News

BBC Radio Devon interviews Society Walk Leader
On Sunday 26th July, Society member and walk leader Tony Piper appeared on BBC Radio Devon in an interview about the guided walk 'Lynton & Valley of Rocks - An Historic Tour'. To listen to this, click here, scroll along to 2 hours 10 minutes and you will hear the 12 minute interview with Tony.

The Alfred Vowles Photographic Competition 2016 - New Category Announced
The next bi-annual Alfred Vowles photographic competition has a new category - 'Wildlife'. The competition closes on 31st December 2015. Photographs taken by amateur photographers will be judged in three categories - Scenery, Wildlife and Heritage. Please click here for the entry form and terms and conditions, click here. Entries will be accepted from autumn 2015 - please check the website or with the Society nearer the time.

The 2015 Pinnacle Award is on Facebook (see 'The Exmoor Society Pinnacle Award') and 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. Click here to read the press release. For the application form, please see the Awards/Grants page. The closing date is 30th June.

Premises in the High Street, Dulverton for the Exmoor Society
The Exmoor Society has moved to premises in the centre of Dulverton. Our address is 34 High Street, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9DJ. The Society telephone number remains the same 01398 323335. The premises form the Exmoor Society Resource Centre which contains its offices, archives, library, work space with facilities and merchandise. These were all formally opened on March 19th 2015. To read the current press release please click here. Contact the archivist if wanting to do research work. Please see the Home page for details of our opening hours.


Graeme Bonham-Carter formally opens the Exmoor Society Resource Centre
19th March 2015
Left to right: Rachel Thomas (chairman), Sir Antony Acland (President), Dr. Helen Blackman (Society Archivist) and Graeme Bonham-Carter (son of the late Victor Bonham-Carter)

The winners of the 2014/15 Lucy Perry Literary Award for children and young people are announced. This annual literary award encourages young people aged 8 - 14 years to create a piece of poetry or prose inspired by Exmoor. See the Awards / Competitions page for details and to read the winning entries.

Society Spring Conference 2015 - 'Visit Exmoor'
The Society annual spring conference took place in April 2015. Please see the Resources/Other Publications page.

Exmoor Manifesto
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.

The Calendar of Events for 2015 can be found on the Events page.



The proposed new constitution agreed at the AGM - to read, please click here

Unlocking Exmoor's Heritage
Follow the progress of this project via the Library page on this website under Resources or via Twitter on Archivist@ExSocArchivist. The purpose of the project is to assess, conserve and preserve the significant amount of materials that the Society has amassed over 56 years and to make this collection available by a variety of means to everyone, especially students and researchers. Funding has been secured from the Exmoor Society, the Exmoor National Park Partnership Fund, charities and private individuals. The project has recruited an Outreach Archivist, Dr. Helen Blackman. To read the press release from January 2014, please click here.

If you 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.