Abriachan Forest Trust

Abriachan, Inverness, IV3 8LB

Location description

Excellent dark site location for stargazing events hosted by the Abriachan Community Trust and Highland Astronomy Tours and now a recognised Dark Sky Discovery site with free open access.


Location event organiser

Highland Astronomy Tours organises stargazing events at this location.


Dark sky discovery site

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


Tonight's weather forecast

18/09/19
19:00
14°
10%
18/09/19
22:00
11°
6%
19/09/19
01:00
11°
8%
19/09/19
04:00
11°
9%
Weather forecast for Drumnadrochit (4.38 miles away) updated 18/09/19 at 06:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural 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 Abriachan Forest Trust

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.

Forthcoming events at this location

Star Stories - Stargazing and Storytelling at Abriachan Forest

Saturday 5th October 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Star Stories - Stargazing and Storytelling at Abriachan Forest

Saturday 23rd November 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Star Stories - Stargazing and Storytelling at Abriachan Forest

Wednesday 11th December 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Star Stories - Stargazing and Storytelling at Abriachan Forest

Saturday 21st December 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Star Stories - Stargazing and Storytelling at Abriachan Forest

Friday 10th January 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Abriachan Forest Trust can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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