Star-Gazing on Exmoor

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Aug 10
2019

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5 miles (8 km)4 hours

Exmoor National Park was Europe's first designated Dark Skies Reserve so we're going to take advantage of it with a Night Hike on the moor. The Perseids Meteor Shower is at its peak over this week. Please read the kit list carefully before registering. 

The main focus of this will be star gazing and so it'll be a relatively short hike to a good viewing point and then a lot of standing around and watching the celestial fireworks!

The meteor shower peaks after midnight - so be prepared for around 3-4 hours of walking and standing in the dark!

Aiming to finish off at 2am ish - depending on what the rest of the group want to do though.

If it's been an amazing night and we're happy to stay out longer, Twilight starts at around 3.30am and Sunrise will be just before 5am if you feel you can stay awake for that!

Photo Credits

Main Image - Taken by OutdoorLads Member Richard Hearn

Other Images:

1) Photo by Juan from Pexels

2) https://www.pexels.com/photo/person-sky-silhouette-night-32237/

3) https://www.pexels.com/photo/silhouette-photo-of-trees-during-night-tim…

Others by member Andy Martin

Location

51.191770060068, -3.7768077987033