Beacon Fell Visitor Centre

Beacon Fell, Preston, PR3 2NL

Location description

A country park with 185 acres of extensive conifer woods, moorland, visitor centre & high summit with open views.  Fantastic dark skies make this a great stargazing location with events taking place regularly throughout the observing season September through to April.


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

21/07/19
19:00
19°
61%
21/07/19
22:00
16°
98%
22/07/19
01:00
16°
96%
22/07/19
04:00
17°
19%
Weather forecast for Longridge (4.05 miles away) updated 21/07/19 at 20:00.

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

When to stargaze at Beacon Fell Visitor Centre

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

Stargazing at Beacon Fell

Sunday 22nd September 2019 from 20:30pm to 22:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear), Recommended

Stargazing at Beacon Fell

Sunday 6th October 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear), Recommended

Stargazing at Beacon Fell

Wednesday 23rd October 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear), Recommended

Stargazing at Beacon Fell

Saturday 9th November 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear), Recommended

Stargazing at Beacon Fell

Friday 29th November 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear), Recommended

Stargazing at Beacon Fell

Friday 20th December 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear), Recommended

Stargazing at Beacon Fell

Sunday 5th January 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear), Recommended

Stargazing at Beacon Fell

Saturday 18th January 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear), Recommended

Stargazing at Beacon Fell

Sunday 16th February 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear), Recommended

Stargazing at Beacon Fell

Wednesday 19th February 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear), Recommended

Stargazing at Beacon Fell

Saturday 7th March 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear), Recommended

Stargazing at Beacon Fell

Wednesday 25th March 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear), Recommended

Stargazing at Beacon Fell

Friday 10th April 2020 from 21:30pm to Saturday 11th April 2020 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear), Recommended

Stargazing at Beacon Fell

Sunday 26th April 2020 from 21:30pm to Monday 27th April 2020 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear), Recommended

Stargazing at Beacon Fell

Saturday 2nd May 2020 from 22:00pm to Sunday 3rd May 2020 01:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear), Recommended

Stargazing at Beacon Fell

Wednesday 27th May 2020 from 22:00pm to Thursday 28th May 2020 01:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear), Recommended

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Beacon Fell Visitor Centre can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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