Carrick-a-Rede – National Trust

Whitepark Road, Ballintoy, BT54 6LS

Location description

This car park for the nearby rope bridge makes for an excellent stargazing location.  Official Dark Sky Discovery Site with free 24 hour access.


Location event organiser

National Trust organises stargazing events at this location.


Dark sky discovery site

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


Tonight's weather forecast

26/04/17
19:00
8%
26/04/17
22:00
12%
27/04/17
01:00
16%
27/04/17
04:00
16%
Weather forecast for Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge (nt) (0.61 miles away) updated 26/04/17 at 12:01.

Light pollution

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

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

When to stargaze at Carrick-a-Rede - National Trust

This location's dark site 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.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location.

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When to visit

The best time to visit Carrick-a-Rede - National Trust can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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