Take a #SelfTea for #CareMoor

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We’re delighted to say one of our #CareMoor for Exmoor supporters, Miles Tea and Coffee, based in Porlock, is helping us promote our beautiful scenery through an interactive social media campaign. We’re looking for Tweeters and Facebookers to post scenic views of Exmoor with a #SelfTea ie to include a Miles product in your picture too. The three best ones we receive by Monday 12th September will win a selection of Miles Tea and Coffee products.

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Mission Explore:National Parks Adventure books for Children

CVR_ME NP english frontToday is the start of National Parks Week when we celebrate all the wonders of Britain’s breathing spaces and this year’s theme is ‘adventure’. So to get the week’s hullaballoo off to a flying start, National Parks UK have teamed up with Mission Explore to launch their latest adventure book for children Mission Explore: National Parks. Promoting the idea of being a guerrilla explorer, these pocket sized books are filled with challenges and adventures for children to try out and keep a record of when they are in one of the UK’s 15 National Parks.

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New Open Air Theatre in Valley of Rocks

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We’re delighted to host this article by self-confessed Exmoorphile Helena Payne on Midsummer’s Day about the new Pleasure Dome Theatre at the Valley of Rocks. Launching this summer with Macbeth (2nd – 20th August), Helena gives us an insight into her childhood dream to bring open-air theatre to Exmoor.

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Moor to Enjoy for Health & Wellbeing

5WaysToWellbeingPosterIn the first project of its kind to be funded in England, Exmoor National Park Authority secured 3 years’ funding from Devon and Somerset Health and Wellbeing Boards in 2014. Taking the Five Ways to Wellbeing as its starting point, this project aims to demonstrate how being in the natural environment enables those small changes in an individual’s behaviour that contribute to improving physical and mental health. And key to this is building the opportunities and capacity to support getting people to visit, connect and enjoy Exmoor National Park.

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Help Get Devon Buzzing!

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Our latest article has kindly been provided by the Devon Local Nature Partnership about how we can make Devon as pollinator-friendly as possible.

You may have heard that our vital UK pollinators are in decline with a number of key species going extinct in the region? To raise the profile of what’s happening with these valuable insects, the Devon LNP want us to sign the Devon Pollinators Pledge and celebrate these amazing insects throughout July 2016 as Devon’s Pollinators’ Month.

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Name this Filly (sorry, but “Foaly McFoal Face” not allowed!)

Here’s something for the kids to do over the half-term holiday (and yes, that includes the ‘grown up’ kids too!). We have a lovely Exmoor filly who needs a name – so her owner has kindly allowed us to set up a competition for the public to name her. And mindful of a recent naming competition (which eventually was a winner for Sir David Attenborough), the winning entry will be selected by the owner – local author Victoria Eveleigh.

AND WE HAVE A WINNER! Our Exmoor foal is to be called FOLLY.

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