Orionids Meteor Walk over Dunkery

Sunday 20th October 2019 from 17:15pm to 20:15pm

Webbers Post

Exmoor National Park, South of Horner, TA24


Join an Exmoor National Park Ranger and walk up to the highest point on Exmoor - the National Trust's Dunkery Beacon. Weather permitting, as the sun goes down we'll see the Orionid meteor showers and star constellations.

Alternatively, we will find our way up through the rain and cloud listening for the wild night sounds in which Exmoor excels. If the weather is really poor the Ranger will take you on an alternative short walk out to the top of Horner Valley to listen to the deer.

Please note that part of the 4 mile walk (taking around 3 hours) will be on uneven, narrow paths in the dark: wear outdoor clothing and suitable footwear.

A reasonable level of fitness is required. Price: £3pp donation on the night to CareMoor for Exmoor - helping to keep Exmoor special. No need to book, just turn up.

This event takes place as part of the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2019.

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This event is being organised by Exmoor National Park who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


No need to book, just turn up.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Sunday 20th October 2019

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Webbers Post on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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