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Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2021

Friday 22nd October to Sunday 7th November 2021

The festival will be in its 5th Year in 2021. With a variety of festival events for families and adults taking place all over Exmoor, why not book yourself some accommodation and make a holiday of it?

Full event details will be added here as soon as they are confirmed. Subject to Covid restrictions, we hope to be offering guided stargazing sessions and night walks, themed hotel breaks, stargazing and wellbeing retreats, talks and on-line presentations and workshops by expert astronomers and dark skies ambassadors, nocturnal wildlife events, astro-themed craft sessions, family astro-themed parties, night time boat adventures under the stars and more......

Stargazing weekend 22nd – 24th October 2021 Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster www.yarnmarkethotel.co.uk/special_interest

There is a list of accommodation businesses  and stargazing experience providers who have been accredited as Exmoor Dark Sky Friendly businesses. They have all received training and are able to help you make the most of  our dark skies during your stay. Details at www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/enjoying/stargazing

Other accommodation and details about things to enjoy during your visit can be found at www.visit-exmoor.co.uk

Festival Organiser - If you'd like to run an event in 2021 or know more about the festival in general then please contact Katrina Munro   KJMunro@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk


'Exmoor at Night’ Photography & Astrophotography Competition - part of the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2020

See the winning photographs below. (Depending in your device, they may look better if you follow the Flickr link below the image. You will also find judges' comments there.)

For the press release dated 16th October please click here


Exmoor at Night Photo Competition 2020