Rest and be Thankful Inn at Wheddon Cross. Photograph © Steve Guscott

Rest and be Thankful Inn at Wheddon Cross. Photograph © Steve Guscott

Solar panels on Dunster Football Club pavilion. Photograph © Steve Guscott

Solar panels on Dunster Football Club pavilion. Photograph © Steve Guscott

Porlock Bay with Hurlestone Point beyond

Porlock Bay with Hurlestone Point beyond

Exmoor ponies on North Hill. Photograph © Steve Guscott

Exmoor ponies on North Hill. Photograph © Steve Guscott

Latest News


AGM  17th May ....more

QUIZ 2017 - postponed...more

2016 Hedgelaying competition....more







AGM 2017

The AGM will be held at Exmoor House, Dulverton on Wednesday 17th May at 4pm.  

After the formal business, Robin Milton will address the meeting.  Robin is Deputy Chairman of the ENPA, Chairman of NFU Hill and Upland Farming Forum and NFU spokesman on Upland Issues.

Light refreshments to follow.
Everyone welcome.

Quiz postponed

The annual Exmoor Trust Quiz which was to take place on Friday 24th March has been postponed.  Sadly not enough tables had been booked as of today, so the Trustees have been forced to postpone the event.


Hedgelaying Competition Results.

The 2016 Hedgelaying Competition was won by Mark Jackson and Paul Groves for a hedge they laid at Cloggs, Hawkridge.

Full report and pictures to follow



Working in partnership the Exmoor Trust and Exmoor National Park are
pleased to announce a new round of funding from the Carbon Neutral
Exmoor project to support community based renewable energy projects.
Funding is available to cover the costs of installing renewable energy
(including both power and heat) within community buildings across Exmoor
National Park. The funding is offered as a grant repayable via the
governments Clean Energy Cashback for a period of 10 years or until the
grant is repaid (whichever is the shortest). This is at minimal risk to
the community as cashback payments (through the Feed in Tariff for power
and the Renewable Heat Incentive for heat) are guaranteed for a 20 year
period once a project is accepted and the grant is only repaid via these
Archie McIntyre, Fund Manager and Vice Chairman of the Exmoor Trust
commented: "_We're delighted to be able to play an active role in
supporting communities that wish to take advantage of cleaner and
cheaper energy. Our hope is that any community organisation that is
interested in sourcing alternative power or heat requirements will be
able to do so without having to find the significant capital funds often
required for such schemes._"
On behalf of Exmoor National Park Dan James, Sustainable Economy
Manager, said: _"To date the fund has been able to support over 20
community projects through the Carbon Neutral Exmoor project,
incorporating a range of technology from solar pv to woodchip heating
systems. Not only is this work helping to reduce carbon emissions within
the National Park it is also helping to provide modern facilities within
community buildings and helping them to reduce their monthly expenditure
on fuel bills."_
Community buildings that have benefitted in the past have include sport
clubs, village halls, community owned shops, schools and even a pub. At
this stage any organisation that may be interested in taking forwards a
project is encouraged to submit brief details to the Exmoor Trust as an
expression of Interest by the end of March 2016. This will help to
assess demand for the scheme now and into the future and the Trust will
advise you as to whether a project might be eligible for a full
For further details please visit [1].


2015 Hedgelaying Competition

Ricky Atkins won the prize with a hedge laid at Wellshead Farm, Exford.  Father and daughter team, John and Julie Petherick of Parracombe won 2nd prize.

Click here for full details and pictures.


Bogtastic 2015

The Exmoor Trust was pleased to support this annual activity day to promote Exmoor's Bogs(Mires).  A huge variety of family activities were on offer at Simonsbath and on Blackpitts Mire, to explore the history, geography and biology of the Exmoor Mires.  The activities ranged from BogArt competitions to the infamous Bogstacle course with mire flora and fauna in all their variety in between. Over 400 visitors from local areas and further away came to enjoy the day.


2015 Quiz Result
A really good evening at the Quiz

The Moorland Hall was full for the Exmoor Trust Quiz on March 20th. As usual there were several rounds of testing questions before and after the famously tasty supper, this year of chicken casserole and cottage pie followed by apple crumble and trifle.

The winners of the unique Exmoor Trust Quiz Trophy were the "Where's Hattie" team from Luxborough.  The Trust is grateful to all those who came to support the event and those whose hard work made it such a successful evening.



The Exmoor Trust has contributed to the new playing field equipment at the North Molton Primary School. 

Press Release

Happy Children!



MORE FUNDING AVAILABLE from the Carbon Neutral Exmoor Fund

More information


RESULTS of 2014 Hedge Laying Competition

Trophy won by Chris Dapling of Lynton for a hedge he laid for the May Brothers at Slattenslade Farm.  Dulverton Middle School pupils highly commended.

Click here for the full report



The Board of the Exmoor Trust wishes to appoint two new Trustees.
Trustees will also be Directors and must be over the age of 18 and not debarred from holding Directorships.
We seek enthusiasts and good team workers who are committed to the objectives of the Exmoor Trust and, if possible, live within the Trust's area of interest.
An Application form can be found here.

The Chairman can be contacted in writing or by email.


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