June on Exmoor | Events & What’s On

June on Exmoor | Events & What’s On

June on Exmoor is absolute heaven.  The longest days of the year give you even more sunshine hours to appreciate it in all its beauty.  Of course, every month, Exmoor has a host of events, activities & seasonal stuff to get involved with.  But here’s what’s happening this year (2023!) throughout the glorious month of June on Exmoor…

Thursday 1st June

Rockpooling with Rangers

Something really fun that’s often on offer at the sea’s edge in Lynmouth, is Rockpooling with Rangers.  Join the Exmoor National Park Rangers for a seashore safari – for free!  All equipment is provided – nets, buckets etc – and you don’t need to book you just turn up at Lynmouth National Park Centre – contact: 07970099116.  Get up close and personal with crabs, barnacles, starfish, urchins and sea snails.  Such fun for kids!  More info here.

Dates: Thursday 1st June

Times: 10am-1pm

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre

There’s also LOADS of other wonderful stuff to get up to Lynmouth and its neighbouring Lynton, just up the cliff, while you’re there.  Take the Cliff Railway up & down between the two!  Check out our guides on both below.

Saturday 3rd June

The Exmoor Coast & Doone Valley Adventure

Film director, presenter & mountain leader Abbie Barnes runs a company called Spend More Time In The Wild, which helps you to do just that.  A huge advocate for the undeniable health benefits of the great outdoors, she will be running a day long adventure in the wiles of extraordinary Exmoor on Saturday 3rd June.  This is no ordinary guided walk – this will take you on an incredible journey and you’ll be guided to the most special views and get to see all sorts of Exmoor wildlife along the way.  It’s an all day thing and costs £40pp – more info here.

Dates: Saturday 3rd June

Times: 9.30am

Location: (Starting at:) County Gate Car Park, Countisbury EX35 6NY

Of course if you can’t make this – we have a ton of great suggestions for walks you can do yourself too – check our our top 10 Exmoor walking spots here.

Sunday 4th June

Photography Workshop

Professional photographer Mark Stothard regularly offers the opportunity to improve your photography skills with the beautiful Exmoor as your muse.  If you love capturing the magic of the places you visit, and were probably going to be snapping away on Exmoor anyway, why not learn how to get the most out of your camera and do justice to your stunning surroundings? More info here.

Dates: Sunday 4th June

Times: Dependent on group

Location: Exmoor National Park 

Friday 16th June

Hawkcombe Nature Reserve Butterfly Walk

If going in search of butterflies in the beautiful Hawkcombe Nature Reserve isn’t a dreamy way to spend an afternoon then we don’t know what is.  Join Exmoor National Park Authority Woodland Officer Graham McVittie for a butterfly spotting wonderwalk.  Cost: £5pp – booking essential- contact: 01398323335.

Dates: Friday 16th June

Times: 1pm-3pm

Location: (Starting at:) Car-park on south of A39, 400m west of cattle grid at top of Porlock Hill SS 861 460 ///sniff.upon.frightens TA24 8LT

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th June

Taunton Garrison Weekend at Dunster Castle

Fancy a bit of English Civil War history?  Well then Dunster Castle on the weekend of 17th & 18th June on Exmoor is the place for you.  The Taunton Garrison are bringing a living history camp to this medieval site for you to fully immerse yourself in.  Great fun for kids & history buffs alike.  More info here.

Saturday 24th June

Dulverton Farmers Market

On the last Saturday of every month (April-September) the Dulverton Farmers Market springs to life.  Go along for the opportunity to purchase gorgeous local produce, such as ales from The Cottage Beer Project, Northmoor Gin from The Exmoor Distillery, fresh bread from Lucho Bakes, preserves and chutneys from The Selworthy Pantry and spicy stuff from The Culmstock Chilli Co, as well as a range of beautiful arts & crafts.

Dates: Saturday 24th June

Times: 10am-2.30pm 

Location: Lion Stables Car Park (opposite Tantivy) – Dulverton

Thursday 29th June – Sunday 2nd July


And this month saves the best til last… It’s Porlock Weir’s annual beer festival Weirfest!  If you happen to be on Exmoor this last weekend of June/first weekend of July, then you are in for a treat; — live music, a range of food options served all day, including hog roasts, and 50+ real ales, lagers & ciders. In fact we recommend planning a trip to stay in Porlock Weir especially for this Exmoor extravaganza. There are 14 bands playing across 4 days and it will be an absolute hoot.  Check out the full line up here.  It’s kid & dog friendly too!

Dates: Thursday 29th June – Sunday 2nd July

Times: Thurs from 5pm, Fri/Sat/Sun from 12pm

Location: The Bottom Ship (The Ship Inn, Porlock Weir)

So there you go – that’s a host of wonderful things to get involved with or pop along to in June on Exmoor.  And if that isn’t enough to be getting on with, why not follow us on Facebook or Instagram for more regular updates and inspiration?

Of course the other thing we can absolutely help you with, is a beautiful holiday cottage for all your Exmoor June jollity!


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