Orionids Meteor Walk over Dunkery

Orionids Meteor Walk over Dunkery

Sunday 21st October 2018 from 17:15pm to 20:30pm

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Exmoor National Park, South of Horner, TA24

Join an Exmoor Ranger to walk to the top of National Trusts’ Dunkery Beacon as the sun goes down. We hope to see meteors in action and the many star constellations in our dark skies or we’ll make our way up through rain and cloud, listening for the wild night sounds in which Exmoor excels. This walk is about 4 miles long and parts are on uneven narrow paths in the dark; a reasonable level of fitness is required and please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.

This event will take place whatever the weather, although if it is extremely poor the Ranger may take you on an alternative shorter walk to the top of Horner Valley to listen to the deer.

No advance booking necessary. £3 per person payable on the night to CareMoor.

This event is taking place as part of the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2018.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 21/10/2018


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

No booking necessary simply pay on the night!

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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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