Exmoor Events Calendar

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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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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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Dark Skies Discovery Hub at Exford - Indoor Planetarium Presentation with Food & Optional Night Walk

Tuesday 19th 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 :
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walking safari

Wednesday 20th 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 Other dates, or full day walks with pub lunch or picnic available on request.
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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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Photoshop 2021 Essential Training: The Basics

Thursday 21st 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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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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