Exmoor Dark Sky Discovery Trail experience

Exmoor Dark Sky Discovery Trail experience

Monday 23rd October 2023 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

Exmoor Dark Sky Discovery Trail
Wellshead Lane, Exford, Somerset, TA24

Gain confidence on this amazing dark skies walk – National Park staff will be on hand as you negotiate the flat 2-mile walk with 360-degree night sky views. Whatever the weather, you’ll feel the excitement of being surrounded by darkness and the sounds of nature. If the skies are clear, our astronomers will help you identify planets and constellations and give an overview of our place in the universe. Booking is required.

This event occurs during the <a class=”link” href=”https://gostargazing.co.uk/events/exmoor-dark-skies-festival-2023/”>Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2023</a>.

Please note that this has already taken place on 23/10/2023


Event organiser

Exmoor National Park

Exmoor National Park is organising this event

Please contact Exmoor National Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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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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