Society Walks Programme 2016 kicks off in February
The guided walks programme starts on Friday 26th February 2016 with a walk through 'Snowdrop Valley in Full Bloom'.
See the Events page for further details.
Lorna Doone Display at Society Headquarters
From now until mid March, the Exmoor Society is displaying material relating to Lorna Doone including several editions of the book; maps of “Lorna Doone Country”; pamphlets telling the “real” story of the Doones and many articles in the Exmoor Review. Published in 1869, and still in print, Exmoor is vital to the telling of the story, its geographical isolation and apparent wildness giving life to the tales of romance and outlaws. To read more, please click here.
Annual Spring Conference
The Society's annual Spring Conference will be held on Friday 22nd April under the theme 'Exmoor's Future Landscapes' which will be based on an update of the 2004 report 'Moorlands at a Crossroads'.
Moorlands at a Crossroads
The Society has commissioned an update on the 2004 'Moorlands at a Crossroads' report to assess the health of the moorland on Exmoor ten years on and the issues to be addressed in the future. This is being carried out by the author of the original report and will be launched at the Spring Conference in April 2016. To read the 2004 summary report, please click here. If you would like to read the full report, please contact the Society.
2016 Exmoor Review
The 2016 edition of the Exmoor Review is now available. It has been dispatched to members and is available to buy from the Society at 34 High
Street, Dulverton or by post.
Dunster Castle taken in September 1963 by Roger Miles
from a collection held by the Exmoor Society
You can now follow the Exmoor Society on Twitter
The Lucy Perry Literary Award 2016
This literary award is for young people aged 8 to 14 years. Please see the Awards/Competitions page for full details. The closing date for the current award was 31st December 2015. The winning entries will be announced as soon as possible.
The Alfred Vowles Photographic Competition 2016
The current competition closed for entries on 31st December 2015. The winning entries will be announced on Tuesday 8th March at the opening of the display of the photographs, plus many other entries, at the Society's headquarters.
New Hope Bourne book 'Hope Bourne's Exmoor Village' - The rediscovered manuscript is now published
The Exmoor Society is proud to announce the publication of 'Hope Bourne's Exmoor Village'.
For half her lifetime, Hope lived in and around the village of Withypool. In the late 1960s she set about writing a tribute to the place. She takes the reader around the village, along the river and around the parish boundaries, describing people, local events, farms and the changing landscape. The manuscript was then lost for nearly half a century before being rediscovered by the Exmoor Society.
This hardback book is illustrated with hitherto unseen line drawings. It can be purchased for £12.99 at the Society in person or by post/online from Halsgrove Press.
To see the flyer, please click here.
The Pinnacle Award 2016
The Pinnacle Award 2016 is now open for entries until June 30th. It is open annually for young entrepreneurs aged between 16 and 24 years, with a grant worth £3,000 for a business plan connected to Exmoor's land based activities. See the Awards/Grants page for further details.
Society Accounts - to read the final accounts 31.5.15 please click here.
The Exmoor Society has produced an Exmoor Manifesto that was sent to all parliamentary candidates in the Bridgwater & West Somerset and North Devon constituencies before the May General Election. To read the manifesto, please click here.
are interested in joining the volunteer team, please contact the Society.
An Exmoor hill farm
Woodland Report - 'Unlocking the Potential of Exmoor's Woodlands'
To read the report please click here, to read the summary of recommendations, click here and to read the press release, click here.
Exmoor and Hill Farming
To read about our campaign to support Exmoor's hill farmers, please click here.