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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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Snowdrop Valley Park and Ride

Saturday 27th January 2018

Location: Wheddon Cross Car Park (The Rest & Be Thankful Inn)
Duration: 30 days
Description: The Snowdrop Valley Park and Ride Scheme is run by Cutcombe Parish Council in conjunction with the Exmoor National Park Authority. The Badgworthy Land company who own the land kindly give their permission each year for the valley to be open to walkers and those travelling down on the scheduled Park and Ride service. Park and Ride buses will run to timetable on Saturdays and Sundays 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th February (2 buses)and Monday to Friday 5th to 9th and 12th to 16th February inclusive (1 bus). Other days are for walkers only. Coaches must book in. Disabled visitors can obtain a pass from the co-ordinator Gemma Wesley at the Wheddon Cross car park. Please note the valley is closed during the whole period to all other traffic apart from residents. See also our Facebook page Snowdrop Valley.
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Sea Glass Jewellery Making Workshop

Thursday 1st February 2018 1202

Location: Exmoor National Park Centre, Lynmouth
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A workshop where you will create sea glass jewellery to take home or give as a gift. Subject to weather and tides you will go beach combing on Lynmouth beach to find some sea glass (sea glass provided if conditions do not allow this). Debbie Brannen (artist and Jewellery designer) gives guidance and support enabling you to create a stunning price of jewellery. All materials provided. Limited spaces available so booking essential on 01598 752509. (Over 16 years only)
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Pastel Art Classes

Saturday 3rd February 2018 1202

Location: Exmoor National Park Centre, Lynmouth
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Pastel Art Class. Learn to draw with pastels and produce a beautiful picture to take home. John Crush gives his lessons in a relaxed and fun manner with all equipment provided. Suitable for beginners and experienced artists alike. Everyone is welcome.
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CareMoor for Exmoor Dining Club @ Wootton Courtenay

Sunday 4th February 2018 01:00 pm

Location: Wootton Courtenay Village Hall
Duration: N/A
Description: A 'CareMoor for Exmoor Dining Club' event - Join Claire Lynch from Claire's Kitchen who is teaming up with Little Oak Farm from Timberscombe for a Sunday celebration of local Exmoor produce. Enjoy a gorgeous two course local pork lunch with Little Oak farms' slow-cooked pork or sausages - priced at just £15 which includes your food and a contribution to 'CareMoor for Exmoor' - the National Park's donation scheme helping to keep Exmoor special. Call Claire to book or for more details on 077990 66638
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Birdwatching Break

Monday 5th February 2018

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 4 days
Description: In association with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, this 4 night break will include transport and admission to WWT Slimbridge with a guided talk, and transport for a visit to the newly created WWT Steart Marshes reserve and a talk about the reserve. Dinner, bed and breakfast is included and packed lunches on 2 days.
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Watercolour Painting Workshop

Thursday 8th February 2018 1202

Location: Exmoor National Park Centre, Lynmouth
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Watercolour Painting workshop with Chris Howe. Learn to paint in watercolour in a friendly, relaxed environment. Chris teaches in a calm and thoughtful way enabling complete beginners to take home a painting they are proud of. Suitable for all abilities. Everyone is welcome. All materials provided.
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Choral Singing Weekend in Dunster

Friday 9th February 2018 08:53 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 3 days
Description: A choral singing weekend led by Ian Chesworth who has tutored our choral workshops for over 12 years. This February the work studied and performed will be the popular Haydn's Creation. The 2 night break is on a full board basis and includes all tuition, meals, coffee breaks, excursions and walks. The weekend concludes with a public performance in Dunster's historic Tithe Barn on the Sunday. As well as residential places, singing only or singing with meals packages are also available from £55.00 per person.
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Fireside Tales for Families

Saturday 10th February 2018 04:15 pm

Location: New Place, Porlock
Duration: 45 minutes
Description: Join us for an afternoon listening to a traditional story by a warm and cosy fire. Suitable for all ages the story will be a legend from the Native American tradition about family, love and our connection with Nature.
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CareMoor for Exmoor Dining Club event @ Dulverton Town Hall

Saturday 10th February 2018 07:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Town Hall
Duration: N/A
Description: A 'CareMoor for Exmoor Dining Club' event - Join Claire Lynch from Claire's Kitchen for a three course Oriental style evening meal celebrating Exmoor produce. There'll also be input from Exmoor producer Joe from Secret Orchard Cider at Nettlecombe who will be telling their story. The fixed price of £25 includes a contribution to 'CareMoor for Exmoor' - the National Park's donation scheme helping to keep Exmoor special. Call Claire for more details or to book - 077990 66638. Open to all.
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Shammick Acoustic Open Night

Saturday 10th February 2018 07:30 pm

Location: Pack o' Cards, High Street, Combe Martin
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Open Nights provide an opportunity for people to give new material an airing or visit older items from their repertoire in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Anyone is welcome to come along, whether or not they ‘sing, say or play’, and if you’re a musician and you don’t want to play solo, there’s often a chance during the break for a bit of a jam session.
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Historic North Hill Guided Walk

Sunday 11th February 2018 10:30 am

Location: Marshalling Yard Car Park, North Hill (car park on right after caravan and camping site immediately as trees end)
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join a walk leader on North Hill for a leisurely walk to enjoy magnificent views and to hear information about the Hill and surrounding areas.
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Free Choral Concert - Haydn's The Creation

Sunday 11th February 2018 03:00 pm

Location: Tithe Barn, Priory Green, Dunster
Duration: 45 minutes
Description: A free performance of Haydn's Creation, by the choir from the Yarn Market Hotel's choral singing weekend, led by Ian Chesworth. All are welcome to come and listen. If you enjoy singing, why not participate by becoming a member of the choir for the weekend - both residential and non residential places available
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The Exmoor Pony Centre: Pancakes and Ponies

Tuesday 13th February 2018 11:00 am

Location: The Exmoor Pony Centre
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Join the Exmoor ponies for crafts, rides and grooming as well as home-made refreshments including pancakes! Lots of fun things to see and do with the Exmoor ponies. Minimum age for rides 4yrs, weight limit 12st.
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Night Hike and Farmhouse Supper

Saturday 17th February 2018 06:00 pm

Location: Exford Car Park
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join us for an evening of walking under the stars following the Exe Valley Way up onto the moor, finishing with a delicious home cooked meal at our traditional Exmoor Farmhouse. Please bring torches and stout footwear, waterproofs, warm hats and gloves. Booking essential, by phone on 01643 831759 Please state any dietary requirements at time of booking
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Potato Day

Sunday 18th February 2018 10:00 am

Location: Dulverton Junior School, Barns Close West, Dulverton
Duration: 3 hours
Description: Dulverton gardening club and Pennard plants Annual Potato Day , come and choose your seed potatoes from over 70 varieties many heritage ones.Also available Heritage seeds fruit trees, onion sets, peas,beans,and much more. Refreshments available
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Open Day at Simonsbath Sawmill

Monday 19th February 2018 1210

Location: Simonsbath Sawmill SS 77153915
Duration: 6 hours
Description: A chance to visit the historic, water-powered sawmill and estate workshops at Simonsbath in the heart of the National Park and to learn about the history of this remarkable village. “Drop in” tours available all day. No booking necessary but if you are coming to Simonsbath particularly to see the mill it is advisable to ring us on 01643 831202 (between 10.00 and 16.00 on the day) to check that we are open. There is usually some parking available (at your own risk) at the mill and we can make special arrangements for visitors with limited mobility if you contact us in advance. Please note that there are no public toilets at the mill. You may find it preferable to park at Ashcombe Car Park, Simonsbath – entrance between the church and the Exmoor Forest Inn - SS774394 and to walk the 500m to the mill but do take special care on this busy road!
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Garden Tour Break

Monday 19th February 2018 08:14 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
Duration: 4 days
Description: A 4 night break to include a rose pruning workshop at Hestercombe Gardens, and visits to Knightshayes Gardens, Dunster Castle and Gardens, Snowdrop Valley and a full day tour visiting a selection of gardens in South Somerset. Local transport is included.
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Night Hike and Farmhouse Supper

Tuesday 20th February 2018 06:00 pm

Location: Exford Car Park
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join us for an evening of walking under the stars following the Exe Valley Way up onto the moor, finishing with a delicious home cooked meal at our traditional Exmoor Farmhouse.Please bring torches and stout footwear, waterproofs, warm hats and gloves.Booking essential, by phone on 01643 831759 Please state any dietary requirements at time of booking
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Barista Experience

Thursday 22nd February 2018 09:30 am

Location: Porlock Roastery, Vale Yard, High Street, Porlock
Duration: 3 hours
Description: The first class will take place on Thursday 22nd February as part of the Exmoor Food Fest. Miles’ barista expert has a wealth of experience from working in Italy for many years, and he is a member of the Speciality Coffee Association Europe (SCAE). The class will last 3 hours during which attendees will learn to distinguish the subtle differences between coffee beans, master the perfect cup of coffee and see some creative latte art. Previous knowledge of coffee is not a requirement, but a passion for coffee is a must! Places are limited, to book, email info@djmiles.co.uk. The first course has an introductory price of £33 per person. Location will either be our Minehead or Porlock site, start time to be 9:30. Can’t make it? Why not join our monthly roastery tours on the last Thursday of the month, pre-book only, check online for more details or email info@djmiles.co.uk.
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Porlock Roastery Tour

Thursday 22nd February 2018 10:30 am

Location: Porlock Roastery, Vale Yard, High Street, Porlock
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Tours will last about an hour including coffee tasting, a free pack of coffee, a talk with Mitch our Head Roaster and you will learn about the roasting process and the history of Miles. Just imagine coffee beans flying through pipes above you, the roaster roaring and the aroma of freshly ground coffee. To book your place please email info@djmiles.co.uk the tours are pre-book only and limited to small groups. Morning tours take place on the last Thursday of every month
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Derek Gifford in concert @ Shammick Acoustic

Saturday 24th February 2018 07:30 pm

Location: Pack o' Cards, High Street, Combe Martin
Duration: N/A
Description: Another previous Open Night featured artist, it’s a delight to welcome this mellow-voiced singer for a full concert. Former teacher Derek has made the most of his retirement to spend more time fulfilling his main interests in life, folk singing, wine appreciation and birding (of the feathered variety, I hasten to add!), which used to be confined to school vacations, starting way back in 1981. Over the years, he has amassed an enormous number of songs, both traditional and modern, from a wide variety of sources. He collaborated with Bury poet Keith Scowcroft, setting many of his poems to music, and also became known as a specialist in maritime songs, having appeared at the local Lancaster Maritime Festival for many years, then backed this up by working with singers Keith Kendrick and Geoff Higginbottom as Three Sheets to the Wind. Derek also has numerous recordings to his name, most recently ‘Songs from the Past…Into the Future’ on the WildGoose label (on which can also be heard voices from Shammick in Tom & Barbara Brown). Accompanying himself on guitar or bowed psaltery or just singing unaccompanied, a relaxed, laid-back and humorous evening can be anticipated, with loads of good choruses with which to sing along.
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Lazy Sunday Lunch and walk around Exford

Sunday 25th February 2018 01:00 pm

Location: Exford Car Park
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Have a cheeky lie-in and a brunch before joining us for a hearty walk around Exford, building up an appetite for a splendid roast lunch at our traditional Exmoor Farmhouse. Celebrate the best of Exmoor produce with roast lamb from our farm and a choice of homemade desserts ,(vegetarian and other dietary options available) Please wear stout footwear, waterproofs, warm hats and gloves. Booking essential, by phone on 01643 831759 Please state any dietary requirements at time of booking
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