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Exmoor Festival of Nature

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Come and join us at Nettlecombe Court for Exmoor’s first ever Festival of Nature on Saturday 25th May 2024 from 10am till 4pm. The Festival is one ENORMOUS day of fun, free nature activities – stalls and screenings, food and drink, music, art and amazing talks by some of Britain’s best known environmentalists. A celebration of everything that makes Exmoor so special – its glorious oak woodlands, tumbling rivers, vast moorland and dramatic coastline.

 

They’ll be something for everyone with a host of exciting national and local organisations on site to inspire visitors with the marvels of the natural world. The event is FREE but pre-booking is recommended. Here is our event guide so you can plan your day – Exmoor Festival of Nature EVENT GUIDE

 

Come and meet – Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Butterfly Conservation, Devon Swifts, Devon Wildlife Trust, Down to Zero, Exmoor National Park, Exmoor Natural History Society,   Exmoor Rivers and Streams Group, Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group, Geckoella, Horner Farm, Moorland Mousie Trust and Exmoor Pony Centre, National Trust, Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme, Sea Watch Foundation, Somerset Rare Plants Group, Somerset Wildlife Trust, Watchet Hedgehogs, West Somerset Wildways, Westcountry Rivers Trust and the Woodland Play Centre.

 

As well as hands on and interactive activities from our exhibitors there will also be a jam-packed line up of interesting talks happening throughout the day, workshops to take part in and fantastic music and entertainment from artists, musicians, and performers to enjoy.

 

 

Parking

Of course we welcome walking or cycling to the festival, but when that can’t be done, please fill every seat in your car and park at COMBE SYDENHAM, postcode:- TA4 4JG, only 5 minutes down the road from Nettlecombe, we will have shuttle buses whisking you to and from the festival all day long, The limited parking we do have at the site we need for our exhibitors, staff and for groups coming in minibuses.

For more information email frankie.wright@exmoorsociety.com

Dogs

We kindly ask you to leave your dog at home as they wont be able to travel on the shuttle buses, thank you.

Talks Programme

10.15 Nick Bruce White  – CEO of Devon Wildlife Trust – Is there room for a Wilder Exmoor?

11.00 Dieter Helm – British Economist – Is a sustainable economy possible?

11.45 Holly Purdey – Tenant farmer at Horner Farm – The ecological role of farmland 

13.00 Emily Cunningham – Marine and Conservation Specialist – Protecting our oceans

13.45 Toby Diggens – Landscape architect – The marvels of the River Exe

14.30 Dr Tracey Hamston –  Project Lead: Two Moors Pine Marten Project – Could Pine Martins bounce back in the South West?

15.30 Peter Hoyland – Community Lead Plastic Free Exmoor – How can we achieve a plastic free Exmoor?

Walks Programme

 

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