Friday 3 February 2017 at 8pm on ITV sees Julia Bradbury walk the picturesque East Lyn River and Hoar Oak River from Lynmouth in Exmoor to the Watersmeet National Trust cafe, and onwards to the top of Countisbury Hill for a unique stargazing experience. Bathed in early September sunshine Countisbury Hill is set to feature as the high point in one of Britain’s best walks with a view; the coastline down to Lynmouth in the distance below shimmering with late summer hues when filming took place.
Outdoor Productions selected Countisbury Hill on the SW Coastal Path behind Countisbury Church as a fitting end point to #juliaswalks on Exmoor not just for the awe and tranquility of the view, but also for its amazing potential as a stargazing location on Exmoor. From Countisbury Hill on a clear moonless night the sky above is ablaze with starlight. Our Milky Way splashes across the heavens revealing bright knots and dark rifts that really do instill a sense of our place in the cosmos.
Image by Oliver Henze
I was lucky enough to be invited along to film with Julia Bradbury and Outdoor Productions about stargazing on Exmoor for the finale to this week’s ...