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
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.
Sun 21st Oct
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.