NEW to Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2022!
Tuck into a warming hot chocolate and slice of cake whilst discovering the exceptionally dark skies surrounding the 11th Century & Grade 1 listed Nettlecombe Court & Estate, in Somerset (Field Studies Council)
Liz from Moor Wild Experiences will start you with an "Introduction to the Night Sky" under Nettlecombe's Court's decorative high ceilings before we step outside in search for Saturn's rings and the Milky Way. Learn the constellations through Greek mythological stories and using our Stellarium app (download for FREE) and Exmoor Dark Skies Pocket Guide, which you can take home.
What if it's cloudy and rainy? No fear! Enjoy a longer indoor show of galactic mysteries, astrophotography and current space exploration with your hot chocolate and cake.
What is the Address: FSC Nettlecombe Court, The Leonard Wills Field Centre, Williton, Somerset, TA4 4HT
Who can I call for enquiries: Liz Cwilewicz 07505364792
Accessible by wheelchair / prams: Yes, the grounds are flat immediately outside where the telescopes are set up on gravel.
Do we walk far: No, around 40yds to the telescopes in the main courtyard
Can I bring my dog: well-behaved dogs allowed. No dogs on the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 & 2014
Can I bring my own drinks: We will provide the hot and cold drinks
Do I need to bring money/card: we are selling useful fold out Star Charts (Field Studies Council Publications)
Toilets on site: Yes
Parking: Plenty of parking. Look out for the signage
What to bring/wear : warm layers, sturdy walking boots / shoes, head torch with RED light, download Stellarium on your phone or Tablet
This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:
- Charity fundraising
- School groups
- Dog Friendly
Make this experience your own: Send Enquiry