News

2014 is the 60th anniversary of the designation of Exmoor as a national park.

The Lucy Perry literary competition for young people is now open for entries until 31st December 2014. Please see the Awards page.


Emma Rawicz-Szezerbo and Ben Harrison receive their Lucy Perry Literary Award from Vice-Chairman Chris Whinney at the Society AGM 20th September 2014

Dulverton by Starlight - Sunday 7th December 2014
The Society will be open for Starlight Day between 2 - 5pm in our new premises. Please come and visit us.

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

New Premises for the Exmoor Society
The Exmoor Society has now moved to new premises in the centre of Dulverton. Our new address is 34 High Street, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9DJ. The Society telephone number remains the same 01398 323335. In the new premises are the Society offices, archives, library, resource centre and Society merchandise. Please see the Home page for details of our opening hours.


'Shingle Bank & Hurlestone Point - Porlock Bay' taken by Ueli Zellweger
Overall winner of the Alfred Vowles Photographic Competition 2014

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, please click here.

The library and archive are now functioning and are available for public use. Please contact the archivist if wanting to do research work.

If you are interested in joining the volunteer team, please contact the Society.

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.



An Exmoor hill farm