Withypool Hill Dark Sky Walk & Supper

Withypool Hill Dark Sky Walk & Supper

Wednesday 18th October 2023 from 17:30pm to 19:30pm

The Royal Oak - Withypool
Sparrow Lane, Withypool, Somerset, TA24 7QP

Meet for supper at the Royal Oak, followed by a walk over Withypool Hill guided by Exmoor National Park Ranger Patrick Watts-Mabbott, who will give a description and talk about Exmoor’s dark skies.

Enjoy the stunning views of the skies on a clear and crisp night, but even in the mist and dark, the moor has a fantastic atmosphere. On return to the pub, arm up with a luxury hot chocolate.

This event occurs during the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2023.

Please note that this has already taken place on 18/10/2023


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

Book via [email protected] or 01643 831506.

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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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