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Exmoor National Park

Stargazing & Hot Chocolate at Nettlecombe Court

  • Location Williton, Somerset
  • Price from £10.00
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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
  • Corporates
  • Families
  • School groups
  • Dog Friendly

Make this experience your own: Send Enquiry


    What's included

  • Food Cake (gluten free available)
  • Drink Hot chocolate, teas and coffees

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs


Moderate Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 30 days before the activity is scheduled to start.


Williton, Somerset


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Moor Wild Experiences is the experience provider for Stargazing & Hot Chocolate at Nettlecombe Court