The Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership launched a new scheme to help people to enjoy and appreciate moorland and to support those who look after it. To find out more, please call 01398 322164.
To celebrate we will give FREE ADMISSION to the first 5 people on these events.
Wed 20 April
Haddon Hill Big Adventure
Family games and events including treasure hunts, nature games, ranger led walks. Hunt for minibeasts and the Exmoor Beast! The event is open all day so come along and join in. Activities start on the hour. Adults must accompany children. Please wear outdoor clothing and suitable footwear. Toilets available on site.
TIMES: 10am until 4pm.
MEET: Parking at Haddon Hill Car Park, just off the B3190 near Morebath. OS grid ref: SS 969 285. Google Map link.
CONTACT: 07875 522652
The Countryside Mobility Scheme will have Trampers (all-terrain mobility buggies available at Haddon Hill for people with limited mobility. For details about hire please contact Countryside Mobility on 01392 456522 or 07540 722311. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.countrysidemobility.org
Wed 25 May
Exploring Exmoor’s Restored Bogs
This walk will visit the Exmoor Mires-on-the-Moors Project sites on Aclands Allotment at Squallacombe. Cross the wildest parts of Exmoor to look at some beautiful bouncing bogs and their rare wildlife. This walk will be on access land but will cross rough and tussocky ground which is very wet in places. Good waterproof walking boots and the ability to handle rough terrain are a necessity.
TIMES: 10.30am – 3pm. The total route will be roughly 4 miles.
MEET: Near Moles Chamber. OS grid ref: SS 725 375.
CONTACT: 01392 443219 or 07824 460274
Sun 26 June
Simonsbath’s historic water-powered sawmill
A guided tour of the sawmill and estate workshops in a beautiful riverside setting at Simonsbath in the heart of the National Park.
TIMES: 10.30am – 12pm
MEET: The public car park at Ashcombe (Simonsbath) OS Grid ref: SS 774 395. Walk about 500 metres to the mill (arrangements can be made to park at this mill for those who find walking difficult).
CONTACT: 01398 322211.
Tue 5 July
Anstey Gate Evening Deer Search
Join an Exmoor National Park Authority Ranger for an evening deer search to try and locate the Red Deer of Exmoor. Binoculars, walking clothing/boots essential. No dogs.
TIMES: 7.30pm start
MEET: Meet Anstey Gate. OS Grid ref:SS 835 297.
CONTACT: Exmoor National Park Centre, Dulverton, tel: 01398 323841.
Tue 12 July
Dunkery by Moonlight Guided Walk
Join an Exmoor National Park Ranger to walk up the steep track to the highest point on Exmoor – Dunkery Beacon. Watch the sun set over the Bristol Channel & the distant mountains of Wales, & see the full moon rising like a huge Somerset Brie above the Brendon Hills. ALTERNATIVELY feel your way up Dunkery in thick hill fog, see nothing but swirling white damp mist, hear the many strange, wild night sounds in which Exmoor excels.
TIMES: 8.00pm for 2½ hrs/4 miles.
MEET: Meet Webber’s Post. OS Grid ref: SS904 440.
CONTACT: 07772 989934.
The Countryside Mobility Scheme will have Tramper all-terrain mobility buggies available for people with limited mobility to use on this walk. See Haddon Hill event above for Tramper booking details.
Events – important notes:
Children under 16 and students can attend walks for free. Walks by national park rangers are usually £3 and their events are £1 per person including children.
Please wear sensible footwear and clothing appropriate to the weather and countryside. Walking boots are recommended for most walks, although stout shoes should be adequate for all but the challenging walks. Unless specified, walks will normally take place whatever the weather. In particularly adverse conditions it is up to the guide’s discretion to cancel or curtail the walk or to decline to take persons not adequately equipped.
General enquiries to Exmoor National Park Centre, Dulverton, tel: 01398 323841.