Local Events on Exmoor 2019-07-19T22:54:28+01:00

Events on Exmoor

July

3rd & 17th July  Exmoor Park Ranger Experience, Step aboard a National Park Land Rover this summer with an Exmoor Ranger to experience a wild and hidden landscape!  6 hour experience with just 4 participants per date includes lunch and visits to hidden Exmoor.

14th & 20th July Lorna Doone Walk, a walk up the Doone valley alongside the beautiful Badgeworthy water. Visit the R.D.Blackmore memorial stone and try climbing up the infamous waterslide that John Ridd scaled to meet Lorna Doone; continue through the pages of the novel, enjoying the spectacular scenery of this remote stretch of moorland. Booking essential: 01643 831759.

16th July Barbecue in the forest, nightjars and other creatures of the night with Wild About Exmoor, join us for a delicious home cooked barbecue with local produce from our farm, then walk out on to the common to see Exmoor’s wildlife come out at dusk….a magical experience! Meet in Dunster, booking essential 01643 831759

30th July  Captain Coconut and his Amazing Bubble Show, RHS Rosemoor, Torrington

August

2nd August  The Lorna Doone Experience  see 6th June for details.

3rd & 4th August  Vintage & Classic Weekend, RHS Rosemoor, Torrington, eclectic range of classic cars, motorcycles, tractors, machinery over in the Lady Anne’s Garden from 10am–4pm, live music.

7th & 21st August Exmoor Park Ranger Experience, Step aboard a National Park Land Rover this summer with an Exmoor Ranger to experience a wild and hidden landscape!  6 hour experience with just 4 participants per date includes lunch and visits to hidden Exmoor.

7th, 10th, 13th, 21st, 30th August  Lorna Doone Walk, a walk up the Doone valley alongside the beautiful Badgeworthy water. Visit the R.D.Blackmore memorial stone and try climbing up the infamous waterslide that John Ridd scaled to meet Lorna Doone; continue through the pages of the novel, enjoying the spectacular scenery of this remote stretch of moorland. Booking essential: 01643 831759.

11th – 18th August  Exmoor Pony Festival with different events:

  • 11th August  BBQ and Quiz at the Exmoor Pony Centre
  • 12th August  Guided walk with Tricia Gibson and Open Farm – join the Wescott family to meet their herds of ponies, deer and cattle
  • 13th August  Walk on Haddon Hill with pony experts
  • 14th August  Exmoor Pony Show Annual Breed Show at Exford Show
  • 15th August  Exmoor Pony Centre Activity Afternoon, pony rides, crafts, games & refreshments
  • 17th August  Fun Ride across Dunkery from Webbers Post
  • 18th August  Model Pony & Hobby Horse Show, Filleigh Village Hall

16th August  Dunster Show

17th August  Brompton Regis Horse Show and Gymkhana, all day

21st August  Magic Martin at RHS Rosemoor, Torrington

27th August  Captain Coconut and His Amazing Bubble Show, RHS Rosemoor, Torrington

31st August & 1st September  Autumn Artisan Food Fair, RHS Rosemoor, Torrington

September

4th September Bat’s Castle Guided Walk National Park Centre, Dunster

7th September Porlock Carnival

11th September Lorna Doone Safari Porlock Visitor Centre

11th September Town tour of Dulverton, Dulverton

14th – 20th September Art Exhibition Dulverton Heritage Centre

16th – 22nd September Exmoor’s Historic Building Festival

22nd September Ralegh’s Cross Short Walk

24th September Hollerday Hill and Valley of the Rocks Guided Walk Lynton Town Hall

October

5th – 11th October Art Exhibition Dulverton Heritage Centre

9th October Lorna Doone Safari Porlock Visitor Centre

12th October Ralegh’s Cross Mineral Line Long Walk Ralegh’s Cross

14th October – 3rd November Exmoor Dark Skies Festival . 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!

19th October – 3rd November Halloween Trail at Dunster Castle 

19th October North Hill Guided Walk. North Hill, Minehead

21st October Stargazing and pub walk. Departs from The Crown, Exford.

November

14th October – 3rd November Exmoor Dark Skies Festival . 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!

19th October – 3rd November Halloween Trail at Dunster Castle 

4th November Snowdrop Planting Dunster Castle Gardens

December

Date TBC Dulverton by Starlight

1st December Christmas at the Court Arlington Court

6th – 7th Decmber Dunster by Candlelight

7th – 24th December Santa Specials at Woody Bay Station

10th December Ralegh’s Cross Short Walk

22nd December Christmas at the Court Arlington Court