Westerclose House Cottages

Withypool, Exmoor, TA24 7QR

Location description

Enjoy a stargazing break in one of 4 well appointed cottages set in a glorious elevated position on the edge of the unspoilt village of Withypool, with wonderful views over the wooded River Barle valley, surrounding moorland and of course the amazing dark skies above Exmoor National Park.


Stay & gaze

This location benefits from dark skies, relatively low levels of light pollution, is astronomy friendly and suitable for stargazing breaks.


Tonight's weather forecast

31/10/20
18:00
6%
31/10/20
21:00
54%
01/11/20
00:00
56%
01/11/20
03:00
90%
Weather forecast for Exford Youth Hostel (1.52 miles away) updated 31/10/20 at 04:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Westerclose House Cottages

This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 2 events with the last one being on 19th October 2020 organised by Exmoor National Park.

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Westerclose House Cottages can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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