Exmoor Dark Sky Discovery Trail

Exmoor Dark Sky Discovery Trail

Wellshead Lane, Exford, Somerset, TA24

Opened in October 2021, the Exmoor Dark Sky Discovery Trail is at the very heart of the Exmoor National Park Dark Sky Reserve.

The trail offers a short route across open moorland to the ruins of an old farmstead. With low horizons in all directions and no single light to be seen, the views of the night sky are incredible. Parking is available for a handful of cars.

For more details, see the official Exmoor Dark Sky Discovery Trail website.

View from Exmoor Dark Sky Discovery Trail
View from the Exmoor Dark Sky Discovery Trail. Credit: Mother Goose / Exmoor National Park

Exmoor Dark Sky Discovery Trail has been recommended as a great place to stargaze by the local authority, national park, community organisation or property owner. May require payment for access or parking.

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Exmoor National Park

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Weather forecast

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Weather forecast for Exford Youth Hostel (2.8 miles away) updated 12/04/24 at 12:00.




Events nearby

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  • Barry Astronomical Society meeting

    Monday 15th April 2024 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    Cemetery Approach Community Centre, Barry, CF62 8BQ (24.2 miles away)

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  • Bridgend Astronomical Society meeting

    Wednesday 17th April 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Bridgend Tennis Club, Bridgend, CF31 3AZ (23.6 miles away)

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  • Family Space Workshop and Stargazing at the Poltimore Inn Observatory

    Saturday 20th April 2024 from 16:00pm to 20:30pm

    The Poltimore Observatory and Inn, North Molton, EX36 3HR (9.6 miles away)

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  • Telescope Workshop and Stargazing at the Poltimore Inn Observatory

    Saturday 20th April 2024 from 16:00pm to 20:30pm

    The Poltimore Observatory and Inn, North Molton, EX36 3HR (9.6 miles away)

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  • Stargazing with Wild About Exmoor

    Friday 26th April 2024 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

    Exford Bridge Tea Rooms, Exford, TA24 7PY (2.6 miles away)

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  • Westerclose House Cottages

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  • The Great House – Exmoor

    Timberscombe, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 7TQ (7.8 miles away)

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