Stargazing night hike and Farmhouse Supper

Stargazing night hike and Farmhouse Supper

Tuesday 25th October 2022 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm

The Crown Hotel - Exford
Park Street, Exford, Somerset, TA24 7PP

Join the team from Wild About Exmoor for an evening of walking under the stars….. Meet at the Crown in Exford and enjoy a drink at the bar if you arrive early, and then set off for a walk up an old drovers’ way onto the edge of the moor.

Sit and watch the stars come out whilst soaking up the atmosphere of a quiet Exmoor evening in the wilds. Visible planets and constellations will be identified by laser pointer before heading down to a traditional Exmoor farm cottage and smallholding in the valley below to enjoy a delicious home-cooked roast dinner made with local produce.

Enjoy a talk about the stars and planets and discover stargazing apps on phones and tablets. Learn how to use telescopes and binoculars to delve into deeper space.

Please bring torches, warm clothing and stout footwear. There will be a planetarium presentation on a widescreen tv if the weather is very cloudy, showing what is up behind the clouds!

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

Please note that this has already taken place on 25/10/2022

Event organiser

Wild About Exmoor

Wild About Exmoor is organising this event

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

Event booking

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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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