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The Big Woodland Adventure

Join the adventure! With family games and activities lasting all day in...

The Big Woodland Adventure

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8 April 2015 - the BIG Moorland Adventure

  A free, family friendly grand day out is on offer at the BIG...

Get ready for Bogtastic 2015!

Bogtastic will be held on 29 July 2015 - it's a family fun celebration...

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Red Deer

These are the largest wild land animals in England. The wild Red Deer herds are a rare thing - an echo of the Royal Forest heritage, lost from most other places - but on Exmoor we are fortunate to have a thriving Red Deer population. This is a beast that everyone looks for when out on the moors.

Adult stags stand about 115 cm at the shoulder. Hinds are about 15 cm less. Only stags grow antlers. They shed them in April and early May and new ones start to grow immediately. As the stag gets older the antlers have more 'points' until they reach old age and start to 'go back'.

The Deer Rut on Exmoor

BBC Exmoor Deer Rut

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The Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership Scheme is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and our local partners and funders. Part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development 2007-2013: Europe investing in rural areas.

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