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Events in Porlock
January 2018
Tuesday 16th to Tuesday 20th February
Puppy classes

6 week puppy socialising class.


Time: 18.30
Venue: Porlock village hall
Contact: 07825 884009

Saturday 20th
Jumble Sale

Jumble Sale


Time: 2 - 4pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: Entry Free
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Saturday 27th
Porlock Horticultural and Crafts Society-Seed Swap and Coffee Morning

Seed Swap and Coffee Morning

Bring along unwanted and spare seeds and swap them for something new, interesting and untried. Come even if you don't have seeds to swap and give a donation for any you take away! There will be light refreshments available, and displays and information about the Society.

Booking: No need to book – just turn up


Time: 10.30am to 12 noon
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Free
Contact: 01643 863074

Saturday 27th to Saturday 10th March
Dog Agility - Foundation class

Foundation agility classes are suitable for both young dogs (6 months +) or new to agility dogs.  Our training is safe and fun for young dogs (no large equipment or jumps will be used for dogs under 12 months as they are still growing and developing). Whilst the exercises and aims of the course are designed with agility in mind, these classes are great for building a strong relationship and bond with your dog.  And fun. We believe it must be FUN for both you and your dog!
http://www.first-agility.co.uk


Time: Morning
Venue: Porlock
Price: £36
Contact: Emma
Email: emma@first-agility.co.uk

February 2018
Wednesday 7th
Porlock Horticultral and Crafts Society - Talk -

"Charles Darwin's Famous Plants” – talk by Caradoc Day

No need to book – just turn up


Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Entry £2 for members of the Society, £2.50 for non-members.
Contact: 01643 863074
Email: anna.toeman@btinternet.com

Wednesday 21st
Exmoor Society - Coastal Group - Talk at Dovery Manor Museum

‘The History of Dovery Manor Museum Porlock’, grade II listed, built 15C, extended 17C, restored 1981.
Illustrated talk by Dr. Lita Strampp, curator and Dr. Andrew Woodcock.This Meeting will be held in the Museum, with an opportunity to explore.
As seating is limited, booking is essential.
Please contact David Hancock – 01643 862764.


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Dovery Manor
Price: Indoor Meetings Members £1; Non-members £3
Contact: David Hancock – 01643 862764.

March 2018

AGM. All welcome.


Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Village Open Day and Bulb Show.
Entry forms and schedules will be on the website nearer the time.


Time: 10am - 4 pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: Entry Free
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Saturday 17th
Porlock Horticultural and Crafts Society Spring Show:

With floral classes including narcissus, early spring shrubs, and many other seasonal flowers, decorative and cookery classes there will be plenty for visitors to see and admire. The Show also includes a plant stall, book stall and raffle, and refreshments will be available. It is one of the earliest shows in the area and a must for anyone looking for inspiration for their home or garden!

No need to book - just turn up


Time: 2.00 - 4.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £1 (members of the Society and children free)
Contact: Contact telephone: 01643 863074
Email: anna.toeman@btinternet.com

Wednesday 21st
Exmoor Society - Coastal Group - Talk

'The Special Qualities of the Exmoor Landscape' by Pamela Morris, Landscape Officer for Exmoor national Park. Her talk will include an overview of the features and characteristics of the moor, progressing to the working, living and managed landscape of present day.


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Indoor Meetings Members £1; Non-members £3
Contact: Treasurer: David 01643 862764

Saturday 24th
Coffee, Cake and Clean Up - Porlock Shingle Ridge

Coffee, Cake and Clean Up

A pre-season clean up of the Pebble Ridge in beautiful Porlock Bay. Coffee and cake will be on offer to encourage every volunteer who joins us in this annual community event! Gloves, litter pickers and bags will be provided. Please wear suitable shoes / boots for walking on the pebbles.

No need to book - just turn up


Time: 10am to 1pm
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free
Contact: 01643 863150. Porlock Visitor Centre

An evening with the Dark Town Strutters. £10 to include a light supper. Plus licensed bar. Tickets from Porlock Spar (Costcutter), Allerford post office and Summerland Road pet shop Minehead.


Time: 7.30 - 10pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: £10
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

April 2018
Friday 6th
Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.

Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Wednesday 18th
Porlock Horticultural and Crafts Society Talk -

"Medicinal Herb Farmer" a talk by Helen Kearney


Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £2 for members of Society; £2.50 non members
Email: anna.toeman@btinternet.com

Friday 20th
Discover Bossington Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on an approx 2 hour walk to discover the landscape, wildlife and history of the beautiful area around the picturesque hamlet of Bossington. This varied walk includes wonderful coastal views, woodlands
and moorland and also shows how the owners have affected land management and settlement. Wear suitable clothing and footwear.
Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at National Trust Car Park in Bossington Village 10.30 am
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Wednesday 25th
Exmoor Society - Coastal Group - Talk

‘Exmoor Signposts’
An illustrated talk about the history of signposts across Somerset and Exmoor through the ages, by Nick Wall, Senior Conservation Officer of The Somerset Heritage Centre and Dr Helen Blackman, Outreach Archivist for The Exmoor Society.


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Indoor Meetings Members £1; Non-members £3
Contact: Treasurer: David 01643 862764

Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th
Youth Football Festival

The Youth Football Festival.
Hot and cold refreshments available.


Time: All Day event
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: Free to watch.
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

May 2018
Friday 4th
Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.

Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th
Porlock 'Open Gardens' Weekend

An opportunity to visit a lovely variety of gardens in and around the village over this weekend
A wide variety of gardens will be open - large and small, wild and tamed - most of them never normally open to the public! Some will have refreshments, plant sales, raffle or other attractions on offer. Money collected from ticket sales will be donated to charity. Unfortunately no dogs please.

No need to book - just turn up


Time: 2pm to 6pm
Venue: Porlock
Price: £6 for the weekend ticket
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Meet the ponies from the Exmoor Pony Centre. Pony related activities and cream teas.


Time: 12 - 4pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: Entry Free. Charge for activities and teas.
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Thursday 17th
Exmoor Natural History Society Guided Walk - Porlock Weir

Join one of our members on a Natural History walk when you will find out more about Exmoor's wonderful wildlife.
Meet at the ENHS Centre on the car park at Porlock Weir


Time: 2 to 4pm approximately
Venue: Exmoor Natural History Society Porlock Weir Centre

Friday 18th
Discover Bossington Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on an approx 2 hour walk to discover the landscape, wildlife and history of the beautiful area around the picturesque hamlet of Bossington. This varied walk includes wonderful coastal views, woodlands
and moorland and also shows how the owners have affected land management and settlement. Wear suitable clothing and footwear.
Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at National Trust Car Park in Bossington Village 10.30 am
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Enjoy a full English breakfast cooked while you wait. Good choice of items. Newspapers provided.


Time: 8 - 11am
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: From £5
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Thursday 31st to Sunday 3rd June
Porlock Pantomime Society - Hi-De-Hi

Porlock Pantomime and Drama Society bring the TV comedy by Jimmy Perry and David Crofts to Porlock. Come along and enjoy the fun at 'Maplins, Porlock'.
More details nearer the time


Time: Various
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: tbc

June 2018
Friday 1st
Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.

Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Wednesday 13th
Porlock Horticultural and Crafts Society - Outing to Mapperton House

Mapperton House, near Beaminster in Dorset. Home to the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, Mapperton is a glorious sandstone manor house with a romantic valley garden deep hidden among the tumbling hills and unspoiled countryside of Dorset. Fifteen acres of gardens descend from the croquet lawn, through the formal topiary down to the wild garden. There is a café serving light lunches and a shop with gifts and plants. For more details the website address is http://mapperton.com/.
The cost will be £21 (for non-RHS members) or £14 (for RHS members) per person which includes the coach, entry to the house (by guided tour only) and entry to the gardens. The coach will leave Porlock at 9.00am, returning for about 6.00pm. To book seats you will need to pop into the Visitor Centre (Monday – Friday 10.00-12.30; Saturday 10.00-1.00).


Time: 9.00am
Venue: Coach leaves from Doverhay Car Park
Price: £21
Email: anna.toeman@btinternet.com

Friday 15th
Discover Bossington Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on an approx 2 hour walk to discover the landscape, wildlife and history of the beautiful area around the picturesque hamlet of Bossington. This varied walk includes wonderful coastal views, woodlands
and moorland and also shows how the owners have affected land management and settlement. Wear suitable clothing and footwear.
Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at National Trust Car Park in Bossington Village 10.30 am
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Thursday 21st
Exmoor Natural History Society Guided Walk - Porlock Weir

Join one of our members on a Natural History walk when you will find out more about Exmoor's wonderful wildlife.
Meet at the ENHS Centre on the car park at Porlock Weir


Time: 2 to 4pm approximately
Venue: Exmoor Natural History Society Porlock Weir Centre

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th
Allerford Open Gardens

Visit Allerford village's gardens.
Tickets £5 (covers both days)from the hall on the day. Parking and hot and cold refreshments at the hall.


Time: 11am - 5pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: £5
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

July 2018
Friday 6th
Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.

Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Thursday 19th
Exmoor Natural History Society Guided Walk - Porlock Weir

Join one of our members on a Natural History walk when you will find out more about Exmoor's wonderful wildlife.
Meet at the ENHS Centre on the car park at Porlock Weir


Time: 2 to 4pm approximately
Venue: Exmoor Natural History Society Porlock Weir Centre

Friday 20th
Discover Bossington Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on an approx 2 hour walk to discover the landscape, wildlife and history of the beautiful area around the picturesque hamlet of Bossington. This varied walk includes wonderful coastal views, woodlands
and moorland and also shows how the owners have affected land management and settlement. Wear suitable clothing and footwear.
Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at National Trust Car Park in Bossington Village 10.30 am
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Saturday 21st
Porlock Horse Show

Enjoy a pleasant day out in the delightful setting of the West Luccombe field - the venue for the Porlock Horse Show with Dog Show in the afternoon. Entry forms and more details on website http:/porlockhorseshow.org.uk


Time: 10am onwards
Venue: West Luccombe Field
Price: see website

Saturday 21st
Porlock Horticultural and Crafts Society Summer Show:

With floral classes including roses, Sweet Peas, hydrangeas and herbaceous perennials and other classes including vegetables, fruit, decorative, handicrafts and photographs this really is a show for everyone. There are also plant sales, a book stall, a raffle, and refreshments are available. What a great way to spend the afternoon, whatever the weather!

No need to book - just turn up


Time: 2.00 - 4.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £1 (members of the Society and children free)
Contact: Contact telephone: 01643 863074
Email: anna.toeman@btinternet.com

Cream teas and cakes.


Time: 1.30 - 4pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: Cream teas from £3.50. Cakes from 50p
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

August 2018
Friday 3rd
Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.

Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Sunday 5th
Porlock Country Fair

A family fun day out with Craft Stalls, Classic Car Displays, Fun Dog Show, Pantomime Horse Races, Country Craft Displays, Childrens Races, Refreshments, Beer Tent and much, much more


Time: 11.30am to 5pm whatever the weather
Venue: Porlock Recreation Ground, Parsons Street TA24 8QJ
Price: TBC
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Enjoy a full English cooked while you wait. Lot's of choice. Newspapers provided.


Time: 8 - 11am
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: From £5
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Thursday 16th
Exmoor Natural History Society Guided Walk - Porlock Weir

Join one of our members on a Natural History walk when you will find out more about Exmoor's wonderful wildlife.
Meet at the ENHS Centre on the car park at Porlock Weir


Time: 2 to 4pm approximately
Venue: Exmoor Natural History Society Porlock Weir Centre

Friday 17th
Discover Bossington Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on an approx 2 hour walk to discover the landscape, wildlife and history of the beautiful area around the picturesque hamlet of Bossington. This varied walk includes wonderful coastal views, woodlands
and moorland and also shows how the owners have affected land management and settlement. Wear suitable clothing and footwear.
Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at National Trust Car Park in Bossington Village 10.30 am
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Allerford Summer Fair. Stalls, games, displays and refreshments. Hosting the start and finish of the Classic car Tour of Exmoor.


Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: Entry £1
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

September 2018
Saturday 1st
Porlock Carnival

A traditional village carnival with floats, bands and walking particpants.
Can be viewed along as they parade along along the High Street
Presentation of prizes at Porlock Village hall at 7pm
More details to follow


Time: Parade starts 6.00pm
Venue: Porlock High Street
Price: Free

Wednesday 5th
Porlock Horticultural and Crafts Society Talk -

"The Secret Life on Dartmoor" a talk by Paul Rendell


Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £2 for members of Society; £2.50 non members
Email: anna.toeman@btinternet.com

Friday 7th
Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.

Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Thursday 20th
Exmoor Natural History Society Guided Walk - Porlock Weir

Join one of our members on a Natural History walk when you will find out more about Exmoor's wonderful wildlife.
Meet at the ENHS Centre on the car park at Porlock Weir


Time: 2 to 4pm approximately
Venue: Exmoor Natural History Society Porlock Weir Centre

Friday 21st
Discover Bossington Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on an approx 2 hour walk to discover the landscape, wildlife and history of the beautiful area around the picturesque hamlet of Bossington. This varied walk includes wonderful coastal views, woodlands
and moorland and also shows how the owners have affected land management and settlement. Wear suitable clothing and footwear.
Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at National Trust Car Park in Bossington Village 10.30 am
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Barn Dance and ploughman's supper. Also paying licensed bar.
Tickets £8 from Porlock Spar (Costcutter) Allerford post office and Summerland Road pet shop Minehead.


Time: 7.30 - 10.30pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: £8
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

October 2018
Wednesday 3rd
Porlock Horticultural and Crafts Society Talk -

"Plant Heritage" a talk by Mike and Edna Squires


Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £2 for members of Society; £2.50 non members
Email: anna.toeman@btinternet.com

Saturday 20th
Harvest Supper

Harvest Supper
Tickets from Porlock Spar (Costcutter) Allerford post office and Summerland Road pet shop


Time: 7.00 - 10pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: £12 per person. 10 years and under £6
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

A fun, apple themed event, with something for all ages.
A look back to old country crafts... centred around our 1862 'Somerset Pattern' apple press which will be in action pressing many tons of apples into fresh juice for you to taste and take away.

Old rural crafts such as wool spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, basket weaving, woodland crafts etc, also demonstrated.

Loads of home made appley cakes, pies, jams, chutneys, a fantastic hog-roast, appley soups, tea & coffee means you don't even need to bring a packed lunch.

Add to this some hearty singing of a cider song (you can join in too!), Birds of prey, vintage engines and machinery in action... plus much more... means a brilliant day out for all the family. The best bit..... IT'S FREE!

On-site loos and parking is only 150yds away.

Loads more information at our website www.porlockapplepress.co.uk


Time: 10am to 4.30pm
Venue: Porlock Visitor Centre Orchard Garden. TA24 8QD
Price: FREE

Saturday 27th
Porlock Apple Day

Celebrating the humble apple in all its glorious forms with demonstrations of juicing techniques; Apple-centred goods, food and drink for sale; and activities for all the family.


Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

November 2018
Wednesday 21st
Porlock Horticultural and Crafts Society Talk -

"Soil" a talk by Paul Hending


Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £2 for members of Society; £2.50 non members
Email: anna.toeman@btinternet.com

December 2018
Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd
Allerford Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair. Stalls, raffle, guess the weight of the cake etc. Hot and cold refreshments.


Time: Sat 10am - 4 pm. Sun 10am - 2pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: Entry Free
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

January 2019
Saturday 5th
Porlock Wassail

Join us as we wassail the Porlock Orchards, the event will start off at the Solar, Dovery Museum at 5.45 with the Mummers Play. Afterwards we will process to the various orchards and people can join in at any time. The final destination will be the Top Ship.
Please bring a lantern, torch, saucepan lids, spoons or anything to make a noise!


Time: 5.45pm
Venue: Start at Dovery Manor Museum.
Price: Free

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Events in Exford
February 2018
Saturday 10th
Exmoor Night Out in aid of Cancer Research UK

Rough Justice Live Band from 9.30 pm
Bar available


Time: Doors open 8.30 pm
Venue: EXFORD VILLAGE HALL
Price: £6
Contact: 01643 831 694

Monday 12th
VALENTINE BINGO

Valentine Bingo with Raffle


Time: EYES DOWN 8 PM
Venue: EXFORD VILLAGE HALL
Contact: Friends of Exford School (FOES) 01643 831365

March 2018
Sunday 4th
RUN EXMOOR 2018

Cross Country Run Competition


Time: 09.30 AM
Venue: HONEYMEAD SIMONSBATH
Contact: 078377 18745