Come star-gazing to Exmoor

Exmoor Camping Barn: Dark Sky

Visit Exmoor, stay at the luxurious Exmoor Camping Barn and indulge your senses to the wonders of a star filled sky, October/Novermber 2021

Ideal for stargazers, weather permitting, look to the night skies above Dunkery Beacon as Exmoor offers Europe’s first international dark sky reserve. Recognised in 2011 by the International Dark Skies Association for its low levels of light pollution.  There is a festival of activities for two weeks during October/November every year, but throughout the winter months if the weather is in your favour, you are in for a treat.

From Dunkery Beacon, the highest point in Exmoor National park, on a clear night you can see up to 3000 stars with the naked eye. Star-gazing here is an all year around activity, but the winter months provide greater darkness, giving you the best chance to see the Orion constellation which is visible in the Northern Hemisphere night sky between November and February. April brings the Lyrids meteor shower, the 22nd to 23rd being the best chance to see them.