Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps

Carnewas, Trenance, Cornwall, TR8, South West

Location description

Popular destination on the Cornish coast boasting spectacular cliff top views and a grassy picnic area adjacent to the car park from which the dark skies may be enjoyed. Small car park charge free for National Trust members.

Location event organiser

National Trust organises stargazing events at this location.

Dark sky discovery site

Designated dark sky location accessible by members of the public these sites often have free overnight car parking, sometimes have toilet facilities however never allow overnight camping.

Tonight's weather forecast

Weather forecast for Mawgan Porth (1.00 miles away) updated 27/03/17 at 06:01.

Light pollution

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

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

When to stargaze at Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps

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

Sun and Stars at Carnewas with Kernow Astronomers

Saturday 6th May 2017 from 19:45pm to 21:30pm
Observing Only

Sun and Stars at Carnewas with Kernow Astronomers

Saturday 1st July 2017 from 20:30pm to 22:30pm
Observing Only

Sun and Stars at Carnewas with Kernow Astronomers

Saturday 2nd September 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only


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When to visit

The best time to visit Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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