Pointing Us in the Right Direction

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A project to refurbish our cherished historic signposts driven by local people and parishes was given a boost by being awarded Heritage Lottery Funding late in 2016 for a two-year project to December 2018. This allowed the appointment of Charlotte Thomas to act as a co-ordinator and enabler for the project based at the National Park office in Dulverton. This article introduces Charlotte and explores the distinctive character of Exmoor’s cast iron finger posts.

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2016 Review – December

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Sunrise over Withypool Common & Brightworthy Hill (Photo credit: Andrew Wheatley)

“On the twelfth 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.

December brought more project funding success, plus we were getting into the festive mood in Dunster and Lynmouth.

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2016 Review – November

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Castle Bridge, Danes Brook (Photo credit: Andrew Wheatley)

“On the eleventh 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.

November saw all Exmoor weathers across the month, plus a visit by an award-winning actress, the launch of our Poetry Book and the success of our Winter Dormouse Appeal.

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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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