Martin Down National Nature Reserve Car Park

Near East Woodyates, Salisbury, SP5

Location description

Easy accessed car park a few miles outside of Salisbury and away from the bright lights.  The location has been recommended for stargazing by Cranbourne Chase AONB who are applying for the region to become a Dark Sky Reserve.


Location event organiser

Chasing Stars organises stargazing events at this location.


Recommended stargazing site

This location has been recommended as a great place to stargaze by the local authority, parks provider or property owner. May require payment for access or parking.


Tonight's weather forecast

29/06/17
19:00
16°
19%
29/06/17
22:00
14°
16%
30/06/17
01:00
13°
11%
30/06/17
04:00
13°
10%
Weather forecast for Cranborne Manor Gardens (4.26 miles away) updated 29/06/17 at 00:00.

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

When to stargaze at Martin Down National Nature Reserve Car Park

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.

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 Martin Down National Nature Reserve Car Park can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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