Starry, starry night….

104 Dan James Dark Skies on Dunkery Beacon

Photo by Dan James



To find out more about stargazing on Exmoor and its status as First International Dark Sky Reserve in Europe, go to the Exmoor National Park Website. There you can read the fully story and find out where to hire a telescope to make Exmoor’s starry nights an unforgettable event:

Exmoor’s Dark Skies

Exmoor National Park has been designated the first International Dark Sky Reserve in Europe! Click here for the full story 

To help you get the most from Exmoor’s dark skies we have produced a new Dark Skies Pocket Guide   –  download it  here or pick up a copy from one of our National Park Centres.

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. Good spots are Holdstone Hill, County Gate, Brendon Two Gates, Webbers Post, Anstey Gate, Haddon Hill and Wimbleball Lake.

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

Look out for events that will help you discover more! Our National Park Centres stock planispheres and guides to the night sky, whilst the BBC StarGazing Live website has audio guides and star charts to download to help you enjoy the night sky.

New for 2013 –  Why not hire a telescope to help you explore Exmoor amazing dark skies. Contact one of our National Park Centres to find out how.

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