Discover Exmoor's Dark Skies...
Each autumn Exmoor plays host to one of the most popular UK Dark Skies Festivals, with events aimed at a whole range of audiences with over 50 events all around Exmoor. Read more and learn about the 2023 festival.
Follow this 2-mile self-led route across open moorland to evocative ruins, offering 360-degree views of the night sky and the opportunity to see thousands of stars on a clear night, without a single artificial point of light. Read more and watch our inspirational short film at www.exmoorwalks.org/darksky
Whether you're a novice starting out or an experienced astronomer find out how you can explore Exmoor's night skies to have a fantastic dark skies experience. Visit this page to see our free downloadable Astronomer's Guide to Exmoor and other stargazing tips including what to take, when to go etc on the Go Stargazing website.
Dark Sky Discovery Hubs
The Dark Sky Discovery Hub at Exford is a collaboration between Wild About Exmoor and Exford Bridge Tea Rooms (Chapel Street, Exford TA24 7PY). They host bookable guided stargazing events and planetarium style presentations throughout the year including a regular Thursday evening event. For more info contact Wild About Exmoor. Watch this space for a second hub coming soon at Wimbleball Lake...
A growing number of local businesses have been accredited by the National Park as Dark Sky Friendly. These businesses can help you make the most of our dark skies during your stay on Exmoor.
Learn more about our designation as Europe's first International Dark Sky and how we're working with partners to protect this precious resource.