What to do this weekend: October 9

Country Life rounds up the best activities this weekend: forage for dinner in Devon, catch recitals on Exmoor and Dartmoor or visit a deer lecking ground.

Until October 11 ‘David Fowles’, Rowles Fine Art, Ludlow, Shropshire. An evocative selection of local scenes (01584 872123; www.rowlesfineart.co.uk)

Day out
October 11–30 Deer Rut Safaris, Knepp Wildland Safaris, near Horsham, West Sussex. Visit the lecking grounds and watch fallow bucks and red-deer stags do battle. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, £35 per person (01403 713230; www.kneppsafaris.co.uk)

October 11 A Foraging Dinner, The Arundell Arms, Lifton, Devon. A special six-course menu featuring wild mushrooms, rabbit, mallard and rosehips. 7pm for 7.30pm, £50 per person (01566 784666; www.arundellarms.com)

October 12 London Antique Textile Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall King’s Road, London SW3. Everything from Persian rugs and tapestries to quilts and clothing. 10.30am–4.30pm, entry £6 (020–7923 0331; www.textilesociety.org.uk)

October 12–13 Tackle and Guns Show, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. Some 120 exhibitors from the shooting, fishing and country-clothing sectors. Sunday 9.30am–5.30pm, Monday 10am–4pm, entry free (01327 311999; www.tandgshow.com)

What to book this weekend
October 15–25 Two Moors Festival, various venues, Devon. Concerts, recitals and talks across Exmoor and Dartmoor (01643 831006; www.thetwomoorsfestival.co.uk)

December 1 Festive willow decorations, West Dean College, near Chichester, West Sussex. Learn how to weave fish-, tree- and star-shaped decorations. 9am–5pm, £118 (0844 499 4408; www.westdean.org.uk)

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