Gisburn Forest Hub

Gisburn Forest, Near Tosside, BB7

Location description

Managed by the Forestry Commission this location is a remote and fantastic dark sky location giving amazing views of the skies above including open areas for parking and toilet facilities.


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

25/05/17
19:00
24°
0%
25/05/17
22:00
19°
0%
26/05/17
01:00
16°
0%
26/05/17
04:00
14°
0%
Weather forecast for Slaidburn Youth Hostel (2.96 miles away) updated 25/05/17 at 20:00.

Light pollution

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

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

When to stargaze at Gisburn Forest Hub

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.

Forthcoming events at this location

Equinox stargazing at Gisburn Dark Sky Discovery Site

Saturday 23rd September 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Bowland Meteors at Gisburn Dark Sky Discovery Site

Friday 17th November 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Astrophotography, Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

The best time to visit Gisburn Forest Hub can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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