Exmoor Stargazing and night hikes

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Exmoor Stargazing and night hikes2021-03-26T17:52:08+00:00

 Come and see the Milky Way in Exmoor’s Dark Sky Reserve!

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Dunkery Beacon moonrise with Sundowners

 Come celebrate the full moon rising with us! Or just come at  any time for sundowners and some brilliant stargazing! We meet at dusk and climb Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor. Enjoy your sundowners as we watch the sunset over the moor ,then ramble down as we see the full moon rising over the sea. We use our telescopes to look at the moon’s craters and other details in deepest, darkest space. Hot drinks and  homemade treats to warm you up as we stargaze, with lots of astronomical information. Grade: moderate….1 climb, walk approx. 3 – 4 miles up and back. Location: Dunkery Gate, Between Porlock and Exford, Somerset. Please wear warm, waterproof clothing and comfortable walking shoes or boots. Bring a torch and walking poles if you like to use them. Charge: £35 per person,  Minimum charge  £95. Contact: info@wildaboutexmoor.com   01643 831759 for the next available dates.

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 Simply Stargazing on Exmoor

 Come to Exford at any time to use our telescopes and for some brilliant stargazing! We meet at dusk and  have a choice of walks into the dark sky reserve, depending on your preference. Either a hike up onto the moor along the Exe Valley way, an old droveway, or a relatively short, flattish walk along the river valley. We sit to watch the stars come out and talk about the stars and planets and demonstrate available apps and then head back to the farmhouse for  sundowners and warming snacks. We use our telescopes to look at the moon, planets and other details of deepest, darkest space. Hot drinks and  homemade treats to warm you up as we stargaze, with lots of astronomical information. Grade: moderate….1 climb, walk approx. 3 – 4 miles up and back, or easy…….1 gentle incline, approx 1 mile up and back.

Location: Exford, Somerset. Please wear warm, waterproof clothing and comfortable walking shoes or boots. Bring a torch and walking poles if you like to use them. Charge: £35 per person,  Minimum charge  £95. Contact: info@wildaboutexmoor.com   01643 831759 for the next available dates.

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Exmoor Dark skies and Farmhouse Supper

Join us for an evening of walking under the stars.

Enjoy a delicious home cooked roast dinner, made with local produce at our traditional Exmoor farm cottage. During covid restrictions, dinner will be a barbecue on our firepit, with toasting of marshmallows and mulled wine or local cider. Sausage baps or slow cooked Moroccan lamb from the adjacent fields!

We talk about the stars and planets and explain the use of apps on phone and ipad. Learn how to use our 2 telescopes and binoculars to delve into deeper space. £40 per head with complimentary drinks and starry information.

Please bring torches, warm clothing and stout footwear

Booking essential on 01643 831 759

We can run this event for groups of 6 – 8 people.

The Exford Dark Skies Discovery Hub

In collaboration with Exmoor National Park we have got together with Bruce and Claire at the Exford Bridge Tearooms so we can cater for larger groups, stargazing parties and corporate events. Every Tuesday night we will be open for a planetarium presentation with delicious food and a “No question is a silly question” sociable chat session, so if you are a smaller number you can join us then.

Otherwise please make contact and we can chat about any sort of starry event that you can dream up! We have 3 telescopes, a laser pointer for constellations, binoculars and loads of information about local stargazing.  Endless enthusiasm plus the tearooms are fully licenced and happy to cater for your “Do”, from cream teas through barbecues to a “just desserts” evening. Once the evenings draw in we can head out for a spot of stargazing or a night hike as well.

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Dark skies farmhouse supper group

Pub Supper and Exmoor stargazing

Meet up in Exford for a night walk with stargazing with supper at The Crown or at the White Horse, both traditional  country  pubs, serving great local food. We walk up onto the moor as the stars come out, then back to our farmhouse for some exploration of deepest, darkest space with our telescopes and binoculars. Lots of starry information and refreshments, you will leave with a good grasp of finding your way around the night sky. Bespoke price £95 for up to 2 people, £35 each for more than two. Booking essential on 01643 831759
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Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2021 Friday October 22nd to Sunday 7th November

Stargazing ramble and pub supper

Meet up in Exford for a night walk with stargazing followed by supper in The White Horse or The Crown, both traditional country Inns with rooms, serving great local food. We meet at 6.30pm and walk up onto the moor as the stars come out, then back to Exford for some exploration of deepest, darkest space with our telescopes and binoculars. Lots of starry information and refreshments, then an optional short walk to the pub for supper which will be individually priced to allow full choice of the menu. Individual dates to be announced.

£25 per person for the stargazing part of the evening.

Booking essential on 01643 831759

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