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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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Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2019

Monday 14th October 2019 10:00 am

Location: Throughout Exmoor National Park
Duration: 20 days and 14 hours
Description: There will be plenty of events taking place at venues all over Exmoor, from stargazing talks and sessions to night time adventures so we look forward to welcoming you to enjoy some of the darkest skies in the country. Events will include Guided Night Walks, Family Astro party, Night Mountain Biking, Stargazing Talks, Wildlife at Night, Wild Swimming, Planetarium sessions and more! If you're interested in running an event during the 2019 festival or just knowing more about it, please contact Katrina Munro on 01398 322236 or email KJMunro@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk
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Carriage Museum Trail

Monday 14th October 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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A Talk about the Red Deer of Exmoor

Tuesday 15th October 2019 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 1 hour
Description: October is the time when the red deer rut happens on Exmoor. Come and learn more about our country's largest wild animal through a talk given by a National Park Ranger.
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Night Hike and Farmhouse Supper

Tuesday 15th October 2019 06:00 pm

Location: Exford
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join Wildaboutexmoor for an evening of walking under the stars following the Exe Valley Way up on to the moor.We finish with a delicious home cooked roast dinner, lots of starry information and the use of our telescopes at our traditional Exmoor farm cottage. Please phone 01643831759 for further info or to book your places.
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Watercolour Painting at Dulverton with Chris Howe

Wednesday 16th October 2019 02:00 pm

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

Thursday 17th October 2019 1202

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

Thursday 17th October 2019 06:30 pm

Location: Exford
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Meet up in Exford for a night walk with stargazing followed by supper in The Crown, a traditional Exmoor pub. We meet at 6.30pm and take a walk up onto the moor as the stars come out, then back to Exford for some exploration of deepest, darkest space with our telescopes and binoculars. Lots of starry information and refreshments, then a short walk to the pub for supper which will be individually priced to allow full choice of the menu.
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Minehead Country Market

Friday 18th October 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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Edge of Exmoor Artisan Group

Saturday 19th October 2019

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: 7 days
Description: Edge of Exmoor Artisan Group - An Exhibition and Sale featuring paintings, ceramics and jewellery by Keri Manning- Dedman, Jacki Leighton-Boyce and Jane Hollowood
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Halloween Trail

Saturday 19th October 2019

Location: Dunster Castle
Duration: 16 days and 1 hour
Description: Are you brave enough to follow this spooky trail around the gardens? Solve the clues and make it back to claim your prize.
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Ralegh's Cross Mineral LIne Long Walk

Saturday 19th October 2019 09:45 am

Location: Ralegh's Cross
Duration: 5 hours
Description: We visit Beulah Chapel and the remains of the 19c mining village at Brendon Hill. We see the Winding house and go down the Incline to Comberow. Then we walk through the woods to Leighland Chapel, circling back via a picturesque waterfall. About 7 miles. Steep. Boots, a packed lunch and waterproofs are needed.
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Porlock Apple Press & Rural Crafts Festival

Saturday 19th October 2019 10:00 am

Location: The Old School Centre Orchard Garden, High Bank, PORLOCK
Duration: 6 hours
Description: A fun, apple themed event, with something for all ages. A look back to old country crafts... centred around our 1862 'Somerset Pattern' apple press which will be in action pressing many tons of apples into fresh juice for you to taste and take away. There's lots to learn, especially for the young ones - the reason why apples were such an important part of the rural economy, bees and their importance etc, are just some of the topics explained. Old rural crafts such as wool spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, basket weaving, woodland crafts etc, demonstrated. Also some incredibly skilled, local artisan crafts persons demonstrating their skills and selling their wares. A brilliant opportunity to find some really unique Christmas presents too! Loads of home made appley cakes, pies, jams, chutneys, a fantastic hog-roast, appley soups, tea & coffee means you don't even need to bring a packed lunch. Add to this some hearty singing of a cider song (you can join in too!), Birds of prey, vintage engines and machinery in action... plus much more... means a brilliant day out for all the family. The best bit..... IT'S FREE! On-site loos and parking is only 150yds away. Loads more information at our website www.porlockapplepress.co.uk
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North Hill Guided Walk

Saturday 19th October 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: Join local walk leader on a fascinating tour of North Hill, taking in glorious scenery and historical sites. Approximately a 3 mile walk, moderate inclines, suitable footwear is essential. Walking boots recommended.
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Treemendous tree trail

Saturday 19th October 2019 1210

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Pick up a trail booklet from reception and start exploring the grounds at Arlington Court to find some of our terrific trees. Have a go at leaf rubbing and see if you can identify all of the trees to claim to your prize!
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Celebrating the harvest

Saturday 19th October 2019 1211

Location: Arlington Court - Victorian & walled garden
Duration: 4 hours
Description: Enjoy the best of the season with a magnificent display of crops from the kitchen garden, recipe suggestions, hints for storage and family activities. Including apple tasting, pressings and honey.
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Exmoor Dark Skies Big Adventure

Saturday 19th October 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Webbers Post, on Dunkery Beacon
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Join the adventure! Come and explore the natural world through the afternoon with family games and activities from 2pm. Stay through the evening with onsite catering (pay as you go) to Experience Exmoor as it gets dark. Sit around a campfire whilst you eat your dinner before going on a short night walk learning about Exmoor's nocturnal Wildlife. Please wear outdoor clothing and suitable footwear, Wrap up warm.
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Jumble Sale

Saturday 19th October 2019 02:00 pm

Location: Timberscombe Village Hall
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Massive Jumble Sale 2pm Saturday 19th November Timberscombe Village Hall Good quality clean clothes, books, CD’s, games, linens, bric-a-brac, etc.
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Night Hike and Farmhouse Supper

Saturday 19th October 2019 06:00 pm

Location: Exford
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join Wildaboutexmoor for an evening of walking under the stars following the Exe Valley Way up on to the moor.We finish with a delicious home cooked roast dinner, lots of starry information and the use of our telescopes at our traditional Exmoor farm cottage. Please phone 01643831759 for further info or to book your places.
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Morning deer walk

Sunday 20th October 2019 08:00 am

Location: Arlington Court
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join one of our rangers for a morning stroll. See if you can spot the Red Deer who live on the estate, or just enjoy the colours of autumn. The walk will be approximately 4 miles and sturdy walking boots or Wellingtons and waterproof clothing are advised. Binoculars and cameras optional.
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