Ship Ahoy! The Lynmouth Regatta & Maritime Festival (13 – 15 June) presents 3 days of boating- related capers, including racing, fancy dress and sea shanties. There will be historical displays, hot food, cold beer, cannons, music and much more from midday until late evening.
Taking the effort out of pedalling, Exmoor Adventures New E-Mountain Bikes are waiting to be hired. They have a fleet of 8 E-Mountain Bikes, perfect for the undulating landscape that is Exmoor. Start from their base at Porlock Weir, climbing up onto Porlock Hill and across the hills where you can enjoy the amazing views without getting out of puff. As you pedal, the motor kicks in to assist. There are 4 different modes to choose from. £50 for the day.
A new farm tour, this June, offers an off-road guided visit to an Exmoor hill farm, where you can see farm animals, wildlife and beautiful scenery from a tractor-drawn trailer with cushioned seats and weather-proof canopy. Meet the farmers and learn about their life at West Ilkerton Farm on Exmoor. £10 per adult, £5 per child. Call 01598 752 310 for details.
Green-finger magic. Only open at this time of year, Greencombe Gardens is a delightful place to spend an hour or two. This organic garden contains rare and beautiful plants in a breath-taking setting overlooking the sea in Porlock. Look out for its national plant collections including the locally famous whortleberry
Take a Sunset Sea Kayak Tour to explore the stunning scenery and coastline of Combe Martin Bay and Exmoor national park viewing the Hangman hills the highest sea cliffs in mainland Britain along the way. Look out for peregrine falcons nesting in the sea cliffs and Dolphins, Porpoise, Sunfish and seals in the water. From May – August you can take this trip in the evening to catch a glimpse of the spectacular sunsets hereabouts.
Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the publication of the great romance of Exmoor: Lorna Doone. Wild About Exmoor have some fascinating guided walks exploring the sites and scenery that so inspired author RD Blackmore. And over in Dulverton, there is a whole weekend of festivities 29 - 30 June, including re-enactments of scenes from the novel by Taunton Garrison, live music, children’s activities, storytelling, Sunday banquet and more.
Visit the all NEW Quince Honey Farm in its fabulous custom-designed new location at Aller Cross, South Molton. Now one of Britain’s leading honey farms, Quince Honey is a family run affair, first established in 1949. Enjoy expert talks, guided tours, learn about bee keeping and taste the honey. Open every day, 10am – 6pm.
No-one knows Exmoor like a National Park Ranger. Enjoy a unique day finding out how the Rangers work to preserve the park, maintain the myriad paths, tracks and bridges and pop into the National Park workshop to observe the craftsmanship involved in the making of the iconic Exmoor signposts. Listen as the experienced Rangers share their unique stories of life in the park and enjoy a delicious local farmhouse lunch, celebrating Exmoor produce. £145 per person, 6 hour tour, place limited.
Showcasing the unique landscape of the Quantock Hills and the nearby Jurassic coast, Stowey Walking are offering a weekend walking festival 22 – 23 June in the beautiful Quantock Hills, England’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). There will be a range of walks to suit all abilities lead by local experts. All walks will start and finish in the village of Nether Stowey