We’re offering stargazers the chance to stay with us during Exmoor’s second Dark Skies Festival, which runs from Saturday, October 20 until November 4 this year (2018).
It might seem a little soon to be alerting you to this year’s Festival, but we do get lots of interest and we didn’t want you to miss out when it comes to booking in for some of the key astronomical events taking place in the National Park during the event.
Exmoor National Park, where we’re based, is Europe’s first International Dark Sky Reserve and we anticipate the area’s B&Bs and hotels will fill up fast for the occasion especially as the publicity for this year’s event has already started.
Full details of the programme of events and activities will be available this summer on the Exmoor National Park website here.
You can stargaze on Exmoor even if you don’t have your own telescope as the lack of light pollution out on the moor means there’s plenty to be seen with the naked eye.
We’re delighted again to be supporting this starry event, which will raise invaluable awareness of this part of the world and the beauty of the night sky.
We all spend so much time indoors or just not looking up and admiring the scenery these days. And with all the technology associated with our daily lives we’re missing some wonderful sites in the night sky. What can be better than turning off the virtual world for a couple of hours and admiring the world above us and contemplating its vastness.
Fewer than 10% of residents in the UK can see a natural night sky with stars above them, according to the Campaign for Dark Skies.
Exmoor’s international dark sky designation means it is one of the best places in the country for stargazing, as it has very little light pollution and is often cloud-free.
We’ll be hosting a special ‘Pie at Night’ stargazing supper evening on Thursday, November 1 as part of the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival. This will include the chance to hear from an expert and you’ll be able to stay here with us too with our special accommodation package. Our room prices for B&B start from £58 per person based on double occupancy. Price includes supper and presentation from Astronomer, Seb Jay, followed by stargazing outside (subject to good weather conditions), bed and breakfast.
To find out more, please call or email us here.