use our telescope for stargazing

Stargazing hub for Exford…..Events every Tuesday evening throughout the year!

There is no better place to stargaze than in Exmoor on a clear, moonless night, and if the moon is out then you can get some great views of her craters and mares, even just with a pair of binoculars.

Exmoor National Park have designated Exford Bridge tearooms together with Wildaboutexmoor to be a Dark Sky Discovery Hub, a centre for information and events, all about our wonderful skies.

If you want to know what you should be looking for on a particular night, then check out the tearooms noticeboard. We will update the information each week  with any current meteor shower, the visible planets and where to find them, and phase of the moon.

Also on the board will be any upcoming dark skies events on Exmoor, with contact details should you wish to join them.

We will be hosting regular dark skies events at the tearoom, with a planetarium presentation to show you around the sky in warmth and comfort with a delicious meal and full use of the bar.

Come and join us on a Tuesday night from 7.00pm,  all through the summer, for a barbecue and sociable starry information evening at the Hub. You will leave well equipped to enjoy Exmoor’s starry skies during your stay.

From October, we will start the evening at 6.00pm, to make the most of our dark nights.

£35.00 per adult, £15.00 under 16 years for a full evening’s entertainment! (An optional night walk into the dark sky reserve will be available after your meal, weather permitting, priced at £5.00 per person, payable on the night )

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From the clock change,in November, you can head out on a night hike at dusk to practice using apps on tablets and phones to identify constellations and planets. Alternatively just enjoy the sights and sounds of the moor as darkness falls, looking out for deer and bats. Then head back to the hub for a delicious two course supper of local Exmoor welfare friendly produce with a fully licenced bar. We have a great wide screen planetarium that we can use to explore the night sky, and telescopes to use on clear nights.

Exford is a great place to base yourself for a stargazing holiday.

  • Self guided stargazing walk being planned for Larkbarrow just up the road.
  • Astrophotography courses with Peter Hendry at The White Horse Inn
  • sheltered viewing area Dave and Michel Binks at Court Farm Cottages have a sheltered area for guests at their self catering cottages to set up your telescope.
  • And of course wildaboutexmoor run night hikes and stargazing experiences throughout the year, with our luxury barn conversion allowing you to view the night sky from the comfort of your double bed!
Spindrift Barn Exford
night hike on Exmoor