News from the Exmoor National Park Authority

Half term fun for all the family

Wednesday 30 October  will be the final chance this year to enjoy a BIG Adventure Day – taking place from 10am at Webbers Post, near Wheddon Cross, in Exmoor National Park. Hundreds of people have enjoyed the previous Big Adventure Days so far this year and more are planned for 2014.

National Park Ranger Adam Vasey says: “We’ve got a great selection of activities this year including the Family Orienteering course run by 1610, walks by National Trust Rangers and all the usual range of fun, family friendly games and activities.

“As a special treat, the lead artist on the Coleridge Way project, Christopher Jelley, will be talking about his QR Code Poetry and also the story boxes which were located along the trail this summer. The story boxes have now been retrieved and will be on display for you to read the stories which blossomed inside. The premise was simple, find the box, read the story so far, add a few words or a drawing but no more, then leave for the next walker.”

Anyone wishing to try out the QR Code poetry (square bar codes) should bring along a smart phone with an app for scanning bar codes to reveal the words. The words were written by the three local First Schools who journeyed along the trail and into the Somerset countryside. Christopher then rendered the poems into QR codes and reinstalled them along the Coleridge Way. The poetry on the Jubilee Hut at Webbers Post was written by Porlock St Dubricius School, though Dunster and Nether Stowey school poetry will also be available to view on the day.  More about Christopher diverse projects can be seen on his web site

There is car parking and toilet facilities on site – for more information please contact the National Park Centre at Dulverton, phone 01398 323841.

A limited number of Tramper all-terrain mobility buggies will be available for hire at this event for free, but should be booked in advance. For more details contact Countryside Mobility on 01392 459222 or 07841 204397, or visit


Autumn Colour

Make the most of  the Autumn colour on Tuesday 29 October at 10am and join a National Park Ranger for an Ode to Autumn, a circular walk with stunning views over ancient woodland. Meet at the National Park Centre (sea front) at the new Lynmouth Pavilion. Bring a snack and a hot drink for a walk of about 3hr/4.5 miles. Please wear walking boots and suitable clothing, dogs are welcome. For more information call the Centre on 01598 752509.