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Exmoor National Park Dark Skies Festival 16-31October 2020

Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 16th-31st October 2020 - Now in it's fourth year, this annual festival comprises a series of stargazing events all over the National Park

Exmoor National Park is home to some of the darkest skies in the country so it's a great place to gaze at the stars.

For thousands of years, humans have looked up at the night sky and wondered at what they saw. This wonder helped to define our sense of who we are, our myths and legends, our religious beliefs and a sense of our place in a wider cosmos.

But truly dark skies are becoming less common and at places like Exmoor, where there is minimal light pollution, on a cloudless night you can see thousands of stars and astronomical sights with the naked eye.

So why not take the time on Exmoor to look up and rediscover your sense of wonder? Good spots for stargazing are

  • Holdstone Hill
  • County Gate
  • Brendon Two Gates
  • Webbers Post
  • Anstey Gate
  • Haddon Hill
  • Wimbleball Lake

On a clear night the night sky of Exmoor is simply stunning. Many astronomical sights can be seen through the naked eye and even more can be discovered through a telescope or binoculars. 

 Click here to go the festival webpage 

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