Bwlch Mountain Lay-by

Bwlch Mountain Lay-by

Bwlch Mountain, Near Treorchy, Mid Glamorgan, CF42, Wales

Lay-by located on top of Bwlch mountain and frequented by local astronomical societies all of whom welcome public participation in their stargazing events.


Bwlch Mountain Lay-by is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze. Most such locations have overnight parking (sometimes with a fee); however, many do not allow overnight camping. There may or may not be toilet facilities.

Weather forecast

  • 25/07/24

    17° 4%
  • 25/07/24

    15° 3%
  • 26/07/24

    14° 4%
  • 26/07/24

    14° 4%

Weather forecast for Treorchy (1.8 miles away) updated 25/07/24 at 16:00.




Events nearby

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  • Swansea Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 25th July 2024 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

    IQ Building - University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea, SA1 8EW (16.6 miles away)

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  • Usk Astronomical Society weekly meeting

    Thursday 25th July 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    The Grange - Usk, Usk, NP15 1AB (27.6 miles away)

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  • Observe the Sun with Bridgend Astronomical Society

    Saturday 27th July 2024 from 13:00pm to 16:00pm

    Rest Bay Beach, Porthcawl, CF36 3UN (13.4 miles away)

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  • Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

    Tuesday 30th July 2024 from 23:59pm to Wednesday 31st July 2024 01:59am

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER (19.4 miles away)

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  • Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

    Wednesday 31st July 2024 from 23:59pm to Thursday 1st August 2024 01:59am

    Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER (19.4 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Willow Springs Campsite

    Llwyn Y Fynnon Farm, Glyncorrwg, West Glamorgan, SA13 3DD (4.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Riverside Retreat Veterans Camp

    Cwmsawdde Farm, Llanddeusant, Dyfed, SA19 9UP (20.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Aberyscir Coach House – Brecon

    Aberyscir, Brecon, Powys, LD3 9NP (22.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Penrheol Farmhouse

    Llechfean, Groesffordd, Powys, LD3 7SP, null Wales (22.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Llewenau Draw

    St Michael's Close, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1RP, Wales (23.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Coed Farm

    Llanywern, Brecon, Powys, LD3 0TL, Wales (23.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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