Porlock Vale Events Diary

 

March 2019
Monday 18th
Wootton Courtenay Film Club - The Bookshop

England, 1959. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.
£6 - Pay on the door: Wootton Courtenay Film Club, Village Hall, TA24 8RH


Time: 7.00 for 7.30pm
Venue: Wootton Courtenay Village Hall
Price: £6

Wednesday 20th
Exmoor Society Talk – A Blacksmith's Life on Exmoor

“A Blacksmith’s Life on Exmoor”. Illustrated talk by James Horrobin. FWCB, Master Blacksmith, previously based at The Smthy in Doverhay, Porlock. Visitors welcome


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Members £1.00 and Visitors £3.00.

Community Hall Annual General Meeting


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Allerford and Selworthy Village Hall TA24 8HL
Contact: 07980 595989
Email: kathynal.hillside@gmail.com

Friday 22nd
Shoebox Theatre present 'Library of Lost Memories'

Shoebox Theatre present ‘Library of Lost Memories’.
Tickets from SPAR shop, online and from Rosalinde £8.00
Light refreshments will be available. A Take Art presentation.


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £8.00

Saturday 23rd
Talk by Revd Canon Dr James Woodward

The speaker was on the Government commission on assisted dying and spent time at Dignitas, in Switzerland. He was chaplain to the Queen at St George's Church, Windsor and worked closely with Dame Cecily Saunders who set up the Hospice Movement. We are extremely lucky to have a visit from this very busy man and we look forward to a fascinating talk. all welcome. Tea and cake provided.


Time: 3pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Free

Friday 29th
The Vale Cinema

Bohemian Rhapsody


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Allerford and Selworthy Village Hall
Price: £5

Friday 29th
The Vale Cinema

A Star is Born


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Allerford and Selworthy Village Hall
Price: £5

Saturday 30th
Coffee, Cake and Clean-up 2019

Our annual Community Beach Clean is this year going to be hosted by the National Trust and supported by Exmoor National Park. We will be meeting at Bossington Car Park at 10am to enjoy coffee and cake before proceeding down to the beach to clear as much rubbish as we can.


Time: 10am
Venue: Meet at Bossington NT Car Park

April 2019

Thursday 4th April

Flavours of Spring Tasting Menu

Join Head Chef and proprietor John Bradley for a ‘Flavours of Spring’ 5 course Tasting Dinner in the award-winning Coleridge restaurant.

Price £45pp (includes a £5 donation to CareMoor)
Call 01643 841241 to book
Email dbch@btconnect.com Website www.dunkerybeaconaccommodation.co.uk Accommodation also available as a 2 night gourmet DBB package at this award-winning boutique hotel.


Time: Confirmed when booking
Venue: Dunkery Beacon Hotel, Wootton Courtenay. TA24 8RQ
Price: £45pp
Contact: 01643 841241
Email: dbch@btconnect.com

Friday 5th
Porlock Marsh - guided walk

Discover Porlock Marsh with its rich wildlife and history. Join local walk leader for a wonderful walk taking in woodland, as well as the marsh. Gentle pace and no inclines. Booking essential.


Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Meet outside Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: Free but donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome
Contact: Book at 01598 752509

Wednesday 10th
Lorna Doone Safari

Land Rover Safari through the beautiful Doone country (Group bookings available on other dates). Departs from Porlock Visitor Centre. Bookings essential


Time: 2pm to 4.30pm.
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: Price confirmed when booking
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Saturday 13th
Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt for children aged 11 and under in the church garden


Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Methodist Church Garden. TA24 8PU
Price: Free event
Contact: 01643 862284

Community Hall Annual Parish Assembly


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Allerford and Selworthy Village Hall TA24 8HL
Contact: 07980 595989
Email: kathynal.hillside@gmail.com

Friday 19th
Beautiful Bossington- guided walk

A circular 2 1/2 mile walk with breathtaking views across Porlock Bay, a rich history and interesting facts along the way. Booking essential.
Dogs welcome


Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Meet at NT car park, Bossington
Price: Free but donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome
Contact: Book at 01598 752509

Tuesday 23rd
Hidden Porlock - guided walk

An opportunity to visit sites of historical interest and explore hidden parts of the village's past. Booking essential. dogs welcome.


Time: 10.15am - 12.15pm
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: Free. Donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre. 01643 863150

Tuesday 23rd
MINEHEAD IN BLOOM 1994-2004 - Ten Years of Blooming Success

A talk at the Beach Hotel, Minehead, for Minehead Museum on Tuesday 23rd April @ 7.30 pm

Come and re-live it at this illustrated talk by Sandra Slade, Secretary of ‘Minehead in Bloom’ during the years when Minehead achieved Regional, National and International success in the Britain in Bloom competitions.

Tickets: £5 each (£3 to Friends of Minehead Museum) may be purchased from the Museum (open 10-4 pm Tuesdays-Saturday & 11- 4pm Sundays) or from Janet Styles 01643 822097 janetstyles@btinternet.com


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Beach Hotel, Minehead
Price: Tickets: £5 each (£3 to Friends of Minehead Museum)
Email: janetstyles@btinternet.com

Guided walk with great views of the coast,. Wildlife and woodland.
Sorry, no dogs.


Time: 9.30am
Venue: Meet at NT car park, Bossington
Price: Free, donations welcome.
Contact: 01398 323335

Friday 26th
The Vale Cinema

'A Star is Born'


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Allerford and Selworthy Village Hall
Price: £5

Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th
Youth Football Festival

Youth Football Festival


Time: Various
Venue: Allerford and Selworthy Village Hall TA24 8HL
Contact: Kath Prideaux 07980 595989
Email: kathynal.hillside@gmail.com

Guided walk following the SW Coast Path from Ashley Combe to Culbone Church and back, looking at the surviving features of the Ada Lovelace era designed landscape. Dogs on leads.


Time: 10am - 2pm
Venue: Meet at Ashley Combe Lodge (Toll Gate). TA24 8PG
Price: Free, donations welcome.
Contact: 01398 323335

May 2019

Friday 3rd May

Locanda on the Weir, Porlock Weir, TA24 8PB
Awaiting details…..Price £TBC pp (includes a £5 donation to CareMoor).

Call 01643 863300 to book
Email czs@locadaontheweir.com Website www.locandaontheweir.co.uk Accommodation also available in this newly refurbished boutique style hotel.


Time: Confirmed when booking
Venue: Locanda on the Weir, Porlock Weir. TA24 8PB
Price: Tbc
Contact: 01643 863 300
Email: czs@locandaontheweir.com

Friday 3rd
Porlock Marsh - guided walk

Discover Porlock Marsh with its rich wildlife and history. Join local walk leader for a wonderful walk taking in woodland, as well as the marsh. Gentle pace and no inclines. Booking essential.


Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Meet outside Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: Free but donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome
Contact: Book at 01598 752509

Sunday 5th
Big Cream Tea

Join us for our first Big Cream Tea of the year


Time: 1 - 4pm
Venue: Allerford and Selworthy Village Hall
Price: Tbc

Tuesday 7th
Guided walk - ‘An eye for spring'

Monday 7th May - Guided Spring walk on the Holnicote Estate
‘An eye for spring’ guided walk in Dunkery and Horner Wood. Celebrate the height of spring on a guided walk through an ancient woodland and National Nature Reserve. Ranger Paul will guide you through this reasonably challenging walk, helping you spot rare plants and listen out for cuckoos and migrating birds. See if you can spot ‘The General’, an ancient oak and one of the oldest trees on Holnicote. The walk winds through ancient woodland and you’ll get panoramic views across the Horner Valley and Porlock Vale towards picturesque Selworthy.

Time: 10am-1pm
Venue: Meet at Webber’s Post, TA24 8TB, SS902438
Price: Free, booking not required


Venue: Meet at Webber's Post
Price: Free
Contact: Contact: 01643 862452,
Email: paul.camp@nationaltrust.org.uk

Wednesday 8th
Lorna Doone Safari

Land Rover Safari through the beautiful Doone country (Group bookings available on other dates). Departs from Porlock Visitor Centre. Bookings essential


Time: 2pm to 4.30pm.
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: Price confirmed when booking
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Saturday 11th
Minehead Male Voice Choir Concert

Minehead Male Voice Choir supporting a fund raising concert for the K'Dimbani School in Zanzibar. All money raised will be used for a shop/ backpacking centre being built by the Friends , designed to create wealth for the village and school


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Tbc

Exmoor Natural History Society guided walk. An easy paced stroll to explore and discover the natural history within the wonderful landscape around Porlock Weir. Lovely views of coast, wildlife and woodland. Dogs welcome.


Time: 2 - 4pm
Venue: ENHS Porlock Weir Centre - adjoining the car park
Contact: 01643 863124

Friday 17th
Beautiful Bossington- guided walk

A circular 2 1/2 mile walk with breathtaking views across Porlock Bay, a rich history and interesting facts along the way. Booking essential.
Dogs welcome


Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Meet at NT car park, Bossington
Price: Free but donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome
Contact: Book at 01598 752509

Saturday 18th
Fusion Young Performers Choir in Concert

A concert from the Fusion Young Performers Choir, led by Sarah-Jane Cross


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: tba

Tuesday 21st
Hidden Porlock - guided walk

An opportunity to visit sites of historical interest and explore hidden parts of the village's past. Booking essential. dogs welcome.


Time: 10.15am - 12.15pm
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: Free. Donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre. 01643 863150

Sunday 26th
Porlock Duck Race

Come along and join in the fun - as well as the ten duck races, entertainment during the afternoon will also include a bouncy castle, face painting and a best hat competition.
Barbecue, licensed bar, tea, coffee, cake and ice creams


Time: 2pm
Venue: Sparkhayes Campsite, Sparkhayes Lane, Porlock.
Price: Free admission

Sunday 26th
Big Breakfast

Join us for our first Big Breakfast of the year


Time: 8am to 11am
Venue: Allerford and Selworthy Village Hall
Price: Tbc

Tuesday 28th
Exmoor Society Talk – “An Exmoor Farmer’s Wife and Much More.”

An Illustrated talk by Charmain Dascombe. (Charmain was one of the “Inspirational Speakers” at the Ada Lovelace afternoon in Porlock).


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Members £1.00 and Visitors £3.00.

June 2019

Enjoy views of the rare Heath Fritillary and learn about its life cycle and habitat requirements £5 Booking essential.


Time: 11am to 1pm
Venue: Meet at Horner car park (SS898 455). TA24 8HY
Price: £5
Contact: Book at 07970 099127

In Byron’s Wake: the turbulent times of his wife and his daughter Ada Lovelace.‘In Byron’s Wake’ considers Ada Lovelace of Ashley Combe, Porlock (now recognised for her work alongside Charles Babdage as a pioneer of computing), as ‘brilliant, ebullient, eccentric, vivacious, egocentric and oddly dressed, who had her mother’s discipline and her father’s volatility’.

There is more information on the website and the Exmoor Society will be leading a walk from the Porlock Weir Car Park on the following day. The walk will go to Ashley Combe and then onto Culbone church.


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: St. Luke's Church, Simonsbath
Price: £10 reserved seats, £5 unreserved seats

This 5 mile walk follows the SW Coast Path from Porlock Weir through the woods via the ruins of Ada Lovelace's home. Dogs on leads.


Time: 9.30am to 1pm
Venue: Porlock Weir Car Park TA24 8QD
Price: Free, donations welcome.
Contact: 01398 323335

Friday 7th
Porlock Marsh - guided walk

Discover Porlock Marsh with its rich wildlife and history. Join local walk leader for a wonderful walk taking in woodland, as well as the marsh. Gentle pace and no inclines. Booking essential.


Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Meet outside Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: Free but donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome
Contact: Book at 01598 752509

Wednesday 12th
Lorna Doone Safari

Land Rover Safari through the beautiful Doone country (Group bookings available on other dates). Departs from Porlock Visitor Centre. Bookings essential


Time: 2pm to 4.30pm.
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: Price confirmed when booking
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Join Exmoor National Park's Woodland Team to discover how they manage one of Exmoor's most special woodlands. You will also learn how to identify some of the most common tree species. Dogs welcome. Booking essential.


Time: 10am to 3pm
Venue: Meet at Hawkcombe Woods car park (SS861 460)
Price: Donations to CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book at 07970 099127

Saturday 15th to Sunday 16th
Porlock 'Open Gardens' Weekend

An opportunity to visit a lovely variety of gardens in and around the village over this weekend
A wide variety of gardens will be open - large and small, wild and tamed - most of them never normally open to the public! Some will have refreshments, plant sales, raffle or other attractions on offer. Unfortunately no dogs please.
In aid of Porlock Visitor Centre


Time: 2pm to 6pm
Venue: Porlock Vale
Price: £6 for the weekend ticket
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Saturday 15th
St Dubricius Annual Church Fete

Annual Church Fete at St Dubricius Church in Porlock. Held in the Rectory Gardens. Lots of fun for all the family. Refreshments available. (We are also taking part in Porlock Open Gardens on both Saturday and Sunday between 2.00pm and 6.00pm. Tickets for the Open Gardens weekend are available from the Porlock Visitor Centre from early June). Small admission charge to the Fete for adults. Children are free.


Time: 2 - 5pm
Venue: Rectory Gardens

Exmoor Natural History Society guided walk. An easy paced stroll to explore and discover the natural history within the wonderful landscape around Porlock Weir. Lovely views of coast, wildlife and woodland. Dogs welcome.


Time: 2 - 4pm
Venue: ENHS Porlock Weir Centre - adjoining the car park
Contact: 01643 863124

Friday 21st
Beautiful Bossington- guided walk

A circular 2 1/2 mile walk with breathtaking views across Porlock Bay, a rich history and interesting facts along the way. Booking essential.
Dogs welcome


Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Meet at NT car park, Bossington
Price: Free but donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome
Contact: Book at 01598 752509

Saturday 22nd
Minehead Male Voice Choir Concert

Minehead Male Voice Choir supporting a fund raising concert for the Minehead and District Lions Club. All money raised will be equally divided between the Children's Hospice SW and the Air Ambulance


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Tbc

Tuesday 25th
Hidden Porlock - guided walk

An opportunity to visit sites of historical interest and explore hidden parts of the village's past. Booking essential. dogs welcome.


Time: 10.15am - 12.15pm
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: Free. Donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre. 01643 863150

Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th
Allerford Open Gardens

Allerford Open Gardens. Refreshments and parking at Village Hall.


Time: 11 am - 5pm
Venue: Allerford
Price: £5 covers both days
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

July 2019
Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th
Weirfest

An opportunity to sample some of the many beers available at the annual Porlock Weirfest


Venue: Porlock Weir

Friday 5th
Porlock Marsh - guided walk

Discover Porlock Marsh with its rich wildlife and history. Join local walk leader for a wonderful walk taking in woodland, as well as the marsh. Gentle pace and no inclines. Booking essential.


Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Meet outside Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: Free but donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome
Contact: Book at 01598 752509

3 mile circular route through the woods looking at the coppice management work to help the recovery of the heath fritillary. Dogs welcome.


Time: 1pm to 3pm
Venue: Meet at car park (SS861 460) on south of A39, 400m west of cattle grid at top of Porlock hill
Price: Free event
Contact: Book at 01398 323335

Wednesday 10th
Lorna Doone Safari

Land Rover Safari through the beautiful Doone country (Group bookings available on other dates). Departs from Porlock Visitor Centre. Bookings essential


Time: 2pm to 4.30pm.
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: Price confirmed when booking
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Friday 12th
Barn Dance

A Barn Dance in aid of Dovery Manor Museum, with light refreshments.
Caller : Ros Lawton


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: tba
Contact: 863117

A spectacular circular walk starting in the the picturesque village of Bossington, via the dramatic cliffs at Hurlstone Point, continuing around the sweeping shingle ridge and across the ever-changing saltmarsh?


Time: 10am to 1pm
Venue: Meet at Bossington NT car park. TA24 8HF
Price: Free event
Contact: Book at 01398 323335

Exmoor Natural History Society guided walk. An easy paced stroll to explore and discover the natural history within the wonderful landscape around Porlock Weir. Lovely views of coast, wildlife and woodland. Dogs welcome.


Time: 2 - 4pm
Venue: ENHS Porlock Weir Centre - adjoining the car park
Contact: 01643 863124

Friday 19th
Beautiful Bossington- guided walk

A circular 2 1/2 mile walk with breathtaking views across Porlock Bay, a rich history and interesting facts along the way. Booking essential.
Dogs welcome


Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Meet at NT car park, Bossington
Price: Free but donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome
Contact: Book at 01598 752509

Saturday 20th
Porlock Horticultural & Crafts Society – Summer Show

Porlock Horticultural & Crafts Society – Summer Show at Porlock Village Hall. Plant and Book stalls, tea and raffle. Admission £1


Time: 2.00 – 4.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £1

Sunday 21st
Big Cream Tea

Join us for another Big Cream Tea


Time: 1 - 4pm
Venue: Allerford and Selworthy Village Hall
Price: Tbc
Contact: Kath Prideaux 07980 595989
Email: kathynal.hillside@gmail.com

Tuesday 23rd
Hidden Porlock - guided walk

An opportunity to visit sites of historical interest and explore hidden parts of the village's past. Booking essential. dogs welcome.


Time: 10.15am - 12.15pm
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: Free. Donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre. 01643 863150

Held in the West Luccombe Farm field , Porlock, this popular show is a great family day out.
Horse and Pony Showing, Jumping, Gymkhana, Sheep Show, Staghorn Show, Dog Shows, Agility and more...
Bar and refreshment tent.
All proceeds are donated to local causes.


Time: 10am
Venue: West Luccombe Farm, Porlock. TA24 8HT
Contact: 07881 406306

August 2019
Friday 2nd
Porlock Marsh - guided walk

Discover Porlock Marsh with its rich wildlife and history. Join local walk leader for a wonderful walk taking in woodland, as well as the marsh. Gentle pace and no inclines. Booking essential.


Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Meet outside Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: Free but donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome
Contact: Book at 01598 752509

Friday 2nd to Tuesday 6th
St Dubricius Flower Festival

For four days the church is filled with flower arrangements by members of the church and the village


Time: 10am to 5pm
Venue: St Dubricius Parish Church, Porlock TA24 8QT
Price: Free but donations welcome

Porlock's annual summer Country Fair, held on the beautiful Recreation Ground at the heart of the village, is a fabulous day out for the whole family. Attractions include main arena shows, live music, fun dog show, children's races, stilt-walkers, Punch & Judy show, many local crafts, vendors and a great selection of food stalls, along with cream teas, hog roast, licensed bar and Pimms tent, and a free car park. A fantastically vibrant village fair with something for everyone - don't miss!


Time: 11am to 5pm
Venue: Porlock Recreation Ground TA24 8QJ
Price: Charge: £3 per adult, accompanied children free

Sunday 4th
Big Breakfast

Join us for another Big Breakfast


Time: 8am to 11am
Venue: Allerford and Selworthy Village Hall
Price: Tbc
Contact: Kath Prideaux 07980 595989
Email: kathynal.hillside@gmail.com

Wednesday 14th
Lorna Doone Safari

Land Rover Safari through the beautiful Doone country (Group bookings available on other dates). Departs from Porlock Visitor Centre. Bookings essential


Time: 2pm to 4.30pm.
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: Price confirmed when booking
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Exmoor Natural History Society guided walk. An easy paced stroll to explore and discover the natural history within the wonderful landscape around Porlock Weir. Lovely views of coast, wildlife and woodland. Dogs welcome.


Time: 2 - 4pm
Venue: ENHS Porlock Weir Centre - adjoining the car park
Contact: 01643 863124

Friday 16th
Beautiful Bossington- guided walk

A circular 2 1/2 mile walk with breathtaking views across Porlock Bay, a rich history and interesting facts along the way. Booking essential.
Dogs welcome


Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Meet at NT car park, Bossington
Price: Free but donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome
Contact: Book at 01598 752509

Stalls, games, tombola, raffle, displays etc. Also hosting the start and finish of the Classic Car Tour of Exmoor.


Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: Allerford and Selworthy Village Hall TA24 8HL
Contact: 07980 595989

Tuesday 20th
Hidden Porlock - guided walk

An opportunity to visit sites of historical interest and explore hidden parts of the village's past. Booking essential. dogs welcome.


Time: 10.15am - 12.15pm
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: Free. Donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre. 01643 863150

September 2019

15 of the 17 known species of bat can be found in Horner Wood. Learn more about bats from an expert ecologist and take a fascinating evening stroll along the valley bottom.
1 to 1 1/2 miles. No dogs


Time: 7pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Meet at Horner NT car park. TA24 8HY
Price: Free event
Contact: Book at 01398 323335

Friday 6th
Porlock Marsh - guided walk

Discover Porlock Marsh with its rich wildlife and history. Join local walk leader for a wonderful walk taking in woodland, as well as the marsh. Gentle pace and no inclines. Booking essential.


Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Meet outside Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: Free but donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome
Contact: Book at 01598 752509

Wednesday 11th
Lorna Doone Safari

Land Rover Safari through the beautiful Doone country (Group bookings available on other dates). Departs from Porlock Visitor Centre. Bookings essential


Time: 2pm to 4.30pm.
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: Price confirmed when booking
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Exmoor Natural History Society guided walk. An easy paced stroll to explore and discover the natural history within the wonderful landscape around Porlock Weir. Lovely views of coast, wildlife and woodland. Dogs welcome.


Time: 2 - 4pm
Venue: ENHS Porlock Weir Centre - adjoining the car park
Contact: 01643 863124

Friday 20th
Beautiful Bossington- guided walk

A circular 2 1/2 mile walk with breathtaking views across Porlock Bay, a rich history and interesting facts along the way. Booking essential.
Dogs welcome


Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Meet at NT car park, Bossington
Price: Free but donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome
Contact: Book at 01598 752509

Join us at our Barn Dance with a Ploughman's Supper included


Time: 7.30pm - 10.30pm
Venue: Allerford and Selworthy Village Hall
Price: £10
Contact: Kath Prideaux 07980 595989
Email: kathynal.hillside@gmail.com

Tuesday 24th
Hidden Porlock - guided walk

An opportunity to visit sites of historical interest and explore hidden parts of the village's past. Booking essential. dogs welcome.


Time: 10.15am - 12.15pm
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: Free. Donations to CareMoor for Exmoor welcome
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre. 01643 863150

October 2019
Saturday 5th
Ada Lovelace Day with Tea

Come along for tea and enjoy listening to an array of inspirational women


Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £8

Wednesday 9th
Lorna Doone Safari

Land Rover Safari through the beautiful Doone country (Group bookings available on other dates). Departs from Porlock Visitor Centre. Bookings essential


Time: 2pm to 4.30pm.
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: Price confirmed when booking
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

A fun, apple themed event, with something for all ages.
A look back to old country crafts... centred around our 1862 'Somerset Pattern' apple press which will be in action pressing many tons of apples into fresh juice for you to taste and take away.

Old rural crafts such as wool spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, basket weaving, woodland crafts etc, also demonstrated.

Loads of home made appley cakes, pies, jams, chutneys, a fantastic hog-roast, appley soups, tea & coffee means you don't even need to bring a packed lunch.

Add to this some hearty singing of a cider song (you can join in too!), Birds of prey, vintage engines and machinery in action... plus much more... means a brilliant day out for all the family. The best bit..... IT'S FREE!

On-site loos and parking is only 150yds away.

Loads more information at our website www.porlockapplepress.co.uk


Time: 10am to 4.30pm
Venue: Porlock Old School Centre Orchard Garden. TA24 8QD
Price: FREE

Saturday 19th
Exmoor's Dark Skies -Big Adventure

Join the adventure! Come and explore the natural world through the afternoon with family games and activities. Stay through the evening with onsite catering (pay as you go) to Experience Exmoor as it gets dark. Sit around a campfire whilst you eat your dinner before going on a short night walk learning about Exmoor's nocturnal wildlife. Dogs welcome


Time: 2pm - 8pm
Venue: Webber's Post. TA24 8HY
Contact: 01398 323841

Saturday 26th
Porlock Apple Day

Apple juicing. Juice for sale. Bring along your apples for juicing.


Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: Old School Centre and Orchard, Porlock
Price: Free event

November 2019

Join us for our annual Harvest Supper


Time: 7 pm for 7.30pm start
Venue: Allerford and Selworthy Village Hall
Price: Adults £12; Under 10 years £6
Contact: Kath Prideaux 07980 595989
Email: kathynal.hillside@gmail.com

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th
Exmoor Christmas Fair

The Annual Exmoor Christmas Fair, both halls stacked to the roof with locally made items.


Time: Sat noon- 6pm, Sun 10am - 4pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Free entrance
Contact: Annabelle 07884 140108

Saturday 30th
Porlock Late Night Shopping

Date yet to be confirmed

Shops in Porlock will be throwing open their doors to welcome customers for nibbles and the odd tipple as they browse for those all important Christmas presents. There will also be street entertainment, Santa in his sleigh, carol singing, dancing as well as stalls and street food. And don’t miss the annual Santa Dash which takes place at 7pm – if you’re interested in joining the dash contact Chris Gladstone on 01643 862996 for more information.


Time: 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village
Price: Free
Contact: Clare Gladstone 01643 862996

December 2019
Saturday 7th to Tuesday 31st
Porlock Santa Festival

See Porlock get in the festive spirit with its vast array of Santas displayed around the village. Local businesses, accommodation providers and eateries all join in the fun by making and displaying their own amusing Santa in the hope of winning top prize. Join the Santa Trail and vote for your favourite.


Time: All day and all night
Venue: Around Porlock Village
Price: Free
Contact: Chris Gladstone 01643 862996

An opportunity to buy locally made gifts and cards


Time: Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday 10am to 2pm
Venue: Allerford and Selworthy Village Hall
Price: Free entry
Contact: Kath Prideaux 07980 595989
Email: kathynal.hillside@gmail.com