Exmoor has long acted as inspiration for writers, artists and poets. From the Romantics like Shelley and Coleridge who loved to walk the moorland paths to RD Blackmore who did much to raise the profile of Exmoor through his famous novel "Lorna Doone" and more recently the writings of Hope Bourne.

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Exmoor's literary Links

From Coleridge and Southey to Hope Bourne and henry Williamson, discover some of the writers inspired by our National Park
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Exmoor Words

Do you know your apple-drane from your vuz-pig?
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Exmoor-inspired art

This Pinterest Board highlights just some of the amazing and varied art that has taken Exmoor as its subject
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This video shows how much Exmoor means to  local artist Terry Gable

Here are some upcoming events that might be particularly suitable for people who love art or culture. Or you can browse all events here


Derek Gifford in concert @ Shammick Acoustic

Pack o' Cards, High Street, Combe Martin
24th Feb 2018 7:30pm
Another previous Open Night featured artist, it’s a delight to welcome this mell...
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Sea Glass Jewellery Making Workshop

Exmoor National Park Centre, Lynmouth
1st Feb 2018 2:00pm-4:00pm

Pastel Art Classes

Exmoor National Park Centre, Lynmouth
3rd Feb 2018 2:00pm-4:00pm

Watercolour Painting Workshop

Exmoor National Park Centre, Lynmouth
8th Feb 2018 2:00pm-4:00pm

Shammick Acoustic Open Night

Pack o' Cards, High Street, Combe Martin
10th Mar 2018 7:30pm

Spring Wellbeing Retreat

Lower Holworthy Farm, Brompton Regis, Dulverton, Somerset
16th Mar 2018 9:15am-4:15pm