September Days Out On Exmoor

With Exmoor’s natural, timeless charm along with its abundance of outdoor opportunities, this really is the only place to be this September.

If you head down to Simonsbath on 10th September at 2pm, there’s an Exmoor National Park Heritage open day at Ashcombe. This really is a not to be missed opportunity to discover a vanished mansion and its beautiful secret gardens that still remain. The event highlights the results of recent research and consersation work that has been carried out on John Knight’s picturesque gardens. It’s free and there’s no need to book so just turn up and enjoy the afternoon!

On the 7th and 11th of September at 10.30am the Porlock Visitors Centre is holding an event where you can discover the fascinating history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this impacted the village and surrounding area.

If you fancy a bit of shore searching along the beautiful Exmoor coast, why not head down to Hurlstone Point at 2pm on the13th of September  (meet at National Trust Holnicote Estate, Bossington) for a Seashore Safari. This is a free family friendly seashore safari. Come along and learn the fascinating marine life found in Exmoor’s rock pools and take part in a species survey! Be prepared for a medium level 20 min walk down to the shore and pack a picnic for lunch. Remember to book as places fill quickly. This promises a fun filled day for all the family!

Discover Lynton from a different angle with a leisurely 2.5hr stroll around the Valley of The Rocks on September 22nd at 10am from the Valley of the Rocks car park and picnic area. This promises a fascinating voyage of discovery to find out how it has been shaped over the years and how the Victorians were drawn to magnificence of the Valley of The Rocks.

Calling all Foodies and lovers of good food, uncover the finest food Exmoor has to offer at The Lyn Food Festival at 10.30am on 27th September at Lynton Town Hall.

Defiantly worth a visit for all arts and crafts enthusiasts is the Dulverton Art Group Summer Exhibition at 10.30am from the 13th-19th September. This promises an eclectic mix of styles, topics and media created by Dulverton Art Group members and includes a variety of local crafts. Also exhibiting at Dulverton Heritage Centre at 10.30am on 26th September to 10th October is an exciting exhibition of paintings, original prints, stone carvings, and jewelry by a group of professional local artists.

After all this excitement why not kick off your boots and unwind by a log fire in one of Exmoor’s historic coasting inns. In the very heard of Exmoor’s National Park, right on the edge of the river Exe situates The Exmoor White Horse Inn, a traditional 16th century coaching Inn. They offer an impressive choice of over 150 malt whiskies and fine selection of Exmoor’s best local real ales, with mouth watering locally sourced food inspired by Exmoor, featuring some of the West County’s finest seafood and moorland game. What better way to end a fun filled day on Exmoor I here you say.

If you are looking for a relaxing weekend escape or leisurely family day out, come on down and see what happening on Exmoor this September, you will not be disappointed.


Written by Peter