Roll up, roll up for the 12th Annual World Bolving Championship

NEWS FROM EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK

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This year’s World Bolving Championship takes place on Saturday 17 October at Draydon Rails, Dulverton (TA22 9QE) in Exmoor National Park starting at 6 pm and everyone is welcome.

It’s an evening with a difference as National Park Ranger Richard Eales explains:  “This is a competition to find out who can sound most like a rutting stag – can you get a real live deer to answer you across the wild deep valley?

 “This year there is a beautiful, framed stag picture that has been kindly donated by www.mikesherwinphotography.co.uk as well as the Phil Ferris Shield that will go to the winner. Mike Sherwin has also kindly donated a picture that will be presented to the best junior bolver, so get practicing kids.”

Anyone that would like to join in and test their vocal chords can just turn up on the night and enter. Entries are a minimum donation of £2 per person and all the money raised will go to Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

People can either meet up with other competitors at The Rock House Inn, Dulverton at 5pm or just turn up at Draydon Rails at 6pm. After the competition it’s back to the pub for the results and winners’ presentation, beer, food and the prize draw.

For further details please contact Richard on 07772 989737 or the Rock House, Inn on 01398 323467.

Exmoor stag, photo by Tony Piper

Exmoor stag. Photo by Tony Piper

Winners of the Exmoor4all Photo Competition

Congratulations to the winners of our 2015 Photo Competition!

We had well over 1000 entries between January and August 2015. Each month, the public chose their favourite images on Facebook, and the top ten made it through to the final.  In September, we asked our judges to pick their top 20 photos. Once again, we counted ‘likes’. The top 13 photos are now on our calendar which is ready to be ordered.

A huge thank you to Peter French who masterminded the photo competition and designed the calendar. He will also send out the calendars once we’ve got them  back from the printers.

I would also like to thank our judges:  John Turner (CEO, Visit Somerset), Giles Adams (What’s On Somerset), Cllr Andrea Davies (Chairman, Exmoor National Park), Nigel Hester (NT Holnicote Estate), Martin Hesp (Editor-at-large, Western Morning News), Annelise Yard (West Somerset Free Press), Andy Cooper (Group Editor, Archant, Devon Life), Charlotte Skidmore (Editor, Somerset Life).

Winners of the Exmoor4all photo competition in March

Here are the winners of the Exmoor4all photo competition in March, chosen by our fans on Facebook. First prize went to Liz Mitchell for her gorgeous Exmoor foal – she receives an Exmoor Club Card as well as a canvas donated by Churchgate Gallery Porlock. The canvas will be on display in the Minehead gallery for one month.

Photo by Liz Mitchell. First place in the March competition.

Photo by Liz Mitchell.
First place in the March competition.