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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

Monday 19th 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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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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Photography trail

Monday 19th 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 19th 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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Creative family crafts

Monday 19th 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 19th 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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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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Family activity day

Thursday 22nd 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 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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Minehead Country Market

Friday 23rd 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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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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