News

Christmas Presents and Cards
We have a wonderful range of gifts and cards, especially good for Christmas presents. New to our range are mounted colour Giclee prints of watercolours by Exmoor artist Hope Bourne - 'Exmoor Gateway and Beech Hedge' and 'Badgworthy Water'. Also new are two mounted black & white prints 'Thatched Cottage, Selworthy' and 'The Castle and Yarn Market, Dunster'.
For a popular and useful present, the Society will organise membership as a gift or a copy of the latest Exmoor Review delivered with your greetings message.
Previous editions of the Exmoor Review are also available, with a 4 for 3 offer.

A selection of books from the collection of Hope Bourne have been made available for sale, with a confirmation of provenance. We also have some ex-library books on various Exmoor topics, including some written by Hope Bourne, for sale. Plus stunning original photographs by Mike Sherwin, mounted or as cards.
These plus Society ties, polo shirts and a range of cards and notelets can be found in the shop or can be ordered by post. Please see our Shop page for full details.

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

The Spring Newsletter and Calendar of Events for 2015 will be posted to members and published on the website in February.

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