Carding Mill Valley

Carding Mill, Church Stretton, SY6

Location description

National Trust owned open space with free car park between sunset and 9am, facilities such as toilets open by prior arrangement.


Location event organiser

National Trust organises stargazing events at this location.


Dark sky discovery site

Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.


Tonight's weather forecast

22/10/17
19:00
10°
5%
22/10/17
22:00
6%
23/10/17
01:00
48%
23/10/17
04:00
28%
Weather forecast for Church Stretton (0.66 miles away) updated 22/10/17 at 20:01.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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Suburban
Semi-rural
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Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Carding Mill Valley

This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Forthcoming events at this location

Stars in your Skies - Death of Stars

Saturday 25th November 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stars in your skies - Death of stars

Saturday 25th November 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

The best time to visit Carding Mill Valley can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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