Exmoor events calendar

Snowdrop Valley at Wheddon Cross in February, Ironman 70.3 at Wimbleball Lake in June, Dunster by Candlelight in December - just three of the many different special things happening in Exmoor National Park throughout the year.

Active and sporting events include the Exmoor Walking Festival and several cycling challenges such as the Exmoor Explorer and the Exmoor Beast. By the way, Wheddon Cross is the ideal place to stay for Exmoor Ironman - it's an easy drive to Wimbleball from here. We advise you to book your accommodation at Exmoor House early.

Culture is not forgotten, with the Two Moors Festival and Simonsbath Festival offering a feast of musical and literary entertainment. You will never be short of things to do when you stay at Exmoor House.

For even more ideas, there are some suggested websites at the end of the events list, and you might also like to visit our links page. Our facebook page has photos of Exmoor through the seasons.

Exmoor never seems crowded - you don't have to go very far at all to get away. So don't be put off by the thought that there may be hordes of people everywhere; there's plenty of room for everybody. If you want to escape from everything, then Exmoor's a great place to be. And Exmoor House is always a great place to stay, whether you'd like to book a bed and breakfast break, one of our special deals that includes dinner, or a house party.

Find out what's on in Exmoor National Park:
January February March April May June July August September October November December

Snowdrops at Snowdrop Valley Exmoor

January 2016
A special New Year celebration?
House parties at Exmoor House: sole use by your group of 10 - 12 people

Snowdrop Valley, Wheddon Cross opens 30th

February 2016
The Exmoor House dining room is open all month as a tearoom during the day for Snowdrop Valley: please contact us for more details.
Snowdrop Valley Wheddon Cross all month (Park & Ride bus service 6th - 21st)
West Somerset Railway Snowdrops and Steam excursions 16th - 20th

Exmoor sheep with new lamb

March 2016
West Somerset Railway Spring Steam Gala 5th - 6th & 10th - 13th
Easter weekend 25th - 28th

April 2016
Someset Stages rally 16th
Exmoor Beauty Cycle Challenge 17th
North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival starts 30th

Exmoor spring blossom

May 2016
North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival 1st - 5th
Simonsbath Festival 2nd - 31st
Tour of Wessex Sportive 28th - 30th

June 2016
West Somerset Railway Mixed Traction Weekend 10th - 12th
Exmoor Perambulation 18th
Cutcombe Gymkhana 19th
Exmoor National Park Victorian Festival 20th - 24th
Ironman 70.3 UK, Wimbleball Lake 26th
Be sure to book your Exmoor accommodation early for Ironman!
Simonsbath Festival 1st - 16th

Wimbleball Lake Exmoor where Ironman 70.3 UK takes place

July 2016
Minehead and Exmoor Music Festival 24th - 30th
Dunster Country Fair 27th
National Parks Week 27th - 31st
 Exmoor Explorer 31st

August 2016
National Parks Week 1st & 2nd
Cutcombe village fete, Wheddon Cross 6th
(one of the fete draw prizes is dinner for 2 at Exmoor House!)
Exmoor Pony Festival 6th - 14th
Porlock Country Fair 7th
Exford Show 10th
Dunster Show 19th
Watchet Festival 26th
West Somerset Railway Late Summer Weekend 30th & 31st

Heather on Exmoor

September 2016
Porlock Carnival 3rd
West Somerset Railway Late Summer weekend 3rd & 4th
Porlock Arts Festival 25th - 28th
Somerset Art Weeks Open Studios 17th - 30th
Exmoor Beast Cycle Challenge 25th
Lyn Food Festival, Lynton 25th

October 2016
Somerset Art Weeks Open Studios 1st & 2nd
West Somerset Railway Autumn Steam Gala 6th - 9th
Two Moors Festival 22nd - 29th
Exmoor National Park Deer Rut walk 25th
Exmoor Society Deer on Dunkery walk 28th

Exmoor ponies with their winter coats

November 2016
We'll post events here as we get details
December 2016
Something different for Christmas?
Book a house party with family and friends at Exmoor House

Dunster by Candlelight 2nd & 3rd
Dulverton by Starlight 4th
West Somerset Railway Winter Steam Festival 29th & 30th

Snow in an Exmoor combe

The above are just a selection of Exmoor events. For more, with further details,
here are some useful websites:

Exmoor National Park The official website for the Exmoor National Park Authority, containing a wealth of information
Visit Exmoor tourist information and much more. Days out, attractions, activities for all the family, simple pleasures...
The West Somerset Railway The railway runs many special events throughout the year, including excursions and steam galas. You can also buy Day Rover tickets here at Exmoor House, at a discounted price
Dunster Castle Fun and educational days (e.g. Civil War re-enactments, treasure trails, meeting Santa Claus)
The Exmoor Society runs a great range of guided walks
Exmoor Encyclopedia A community encyclopedia which contains everything Exmoor

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Exmoor and Somerset are great places to visit no matter what the weather! Do not be misled: the unfortunate flooding affected only a small part of the county. Exmoor is open for business and waiting to welcome you. See our Why Visit Now? page for some special early March offers.

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