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Three activities to enjoy after dark

16 Sep 2021, by Naturebreak

Now the sun is starting to set earlier and those shorter nights are drawing in, you'll be wanting to know what exciting activities you can keep doing outside after dark. 

Devon is packed with things to get stuck into from dusk onwards and here are our top 3.

Nightjar Spotting in Newton Abbot, Devon.

Devon Wildlife Tours can take you on a thrilling expedition for a close encounter with one of the UK's most secretive and spectacular nocturnal birds; the Nightjar. You'll be guided by an expert local ecologist able to answer all your questions as you explore the Devon countryside in darkness in search of this elusive bird.


Dark Sky Explorer in Devon

Just because the sky has turned dark, that doesn't mean there's nothing to see up there, and that is what this extra terrestrial experience is counting on. Dartmoor offers some of the darkest skies in the UK, giving you the perfect opportunity to set up a telescope and be guided through some of the wonders of the night sky and learn from astronomy experts.


Pizza and Pipistrelle Nights in North Devon

Some extraordinary creatures come out to play at night and this is the perfect experience for anyone who wants to get up close and personal with them. After an evening of pizza making with a Pizza oven you'll join ecologist Liz at dusk in search of the bats of Kentisbury Church with bat detectors.

Moor Wild Experiences Otter Bat Walk Heddon Hunters

Fear not, the dark may be mysterious but you can still take full advantage of Devon's magical outdoors under cover of darkness to explore the wildlife and wonders that only come out when the sun goes down.

For more great activities to protect our nature (as well as keep the kids busy), take a read of some more of our top blogs. 

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