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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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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 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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Improve your photography over the Summer

Monday 12th 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

Monday 12th 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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Carriage Museum Trail

Monday 12th 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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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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Creative family crafts

Monday 12th 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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Charles Village Exhibition

Monday 12th 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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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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Family activity day

Thursday 15th 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 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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Minehead Country Market

Friday 16th 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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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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