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Dark Skies and Penwith Ancient Heritage walk

Dark Skies and Penwith Ancient Heritage walk

Wednesday 27th April 2022 from 14:00pm to 17:00pm

Carn Galver Engine House
Zennor, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8YX

Explore the incredible north Penwith moors, walking through a rich prehistoric landscape with Carolyn Kennett (FRAS) archaeoastronomer and local Dark Skies advocate. Along the route, you will learn about the longstanding relationship that people have with the sky above. We will visit a number of ancient sites along the route including the wonderful Nine Maidens Circle and enigmatic Men-an-Tol.

The walk is approx 4 miles in length and starts with a fairly steep section leading to some wonderful views at the top of Carn Galva. We will follow moorland tracks and pathways all the way. Please be prepared for all weathers and wear sturdy footwear that you don’t mind getting muddy.

The meeting point is Carn Galva car park. Grid Ref: SW421364 Nearest postcode: TR20 8YX what3words: develops.chicken.drawn

Please note that this event has already taken place on 27/04/2022


Event organiser

National Trust

National Trust is organising this event

Please contact National Trust directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Please book your space on this event via the National Trust website and direct all enquiries to [email protected].

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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