Porlock Vale Events Diary

 

July 2019

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

Sunday 21st
Afternoon Concert - English Country Garden

An afternoon concert entitled English Country Garden, will be performed by Grace Notes - an a cappella group for ten upper voices, directed by Daphne West. The programme on 21st July will celebrate the beauties of the English Country Garden and will include folk songs, ballads, poems and poems set to music, as well as new compositions by the choir’s resident composer, Bee Harley. Tickets will cost £5 and will be available from Porlock Home and Hardware or Porlock Visitor Centre from 1st May.



Time: 3pm
Venue: Bossington Chapel
Price: £5

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

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

Tuesday 20th to Saturday 31st
LORNA DOONE OPEN AIR THEATRE

Lorna Doone Open Air Theatre at The Valley of the Rocks Lynton, EX35 6JH.
Tickets - on the door or in advance.
Adults £15, Seniors £13.50, Under 16s £10 or Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 5 kids) £45. www.pleasuredometheatrecompany.com


Time: Various - see website
Venue: Open air theatr at The Valley of Rocks
Price: Adults £15, Seniors £13.50, Under 16s £10 or Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 5 kids) £45.
Contact: Pleasuredome Theatre Company

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

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

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

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