Guided walk and stargazing at Dunkery Beacon

Guided walk and stargazing at Dunkery Beacon

Saturday 14th October 2023 from 17:15pm to 20:00pm

Dunkery Beacon
Exmoor National Park, North West of Wheddon Cross, Somerset, TA24

Join National Park Ranger Tim Parish for a guided walk with like-minded people. Walk from Webbers Post up to the top of Dunkery Beacon – the highest point on Exmoor. There’ll be astronomers on hand to guide you around the constellations if skies are clear.

This event occurs during the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2023.

Please note that this has already taken place on 14/10/2023


Event organiser

Exmoor National Park

Exmoor National Park is organising this event

Please contact Exmoor National Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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  • The Great House – Exmoor

    Timberscombe, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 7TQ (3.9 miles away)

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  • Westerclose House Cottages

    Withypool, Exmoor, Somerset, TA24 7QR (4.3 miles away)

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  • Westermill Farm – Exford

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  • The Oval – Exmoor Character Cottages

    17 West Street, Dunster, Somerset, TA24 6SN (6.1 miles away)

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