The Exmoor National Park is a beautiful place to visit, especially in the spring when you have the new pony foals staggering around and the new spring colours popping up across the heathland and the coastal paths.

If you’re planning a trip to Exmoor in March, here are our top tips for events to attend while in the area.

For those that love literature

Exmoor National Park is famous for its literary connections, many of the UK’s best loved romantic poets called the region home for some time and authors like Charles Kingsley and Rudyard Kipling have areas named after them and their works. Perhaps one of the most famous, epic romance novels of our time is Lorna Doone by RD Blackmore, so follow in the footsteps of his characters with a Literary Walk in the Doone Valley with Wild about Exmoor.

16th March
10am – 1pm

Meet at Malmshead National Trust Car Park, nr Lynton EX35 6NU
Find out more and book your space here


For those who love stargazing

Exmoor was the first Dark Skies Reserve in Europe and is now one of several places where the night skies are perfectly clear due to a lack of light pollution. There is an annual Dark Skies Festival later in the year, but if you’re visiting in March, there are stargazing events going on at the Politmore Inn.

23rd March
The Politmore Inn, East Street, North Molton EX36 3HR

Find out more and book your space here

For those who love history

Exmoor is a great place for history lovers and there are several events taking place that celebrate and educate about the region’s past. There are events taking place in March and April focusing on the Lynmouth Flood Disaster.

29th March – 14th April
National Park Centre, Lynmouth, the Pavilion, the Esplanade, Lynmouth EX35 6EQ

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For those that love being at the beach

Much of Exmoor is coastal, so it’s a great place to go if you want to really experience coast and countryside. For those of you who like being at the beach, there are events all over to help you enjoy the beach, including chances to go rockpooling in Lynmouth with a National Park Ranger.

13th April
2.30pm – 4.30pm
Lynmouth Beach

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