Some of the events being organised during Exmoor Dark Skies Festival

p1030498-exmoor-sundial-and-star-clock-lyntonIf you’re planning a trip here for Exmoor’s first Dark Skies Festival from October 19 to 29 this year (2017), then here are some of the starry activities you could join in with:

Saturday, October 21 – Depart Exford 5.30pm

Dusk Safari by Barle Valley Safaris

Sunday, October 22 – 5.15pm – 8.30pm –  Webbers Post

Meteors over Dunkery Walk – Join an Exmoor Ranger to walk to the top of Dunkery Beacon as the sun goes down, where hopefully we may see a meteor shower in action. The red deer rut should also be in full swing, so we should see and hear them in the gathering darkness.

Monday, October 23 –  Lynton Town Hall

Planetarium – Afternoon and evening sessions

Monday, October 23 – 7pm Lynton Town Hall, Jubilee Room

Evening Talk & Stargazing Session with Astronomer Seb Jay & Exmoor Stargazers

Tuesday, October 24 – Dulverton Town Hall

Planetarium-– Afternoon & evening sessions

Tuesday, October 24 – 6pm – Goat Hill

Night Navigation & Stargazing Walk Enjoy an exhilarating walk across Exmoor on a clear, moonless night with an Exmoor National Park Ranger.

Tuesday, October 24 – Depart Exford 5.30pm

Dusk Safari by Barle Valley Safaris

Wednesday, October 25 – Webbers Post

Big Adventure Day with National Park Rangers and Exmoor Stargazers with their Solar Telescope Experience

Wednesday, October 25 – 7pm – Webbers Post

Big Adventure Stargazing Talk & Evening with Astronomer Seb Jay & Exmoor Stargazers

Thursday, October 26 – Depart Exford 5.30pm

Dusk Safari by Barle Valley Safaris

Saturday, October 28 – Dunster Tithe Barn

Planetarium, Solar Telescope/Stargazing Sessions, Astro Workshop & Astrophotography Display throughout the day and evening

Saturday, October 28 – Depart Exford 5.30pm