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Saturn and Stars - Guided Walk, Talks & Telescopes

Join Dartmoor's Daughter and Dartmoor Skies for an astronomical adventure in the heart of the moorland. With Saturn visible in the sky, and a host of other astronomical wonders to enjoy, this promises to be a memorable night.

In clear weather, we will walk together to a beautiful location and guide you through the night skies and set up large telescopes so you can explore the night sky at your leisure.

If the weather isn’t favourable, our back up plan will be tea and talks with slides in a nearby indoor location.


FEE: £12 per adult. £5 under 16. Family discount 10% for 2 adults with 2 children. Dartmoor Skies is a charity that aims to inspire people about astronomy and science. 50% of the event profits go towards their funding and equipment - Group size is limited so pre-booking is essential. A donation from all walks will also be given to Donate for Dartmoor and the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Teams.

Further Information

LEVEL: Easy. The walk is approximately 2 miles in total (at sunset on the way out, and in the dark with torches on the way back). You should be comfortable spending time in hilly moorland terrain.


WHAT TO BRING: Sturdy walking boots, plenty of warm layers (and a blanket/sleeping bag if you want to lie down and be really comfortable as we lie down to watch the night skies), waterproof jacket & trousers, (head)torches with red film covers or rear bicycle lamps if possible.

WET WEATHER/CLOUDY SKIES PLAN: If the weather isn’t conducive, then instead we will enjoy our evening inside together with tea, talks and slides at a nearby indoor location. Please check your emails 12-24 hours before the event to know where to meet.

CANCELLATION: This event will go ahead whatever the weather. Sorry no refunds if you are unable to attend.

Later Event: 9 September
Guided Walk & Lunch at Gidleigh Park