2016 Review – October

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Dunster Castle in Exmoor’s Dark Skies Reserve (Photo credit: Jonathan Blackham)

“On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….”. We’re following the Twelve Days of Christmas theme to look back on some of the activities, events and news items that provided an insight into life at Exmoor National Park through 2016.

During October we ranged from a light-hearted celebration of our creation, via a delve into Exmoor Society archives to a vital project to provide affordable housing on Exmoor.

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2016 Review – September

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The Punchbowl, near Winsford (Photo credit: Andrew Wheatley)

“On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….”. We’re following the Twelve Days of Christmas theme to look back on some of the activities, events and news items that provided an insight into life at Exmoor National Park through 2016.

September saw Tarr Steps go global; our annual Hedge laying competition winners; the re-opening of a new bridleway and the celebration for the Two Moors Way.

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2016 Review – August

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Exmoor Forest stags in velvet at Cornham Brake (Photo credit: Nigel Stone)

“On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….”. We’re following the Twelve Days of Christmas theme to look back on some of the activities, events and news items that provided an insight into life at Exmoor National Park through 2016.

August was a combination of the dramatic events across Exmoor, from a ‘rocky’ helicopter ride to Shakespeare in Valley of Rocks; plus our Access & Rights of Way teams, Rangers and Volunteers get the recognition they deserve!  Continue reading

2016 Review – July

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Winsford Hill, looking north and east (Photo credit: Baz Richardson)

“On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….”. We’re following the Twelve Days of Christmas theme to look back on some of the activities, events and news items that provided an insight into life at Exmoor National Park through 2016.

July was packed out with events celebrating National Parks Week (including getting muddy at Bogtastic or staying up all night during the Porlock Bioblitz). Dulverton School won a John Muir Award, plus more funds were raised for CareMoor thanks to a cricket match.

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2016 Review – June

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Sherrycombe Waterfall near Great Hangman (Photo credit: Dan James)

“On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….”. We’re following the Twelve Days of Christmas theme to look back on some of the activities, events and news items that provided an insight into life at Exmoor National Park through 2016.

June saw a very active month with our Volunteers celebrating their achievements; many people young and old tackling the annual Exmoor Perambulation; the success of a rare butterfly, and the launch of Grown in Britain on Exmoor brand.

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2016 Review – May

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Bluebell woods near Monksilver (Photo credit: Nigel Stone)

“On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….”. We’re following the Twelve Days of Christmas theme to look back on some of the activities, events and news items that provided an insight into life at Exmoor National Park through 2016.

May burst into life with a couple of launches, walking related events and an honourable mention at the Chelsea Flower Show!

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2016 Review – April

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Rainbow over Porlock Bay (Photo credit: Nigel Stone)

“On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….”. We’re following the Twelve Days of Christmas theme to look back on some of the activities, events and news items that provided an insight into life at Exmoor National Park through 2016.

April’s highlights included looking to the heavens in our Dark Skies Reserve, celebrating our Wildwatch 2016 project and learning more about coppicing.

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2016 Review – March

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Culbone Church, reputed to be the smallest in England (Photo credit: Pete Rae)

“On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….”. We’re following the Twelve Days of Christmas theme to look back on some of the activities, events and news items that provided an insight into life at Exmoor National Park through 2016.

March saw two nationwide launches and a vital local grant being awarded.

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2016 Review – February

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Holdstone Down’s coastal heath land overlooks the Bristol Channel, 350 metres below (Photo credit: Dan James)

“On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….”. We’re following the Twelve Days of Christmas theme to look back on some of the activities, events and news items that provided an insight into life at Exmoor National Park through 2016.

Today’s post reflects on February, when we welcomed back the annual Snowdrop Walks; we went ‘shopping’ for families at Tescos; some local businesses won more awards, and we launched the Headwaters of the Exe project.

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2016 Review – January

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Exmoor Ponies on Winsford Hill (Photo credit: Pete Rae)

“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me”. We’re following the Twelve Days of Christmas theme to look back on some of the activities, events and news items that provided an insight into life at Exmoor National Park through 2016.

Today’s post brings back the memories of January 2016 – from our calendar picture of Exmoor Ponies on Winsford Hill, through CareMoor and Moor to Enjoy successes to new funding grants.

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