At the Exmoor National Park Centre in Dunster follow the storyteller, meet Exmoor Ponies and try some fun ‘Wild Wellies’ activities, or have your face painted! Shops are open, there is a picnic area nearby and it is only a short walk to the castle and other attractions.
Walk to the top of Grabbist Hill to experience astounding views of Exmoor National Park and across the Bristol Channel where you can meet characters from 2,000 years ago with the Dumnonika Iron-Age re-enactors, take a butterfly and wildlife safari, try bushcraft and discover how the moorland is looked after with the Moorkeeper and local rangers from the National Trust and the Crown Estate.
David Rolls, Education and Outreach Officer for the Heart of Exmoor scheme said: “Grabbist is an amazing place. Everything is free and can even help with transport costs for community groups to attend. This is also the best time of year for spotting the extremely rare Heath Fritillary butterfly. Please wear outdoor clothing for this adventurous event.”
“There is also Go Wild Bunting competition this year. We are asking people to produce a a piece of paper bunting with a drawing on it following the theme of ‘Butterflies and Bugs’. Anyone who brings along their bunting to the event will also receive a small thankyou prize, with additional prizes for the winners.”
Admission is free, with parking, toilets and refreshments available in Dunster. Free welcome activities and guided eco-walks to Grabbist departing from Dunster National Park Centre, TA24 6SE, throughout the day. Please ring 01643 821835 for more about this event.
High resolution photographs available to download at the Heart of Exmoor blog: http://wp.me/p1snLZ-or
Heart of Exmoor
The Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership runs a lottery-funded scheme that promotes moorland as the Heart of Exmoor. The scheme’s 15 projects invest half a million pounds to benefit the landscape and community. For more information visit www.heartofexmoor.org.uk or call 01398 322164.
“Helping people to enjoy and appreciate Exmoor’s moorland
and supporting those who take care of it.”