Goat Hill Bridge Car Park

Off B3358, Simonsbath, TA24 7LL

Location description

Remote off-road car park located at the heart of the Exmoor Dark Sky Reserve under fantastic dark skies, near the turn off for YHA Pinkery Centre.


Go stargazing site

A place identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good spot to stargaze from. This is based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and having somewhere safe to park. These locations tend to be remote car parks with no facilities.


Tonight's weather forecast

25/09/17
19:00
12°
3%
25/09/17
22:00
11°
3%
26/09/17
01:00
11°
1%
26/09/17
04:00
10°
1%
Weather forecast for Pinkery Centre (0.46 miles away) updated 25/09/17 at 00:01.

Location 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 Goat Hill Bridge Car Park

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

Night Navigation & Stargazing Walk from Goat Hill

Tuesday 24th October 2017 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

The best time to visit Goat Hill Bridge Car Park can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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