Welcome to Winsford - a small Somerset village in the heart of Exmoor National Park.

This website is designed to give visitors a glimpse of its history, its lovely unspoilt character and the many things to do and see in and around Winsford. It also provides visitors and locals alike with a single source of information about village life: its attractions, its local services, events, sports and voluntary activities and, through the Winsford blog an insight into the life of one of the prettiest villages on Exmoor.    Read our introduction to Winsford.
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Fri 30 Sep 2016 7:30 pmExmoor Benefice Choir and Friends in Concert, Winsford Village Hall
Sun 2 Oct 2016 9:30 amBCP Communion, St Mary Magdalene Winsford
Mon 3 Oct 2016 10:00 amPlaygroup, Winsford Village Hall - Playgroup, Term Time Mondays 10 - 12
Mon 3 Oct 2016 10:00 amWinsford Playgroup, Winsford Village Hall
Sat 8 Oct 2016 6:00 pmWinsford Harvest Supper, Winsford Village Hall
Sun 9 Oct 2016 11:00 amHoly Communion, St Mary Magdalene, Winsford
Mon 10 Oct 2016 2:00 pmWinsford Craft Club, Winsford Village Hall
Tue 11 Oct 2016 7:00 pmMoor Movies, Winsford Village Hall
Wed 12 Oct 2016 9:30 amThe Winn Club – Cribs Causeway, Winsford Car Park
Sun 16 Oct 2016 9:30 amThe Four Parishes Memorials Walk, Whedon Cross Car Park
Lastest Post - A Day at the Races
September 19, 2016

Friday 16th September heralded the first meeting of The Winsford Racing Club, organised by The Winsford Recreation Association, with a trip to Newton Abbot for an afternoon of jump racing.

A group of 16 excited punters met in the centre of Winsford just before midday to be transported by Upton Coaches the 1 1/4 hr journey in to Devon.On the way there was a Star Punter competition to fill in where everyone had to select the winner of each race and were awarded points for 1st/2nd or 3rd as well as bonuses for winners at bigger prices.

 

NEWTON ABBOTT 1

 

Disembarking at 1.15 pm groups headed off to the bar,restaurant or paddock as required, and began the process of selecting their chosen horses for the first race which was won by Beau Phil at 4/5F so not much of a return but…..a winners a winner! Subsequent winners were Master Dancer at 3/1,Frodon trained by Paul Nicholls (one to follow) at 4/9, Winter Walk at 8/1, Belmount 3/1 and Dun Scaith at 7/1.

 

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Networking throughout the afternoon proved that winners were hard to come by but the racing was competitive and the weather was fine, sunny and a little windy.

 

Newton Abbott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We agreed to return to the coach after the 6th race and need to await for one couple who had a good reason to be late….they won a wad on the 6th!

Joint winners of the Star Punter competition with 11 points each were Chris Barber and Dave Wilko.

 

Arrival back in Winsford was perfect timing for the traditional 18.30 meet-up at the pub for a few pints which we bought with our losings!

A most enjoyable day and there is a plan in place to follow up with a visit to Taunton races in November.
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Whether your here for walking, riding, shooting, mountain biking or simply relaxing - Winsford has something to offer. You can find useful information for visitors below.

Information for Residents
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