Press Release: Summer Fun in Exmoor National Park


Summer is here at last and there’s plenty to enjoy out and about on Exmoor in the next couple of weeks, including:


A Wild Night Out in Simonsbath – 12th June 2013 8:30pm-10:00pm

Everyone is welcome for a Wild Night Out in Simonsbath. Join the Heart of Exmoor team as we venture out on the lookout bats, stars and moths. Hear the bats with our detectors and see them in flight. Please bring a torch, warm clothing and stout footwear. ‘Bat Burger and a Pint’ and other food deals available pre event at the Exmoor Forest Inn, and lots of lovely local accommodation.  Children must be accompanied by adults. Food, toilets and parking are available locally.

Meet at Exmoor Forest Inn. TA24 7SH, on the B3223.   Ring 07875 565823 to enquire about accessibility. For more information visit:

Location: Exmoor Forest Inn, Simonsbath, Somerset. TA24 7SH

Booking not essential for this free event, but would be helpful. Contact: 01398 323841 / 07875 565823

Twilight on Dunkery: Tuesday 11 June, 4.30pm.  Everyone is welcome, including four legged friends,  for a gentle Dunkery potter discovering more about the Moorland Classroom resources covering the site. David Rolls, Education and Outreach Officer for the Heart of Exmoor scheme says: “We have now had over 4000 young people accessing the Moorland Classroom. All the resources are free and there is travel bursary to support schools and community groups. Just Google Moorland Classroom! All are welcome at this event, but we would especially be pleased to see teachers and educators. Please book for free event by ringing Tel: 01398 322164. Mobile: 07875 565823.

Everyone is Going Wild on Grabbist!  Saturday 15 June from 10am to 4pm

Go Wild on Grabbist 2013. This free, action packed fun day for all ages is based at the Dunster National Park Centre and on Grabbist Hill, Minehead.

This year will feature ‘Iron Age Re – enactors from the  ‘Dumnomika’ tribe, Exmoor ponies, story tellers, face painters and  bush craft, with lots more all weather options.

David Rolls, Education and Outreach Officer for the Heart of Exmoor scheme says:  “Grabbist is an amazing place. Everything is free and can even help with transport costs for community groups to attend. This is also the best time of year for spotting the extremely rare heath fritillary butterfly. Please wear outdoor clothing for this event”

“There is also Go Wild Bunting competition this year.  We are asking people to produce a producing a piece of paper bunting with a drawing on it following the theme of ‘Butterflies and Bugs’. Anyone who brings along their bunting to the event will also receive a small prize, with additional prizes for the winners”.

Admission is free, with toilets and refreshments available in Dunster.  Free welcome activities and guided eco walks to Grabbist departing from Dunster National Park Centre, TA24 6SE, throughout the day. Please ring 01643 821835 / 07875 565823 to enquire more about this event. More information at

For more information about events on Exmoor throughout the year visit:


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