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Dark Skies Festival

The dates for the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2018 are Saturday 20th October to Sunday 4th November 2018.

Contact Katrina Munro KJMunro@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk or 01398 322236 if you'd like to hold an event during the festival or have a query.

Here is a draft list of events to date. Some events will be run by Exmoor National Park (ENP) and others by businesses or local organisations. Full details and booking arrangements will follow this summer and the free printed Festival Programme will be available to collect from National Park Centres from early August.

Date

Event

Organiser

Location or

Departure Point

Sat 20th Oct

Astro Party

ENP

Wimbleball

Sat 20th Oct

Walk, Farm Supper & Stargazing

Wild about Exmoor

Exford

Sun 21st Oct

Orionids Meteor Walk over Dunkery with a  National Park Ranger

ENP

Webbers Post

Sun 21st Oct

Dusk Safari

Exmoor Wildlife Safaris

Exford

Tues 23rd Oct

Walk, Farm Supper & Stargazing

Wild about Exmoor

Exford

Tues 23rd Oct

Dusk Safari

Exmoor Wildlife Safaris

White Horse

Wed 24th Oct

CareMoor for Exmoor Dining Evening @ Luttrelll Arms with Stargazing

Luttrell Arms

Dunster

Wed 24th OctFrom Minehead to the Stars - A talk by Dr Cherrie Temple on Sir Arthur C ClarkeMinehead MuseumMinehead

Wed 24th Oct

Wild Swim by Moonlight in the River Lyn

Channel Adventure

River Lyn

Thur 25th Oct

Dusk Safari

Exmoor Wildlife Safaris

Exford

Fri 26th Oct

Walk, Farm Supper, Stargazing

Wild about Exmoor

Exford

Fri 26th Oct

Wild Swim by Moonlight at Bossington Beach

Channel Adventure

Bossington Beach

Sat 27th Oct

Dusk Safari

Exmoor Wildlife Safaris

Exford

Sat 27th Oct

'Dark Skies Discovery' Family Event - Walk through the Solar System, family and adult focused Talks with Dr Lillian Hobbs and Stargazing with Tiverton Astronomy Society

ENP

Wimbleball

Sat 27th Oct

Selworthy Stargazer (5km or 10km Night Runs)

Channel Events

Selworthy

Mon 29th Oct

Walk, Farm Supper, Stargazing

Wild about Exmoor

Exford

Tues 30th Oct

Wild Swim by Moonlit Night Swim

Channel Adventure

Pinkery

Tues 30th Oct

Dusk Safari

Exmoor Wildlife Safaris

Exford

Wed 31st and Thurs 1st

Landscape photography/astro photography/walking @Pinkery Centre for Outdoor Learning

Royal Photographic Society

Pinkery, Simonsbath

Wed 31st

Big Adventure Day

ENPA

Webbers Post

We 31st

Walk, Farm Supper, Stargazing

Wild about Exmoor

Exford

Thurs 1st Nov

‘Pie at Night’ Stargazing Supper with Astronomer Seb Jay  (optional overnight package)

Dunkery Beacon Hotel

Dunkery Beacon

Friday 2nd NovStarry Night Farm Visit with Supper and StargazingWest Country Farm and Food ToursExford

Friday 2nd Nov

Night Forest Walk

Forestry Commission

Nutcombe Bottom

Fri 2nd Nov

Dusk Safari

Exmoor Wildlife Safaris

Exford

Friday 2nd-4th Nov

Dark Skies Break @ Yarn Market with speaker and stargazing

Yarn Market Hotel

Dunster

Sat 3rd Nov

Planetarium @ Tithe Barn - Afternoon and evening sessions in the dome with refreshments and evening stargazing

ENPA

Dunster

Sat 3rd Nov

Walk, Farm Supper & Stargazing

Wild about Exmoor

Exford

Sun 4th Nov

Talks & Stargazing  - Seb Jay ‘Stargazing Adventure’ & David Brabban 'Understanding Dark Skies' followed by Stargazing

ENPA

Simonsbath House Hotel