or play an instrument come and join in for a week of great music making. It’s not just about music either! There are opportunities for guided walks, excursions and cream teas and a programme of evening activities. Package includes Full board accommodation, all tuition and activities. From £655.00 per person. Non residential places also available.
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Exmoor Pony Festival BBQ & Quiz

Sunday 11th August 2019 07:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Join in the fun and laughter as part of this annual event, celebrating the Exmoor ponies. General knowledge questions.
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Exmoor Pony Festival Guided Walk

Monday 12th August 2019 10:00 am

Location: To be confirmed
Duration: N/A
Description: Join experienced Exmoor pony enthusiast, owner and photographer Tricia Gibson on a walk to visit the ponies in their natural environment. Bring own lunch and suitable footwear/clothing for a day walk for experienced walkers.
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Seaside Safari

Monday 12th August 2019 11:00 am

Location: National Park Centre Lynmouth
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a National Park Ranger to discover "who's eating whom?" in the rockpools and "what's hiding where?". Meet at Lynmouth Pavilion.
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Wheddon Cross - the Saxon Harepath

Tuesday 13th August 2019 10:00 am

Location: Car park next to the inn at Wheddon Cross
Duration: 3 hours
Description: A circular walk from Wheddon Cross taking in Hare Path and part of Thorne Lane, thought to be part of the Somerset herepath, a Saxon military road from Bristol on to Exmoor (see http://exmoorwalker.emyspot.com/pages/the-herepath.html). Most of the walk will be on tracks and lanes, but depending on weather be prepared for some mud and slippery rock. 5mls. Dogs on leads.
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Lorna Doone Walk

Tuesday 13th August 2019 10:30 am

Location: Malmsmead gift shop nr Oare
Duration: 4 hours
Description: A circular walk following in the footsteps of R.D.Blackmore as we recreate the story of Lorna Doone. We find the waterslide where the intrepid John Ridd climbed up to first meet the beautiful Lorna, and then walk out onto the moor to see the remains of the medieval village that is thought to be the last stronghold of the notorious outlaws, the vagabond Doones. Please bring a packed lunch (or we can provide a picnic) to have before we follow the river back to visit the church where poor Lorna was shot on her wedding day.
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A Town Tour of Dulverton

Tuesday 13th August 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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Evening Deer Search

Tuesday 13th August 2019 07:00 pm

Location: Ashcombe Car Park, Simonsbath
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join an Exmoor National Park Authority Ranger for an evening deer search to try and locate the Red Deer of Exmoor. Meet Ashcombe car park & toilets, Simonsbath SS774395 / TA24 7SH - 7:00pm for 2hrs / 3 miles. Binoculars, walking boots / clothing are essential. No dogs.
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Breed Show

Wednesday 14th August 2019 09:00 am

Location: Exford Showground
Duration: 7 hours
Description: The annual Breed Show of The Exmoor Pony Society which takes place alongside Exford Show.A fabulous opportunity to see moorbred and in-ground registered Exmoor ponies in the ring and learn about this wonderful native breed that can be seen roaming various commons on Exmoor.
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EXFORD SHOW

Wednesday 14th August 2019 10:00 am

Location: Court Hill, Exford
Duration: 7 hours
Description: Exmoor Ponies, Horses and Sheep on show. Extensive craft, produce and local trade stands. Falconry Display, Family Dog Show, Stag Horns, Inter-Hunt Relay, Pony Club, Parade of Hounds, Food & Beer Tent
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Lorna Doone Safari

Wednesday 14th August 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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Stargazing from Exford

Wednesday 14th August 2019 09:30 pm

Location: Exford main Car Park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: We meet as dusk falls and head out onto the moor via the Exe Valley way to view the stars out over Winsford Hill, in the middle of the dark sky reserve. Back to our farmhouse for refreshments and to use our telescopes to explore deepest, darkest space with lots of starry information, you will leave us fully equipped to start a new hobby or take your astronomy to the next level! Please wear warm, waterproof clothing and good, comfortable walking shoes.
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Stargazing from Exford

Wednesday 14th August 2019 09:30 pm

Location: Exford main Car Park
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: We meet up at 9.30pm, to allow you to have a good Exmoor pub supper! I can come and find you if you are dining in Exford. The Crown and The White Horse, both in Exford, do a good meal and also The Royal Oak, Withypool and the Royal Oak, Winsford. We will then have a night walk out onto the moor as darkness falls and the stars come out, I will talk you around the sky and demonstrate the use of apps on iPhone and ipad, and then we walk back down to the farmhouse to use our telescopes. If the evening is overcast or wet we will do a shorter walk and than I will use my simulator to show you what should be up there! Please wear comfortable, warm and waterproof clothing as it can get cold when sitting still on the moor. You will need a torch each, walking poles if you like them and hiking boots or shoes.....some of the terrain is quite uneven, particularly after dark.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Thursday 15th August 2019 11:00 am

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: See Mon 8th. April for details
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Exmoor Pony Centre Activity Afternoon

Thursday 15th August 2019 12:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Fun with the Exmoor ponies. Pony rides, grooming, craft activities and refreshments. Turn up and take part. Meet the the Exmoor ponies and find out more about the charity. Minimum age for riding 4years, weight limit 12st.
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Lynmouth History and Flood Walk

Thursday 15th August 2019 01:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Join our Heritage Walk Leader for a gentle stroll through Lynmouth, looking at the History of this beautiful village. Your guide will explain the effect of the devastating flood in 1952, showing you landmarks and interesting facts. This walk is a slow paced stroll, with frequent stops to talk about events, the river, buildings and other points of interest. suitable for all.
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Natural History Walk

Thursday 15th August 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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Beautiful Bossington Guided Walk

Friday 16th August 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 led 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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Brompton Regis Show and Gymkhana

Saturday 17th August 2019 09:00 am

Location: Cricket Field, Brompton Regis
Duration: 9 hours
Description: A show for all the family, in its 65th year. Lots of attractions old and new - with the ever popular refreshments tent and BBQ. Really popular pedigree and fun dog show. Gundog scurry. Displays of produce, flower, cookery, handicraft and eggs. Horse show and gymkhana with jumping and showing classes. Entries for all classes and competitions are taken on the day. Just turn up! A brilliant day out for the whole family. See you there!
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Exmoor Pony Festival Escorted Scenic Ride

Saturday 17th August 2019 10:00 am

Location: To be confirmed
Duration: N/A
Description: Come along with your four legged friend to enjoy a ride across Exmoor. Exmoor ponies and non-exmoor ponies all welcome.
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Open air performance by choir and orchestra

Saturday 17th August 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 1 hour
Description: An open air performance of light music outside the Yarn Market Hotel by the choir and orchestra from the hotel's Music Holiday Week. All are welcome to come and listen. Please contact the hotel on 01643 821425 for the exact time.
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Allerford Summer Fair and Classic Car Tour of Exmoor.

Sunday 18th August 2019 10:00 am

Location: Allerford and Selworthy Community Hall
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Stalls, games, tombola, raffle, displays etc. Also hosting the start and finish of the Classic Car Tour of Exmoor.
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Exmoor Pony Festival Model Pony and Hobby Horse Show

Sunday 18th August 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Filleigh Village Hall
Duration: N/A
Description: A fun afternoon, model horse and pony show followed by hobby horse classes.A popular annual event as part of the Exmoor Pony Festival.
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Heritage Exmoor Pony Festival - Afternoon Workshop Connecting with Exmoor Ponies & Yourself

Sunday 18th August 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Holt Ball Farm
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Connecting with Exmoor Ponies and Yourself with Dawn Westcott, co-founder of the Exmoor Pony Project, author of the Wild Pony Whispering books and Reiki Master. Mental wellbeing is vitally important for us all. Discover more about yourself and how to reach a place of peaceful mindfulness and inner calm, through meeting and connecting with the amazing Exmoor ponies, in our breathtakingly beautiful Exmoor National Park farm setting. This fascinating afternoon workshop will include an introduction to the ancient Exmoor pony breed and explore how we can release the stresses of every day life and become more mindful, self aware and focused on the present moment. We'll then meet the Exmoor ponies for an observation and connection session and begin to understand the clarity and power of our core energy, from a place of mindful focus and presence. We'll conclude with reflection and optional discussion over tea, coffee and cakes. (No equine experience or pony handling necessary). Clothing: This is a working farm so please wear appropriate clothing and robust footwear. To Book: Please email - dawnwestcott@hotmail.com or telephone 01643 862466 (Advance booking only as places are limited) More info at http://www.wildponywhispering.co.uk/events-workshops-talks
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Simonsbath Sawmill Open Day

Monday 19th August 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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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Monday 19th August 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: See Mon.8th April for details
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Seaside Safari

Monday 19th August 2019 02:00 pm

Location: National Park Centre Lynmouth
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a National Park Ranger to discover "who's eating whom?" in the rockpools and "what's hiding where?". Meet at Lynmouth Pavilion.
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Hidden Porlock Guided Walk

Tuesday 20th August 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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Evening Deer Search

Tuesday 20th August 2019 06:30 pm

Location: Ashcombe Car Park, Simonsbath
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join an Exmoor National Park Authority Ranger for an evening deer search to try and locate the Red Deer of Exmoor. Meet Ashcombe car park & toilets, Simonsbath SS774395 / TA24 7SH - 6:30pm for 2hrs / 3 miles. Binoculars, walking boots / clothing are essential. No dogs.
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Lorna Doone

Tuesday 20th August 2019 1207

Location: The Valley of Rocks
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Pleasure Dome Theatre Company are delighted to be back in the Valley of Rocks with their contribution to the Lorna Doone Festival. Due to popular demand they have revived and redeveloped their 2017 critically acclaimed production of Lorna Doone. Expect stunning scenery. beautiful costumes, atmospheric music and pure drama as a combined cast of professionals and local performers bring R.D Blackmoore's classic romance to life in the breath-taking Valley of Rocks. Tickets can be bought on the website. Bring your own seating. Dress for the weather. Tickets will be made available in late February or March 2019 All other FAQ answered on the website: https://www.pleasuredometheatrecompany.com/faq
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Guided Walk Around Historic Exford

Wednesday 21st August 2019 10:00 am

Location: Exford village car park, SS85463834
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A walk around historic Exford with members of the historic environment team
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Molland Moor Heather Management

Wednesday 21st August 2019 10:00 am

Location: Molland Moor Gate (between Molland and Anstey Commons)
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A walk to look at the flowering heather on Molland Common and to discuss moorland management, including the impact of Heather Beetle damage, and reduced swaling. 5mls
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Lorna Doone Walk

Wednesday 21st August 2019 10:30 am

Location: Malmsmead gift shop nr Oare
Duration: N/A
Description: A circular walk following in the footsteps of R.D.Blackmore as we recreate the story of Lorna Doone. We find the waterslide where the intrepid John Ridd climbed up to first meet the beautiful Lorna, and then walk out onto the moor to see the remains of the medieval village that is thought to be the last stronghold of the notorious outlaws, the vagabond Doones. Please bring a packed lunch (or we can provide a picnic) to have before we follow the river back to visit the church where poor Lorna was shot on her wedding day.
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Lynmouth History and Flood Walk

Wednesday 21st August 2019 01:00 pm

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Join our Heritage Walk Leader for a gentle stroll through Lynmouth, looking at the History of this beautiful village. Your guide will explain the effect of the devastating flood in 1952, showing you landmarks and interesting facts. This walk is a slow paced stroll, with frequent stops to talk about events, the river, buildings and other points of interest. suitable for all.
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Watercolour Painting at Dulverton with Chris Howe

Wednesday 21st August 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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Withypool Flower Show and Fete

Wednesday 21st August 2019 02:30 pm

Location: Withypool Village Hall
Duration: N/A
Description: Withypool Flower Show is held in the village hall. The Fete, held in conjunction with the show, is on the green by the beautiful river Barle. Traditional stalls and sideshows, refreshments, raffle and children's races. Come and join us for a family afternoon out.
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A Town Tour of Dulverton

Wednesday 21st August 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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Exmoor Pony Centre Activity Afternoon

Thursday 22nd August 2019 12:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Fun with the Exmoor ponies. Pony rides, grooming, craft activities and refreshments. Turn up and take part. Meet the the Exmoor ponies and find out more about the charity. Minimum age for riding 4years, weight limit 12st.
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North Hill Guided Walk

Saturday 24th August 2019 10:30 am

Location: Follow signs out of Minehead to North Hill, as you drive up Hill Road, you will see a caravan/camp site on your right, continue on and then there is a large concrete area on your right. This is called the Marshaling Yard, please park here and meet walk leader Alan.
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Follow signs out of Minehead to North Hill, as you drive up Hill Road, you will see a caravan/camp site on your right, continue on and then there is a large concrete area on your right. This is called the Marshaling Yard, please park here and meet walk leader Alan.
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Brendon Open Gardens (NGS) w/e

Saturday 24th August 2019 12:00 pm

Location: EX356PU
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Four gardens open for the NGS. Lunches, teas, plants and bric a brac
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Doone and Dusted, the story of Lorna Doone

Saturday 24th August 2019 02:30 pm

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre, Lynmouth Pavilion
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Doone and Dusted, this is the story behind the story of Lorna Doone. told by Chris Chanter using Magic Lantern Slides (by kind permission of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History society) Join us for this fascinating talk, celebrating 150 years since the publication of Lorna Doone. Find out the truth behind the story and the locations in the book. Booking is advised - to make sure you get a seat, but you can just come on the day.
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Outdoor Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing with The Three Inch Fools

Saturday 24th August 2019 07:00 pm

Location: Dunster Castle
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Full of intrigue, double crosses and lots of laughter join the Fools as they perform Shakespeare's most popular comedy.
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Brendon Open Gardens (NGS) w/e

Sunday 25th August 2019 12:00 pm

Location: EX356PU
Duration: 5 hours
Description: Four gardens open for charity (NGS). Lunches,teas, plants and bric a brac.
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EFH Terrier, Lurcher, companion Dog Show

Sunday 25th August 2019 12:00 pm

Location: Melcombe, Exford.
Duration: 5 hours
Description: EFH Terrier, Lurcher, Companion Dog Show. August Bank Holiday Sunday 25th, at Melcombe, Exford. TA24 7LU. Gates open 12 noon. Classes in all rings begin at 2pm. Young Handler classes. BBQ and Homemade refreshment and tea tent.
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A Town Tour of Dulverton

Tuesday 27th August 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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Water & Stars Photography and Bring your Own BBQ Food & Drink

Tuesday 27th August 2019 06:00 pm

Location: Robbers Bridge
Duration: 5 hours and 59 minutes
Description: Want to learn how to create stunning Water landscapes and Night Star photography? We are offering a great FREE of charge Social event, taking images and sharing knowledge in photography at Robbers Bridge, Hookway Hill, Exmoor. Hopefully we may see the Perseid Meteor Shower. All welcome, develop and learn photography skills, in a social environment, whether you are a complete beginner in photography or an expert in mobile phone, digital or a film photographer. Bring your photography gear, a tripod would be great and cable release / trigger and learn how to create these stunning images. BBQ : Bring your own food and drinks, together with a picnic chair. We will provide a BBQ to cook your own food, with a river to keep your drinks cool. We are meeting at Robbers Bridge from 6pm, until around midnight, you welcome to; join and leave at anytime; that's if you don't want to staying the whole evening. Timings (approx) 6 - 8pm : Water / Landscape 8 - 10pm : Social BBQ 10 pm - Midnight : Stars Grid Ref SS 82077 46456. Closes postcode EX35 6NX. Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/9dFXmUPG4qqtNCpYA
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Wimbleball Circular Walk

Thursday 29th August 2019 10:30 am

Location: Haddon Hill Car Park
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: 9-mile circular walk round Wimbleball Lake, one of the South West Lakes Trust reservoirs. May be muddy in places. Bring a picnic. Dogs under control welcome.
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Combe Martin Seashore Safari

Thursday 29th August 2019 11:00 am

Location: Combe Martin Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Description: See Mon.8th April for details
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Seaside Safari

Thursday 29th August 2019 11:00 am

Location: National Park Centre Lynmouth
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a National Park Ranger to discover "who's eating whom?" in the rockpools and "what's hiding where?". Meet at Lynmouth Pavilion.
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Exmoor Pony Centre Activity Afternoon

Thursday 29th August 2019 12:00 pm

Location: Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Fun with the Exmoor ponies. Pony rides, grooming, craft activities and refreshments. Turn up and take part. Meet the the Exmoor ponies and find out more about the charity. Minimum age for riding 4years, weight limit 12st.
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Lorna Doone Walk

Friday 30th August 2019 10:30 am

Location: Malmsmead gift shop nr Oare
Duration: N/A
Description: A circular walk following in the footsteps of R.D.Blackmore as we recreate the story of Lorna Doone. We find the waterslide where the intrepid John Ridd climbed up to first meet the beautiful Lorna, and then walk out onto the moor to see the remains of the medieval village that is thought to be the last stronghold of the notorious outlaws, the vagabond Doones. Please bring a packed lunch (or we can provide a picnic) to have before we follow the river back to visit the church where poor Lorna was shot on her wedding day.
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Minehead and District Gardeners Association Monthly Meeting

Friday 30th August 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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Mineral Line Bus Trip

Saturday 31st August 2019 09:30 am

Location: Minehead Railway Station
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: We travel by minibus as closely as possible to the route of the 19th century Mineral Line and see the sites along the way. Bring a packed lunch. Please book by Sat Aug 24
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Bulworthy Project Open Day

Saturday 31st August 2019 10:00 am

Location: Bulworthy Project, Hensons Wood, Rackenford, Devon
Duration: 7 hours
Description: We're going to celebrate 10 years of living in the woods by having an open day featuring some of the amazing people who have been part of making Bulworthy Project what it is today.This will include:A medieval reenactment by Bowlore, a chainsaw carving exhibition and demonstration by Dan Cordell, a blacksmithing demonstration by Longdog Smithy, a pole lathe demonstration by Nick Dawe, a display by Blackdown Hills Hedge Association, a display by North Devon Permaculture, whittling and wood carving by Paul South, a bow making demonstration by Matthew Yung, HattieHat exhibiting her artwork, James Dyson demonstrating basket making, a display by Courage Copse Creatives, a display by Elder Farm, Old English goats shown by the Old English Goat SocietyFood and drink will be provided by the Bulworthy Project Barbecue Café using the finest locally produced ingredients. Sweet treats, alcoholic and soft drinks also available.
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Dulverton Farmers Market

Saturday 31st August 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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Summer Book Fair

Saturday 31st August 2019 10:00 am

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Grand Book Sale 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. 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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Challacombe Sheepdog Trials

Saturday 31st August 2019 10:30 am

Location: Whitefield Barton, Challacombe
Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Challacombe Sheepdog Trials (commences at 10.30 a.m) and Family Dog Show (commences at 1.30 p.m.) Entries for Family Dog Show on the day. Various side shows, games, refreshments and skittles competition.
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Grand Book Fair

Saturday 31st August 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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British cut flower show at Arlington Court

Saturday 31st August 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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Outdoor Theatre: Wuthering Heights with Chapterhouse Theatre

Saturday 31st August 2019 07:00 pm

Location: Dunster Castle
Duration: 2 hours
Description: This year, Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present the wild and tempestuous love story of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, set on the beautiful and mysterious Yorkshire moors. This tale of passion and revenge has thrilled readers and audiences alike for generations and now, in an adaptation by award-winning writer Laura Turner, is set to entrance Chapterhouse audiences for an evening of theatre beneath the stars. Bring a blanket or low backed chair and see if Catherine and Heathcliff’s love will endure, or will the forces of nature tear them apart?
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