Autumn is one of the very best times to visit The Exmoor Centre, the nights draw in earlier meaning youngsters can sit around the campfire in the dark and still get to bed at a reasonable hour.
Exmoors wooded valleys downstream of the centre are a blaze of colour in autumn. Fungi fans will be in for a treat as a huge variety of mushrooms can be found at every turn, Exmoor National park and The National Trust run fungi events to help identify edible varieties as does our favourite Bush Tucker Queen Liz at https://www.moorwildexperiences.co.uk/
Right, my mission for 2020 is to get as many Inner City Kids as I can to experience the wilds of Exmoor.
We have had several groups of Inner City dwelling kids at the centre over the years and it always amazes me how much they have missed out on. We have had 15year olds who have never been on a rope swing, 13year olds who have never seen a cow or chicken, most have never experienced a proper night sky. Night skies are a bit of the thing here, on cloudless nights you can see the Milky Way and on cloudy nights you can’t see anything, you won’t believe how dark a night can be with no light pollution, it terrifies some people.
Our little bunkhouse has 14 bunks and camping space outside for many more to stay. If you work with kids you get in touch, we work with several other groups who could help you bring kids here to experience the wonders of Exmoors Dark Skies.
The Plough and campfire spark trails over The Exmoor Centre
Winter has officially started on Exmoor, we have had the first frosts and now the first snow of the season. We love the winter here, some of the best nights we have stayed out at the centre have been in the winter months, sledging and snowball fights, cold clear nights around the campfire stargazing and counting Satellites as they stream across the sky.
Winter campfires are just the best. These pics were taken a couple of weeks ago as we practiced our light sabre skills, A smoky campfire and a couple of cheap LED torches gives you hours of fun!
We have plenty of availability over the winter this year, escape the relentless Brexit and Election nonsense and come and play around the campfire at The Exmoor Centre. Email us for details.