Orionids Meteor Walk over Dunkery

Orionids Meteor Walk over Dunkery

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

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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.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 20/10/2019


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

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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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