Hello there!

I found this great little events calendar for all events happening in the Blackdown Hills area, so thought I would share it in case you haven’t seen it.  It is available here http://www.blackdownhillsaonb.org.uk/calendar.htm

Have fun over the coming months here in Blackdown country!

Date Location Title
01 – 01 Feb 14 Gardening, Scrub Bashing, Countryside Management with Wildside Experience
Join the Wildside Experience at Seville’s Croft near Hemyock any day of the week except Sundays ……..
31 Aug 13 Near Upottery Roman family fun day
Join the Carousel Project 1-4pm on Saturday 31st August for Roman/Celtic shield making, join in a Ro……..
07 – 08 Sep 13 Upper Hayne Farm Aquaponics weekend course
Learn how to grow fish, vegetables & fruit for the table, in an integrated system, in your back ……..
11 Sep 13 Thurlbear Woods ST 274213 Ride and glade clearance with the Neroche Conservation Volunteers
Annual task of clearing the bramble and scrub to keep the flower-rich glades of Thurlbear woods look……..
15 Sep 13 Near Hemyock Wellington Monument open day
The National Trust invites local people to a special open day when you can see inside the monument, ……..
24 Sep 13 Park Farm, Wellington Horse logging taster session 
A day in the wood with horses, discovering the art of horse logging, the sustainable way to extract ……..
25 Sep 13 Young Wood nr Staple Fitzpaine ST 256197 Volunteering with the Neroche Woodlanders
A day of volunteering at Young Wood community woodland. There will be a number of different jobs to ……..
28 Sep 13 Seville’s Croft, Hemyock, Owls, bats, badgers and glowing mud! 
We’ll use an electronic bat detector to try and locate bats, then we’ll walk through the woo……..
05 Oct 13 Yarcombe Hedgelaying course
Learn to lay hedges in the Devon style. This is a very “hands-on” course taking place in t……..
06 Oct 13 Membury Circular walk around Membury and Chardstock
A walk from Membury visiting the Iron Age hill fort of Membury Castle, on through Brinscombe Cross, ……..
12 Oct 13 Pitminster Fungal foray 1
Hunt for wild fungi and learn how to identify a variety of local toadstools, from the weird to the w……..
20 Oct 13 Buckland St Mary Make a Rustic Hedgerow Chair
Discover how West Country folk used to make, strong, comfortable hedgerow chairs with materials from……..
22 Oct 13 Near Wellington Managing woodlands for woodfuel and wildlife
Looking at the way the woodland at Park Farm is managed, and the woodfuel installations, methods of ……..
25 Oct 13 Hemyock Dunkeswell War Stories – the film
A chance to see the film made as part of the Dunkeswell War Stories project in 2013. Discover friend……..
26 Oct 13 Madford, near Hemyock Fungus and nature walk
A nature walk including fungus i/d through varied terrain in the Blackdown Hills, led by naturalist ……..
02 – 03 Nov 13 Stockland Corrymoor Farm open weekend
A chance to have a pre-winter and pre-Christmas stock up with Corrymoor Socks. Also available are ot……..
02 Nov 13 Upottery Fungal foray 2
Hunt for wild fungi and learn how to identify a variety of local toadstools, from the weird to the w……..
09 Nov 13 Yarcombe Hedgelaying course
Learn to lay hedges in the Devon style. This is a very “hands-on” course taking place in t……..
09 Nov 13 Wambrook Fugal foray 3
Hunt for wild fungi and learn how to identify a variety of local toadstools, from the weird to the w……..
16 Nov 13 Madford, near Hemyock Night-walk and owls
A nature walk that starts in the light and finishes in the dark, led by naturalist Richard Whiteside……..
17 Nov 13 Buckland St Mary Make a rustic hedgerow chair
With Ivor Hancock, discover how West Country folk used to make, strong, comfortable hedgerow chairs ……..
17 Nov 13 Near Whitestaunton An autumn walk in the Blackdown Hills
A circular walk through the woods and fields between Whitestaunton and the outskirts of Combe St Nic……..
30 Nov 13 Hemyock Explore the stars
Explore the wonders of the Blackdown Hills’ dark night skies in the company of local astronomer ……..
06 Dec 13 Near Hemyock Carols at the Wellington Monument
Experience the magic of the Blackdown Hills at night-time and join in with Christmas music under the……..
07 Dec 13 Madford, near Hemyock Make your own rustic Rudolph
From living wood to a rustic wooden Rudolph (stands about 30cm high). Maximum  6 people. Full s……..
07 Dec 13 Buckland St Mary Hedgerow Christmas Decorations
Angie Blackwell will show you how to use natural materials found in hedgerow, woodland, and garden t……..
07 Dec 13 Yarcombe Hedgelaying course
Learn to lay hedges in the Devon style. This is a very “hands-on” course taking place in t……..
08 Dec 13 Near Dunkeswell Walk around Madford and Mackham
A walk on lanes and paths (can be muddy) in this quiet corner of the Blackdowns, starting and finish……..
01 Jan 14 Madford, near Hemyock Winter nature walk with ash faggot, mulled cider and toasted crumpets
A nature walk through varied terrain and beautiful countryside, starting with some nature specimens ……..
04 Jan 14 Yarcombe Hedgelaying course
Learn to lay hedges in the Devon style. This is a very “hands-on” course taking place in t……..
12 Jan 14 Castle Neroche Castle Neroche and surrounding area walk
Walk from Castle Neroche hill fort via Curland, Staple Common and Blackwater, visiting Britty Farm a……..
01 Feb 14 Yarcombe Hedgelaying course
Learn to lay hedges in the Devon style. This is a very “hands-on” course taking place in t……..
08 Feb 14 Madford, near Hemtock Valentine spoon carving
From living wood to a bespoke hand-made spoon! You will use simple tools to whittle a spoon from a s……..
19 Feb 14 Membury Half term history – discover the Romans
A fun and active morning for older children (age 8-12) discovering how the Romans lived in East Devo……..
23 Feb 14 Buckland St Mary Make a rustic hedgerow chair
With Ivor Hancock, discover how West Country folk used to make, strong, comfortable hedgerow chairs ……..
01 Mar 14 Whitestaunton Footsteps of the past
Look at the landscape in a different way as we join archaeologist Marc Cox to explore how people sha……..
16 Mar 14 Membury Morning walk around Membury
Short walk taking in the Iron Age hill fort of Membury Castle. 10am – 1pm.Cost: £3. Booking no……..
29 Mar 14 Madford, near Hemyock Mothers Day Eve woodland tea
The day before Mother’s Day… toast marshmallows over the campfire, play games in the woods, tr……..
Share/Bookmark