Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 16th -31st October 2020

Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 16th -31st October 2020

Exmoor National Park is home to some of the darkest skies in the country owing to its status as an International Dark Sky Reserve. On a clear night, the night sky of Exmoor is simply stunning. Many astronomical sights can be seen through the naked eye and even more can be discovered through a telescope or binoculars.
 
Now in its fourth year, the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival will be taking place on 16th-31st October 2020. This annual festival comprises a series of stargazing events all over Exmoor National Park. For full festival details please see: https://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/enjoying/stargazing/dark-skies-festival
 
Booking is essential for all activities taking place throughout the festival. Each activity will have either a booking link, contact phone number or email. Come and get involved in something truly magical this Autumn, experience the incredible dark skies of Exmoor! 
 

Dark Skies Accommodation and Offers

Book a 3-night (18-21 October) stargazing and walking break 01643 831259.
 
Book a 2-night (23-25 October) stargazing break. Includes talks and stargazing tips and guidance. For more information please see the PDF here.
 
Book a stay in the boutique accommodation and the chef proprietor John Bradley who is a keen amateur astronomer will be delighted to asist you with spotting constellations and planets with the naked eye or using his telescope. 
 
Book a 3-night stay at Stone Barn or The Old Sweet Shop which includes a 2-hour guide to the night sky by local astronomer Tim Wetherell. Available on select dates in October, please see their Constellations at the Cottages special offer for more information. 
 
 
 

 

Events

Exmoor and the Quantock Hills are great places to visit all year round and there are events to enjoy whatever the weather. There are a number of annual festivals, plus numerous village fetes, concerts and sporting events. Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills both provide guided walks throughout the year.

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