Dark Skies in the Forest at Nutcombe Bottom

Dark Skies in the Forest at Nutcombe Bottom

Friday 21st October 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Nutcombe Bottom - Forestry England
Whitswood Steep, Minehead, Somerset, TA24

Join Chris Sperring MBE and James Latus, Community Ranger for Forestry England, for a guided evening woodland walk. Meet at Nutcombe Bottom car park – the walk should be suitable for all, and your hosts will discuss astronomy and the evening wildlife associated with the woodland. This walk will take place whatever the weather, even if wet and overcast; the wildlife can take centre stage. Adults £7.50 Children/ OAP £5. Family ticket 2+2 £20. Prior booking is essential. NO DOGS allowed.

This event takes place as part of Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2022.

Please note that this has already taken place on 21/10/2022


Event organiser

Forestry England

Forestry England is organising this event

Please contact Forestry England directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Book by ringing Forestry England on 0300 067 4800 and ask to book on the Dark Skies Walk at Nutcombe Bottom.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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